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Guest 25-Nov-2011 15:01
Hi- I came across your galleries while perusing Pbase for images taken with the 24-70 f2.8. Beautiful images you have. I've had the good fortune to acquire several L series lenses which I'm very impressed with. I'm using them on a 1.6x for now until I eventually change bodies. Thanks for sharing your excellent work, especially the 24-70 and 16-35 galleries.
Chounchai Wangvisarn14-Jun-2011 11:54
I saw your gallery of Voigtlander 12mm with wonderful pictures.
I try this lens on M8 with Leica UV/IR but it seem like the filter are a bit in the frame, so which filter you using, thank you for your info.
Mark Schretlen12-Oct-2010 20:01
Hi C.A.

Thank you for your kind comments in my guest book on PBase.

I am not too surprised to hear that you are disappointed with your EF 35-105/3.5-4.5 with a modern digital camera. I was rather enthusiastic about this "sleeper" lens when I was using it with the original 1D (1.3 crop) camera in 2003-2004. The 1D was a 4mp camera and was rather forgiving with almost all EF lenses due to its low pixel density. After moving to full frame and higher pixel densities I used the 35-105 less and less. I still don't think I would be too harsh with the 35-105. As I recall, it performed rather well at f/8 or f/11 and as long as one remembered to keep the shutter speeds high when using the long end of the zoom. It remains a very inexpensive lens on the used market, although with EF-S lenses now more commonplace there are quite a few more choices available today.

Hope this helps,
C.A. McMullen 12-Oct-2010 13:18
Hi Mark,

As others have stated you have have an amazing range of work on your site. I also very much appreciate your demonstration of a number of classic lenses. I have a few of the lenses you site and am pleased to see others enjoy them as well. Yet I am curious that you got good results from the EF 35-105 3.5-4.5: I loved this lens on film but have not had good results on digital. Is there anything special you are doing in post processing?

Finally, your chinook shots are breathtaking!
Martin Drahomirecky31-Jan-2010 20:23
Very nice collection, Mark. Simply great! Greetings to Canada ;)
Mark Schretlen09-Jul-2009 06:00
To lifetimetributes:

Yes, the 21/2.8 I use is the non-aspheric version. I believe that the criticism of the non-aspheric version of this lens comes from full frame film users who say that the corners are weak. I have absolutely no complaints about the corners when I use it with my M8. I would also say the lens has gentle contrast compared with the newer aspheric wides that Leica produces. The non-aspheric tends to sell for about 1/2 the price of a used aspheric version of the lens. I'd give it two thumbs up.

Jim Kuo 09-Jul-2009 04:43
Mark, love your Leica gallery! Is your 21mm F2.8 the non-aspheric model? I'm thinking of buying one, but so many people have criticized this lens.
Mark Schretlen17-Jun-2009 16:34

Thank you for your interest regarding my images of Calgary on PBase and thank you for asking for permission to use my copyrighted images. Unfortunately, the community of Mount Pleasant already uses one of my images on its website without acknowledgement or my permission (flash title image of Confederation park on MPCA website vs. bottom portion of "Fall in the Park" ). Until this is corrected, I cannot consider your request for use of images on the cover of the MPCA newsletter.

Jeannette 15-Jun-2009 03:58
Hi Mark, I am the newsletter editor for the community of Mount Pleasant...we were hoping we could use some of your images on the cover of our newsletter...if you are interested please contact

Guest 24-Apr-2009 05:48
Hallo Mark
Amazing galleries, amazing photos. great job.
Best regards from Poland
Guest 27-Mar-2009 08:43
Hi Mark,

I've been looking around in your galleries and each one contains little diamonds. Beautiful work!

rocky23-Mar-2009 17:49
Mark--Your work with the Noctilux is most impressive and shows how a great lens in the hands of the right person can be an instrument of art.
Guest 26-Dec-2008 08:18
Hi Mark,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Guest 15-Oct-2008 06:45
Hi Mark, you caputured both magnificent Nature's gifts and man-made wonders equally well.. my salutations!
Inga Morozoff26-Aug-2008 02:00
Terrific galleries and it's nice to see familiar places in them. ;-)
Guest 08-Apr-2008 00:35
Your pictures are an inspiration to me. Superb work.
Sue 13-Feb-2008 02:38
Beautiful!! So inspiring. Thank you for sharing these wonderful Pictures.
Bill 25-Jan-2008 03:20
kimene S07-Jan-2008 11:21
Such a master of the lens are you! Ever truly inspired mark! Thankyou!
Cheryl Klym-Edwards05-Jan-2008 22:24
You have such a great style of photography..I really enjoy your photos!
jalpa 30-Dec-2007 17:45
beautiful pictures just love watchin dem !
Guest 11-Nov-2007 20:16

