Currently I use the following photographic equipment:
Camera's and lenses
- Minolta dynax 7 with VC-7 vertical grip. The Dynax
7 is equipped with a lot of high tech features, yet easy to use
and most functions are directly accessible from buttons on the
camera body, making full manual operation a breeze. The large
status display on the back is just wonderfull, it shows all exposure
information and is especially usefull when shooting from tripod.
I use it all the time. The memory storage of exposure information
and the ability to transfer this data to my computer is also a
big plus of the dynax 7.
- Minolta 50 mm / 1.7 standard lens. Excellent little
lens, sharp and large aperture. Never disappoints me.
- Sigma 28-70 mm / 2.8 EX. Good all purpose zoom lens.
- Sigma 70-200 mm / 2.8 EX + 2x converter. Good lens,
that I do not use as much as I probably should.
4x5 large format:
wooden field camera. Beautifully shaped in red cherry wood and
gold colour brass metal. I acquired this camera in 2005 and have
since then grown to love it. Such fun to use and really forces
you to practice photography in it's most basic form, using zone-system
and full manual operation.
- Schneider-Kreuznach Super-Angulon 5.6 / 75 mm.
- Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar-S 5.6 / 150 mm.
- Rodenstock Sironar-N 5.6 / 210 mm.
Image 4x5 pinhole camera (Zero 45 Deluxe). The camera is a
beautiful handmade wooden box. It has an adjustable depth, using
extension elements. A kind of change in "focal length",
although focal length is not the right term for a lensless camera
like a pinhole.
Kodak Tri-X 400 (400 TX) and Plus-X 125 (125 PX) film
4x5 large format:
Kodak Tri-X 320 (320 TXP) for B&W and Fujichrom
Provia 100F for colour.
- Durst 670 BW enlarger that is used for all 35 mm
- Durst Laborator 1200 including Ilford 500H Multigrade
head for large format printing.
I do not own a digital camera yet, but use a Canon
Canoscan 9950F in case there is a need to digitize a print made
in my darkroom. For film negative and positive scanning though,
I hire an Imacon 848 at a professional lab in Amsterdam, as it
gives far superior scanning results over the 9950F for film scanning.
An Epson R2400 is primarily used for colour, and to a much lesser
extent B&W, printing.