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    Name: Fritz Byle Age: 61
    Username: kirbic
    Gender: M
    Type: Administrator Location: Hubertus, WI
    Cameras: Canon EOS-5D Mark IV
    Canon EOS-5D
    Canon EOS-6D
    Nikon Coolpix 995
    Samsung Galaxy S7
    Sony DSC RX100
    Lenses: Canon EF 24-70 2.8L II
    Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
    Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
    Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
    Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM
    Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
    Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
    Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM fisheye
    Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro MF
    Carl Zeiss 75mm f/1.5 Biotar In M42 Mount
    Lensbaby 50mm f/2 Special Edition Spark
    Nikon FC-E8 Fisheye Adapter
    Nikon TC-E3ED 3.0x Teleconverter Adapter
    Nikon WC-E63 Wide Angle Adapter
    Peleng 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye MC In M42 Mount
    Rokinon 14/2.4 SP
    Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART
    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART for Canon
    Vivitar MF 600mm f/8.0 Series 1 Solid Cat
    Registered: Jun. 21st 2002
    Private Message
    Biography: I'm a mechanical engineer working in the electronics industry program managementand a diehard techie; I've been dabbling in photography since the '70's (35mm film, then digital since about 1999). I started out in digital shooting with various early digital cams at work, and eventually bought a Nikon CoolPix 995 in 2001. When the Canon 1Ds came out in 2001, I realized it wouldn't be too long until a true 35mm-frame DSLR was reasonably affordable. As a stopgap, I picked up a Canon 10D to replace my Nikon 995 in 2003. (Summer 2016: the 995 has finally been fully retired; what I once used it for at work is now done with a smart 'phone). In Summer of 2005, I watched the rumors materialize as the Canon 5D, bought it immediately and never looked back. I was finally back in a 35mm SLR. Upgraded to the 6D in 2013, and upgraded to the 5D Mk IV in Fall of 2016.
    I stumbled upon DPC in June, 2002 looking for a photo contest site to help me improve my photography skills. I lurked for a while, until early 2003, then gradually entered a few challenges. I became active in the forums, and joined the SC in the Spring of 2004.

    Some of my other interests include:
    - Home remodeling projects of all kinds
    - Motorcyling (a third of a million miles logged in the past 39 years)
    - Statistics & Experimental Design, which is both vocation and avocation
    - Reading, both fiction and non-fiction, most especially anything science-related
    - Travel, especially international travel
    My wife of 36 years and I have two children, born in 1989 & 1992
    My old Exakta film SLR looks at me forlornly from the shelf.

    My gear:

    Accessories for the Canon cameras:

    - Canon 2.0x II teleconverter
    - Canon 1.4x II teleconverter
    - Canon 580EX flash
    - Canon TC80-N3 remote
    - Canon Angle Finder C
    - Circular polarizers (58mm, 77mm)
    - 3-stop neutral density filter (ND8), 77mm
    - 10-stop neutral density filter
    - Macro coupler (58mm)
    - Extension tubes: 12mm, 25mm
    - Bogen 3021B Pro Tripod with Bogen 488-RC4 head

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