my gear

 .                                                                                              P1080267Back in 1973 I started with analogue, fully mechanical camera’s, which explaines why my first digital camera is the analogue-retro designed Panasonic L1.  For my work I like to use an APS-C or M43 rangefinder-like system-camera with some lenses. I feel especially attracted to analogue/retrostyled camera’s like the Fuji XPRO/XE series and the Panasonic GF/GX/GM series. Sometimes I can borrow a camera or lenses from a friend, being able to try out and compare. My camera is almost completely black-taped. Together with the smaller top-flat rangefinderlook, the look is oldfashioned, ugly and non-important. This suits me for photographing people, making it easy to come close, have (eye)contact, and shoot portraits, without long telelenses. As a bonus being taped the camera is almost weathersealed and scratch proof.  And my camerabags look cheap and ordinary.                         

Lenses with uv-protectionfilters and short rubber suncaps are added.    Sometimes my lefthand as flareprotection. I seldom use flash or a tripod.

Most pictures are shot in RAW, only a few in JPEG. RAW and JPEG are processed in lightroom. Black&White conversion is also done in lightroom. JPEGsettings always at standard/default, noisereduction and sharpness low. Mostly using aperturepriority.

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