mike | MKvip.photo
mike | MKvip.photo
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I'm mike, a professional photographer and internet marketer from Karlsruhe in southwest Germany near the French border and I speak German, English, French and Russian.
I'm a very young 59 and have been photographing for 53 years. As my mother is a photographer and photo lab technician, I had my first camera at the tender age of six years, a Voigtländer Vito-B, which - as you can see here - is well preserved:
I've been shooting for 40+ years with Canon SLRs, analog (with my own lab since I was 8) & digital and in 2015 I switched to a aSONY ⍺6000 because of its 18mm flange distance and focus peaking because I love to shoot with vintage manual lenses - I even founded a group about those:
...as well as a few other specialized groups about vintage glass and a group for users of ZEISS lenses on E-mount cameras:
...and also a group for users of all kinds of Canon lenses on E-mount cameras:
I also use various vintage analog Praktica, Zeiss and Contax film cameras.
As I love very fast primes, I use lots of those, e.g.: 2.4/15mm | 1.8/20 | 1.4/24mm | 1.4/35mm | 1.0/50mm & 1.2/50 & 1.4/50 | 1.2/85mm | 2.0/105 STF | 1.8/120mm | 1.8/135mm | 2.8/150mm | 2.8/200mm | 4/300mm
In May 2016 I sold my last Canon body, and got me another SONY and I shoot SONY exclusively now, currently with a SONY ⍺6500 (ILCE-6500), SONY ⍺6000 (ILCE-6000), SONY ⍺7RII (ILCE-7RM2) and a SONY ⍺7III (ILCE-7M3), mostly with adapted Canon L-glass, native FE Sigma Art lenses and Samyang AF FE lenses.
In March of 2018 - as soon as it was available - I got the SONY ⍺7III (ILCE-7M3), he lovechild of the SONY ⍺7RIII and the SONY ⍺9 :-). SONY is once again leading the pack - what an amazing camera!
For work I do mostly model photography for a few fashion designers and my wife's company MKvip Beauty, for fun I love wildlife and macro photography - I used to be a professional animal photographer in the 70s and 80s. My prefered animals to shoot are dragonflies - so I founded another group about those:
May the light always be with all of you!
My vintage prime groups:
Life is like a camera:
focus on what's important,
capture the good times,
develop from the negatives
and if things don't work out,
just take another shot!
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Dear Mike, You have beautiful and inspiring photo gallery. I really enjoyed browsing your photos. Best regards and be safe! Oli from Croatia
Deine Bilder sind der Hammer , da kann ich nur sagen Brilliant - ich ziehe den Hut vor Dir !!!
Beautiful gallery! Congratulations!
Your gallery is fantastic ! we never get tired of looking at it. Thank you.
Wonderful galleries & Magnificent images... Congratulations!
My compliments for your beautiful photostream and the wide range of themes. Interesting your long photographic history, certainly the root of your successful shots. Thank you and good light again.
Mike’s gallery if full of beautiful photographs from a wide range of subjects. He captures the perfect macro shot, to wonderful animals and portraits of people. Keep up the great work Mike, excellent photography on Flickr.
Your gallery is truly exceptional, with sumptuous photos, and perfect compositions. The best and most interesting I've seen on Flickr! Besides I am very interested in your great knowledge of the potential of Sony (lenses, adapters) that can make the most of these excellent devices. I find it quite ridiculous this mode … Read more
Your gallery is truly exceptional, with sumptuous photos, and perfect compositions. The best and most interesting I've seen on Flickr! Besides I am very interested in your great knowledge of the potential of Sony (lenses, adapters) that can make the most of these excellent devices. I find it quite ridiculous this mode to hide the EXIF!Read less