donderdag 2 december 2010


The first F100 i got didn't work well,the MP seller gave me part of my money back, very unique and gave me the option to find a new one.
Through LC forum i finally got my self a mint one!
The two above pictures are shot with it.

Taken using:
Nikon F100
Vivitar 28mm 1:2.5 MF
Kodak Portra 160nc
Nikon Coolscan LS-40
edit in PS CS5

Grts Peter

MF 50mm on D90

MF Manual Focus lensen on the D90, two oldies but nice ones!
The above is with:
aus Jena DDR T 50mm 1:2.8 trough m42 adapter
Beneath is the:
Mamiya Sekor SX 50mm 1:2 through m42 adapter

Keep on loving the olde MF lenses, use of a m42 adapter with glass works fine.

Grts Peter

vrijdag 8 oktober 2010

Looking through archive.....

And found this shot.
Really liked it.
Taken with the D90 with 50mm 1.8d. Edited in CaptureNX.

maandag 27 september 2010

Last gear......

Top to bottom:
Kiron 28-210 1:3.8-5.6 Nikon AI MF
Nikon Coolscan LS-40 ED
Nikon F100 + MB-15(fitted with Nikon E Series 100mm 1:2.8)


zaterdag 25 september 2010

Cleaned my Nikon Coolscan LS-40 ED

Though scanning results improved i still din't get the sharpness i should and still negatives with results to cry about.
So after being hinted by a Lightcatch forum member i looked into cleaning my LS-40.
Today i did following the tutorial found here:
Cleaning Nikon Coolscan LS-40

It wasn't that difficult and really imroved the quality of the scan!
Though be cautious with the mirror...

Above 1 result, in an older post you can see the first try at that negative.

Grts Peter.

zondag 12 september 2010

Steep learning Curves

Negative scanning, i think i am getting results i want and understand how that is possible ;)
Complemented analogue photography with a Nikon F100.
So gonna be a mix of dslr and slr from now on.


zondag 5 september 2010

Scan results......

Above a negative scan from my visit to Middelburg where i bought my scanner.
This is on of the best scan results so far.
I am having problems with some negatives wich just don't give good scans.
Testing, trying and failing is the word.

Above is F90x + 50mm 1.8d on Kodak Color Gold 200.

woensdag 1 september 2010

Cool......a scanner ;)

Bought myself a nice piece of equipment for my analogue photography.

Very good price and runs on Windows7 64bit using Nikon Scan 4.03


woensdag 18 augustus 2010

Vacation 2010, picture taken in a valley behind Grimaud. River ''La Garde''.
It was a great place to strawl around, though the descent to the valley and the following ascent with 34 degrees was a bit of a killer.
Grimaud is a great place with history, check out this url:


woensdag 11 augustus 2010

M42 adapter & 3 lenses

Got my hands on a m42 adapter for Nikon.
Already had 3 m42 lenses in my collection, came with the Mamiya msx 500.

Works like a charm. The above is shot with a Mamiya /Sekor SX 200mm 1:3.5.
I think it's sharp enough(not visable in this picture) and i love the Bokeh wich you can see clearly in this picture.
Also a 35mm and a 50mm m42 mount lens came in the 3 pack, so will test them to soon.
Shot info: iso 400 - f3.5 - 1/800 - 200mm.

zondag 1 augustus 2010

Editing is good.....

After installing and configuring my laptop i got to edit the above picture.
It's edited in PS5 with Silver efex plug-in.
I like the result!

Its taken with de D90, 50mm 1.8d in a place called 'Elburg'

Besides i have been busy with scans again from Hema.
On the next link you will go staight to my flickr page with the set op f90x negative scans.

For now, grts!

New Stuff.

Recently i aquiered myself some stuf 2 are pure photography, 1 is part photography and part nice to have.
I got 2 new lenses:
Nikon AF 28mm 1:2.8
Vivitar 28mm 1:2.8
(see picture mounted on my F90x)
Acer Aspire 7551 Notebook.


vrijdag 23 juli 2010

Sunset from my holidays.

