Canon EOS-5D Mark II - EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM - iso100 - f/2.8 1/250 sec - Michael Grobe

15 years online - and now a relaunch:
All you need to know about the stainless steel gullwing beauty. Contributed a few images and a trailer to the redesigned website. Recommended for all DeLorean fans and classic sports car enthusiasts, still the leading website about the DeLorean in Europe. from Michael Grobe on Vimeo.

The gear used to create this image and the video:

Canon EOS-5D Mark II: 21 Megapixels resolution, fullframe sensor with gorgeous 1080p video, great high ISO noise performance.

EOS-1D Mark IV: one of the best low light and sports cameras today. Canon's best image quality as of 2011 makes this camera also highly desired for nature and landscape photography. Fantastic 1080p video shooting as well.

EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM: awesome image quality, as-good-as-it-gets, a lifetime investment.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM: the video was shot with the discontinued version I predecessor, get the newer EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM. The 70-200 is my most used lens delivering great results.

Lightroom 3: the best tool for image management and manipulation on Windows and Macintosh.

Final Cut Studio: all in one solution for editing, color grading, sound editing and dvd creation on Macintosh.

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recommended equipment.

on the road again

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III - 420mm (EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x)
- iso100 - f/4.5 1/250 sec - Michael Grobe

The ultrasharp 300mm f/2.8 works exceptionally well with the 1.4x Teleconverter resulting in a very sharp 420mm f/4 capturing this beauty on the road again.

live the dream

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III - ZEISS ZF 35/2,8 DISTAGON -
iso100 - f4 - 1/40 - Michael Grobe

Canon EOS-650 - Kodak Ektachrome 100 - Michael Grobe

What is a classic sports car all about? What makes it so desirable that you switch off your rationality and don´t even think about it´s uselessness for daily transport? Emotions - there are cars that deliver pure emotions. When you approach, you get weak knees in anxious expectation of sliding into the drivers seat. The cockpit fits you like a tailor-made suit, you sit just a few inches above the asphalt, that soon will fly beneath. The design is futuristic and almost timeless, not the average modern day car, but a masterpiece of one of the few world class designers.
John Z. DeLorean`s DMC-12 is one of those cars. Designed by Giorgio Giugiaro and developed with the support of Colin Chapman`s Lotus, the car became a stainless steel gullwing beauty - dream of an extraordinary man.

By the way... the first photo shows the smooth rendering of the Contax ZEISS AE 35/2.8 truly a great lens delivering a destinctive and admirable look. I highly recommend the ZEISS ZF lens line for shooting with a high resolution camera, that needs only the best lenses to deliver the maximum quality.

delorean in 3D

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV - EF 70-200mm 1:2.8L IS USM - iso320 - f/2.8 1/400 sec
- Michael Grobe

"Yes, the way I see it, if your gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?” Doc Brown, Back to the Future.

So when we (long time colleagues at "Alex Lemke Visual Effects" in Munich and myself) decided to shoot a research project to dive into the stereoscopic acquisition and execution of visual effects for 3D feature films, we also did it with some style. I woke the DeLorean up from hibernation and with the support of director, dop and Academy® Award winning developer Sebastian Cramer and his Production Rig we shot a few scenes at Munich's "Kunstpark Ost" now called "Kultfabrik", during the day a kind of industrial looking area with studios and some cool sceneries, during the night one the biggest party areas in Europe.
The Rig equipped with 2 RED Mysterium X cameras performed great and we managed to get all shots in just one day. Now the visual effects post production starts and during the next weeks we will finish the shots and setup the necessary workflows. So in a few weeks we should have a nice 3D VFX demo and a proper pipeline for future projects.

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV - Canon EOS-5D Mark II - Michael Grobe