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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.
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.
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,
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!
Very nice collection, Mark. Simply great! Greetings to Canada ;)
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Amazing galleries, amazing photos. great job.
Best regards from Poland
I've been looking around in your galleries and each one contains little diamonds. Beautiful work!
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.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Hi Mark, you caputured both magnificent Nature's gifts and man-made wonders equally well.. my salutations!
Terrific galleries and it's nice to see familiar places in them. ;-)
Your pictures are an inspiration to me. Superb work.
Beautiful!! So inspiring. Thank you for sharing these wonderful Pictures.
Such a master of the lens are you! Ever truly inspired mark! Thankyou!
You have such a great style of photography..I really enjoy your photos!
beautiful pictures just love watchin dem !
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...
Pbase needs more galleries like yours.
I enjoyed your galleries very much.
You're a great photographer. Your pictures are so harmonious and colourfull.
I have added you to my favorites so I can come back and explore some more. You have an amazing eye for composition!
Mark.......got lost in your Galleries!!! Great Eye!
Best to you......William
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!
so lovely work you have, mixing beauty, creativity and great techinique. My compliments.
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.
Really enjoyed looking at your galleries, a lot of good composition and imagination.
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.
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
You made the kind of Photography that I like. Specially your landscapes. Congratulations.
Your pictures are excellent and all colorefull and I think you have a great eye for geometry forms.
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.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful landscapes Mark, it's really a dream for eyes: true colors and great compositions.
(Sorry for my poor English)
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 never...so I can keep up with your work. Thanks for sharing.
You make the kind of landscape photography that I like. Best regards, eHc
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!!!
all of your galleries are a truly delight for my senses!! I'll be back for more :)
Your galleries are fantastic! Great work!
Absolutely top notch. Very, very artful photos. Thanks. Look forward to returning!
Simply stunning photograph....am amazed when looked at at full res.The tree line looks real scarey!!.
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.
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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.
Wonderful photography of a beautiful country! Congrad!
Your galleries are great! You have a good eye!
Vos photographies sont très intéressantes, dans leurs compositions, leurs teintes et parfois leur humour. Une belle balade. Merci. Edouard.
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.
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!
Mark, congratulations and thanks for sharing this inspirational work. The 'Lens Work' galleries are helpful too.
Beautiful pictures. You have the eye for composition and colours. Learn a lot from your pictures.
Mark... love your photos, very nicely composed with great colors! Thanks for sharing.
Hmmmm..... I'm jealous!! :-)
Very nice photos ! I enjoy to see those ^^
Gracias por compartirlas
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
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Thx for sharing. :)
Enjoyed your site a lot. Vivid and beautiful color; excellent composition. Truely artistic and classy!
Good eyes! Excellent composition and color. Hats off to you!
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.
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!
Very Nice work! Have a happy New Year in 04! Keep on shooting!
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:)
some really great images. adding you to the favorites list. :) keep up the good work.
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" :)
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 :-)