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History

30 years ago I bought my first camera: a nice Practica, all manual but with an integrated lightmeter and a 50mm lens. I still have it somewhere. A Vivitar 70-210 mm. and a Panasonic flash were added soon to my collection;

The digital age however opened a brand new world for the photographic enthusiast. Now we spend a lot of money on equipment, but the photo's come almost for free. We shoot a lot, see the result immediately and, hopefully, learn from the many mistakes we make.

30 years ago

Present

Coming from Minolta analogue, my first digital camera was a Konica Minolta D5D with the kit 18-70 an 75-300. The Sigma 105mm 2,8 macro and the Tamron 17-50 2,8 were added for obvious reasons: quality and light. I still have this camera, hesitated when Sony took over the brand, but decided to upgrade after a couple of years to the Sony α700 with the 16-105 mm. kit lens. I love this camera, that I bought at an incredible price. It still is very much a Minolta .

present

Future

The 70-400 G lens is sitting in my bag since June. It is a very versatile lens giving nice colours and sharpness. It starts at 70 mm., so even portrets come out very nice. I have used her in Bali whenever I had the chance, and I 'm quite pleased with the results. I also used my 105 mm. (macro) Sigma a lot, and the quality is amazing compared to standard zoom lenses. So recently I added a 50 mm. 1.8 to my collection. Perfect portet lens.

70-400

So, the goal is to use prime lenses as often as possible. For pixel peeping they are the best!
I'm now hesitating between the 35 mm. (equivalent of a 50 mm. full frame) or a 85 mm.