BenQ Siemens EF81 (II)

JULY 2006 – A BenQ Siemens EF81 mobile phone shows a Google search page in front of a newspaper showing the chart of the Google stock. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Here’s another image from my time at BenQ Siemens, the joint venture between BenQ, the Taiwan electronics manufacturer, and Siemens mobile phones, the (former) German mobile phone giant.

I did this shot just for my own leasure to have a souvenir for the time when I would be old and BenQ Siemens had conquered the world. Well, we all know that this did not happen. But at least my prediction of becoming old was right. Ha!

It’s interesting to see the Google chart as of 20/07/2006. The stock price has increased 11x from August 2006 to April 2023. Oh my, if only I had invested into that stock back then!

All-time chart of GOOG as of 25th April 2023. The stock price has roughly increased 11x since 1st August 2006. Source:

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time21-JUL-2006, 16:02
LocationMunich, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8L USM
Exposure1/2 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4746 x 3164 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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