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Last update 08/26/11

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Photography

In 2002, 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 friends Gerrit and Remko 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 friend Juergen 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 underneath.

Equipment

Favourite Pictures

   
Nikon D200

Digital SLR 10.2 mp

 

       
Nikon D80

Digital SLR 10.2 mp

 

       

Nikon D70

Digital SLR 6.1 mp
(sold)

       
Nikon 70-200 VR F 2.8

Tele zoom lens with stabilizer
Focal length 105-300 mm (dSLR)

       
Nikon 17-55 DX F 2.8 ED

Tele zoom lens
Focal length 25.5-82.5 mm (dSLR)

 

       
Nikon 18-200 DX VR F 3.5-5.6

Tele zoom lens with stabilizer
Focal length 27-300 mm (dSLR)

 

     
Nikon 18-70 DX F 3.5-4.5

Zoom lens
Focal length 27-105 mm (dSLR)
(sold)

       
Sigma 10-20 EX F 4-5.6

Wide angle lens (max. 102.4)
Focal length 15-30 mm (dSLR)

       
Sigma 70-300 DG F 4-5.6

Tele zoom lens
Focal length 105-400 mm (dSLR)
(sold)

       
Nikon P4 VR

Digital 8.1 mp
3.5 optical zoom
(lost)

 
       

Pentax Optio 330 RS

Digital 3.2 mp
3x optical zoom

       

Pentax OWP-1

Under water housing
Max. depth 40m

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