People often ask me “what kind of equipment do you use to work?”, so this section may not contain much useful information for most people – or might be downright boring. However, if you actually are interested in my stuff, here you go:

My ComputerTop

As a programmer I do not need too much computing power. However, when it comes to photoshop editing, video editing and a couple of other activities, a decent amount of RAM and CPU power is definitely helpful.
As this is my primary working machine, I need to have constant backups and lots of storage for achiving files.

Type Mac Pro (2013)
CPU Intel Xeon 6x 3,5 GHz
GPU 2x AMD D300 (2GB)
2 TB TimeMachine Backup
Synology DS1812+ (20 TB in RAID 6)
Screens 2x Dell UP3214Q (3840 x 2160)
Mouse Logitech MX Revolution
Keyboard Apple Keyboard
Headphone Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro (250 Ohm)
Sound Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB

In terms of software I am using a Mac (running macOS Sierra), but also rely on open source software wherever possible.

MacBook ProTop

As I have been travelling more regularly during the past few years, I had to purchase a more mobile workstation. Ever since switching to a Mac, it was pretty much out of the question to buy a Windows machine, so I went ahead and purchased a MacBook Pro to keep the workflow consistent and the files in sync.

CPU Intel Core i5-5257U 2.7 GHz
1x 1 TB Intenso HDD (Backup)
Screen Retina 13″ @ 2560×1600
Model Early 2015


In the past I've been shooting with a Sony HX5V - which was an excellent camera and accompanied me on all of my travels. In late 2012 however, I decided that I wanted to take photography more serious, so I purchased a Lumix FZ200. Later on I switched to the excellent Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4, 70-200mm f2.8 and 50mm f1.4. However, as of 2 years ago, I decided to go an entirely different route and switch to MFT (Micro Four Thirds), having had no regrets so far.

My photographic gear:


Camera Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II + HLD-9 battery grip
Olympus OM-D E-M5 + HLD-6 battery grip
Memory Card Transcend 64 GB 600x SDXC
Transcend 32GB 600x SDXC
Lenses Olympus M.Zuiko 7-14mm f2.8 Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.2 Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8
Tripods Benro A3570T + Benro B3 Head & Manfrotto BeFree + Novoflex Adapter
Flashes 1x Yongnuo YN-560 TX (Trigger)
4x Yongnuo YN-560 Mark III
1x YN-460 II
Misc Light stands
Various filters
Background system

Home Cinema

My home cinema system has been put together over the course of more than a year. I focused on building a high quality sound system for superb stereo playback in mind, but then gradually expanded it into a full 5.0 system (a subwoofer is not needed at all, the front speakers have a 12" bass speaker each), got a large screen (with much resistance on my wife's side) and put together an amazing home cinema system.
Projector Panasonic AT6000 (1080P, 3D, Lens-Shift, motorized zoom)
Projection size 115" (16:9)
130" (Cinemascope)
Blu-Ray Players Samsung BD-P1500
Sony PlayStation 3
Receiver Denon AVR 2311
Front speakers Infinity Kappa 8.2i
Center speaker Infinity Beta C360
Rear speakers Infinity Kappa 6.1i
Remote Logitech Harmony 600

My drums

My drumset is probably a bit unusual. It is an electronic drumset, which you don't encounter all the time. Just like my PC it has evolved into its current form for a couple of years (since about 2006). I'm using this for rehearsals with my band, on gigs most of the time an acoustic drumset is provided already, so I don't play this drumset during gigs very often. Let's get down to the specifications:
Drum module Roland TD-20
Hi-Hat Roland VH-12
Snare 12" Dual-Trigger DIY Shell (with Positional Sensing)
Mounted toms 10" Mono-Trigger DIY Shell
Floor tom 12" Mono-Trigger DIY Shell
Bass Drum Modified 8" E-Kick
Crash cymbals 2x Roland CY-8
Ride cymbal 1x Roland CY-8
China cymbal 1x Roland CY-8
Monitor 1"/12" Speaker powered by an IMG STA-500 amplifier
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