Category: My Equipment

Taking a break to breathe Italian air

For the last two days I visited Milan where I enjoyed once again “la dolce vita” in an Italian way of life. Strolling through the city, enjoying the sightseeing and then turning into the little hidden side-lanes off the beaten path. There’s a lot more to discover in Milan than just luxury labels and a ...

Visiting a puppet theater

As you may have noticed in the past few weeks I’m more and more attracted to documentary photography. Following intriguing people and things and capturing big and little particularities interests me more and more. The ice-fisherman I could accompany one afternoon at temperatures far below zero degrees Celsius, the lovely ladies at the pastry store ...

I’m packing my camera bag … and taking it with me

The vacation you have booked and anticipated is finally close enough and you can already feel it in the air. Although most people aren’t traveling for the first time, the question arises again and again and before every trip: What should I pack in? How much is too much and what’s too little? One thing ...

Drone photography: Tips and legal framework

Drones, also called multi- or quadrocopters, have finally reached the mainstream. The combination of photography and flying are of particular interest to many. Every day new models with integrated cameras are announced. The devices are steadily becoming more powerful and compact. Thus even amateur photographers have become able to shoot impressive images from a bird’s ...

How about some Indian food?

Hey guys, Today it’s time again for a little photo walk or, in other words, for a trip to a restaurant where I was allowed to take pictures and got the chance of tasting different dishes! I used this opportunity to test the latest member of my lens series. Actually, it isn’t really a lens ...

A dream come true for all book worms

A couple of days ago I had the chance to visit the Austrian National Library with my camera, the Canon 5D Mark III. As I entered the luxurious grand hall of the library I was absolutely flabbergasted. I didn’t know what I or my camera should focus on first. In every corner there were meters ...

Sigma 100-400mm 5-6.3 DG HSM OS C going to the Zoo

If you live in a big city the local zoo is often the most suitable place to test out a new telephoto lens. Thanks to a wide range of motifs and enclosures of different sizes it’s perfect for getting a clear picture of the new toy’s imaging performance at different focusing distances. As you can ...

SIGMA 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro

Hey guys, Today I’d like to share my thoughts about a lens I’ve had for quite some time now. Yet I’ve been using it extremely rarely for the past couple of months, perhaps even for the last two years. I’m talking about the SIGMA 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro! For my test images, ...

I bought a Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 C

A bit more than two years ago I bought a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 Contemporary, to use it to photograph birds with my camera at the time, the SD1 Merrill. In hindsight that was too much lens and too much reach for an inexperienced bird photographer such as me. What followed was a longer break from ...

Sculptures or photo spot?

Hey guys, Today I’d like to take you for a little walk to Burgenland, to be more precise, to Sankt Margarethen. The village has a quarry and a sculpture park where you can take some longer walks with interesting things to see. Several big pieces of art made of stone are spread all over the ...