I post a picture and get flooded with the question "what camera are you using" or "do you have a Canon or Nikon?". For All my pictures, maybe since 15 years now, I use the very same equipment and gear. The camera is a wooden hand made EBONY SV45TI and the lens is a Schneider Super Sylmar Apo XL 150mm. 99 % of all my pictures are taken with this standard lens which is incredible sharp.
This camera with its lens and some other gear has not changed or failed in all my years of traveling. It has been very loyal to me so I am loyal to my gear as well. I never clean my camera, so you litterly find the dust of about 60 countries in the bellow. The camera has survived severe sand storms of the Sahara desert, the -50 Degree Celsius of the Hindukusch mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan Or the humidity of the African jungle. It has been in the heat of India many times, in the bushes of Africa, crossed many rivers of China, survived the unreal tundra of Mongolia, made it through the streets of NYC or Los Angeles and even survived the harsh conditions of Switzerland... More then 60 Nations and more then 100 trips. Now the camera returns from Moscow and is still in perfect condition! Pictures taken with this camera hanging at walls of homes, galleries and museums in many countries of this world.
What camera are you using... ? My camera is not defined by Megapixels but through the places in went with me.
And also the film I am using has not changed in the many years. I simply use the best and that is the amazing Kodak Tmax 400... But boy I saw the film price raise from 75.- Euro to now almost 140.- Euro for 50 sheets.
Some of my pictures you can see at www.jan-schlegel.com
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