There are two kinds of photographers: those who compose pictures and those who take them. The former work in studios. For the latter, the studio is the world.... For them, the ordinary doesn't exist: every thing in life is a source of nourishment. -Ernst Haas

You have an excellent eye. By the way, the pictures with M8 seem to be an upgrade of what you were with IDsII...
Guest 20-Jun-2007 05:02
Pbase needs more galleries like yours.
Raf24-Feb-2007 21:27
I enjoyed your galleries very much.
You're a great photographer. Your pictures are so harmonious and colourfull.
Guest 21-Jan-2007 06:24
I have added you to my favorites so I can come back and explore some more. You have an amazing eye for composition!
William Hartshorn05-Aug-2006 23:34 lost in your Galleries!!! Great Eye!
Best to you......William
Kat10-Jul-2006 12:22
You are brilliant at what you do, thank you for sharing. Whether it's landscapes, animals or contemporary shots, you do them all so well!
Guest 01-Jul-2006 21:11
Hi Mark,
so lovely work you have, mixing beauty, creativity and great techinique. My compliments.
peterjay4513-Jun-2006 23:09
Hi Mark,

These are all great galleries, I have enjoyed them very much. It's good to see your vision of places that I am so familiar with. Great work.

tad janocinski 30-Apr-2006 13:13
Beautiful gallery!
Glyn Curtis16-Mar-2006 22:37
Really enjoyed looking at your galleries, a lot of good composition and imagination.
easterngirl 08-Mar-2006 05:57
your pictures ROCK ! Simply amazing! The Calgary photo's are my fav, that's where I am near ! I just was on Scotsmans' Hill Saturday getting photo's of the saddledome and downtown...get view.
MP Carney19-Feb-2006 05:33
I'm using one of your pictures (Lake Minnewanka) as a background for my PC screen. Your photos are inspiring and show excellence in composition and technical work. I really appreciate your work - it's very enjoyable and educational.

Best regards -- Mike
Guest 04-Feb-2006 07:56
You made the kind of Photography that I like. Specially your landscapes. Congratulations.

Guest 06-Nov-2005 09:38

Your pictures are excellent and all colorefull and I think you have a great eye for geometry forms.

Guest 29-Sep-2005 16:10
I have really enjoyed your galleries. I am new to photography and visiting sites like yours are very inspirational. I hope to one day have a portfolio that says so much.
Michel Carlué27-Sep-2005 06:07
Hi Mark
Thanks for sharing such beautiful landscapes Mark, it's really a dream for eyes: true colors and great compositions.
(Sorry for my poor English)
Chuck Inglefield05-Sep-2005 14:52

I don't know why I didn't tune in to your galleries earlier. I have seen many of your photographs along the way. I love the creativity, lighting and color you bring to your images. They truly do stand out here on Pbase. I've finally added you to my favorites...better late than I can keep up with your work. Thanks for sharing.

Guest 19-Aug-2005 15:52
You make the kind of landscape photography that I like. Best regards, eHc
Muskrat's Photos10-Aug-2005 20:04
Thanks for taking the time to create your "Sorted by Lens" gallery. You sure have shown what each can do! You have a wonderful talent, eye, and mastery of the equipment!!!
Guest 06-Aug-2005 13:49
Hi Mark,
all of your galleries are a truly delight for my senses!! I'll be back for more :)
Best regards,
Guest 02-Apr-2005 01:31

