About Us

SEPTEMBER 2012 – Petra and Mark Zanzig visit the Schützenfesthalle at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


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. 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 in publishing any of the pictures, please contact us.

Camera Equipment

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

2 x Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
1 x Canon EOS M6 Mark II
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
Filters by Canon, Heliopan, and Hoya
Tripods by Gitzo, Vinten, and Cullmann
Bags by Tamrac
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom

*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 II 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 50 mm 1.2 L IS USM
Canon EF 100 mm 2.8 L Macro IS USM

Mark is a member of the Canon Professional Network.

For snapshots and places where professional equipment is not welcome, we use Samsung smartphones.

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

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. In spring 2020 the site was hopelessly outdated, and we took it offline. Then, in September 2021, we decided to relaunch the site with a focus on individual pictures and the stories behind each of them. The ideal format was a blog that regularly publishes exciting (we hope!) images and stories.

Anyway, if you like the site, please link to us from your homepage, and tell your friends and family about us.

In order to view the photos perfectly, please use this grayscale bar to adjust the brightness so that you can ideally see different shades in all the fields of the bar:

Grayscale bar for adjusting your monitor

Dreams

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 is likely to remain a dream.