In 1998 I started with a 35 mm film SLR, the Canon EOS 50E, with various high quality lenses, doing slides only.

In October 2007, I decided to switch to digital, partly with a unpleasant feeling, but not much energy to escape from this new era.

Since then, I use a Canon EOS 40 D starting with a Canon EF-S 17-85 mm f/4-5,6 IS USM. Unfortunately all my analogue lenses did not work with the digital anymore, besides the Tamron 28-30 mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di which is not really of good quality.

Hence, in July 2008 I purchased the brilliant lenses, a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM and a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM.

In December 2010 I could not resist and purchased the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM for nice close ups and since August 2013 I have now also a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM :-).

Beginning 2014 I bought a  used EOS 5D Mark II as I finally wanted to have a full frame camera; so no crop factor anymore for my pro lenses. Unfortunately the great marco lens does not work on that one anymore.

Thus I gave my EOS 40 D, EF-S 60mm as well as EF-S 17-85 mm to a good friend of mine in Bhutan to take good pictures of Gross National Happiness. Don’t want to clutter myself too much and for sure do not want to carry two cameras with me.

As a result, I bought the EF 100mm 2,8 L IS USM Macro in June 2014, macro here I come again ;-)

And on top of it all, ladylike, I use a lovely made-to-order handmade bag made by Robyn Porteen.

After a lot of see-saw thinking…I sold my entire equipment in Sep 2015 , still got a good rate, although I must say to get rid of the 70-200 did really hurt, one of the best lenses ever.

However, as I did not want to carry so much weight anymore and being extremely thrilled by the incredible newbie Sony Alpha 7R II which was just about to be released, I could not resist. This “Porsche” together with the  Sony FE Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 55mm F1.8 ZA, Sony FE Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS and Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS a perfect match and really cool light weight and small! Not to mention the awesome results.

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