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Mark and Petra Zanzig
Mark and Petra Zanzig
Oktoberfest Munich (September 2012)

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Here are, just for the sake of being found by the search engines, my alternative mail addresses:

  • mzanzig@yahoo.com - active
  • mzanzig@lycos.de - inactive
  • mzanzig@aol.com - inactive
  • mzanzig@compuserve.com - inactive
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Photos & Photography
Over the years, Mark has reached a professional quality in his photo work, and a good number of the photos have been published in print. Both the look and the technical quality are very good, within the given limitations of 35mm slides. Please remember that often just the scans are bad, compared to the original slides. Since he has switched to professional digital cameras in 2005 (see below), his photos are fully suitable even for huge prints. If you are interested to publish any of the pictures, please have a look at the pricelist.

If you require a photographer in Munich, please have a look at my page Photo Assignments Welcome. :-)

Camera Equipment
A lot of people wonder what camera equipment we are using. Here we go:

  • 2 x Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
  • Some of the finest Canon lenses available*
  • 2 x Canon Speedlite 580 EX with Stofen OmniBounce
  • 2 x Canon CP-E4 External Battery Pack
  • 2 x 48" reflectors by LastoLite
  • Memory Cards by Sandisk (total 200 GB)
  • Filters by Canon, Heliopan, and Hoya
  • Tripods by Gitzo, Vinten, and Cullmann
  • Bags by Tamrac
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Lightroom 4.1
* We use the following fine lenses, all original Canon equipment:
Canon EF 16-35 mm 2.8 L II USM
Canon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Canon EF 70-200 mm 2.8 L IS II USM
Canon EF 100-400 mm 4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Canon EF 100 mm 2.8 L Macro IS USM

For snapshots and places where professional equipment is not welcome, we use a Ricoh CX1.

For most of the photos before 2005 I used my old but reliable Canon film cameras.

Canon 1D Mark IV

Our Canon cameras & lenses

About Zanzig.com
Mark ran this site as a hobby since 1999, adding photos whenever new pictures came along. But the site has not always been like this. Major relaunches in October 2002, July 2003 and July 2005 improved both the design and the usability. Today (January 2007) the site has some 52,000+ unique visitors requesting more than 250,000 pages every month. Anyway, if you like the site, please link to us from your homepage, and tell your friends and family about us. (No hotlinking of images, please!)

In order to view the photos on our site best, please use a state-of-the-art monitor, and use this grayscale bar to adjust the brightness so that you can ideally see different shades in all the fields of the bar:

Grayscale for adjusting your monitor
Grayscale bar for adjusting your monitor

Selected Reference Customers
  • National Geographic Society, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.
  • Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Westport, CT, U.S.A.
  • John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • Random House Mondadori, Barcelona, Spain
  • Polyglott Verlag, Munich, Germany
  • Ministerium für Schule und Weiterbildung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Internationale Beethovenfeste Bonn gGmbh, Bonn, Germany
  • New Island, Brookside Publicity Services, Dublin, Ireland
  • Fandango, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.


A selection of pictures that have been licenced by our customers:

Well, if he could, Mark would immediately go to British Columbia, acquire a nice B&B with access to the Pacific or to a lake. Then he would bring in the guests with his own floatplane. Unfortunately, this will remain a dream for some time.

If you want to see even more boring private stuff, like Mark growing up, please click here.

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