An era comes to an end!

No more mirrors …

After over a decade of service I have retired my three DSLRs (Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras – Two Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and one Canon EOS 1Ds). I have replaced them with three new mirrorless cameras (Canon EOS R6 / two with battery grip). All my existing Canon EF lenses are now equipped with RF adapters to work with the new cameras and I have added two new RF lenses to the setup.

*Now I am equipped with modern technology for another decade of exciting wildlife photography!*

The picture collage shows all the ‘old’ equipment (top image) and all the new equipment with all my lenses (bottom image). The picture of the little Cheetah was taken with one of the new cameras.

In case you are interested these are the lenses I now use for my work:

⁃ Samyang RF 14mm/2.8 MF

⁃ Canon EF 17-40mm/4 L

⁃ Canon EF 24-70mm/4 L

⁃ * Canon RF 24-240/4-6.3

⁃ Canon EF 50mm/1.4

⁃ Canon EF 70-200mm/2.8 L

⁃ * Canon EF 70-300mm/4 L

⁃ Canon EF Macro 180mm/3.5 L

⁃ Canon EF 300mm/2.8 L

⁃ * Canon EF 500mm/4 L

(*=The three lenses used most)

I also use two iPhones and two DJI Drones for my work.

If you have any questions just post them in the comment section.

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Following mum …

Four Cheetah cubs following mum …

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On the move …

It does not happen often, that I post twice a day. But I really like this short video of this morning’s sighting of the Mduna Elephant herd at Thanda Safari. So I thought I share it right away 😊

Music: March of the Elephants by Root.

Technical data: Canon R6 with EF lens 500mm L 4K Video 50Fps

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Let’s play!

Three small Lion cubs with a lot of energy playing in the afternoon heat on the banks of a water hole!

Technical data: Canon R6 with RF lens 24-240 at 170mm. ISO4000 1/500sec f8 ev+/-0

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Happy New Year 2023

These are twelve of my favorite images I took in 2022, one in each month of the year. I hope you enjoy that small annual review.

Happy New Year to all of you around the world!

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One more day!

An African Giant Snail moving slowly towards 2023 …

Technical data: Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max – 26mm Wide Camera (35mm equivalent)

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2023 getting close …

Excited about 2023 getting close ?!😊

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2023 on the way!

Looking forward to 2023 ?!😊

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

I wish you MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023 with one of my favorite Thanda Safari sunset images!

With kind regards – Christian

Ich wünsche Euch ein *Frohes Weihnachtsfest und ein Glückliches Neues Jahr 2023* mit einem meiner liebsten Thanda Safari Sonnenuntergangsbilder!

Alles Gute – Christian

PS:

I will not be posting regularly until 3 January as I am going to visit my family in Germany over the holidays.

Ich werde bis zum 3. Januar nicht regelmäßig posten, da ich über die Feiertage meine Familie in Deutschland besuchen werde.

Summer time – baby time …

question: Which of these 12 species give birth to all their off-spring in the summer months?

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