Your galleries are fantastic! Great work!
Guest 29-Mar-2005 07:36
Absolutely top notch. Very, very artful photos. Thanks. Look forward to returning!
Guy Walsh06-Feb-2005 13:45
Simply stunning amazed when looked at at full res.The tree line looks real scarey!!.
Mark Koeppen13-Jan-2005 04:40
In my extensive list of favorites artists you are the top dog. No other gallery leaves a lasting impression more than yours. Composition and color are first. The subject comes second. Your technique is so perfectly dialed in.
I am truly inspired by your work and hope to come close to your level of expertise in the years to follow. Thanks for sharing a part of your life with us.
oh, what a great name too, my name is Mark also.
Coleen Perilloux Landry21-Dec-2004 05:54
Thank you for visiting my galleries. That shot was one of my first on PBase PaD and I lucked out. My knowledge of a digital camera is quite limited. I used a 35mm. before and this is so different.
paul yung12-Nov-2004 17:25
Wonderful photography of a beautiful country! Congrad!
Mark27-Oct-2004 03:14
Your galleries are great! You have a good eye!
Edouard Lomont20-Sep-2004 08:53
Vos photographies sont très intéressantes, dans leurs compositions, leurs teintes et parfois leur humour. Une belle balade. Merci. Edouard.
Guest 03-Sep-2004 17:57
Hi Mark , great work! I always enjoy looking at images from Canada , coming from Toronto myself. Quebec City especially looks very inviting.Had no idea it reminded me so much of Europe. Hmmmmm , maybe I can forgo my trip to Italy and instead visit this little treasure.What do you think ? Cheers robin.
Sherry Morgan24-Jul-2004 03:59
Hi Mark,

I found your gallery from your post in the Forums displaying a marvelous black and white of stormclouds over Canada Olympic Park. Really enjoyed viewing your work, what an eye you have!

John Hastings20-Jul-2004 10:40
Mark, congratulations and thanks for sharing this inspirational work. The 'Lens Work' galleries are helpful too.
DaoDang17-Jul-2004 16:37
Beautiful pictures. You have the eye for composition and colours. Learn a lot from your pictures.
Guest 12-May-2004 04:43
Mark... love your photos, very nicely composed with great colors! Thanks for sharing.
Guest 06-May-2004 07:28
Consistently marvellous!
Hmmmm..... I'm jealous!! :-)
Guest 21-Apr-2004 13:27
Very nice photos ! I enjoy to see those ^^
Guest 18-Apr-2004 07:30
Interesantes fotografías
Gracias por compartirlas
stevenpa07-Apr-2004 07:45
Excellent photos, Mark. Each and every one it seems. I like the way you use colours (intense!) and your eye for composition turns even the ordinary into wonderful, interesting images.

Kudos and I look forward to more! ~Steven
Jeff Cochran15-Mar-2004 00:12
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Thx for sharing. :)
Guest 12-Mar-2004 23:14
paul yung12-Feb-2004 05:56
Enjoyed your site a lot. Vivid and beautiful color; excellent composition. Truely artistic and classy!
paul yung11-Feb-2004 05:43
Good eyes! Excellent composition and color. Hats off to you!
Mark Schretlen02-Jan-2004 21:37
Thank you, Paul.

For a "newcomer", you've got a truly magnificent set of galleries yourself. I plan to visit and explore there more often.

paul yung02-Jan-2004 19:52
I am a new comer to pbase. You are one of my favorite photographers. Great color, great composition, and good taste in subjects you shoot. Have a Happy New Year and keep on shooting in o4!

paul yung01-Jan-2004 03:20
Very Nice work! Have a happy New Year in 04! Keep on shooting!
Guest 16-Dec-2003 13:05
You have some really special images here. I like the re-sorting into lens catagories. Once I get more than two, I'll try it also:)

Guest 29-Nov-2003 04:15
some really great images. adding you to the favorites list. :) keep up the good work.
Mark Schretlen04-Jul-2003 02:19
Thank you, Vera. Actually I was born & raised in the photographer's paradise called Vancouver (I really enjoyed the familiar scenes in your Vancouver gallery) - I now call Calgary home, but I do travel to the Rockies frequently ... so we are "neighbours" :)
Guest 03-Jul-2003 20:03
Hi Mark, your galleries are brilliant! I especially love the "pattern" gallery. Are you an Albertan (or you were just a tourist in Banff)? I live in Vancouver, B.C., so we may be 'neighbours'. :-) Anyway, I will check back here later for more of your great photos! cheers, Vera :-)