Norbert Probst Wildlife Photographer

Even the very best camera is nothing but a tool

For excellent pictures, the brand is only secondary importance, if at all. However: I prefer Canon.

About the photographer

The cameras are easy to handle, provide high auto focus speed, and for wide-angle underwater photography they feature the so-important full format sensor. Yet I started out with a Nikonos IV-A in 1980. A long stretch of my journey was in the company of a Nikonos V, followed by a Canon F1 in an Ikelite housing, several Pentax LX in Subal housings, some Nikon RS (nice lenses, but I was never lucky with the case), a few Canon 50E in Subal housings, and eventually, at a very late moment in my career, I moved on to digital cameras in 2006. I was waiting for an affordable full format camera with sufficient resolution for a full-spread in a magazine. Today, I work with the Canon 5D and 5D-MKII in a Seacam housing. I also like the Seacam flash, but for close-ups I prefer a Canon flash system in a Sealux housing. I dream of a small, lightweight equipment with well-fitted domes or even in water lenses, which ensures sharpness and resolution across the whole image. After 26 years of film photography, the changeover to digital cameras was a real challenge for me. I had to learn many things, especially because the post-production is such an important factor in today’s work as a photographer. It goes without saying that I use several computers and programs, to improve the data of my photos. But in the end, it always shows.

Discover the Gallery

Friendly Killer
Get together
Loop by
Perfect Shape
Queer fellow
Sun Dancers
Think Big
This portfolio is featured in Edition Fifty Fathoms 2009 Book.
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