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My camera usage history:
Agfa Paramat (half frame camera) (c. 1972-1979), this was my mother's camera and my first photographic experience
Praktica, probably the MTL3 or L2 model (c. 1979-1983), got it from my brother, loved the split screen focus
Olympus OM-10 (1984-1990), also from my brother, but unfortunately metering failed after a few years
Olympus Trip 35 (1988-1994), bought it secondhand, reliable little camera
Ricoh RZ 105 Zoom (1992-2002), mainly used for family snapshots, but a handy camera still
Fuji FinePix F601z (august 2002 - ...), my first digital made me re-enter photography
Canon EOS 350 D (july 2005 - ...), my first DSLR, a revelation, sold september 2008
Canon Digital Ixus 950 IS (= Powershot SD850) (may 2007 - ...), was always with me, but in januari 2008 the lens got stuck, unrepairable, but Canon kindly replaced it with the 960
Canon EOS 40D (november 2007 - june 2010), sheer pleasure to work with. Sold it because of my switch to full frame and APS-H.
Olympus Mju 790 SW (january 2008 - ...), won this camera in a contest, it is now owned by my son.
Canon G9 (april 2008 - ...), portable yet with full manual control and the possibility to shoot raw. unfortunatly I scratched to front lens, rendering flare and hazy bits when shooting with direct light in the lens.
Canon Digital Ixus 960 IS (= Powershot SD950) (may 2008- ...), got it from Canon as a replacement for the 950.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II (april 2009- ...), made me enter full frame photography and I'm eager to work with real wide angle, shallow DoF and low noise high ISO possibilities. Since I replaced it with the Mark III it is now is use with a young photographer who wanted to get acquainted with the full frame format.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV (june 2010-...), makes a perfect couple with the 5D, hope to be using it for sports, action and events for many years to come.
Canon Powershot G1 X (june 2012-...), replaces my G9 and, thanks to the large sensor, adds the possibility to shoot with high ISO in venues where DSLR's are not allowed. The large sensor also allows to work with more shallow DoF than most other compacts.
Canon EOS 5D mark III (januari 2013-...) Replaces the 5D mark II because of its better performance in action shots. It has significantly better AF and burst.
Lens usage history:
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (july 2005 - august 2005, sold september 2008) This kit lens of the 350D camera was not worth much.
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM (july 2005 - november 2009) Very satisfying lens for wide angle work on a crop camera, no obvious weak points. Sold it when moving to full frame completely.
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM (may 2006 - november 2009) Very sharp and not too expensive, suitable for macro of course, but also for portraits. Sold it when moving to full frame completely.
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (august 2006 - october 2010) Not the most solidly built lens and it tends to hunt for focus sometimes, but that is all made up for by the outstanding image quality. That prevented me from looking further for 2,5 years. I kept it for travelling light, but decided to sell later on because I did not use it anymore.
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM (august 2006 - ...) My work horse on the crop camera, simply outstanding image quality and fast across the whole range. The only flaw is that it is quite susceptible to flare. Sold the lens in 2012.
Canon EF 85 mm f/1.8 USM (july 2008 - ...) Very nice for some indoor sports, and other indoor events.
Canon EF 135 mm f/2.0L IS USM (december 2008 - ...) Bought this lens for use on a FF camera, it is great for (unposed) portraits but I can put it too good use on my 40D for indoor sports as well.
Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS USM (february 2009 - december 2010) After renting this lens 7 or 8 times I knew it was money well spent. My favourite sports lens on a crop camera. On a FF camera its use is more varied. Sold it to buy the new version.
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM (february 2009 - ...) Usage of this lens extends to concerts and other low light work, as well as portraits on the crop camera.
Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4.0L IS USM (april 2009 - ...) Bought as part of the 5DII kit, this is my new standard zoom. Chose it above the 24-70 for its IS.
Sigma 12-24 mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM (april 2009 - ...) Switching to full frame brings extra costs: my superwide Canon 10-20 cannot be used, so I invested in this one, which offers an even wider view
Canon EF 100 f/2.8L IS USM Macro (december 2009 - ...) Replaces the EF-S 60 macro that I sold.
Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS II USM (december 2010 - ...) Version I of this lens proved its value thousands of times. The new version is even beter optically. It is my favourite sports lens on a crop camera. On a FF camera its use is more varied.
Canon TS-E 24 mm f/3.5L II (july 2010- ...) Wide angle tilt and shift lens I will use for architecture, landscape, perhaps some macro work and hopefully also for some fun creative pictures.
Canon 35 mm f/2.0 IS (april 2013- ...) Lightweight and compact semi-wide standard prime, intended for event, low light and general use.
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Looking for a sharp ultrawide, I quickly dismissed the Canon 14 2.8 because of its unreasonable price. The Samyang is a very good alternative, razor sharp, but troubled with difficult to correct non-linear distortion. Not to be used for really critical architectural shots.
Examples of commissioned and/or published work:
Image on the website of athlete Lars Timmerman
All photography on the website of the Dutch writer Paul Sterk
Cover photo of the book Europa by Ben de Pater
Some of the images for 'hot items' on the website of Utrecht University Library
Some images on the Papendal Games website
Some sporters' profiles, e.g. Jerzyk Agnieszka
Sporter's portrait on the ECCE site
Photo report of a library tuition seminar by LOOWI
Bacardi Building image on the Mid Centuria site
University Library image on the Hucbald student association site
Imperial Pottery Hanley image on the Potteries.org site
(without permission) Denise van Herp image in the Weekkrant
Utrecht University Library image on the dentrodocopovazio blog
Nancy van Petersen image on the Atletiekstad site
Marcelino Sobczak image on the AV phoenix site
Beach voleyball image on the Czech mr-sport site
Remona Fransen images on the Hurdler49 athletics site
Giant Squoia Images on Cabin Rental (without permission)
Two Utrecht University library images at the 'A Biblioteca e a Cidade' exposition, Coimbra, Portugal, 2-31 March 2011
Workflow and processing
Allmost all images since 2008 are made in raw format with neutral camera settings and processed afterwards. I use Canon's Digital Photo professional to develop the raw images and Photoshop CS (versions 2, 3, 4 and 5) for image optimisation and occasional more extreme treatment. The list below gives an impression of the treatment of my images here on Pbase. The items listed are in the order I apply them and between brackets is an estimation of the the percentage of my Pbase images that have undergone that treatment.
- colour temperature: in raw conversion, to correct my lazy standard cloudy white balance (40%)
- lens correction (vignetting, distortion, chromatic aberration): in raw conversion for Canon lenses, (30%)
- crop, mostly to cut off small margins that I add for 'safety' reasons in framing (70%), since 2010 in DPP during raw convsion
- shadow/highlight: mostly to lighten up shadows a bit; I seldom use the highlight treatment (20%)
- channel mixer: almost exclusively for B&W conversions (5%)
- curves: often on specific sections of the image (15%)
- saturation: sometimes when stray light has eroded colours (4%)
- spot healing and clone stamp: to remove effects of dust on the sensor and in rare cases to clean up the background of a portrait (5%)
- noise reduction: for dark areas in high ISO images, although seldom necessary with the 5DII or 5DIII camera (5%)
- gaussian blur: sometimes to make a cluttered background less distractive (2%)
- unsharp mask: sometimes on a section of the image, sometimes on the whole image (60%)
- border (100%)