My New Canon EOS 80D

Since 2008, when I started to practice photography a little bit more professionally, my old Canon EOS 450D DSLR camera accompanied me faithfully on many journeys around the world. I took thousands over thousands of pictures with her and she was suffering from dust, rain, and other hazards waiting out there for the traveler and his equipment. In Costa Rica, the camera almost died from too much rain dripping on her case during an extensive walk in the rain forest. But she fortunately also survived that exposion to hazardous wilderness.

And then, on our trip to Indonesia in 2015 together with my wife Paola, my beloved old partner died while visiting and taking pictures of the impressive Prambanan temple close to Yogyakarta on Java. It was a shock and definitely had some impact on our journey. I invested a full day into trying to resolve the problem and when it was clear that nothing can be done for her while we were there in Indonesia, I quickly bought myself a replacement: A brand new Canon PowerShot G7X. With that, we continued our trip through Java and Bali and – even though it was not a full replacement for my missed DSLR – I started to love that new “always-have-it-with-you” feeling with my new technical companion.

Of course, the desire of having a fully-fledged DSLR available again did never vanish. However, for several reasons, it took me more than a year until I bought a real replacement for my deseased EOS 450D. In the meanwhile, I documented my engagement with my wife and took numerous pictures on a series of trips to Spain with her with the PowerShot G7X. And I really have to say: It’s a valuable device – even though it will never entirely replace a real DSLR.

Finally, in fall 2016, I visited the Photokina in Colone for the second time and collected information about a possible candidate to replace my EOS 450D. Since I already own a number of lenses, I had to stay with Canon – but I did never regret that. With that, it was quite easy to sort out two possible candidates: The EOS 7D and the EOS 80D. And soon the decision was made: The Canon EOS 80D will be my new partner on – hopefully – many further trips around the world.

A short trip to Morocco was the first “use case” for my new gadget. And I was overwhelmed by the many new features and options the new camera gave me. Of course, I was also a bit lost in the beginning to manage the new device which made me buy the Canon EOS 80D: Das Handbuch zur Kamera book. However, until now, I did not really have the time to read into it in detail, but that will happen soon – I hope.

So for now, I can just say: I’m satisfied with my new camera and I’m pretty sure she will do a very good job on our upcoming journeys for which you will also find some blog entries in the ‘travel’ section.

Migration completed…

It’s just three days that I set up this new website for finally joining my previous website and the “Chile/Argentina 2013/2014” blog into one large blog about traveling, photography, and development. And already now, all blog posts from the old website are migrated.

Have fun reading my old articles! I myself was reading through them a bit during migration and was virtually living the experiences back then again…

One Blog to Rule Them All…

For many years, my former private website and my blog about my 2-months trip through Chile and Argentina in 2013/2014 have been living side-by-side without receiving much attention. While the latter blog was anyways only created for that particular journy and thus was basically completed after returning back home from, my private website was originally meant for being updated at least from time to time with new fotos and Рhopefully Рalso new blogs about trips around the world. However, the technical implementation of the website made it quite hard to comply with that goal. And in addition, I did not find enough time to create such an extensive blog on my other journey as I did it during my time in Brazil back then 2006/2007 Рwith the Chile and Argentina trip as the only exception.

However, it was always my intention to fill my personal representation in the digital world accessible via tr82.de with some reasonable information. And finally one weekend this year, I found the time to start with the private project. I set up this new website to host a blog about the major topics being on my mind, i.e. traveling, photography and development.¬†As a first step, I will migrate the blogs from my former private website and the one about my journey through Chile and Argentina here. Subsequently, I’m going to publish new content related to the just mentioned topics from time to time. There are no plans about how often that will be the case, but if you’re interested, just stay tuned – there will be more soon…

… and of course, you’re also invited to comment on any entry published here!