already a long time after I registered my personal domain, I bought my
first digital camera.
Sure enough, this was a "me too" decision as my
already did some photography with analogue SLR (G) and pocket size
digital (R) cameras.
The camera I bought, a Pentax Optio 330 RS, was an
absolute lucky choice. Although not very fast, the picture quality of
this machine was stunning and is still hard to beat by newer models.
After several years of hard work, it broke down. Luckily enough, my
had exactly the same model and gave it to me! This means that I can
still use the underwater housing which had bought for it as well.
My first D SLR was a D70 which is now in then hands
of my friend
Koen V. I
replaced it with a D200 combined with the 18-200mm lens which is
still a lot of fun to use.
Still, this lens has its limitations at 200mm making it tough to get
proper sharp pictures in shady environments (jungles, etc.). For
this reason, I now have a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. With this new great lens, I
hope that this will change. First trails at the Galapagos
Islands already proved that it really makes difference.
Switching lenses was another annoyance which I solved by getting a
D80 at a good price just as it was replaced by the D90.
Last investment for now was the 17-55mm f/2.8
lens for the D80, completing my f/2.8 range.
Of course, photography is not all about expensive
equipment. It is a matter of practise, some studying, trail-and-error,
patience and creativity. From every 10 pictures, possibly 1 is
interesting and nice. There is a lot more to learn for me, but the
number of successful shots is increasing!
You can find a selection of my favourite pictures