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Wilber Calderón - El… on August 15, 2007

Casi es media noche, solo falta que algún doctor frankenstein haya estado trabajando cuando tomó esta foto.

alberto mayer on August 15, 2007

wow Wilber... you made me notice the hour!

I never realized i took it at Midnight....

Maybe i was busy to re-animate some corpse hi hi hi....

americatramp on August 25, 2007

Hi Alberto! You have caught a great flash there. From me you get for it a golden star. Many greetings from Germany, Christian

alberto mayer on August 25, 2007

Thank you Christian for the yellow star. Meantime i did a quick visit to your you have a lot of photos. It will need hours. Anyway THIS one caugth my look immediately.... Greetings from Italy too... Alberto

Wilber Calderón - El… on August 30, 2007

Hola Alberto,

Can you tell me something about Canon (400D) or Nikon (D40, D40x, D80, D200) or Sony (alpha 100)? This information is very importa for me because I want to buy one of thise.

Kindly Wilber

Estoy dudando en comprar una reflex ya que esta compra representa el ahorro de un año o más.

Podría indicar me por donde mirar. Canon (400D) o Nikon (D40, D40x, D80, D200) o Sony (alpha 100) y que tipo de lentes debo buscar.

Por el momento tengo una Sony S80 de 4.1 Mpixel y 3X ótipo y apenas tienen dos años y medio de edad.

También me podría indicar las equivalencia de 18-55mm y 75-200mm en aumentos, por decir algo 200m equivalen a 7X ópticos.

Atentamente Wilber

alberto mayer on August 31, 2007

Hello Wilber, i bought the Canon 300D just after it was released in January 2004 and i'm still using it. What to say? I'm happy of it because after many years of digital photos (since 1998) i reached results comparable with my old film camera and the possibility to exchange the optics. I attached it to telescopes, to microscope, i adapted older objectives and i was always satisfied even using those optics in manual mode. Recently I bought a second (used!) 300D and i modified it removing the CCD InfraRed filter because i needed it for AstroPhoto purposes (the IR filter cuts the H-alpha red frequencies). Regarding the equivalencia for the optics: for the Canon CCD it is 1,6 X meaning that the 50mm works like an 80mm and so on. The 18-55 behaves like a 29-88 mm. Currently i added a 70-300 (112-480)mm APO from Sigma that is not bad and it is pretty cheap. For the moment with those 2 lenses i cover a wide range of focal lenghts. if you try to buy original Canon quality optics you must spend huge amount of money (even if they are very good). Anyway...i know many people that spent THOUSANDS of euros for each lens ...but they continue to shot bad photos...

I don't know Nikon or Sony but honestly i see that all the professional world seems to use mainly the Canon EOS System since long time. I hope i'm been useful for you... Ciao Alberto

Wilber Calderón - El… on August 31, 2007

I am happy for all this information. Here in El Salvador there is a Canon 400D (rebel xti) for US$950.oo, They are giving to me the body and 18-55mm lent. Do you think that is good price?

Estoy feliz por esta información. Aquí en El Salvador se encuentra una Canon 400D (rebel xti) por US$950.oo, ellos me están dando el cuerpo y un lente 18-55mm. Crees que es un buen percio.


Por otro lado estoy consiente que miles de euros en equipo fotográfico no hace un buen fotógrafo, pero si la persona está dispuesta a aprender conceptos de composición, conceptos teóricos y a explotar el características de la cámara, un equipo fotográfico regula podría ser de gran ayuda.

Nuevamente te agradezco tu ayuda y sobre todo por haber compartido tu propia experiencia.

alberto mayer on August 31, 2007

I think that it is a fair price. in Italy i can see that the price is approx. 690 euros (900USD) check here

About the equipment: i agree with you and I talked to you considering that you are a very talented photograper so you should read my words as :" it is better a cheap equipment in the hands of a Wilber than a ultra expensive equipment in the hands of a person who thinks that the equipment is the most important thing for a good shot!" The ideas, the fantasy in discover good framing, the sense of composition, the quickness in catching the oppurtunity are extremely important. Of course a good equipment would be great too! (in addition to the previous qualities). Now the technology allows everyone to shot technically correct, So i think that the qualities i mentioned above are more important today than in the past in order to be a good photographer. Isn't it? Ciao! Alberto

Wilber Calderón - El… on September 4, 2007

Hola, saber que hay nuevas opciones en mercado

Canon 40d

Canon 1ds

Dos de Nikon

Lo bueno y lo malo es que aun no se encuentra en El Salvador


tumanoffs on September 18, 2007

great shot!

alberto mayer on September 19, 2007

Thank you tumanoffs for your commenting. Greetings from Italy

Rom@nce on October 29, 2007

nice capture Alberto Mayer :o)

greetings from Canada :o)

Kariklea David on May 2, 2008

Great shot!!! Cheers from Romania!

Felipe Ghisi on December 9, 2008

Very nice shot Alberto Mayer!


Felipe Ghisi

alberto mayer on January 13, 2009

Sorry for the huge delay! Thx to Rom@nce, kariklea :-) , Felipe and Mautol!

alberto mayer on January 13, 2009

x Mautol: non è difficile scattare ai fulmini anche se a volte sembrano dotati di intelligenza propria per fare i dispetti. Comunque avevo notato che c'era una frequenza di fulmini elevata in quella zona così ho puntato un 300mm poichè il campanile è lontano e ho effettuato diversi scatti di circa 20 secondi di esposizione (con cavalletto) sperando che almeno un fulmine carino capitasse nel campo di ripresa. Altre volte mi è andata male... ciao

olimpos on April 2, 2009

Right synchronism and right exposure!!

Great work!!

Greetings from Greece, Andreas

My March contest

bustocco on September 19, 2009

Foto molto carina. Chiedo all'autore il permesso esplicito ad utilizzarla all'interno del mio sito Per favore, lo visiti e mi dia anche il suo parere. Inoltre con molto piacer epubblicherei altre sue foto, molto belle, su Busto. Cordialità Enrico Candiani


Péter Rácz (Shaman) on April 14, 2010

Excelent lightnings! Visit my lightning

dziwnowik on August 11, 2010

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