First one from holidays in south France.
Taken @ Cap du Sardineaux near a village calles St Maxime.
Very nice sunset there!
Will post more in the future.

dinsdag 29 juni 2010

Mystical Rose

Taken with the Vivitar 70-150.
This rose was hanging down, the light fell in perfecty for a nice mystical dramatic shot.
Finishing touch with Capture NX 2
Shot info: iso200 - f8 - 1/640 - 150mm

zaterdag 26 juni 2010

Nikon F90x + MB-10 Grip.

Well, finally made time to take a picture of th F90x.
Excellent camera and it is in good shape!
Makes me wish for a Nikkor 20 or 24mm ai-s or af prime.
The lens mounted on it is a one with a great angle but not the sharpest.


vrijdag 25 juni 2010

Analogue results....

I borrowed my dad's Nikon F55, 2 rolls of film later i noticed i really enjoyed taking photo's the ''old'' way.
After seeing the first results(shop instead of usb connection) i decided i liked it so much i wanted an ''old'' camera wich could work together with my old ai and ai-s lenses(metering).
Nikon's F100 and F5 were easily found as great camera's but a bit to pricy. So looking further i noticed the ''Nikon F90x'' And so i was done, marktplaats helped my find a seller that gave me a price i could live with.
So first roll of film in the f90x, some old and one newer lens mounted i went out.
Above you can see 2 results.
I had the film developed at the 'Hema' a warehouse store. Also choose digitized on cd.
A bit disapointed with the quality of the scans i started editing them in Capture NX.
Shot Info:
1: Fuji Susperia x-tra 400, Vivitar 75-205 1:3.8
2: Fuji Susperia x-tra 400, Vivitar 24mm 1:2.8

It is wonderfull shooting like this, i will continue using the F90x besides my Digital D90.
For now the end, i'll take a shot at showing you my F90x.


maandag 14 juni 2010

Natures beautiful colors.....

Still having great fun with my MF AI lenses.
Above shots are edited with capture nx.
The first:

iso 400 - f8 - 1/320 - 150mm
@ my Dad's garden
Vivitar 70-150 1:3.8

The second:
iso 400 - f8 - 1/500 - 205mm
@ My Love's Garden
Vivitar 75-205 1:3.8

zaterdag 29 mei 2010


One more with the Vivitar 70-150 1:3.8.
Nice and warm and that bee was hungry!
Shot info: iso 200 - f8 - 1/200 - 150mm

zondag 23 mei 2010


Today i went to the forest with the 50mm 1.8D mounted.
I saw a picture of a forummember @ NCN wich gave me inspiration. I wanted Bokeh and a B&W maybe a bit tinted.
Above one of the results. More on Flickr.
Shot info: iso 200 - f1.8 - 1/400 - 50mm

zondag 16 mei 2010

Testing the Vivitar 70-150 1:3.8 part 2

Another one from the wide open test, only this day the sun was doing a better job.
Nice and red!
Shot info: iso 200 - f3.8 - 1/400 - 150mm

zaterdag 15 mei 2010

Testing the Vivitar 70-150 1:3.8

On the NCN forum we became curious about the wide open performance of the Vivitar 70-150 1:3.8 wich at least 2 of us use. Both a Kiron made version. After he went out and shot wide open he was a bit disappointed, but seems to be turning a bit after more testing. So i tried again today and was surprised.
Sure @ f8 it is way sharper but images are good after a bit of extra sharpening, but not that much after all.
Above is one of today! Judge for yourself.
Shot Info: iso 400 - f3.8 - 1/320 - 150mm

zaterdag 1 mei 2010

At the moment the Vivitar 75-205 1:3.8 is my favourite lens. At 205mm @ f8 it is sharp and gives a good soft bokeh and almost macro. I love it!!
Enjoy these 2 pictures! Both were taken in my loves garden at 5 'o' clock midday with a bit of sun on 29th of april.
Shot info: Both iso 200 - f8 - 205mm - above 1/250 beneath 1/320.

New toy.....

Bought myself this Coolpix s3000. Why?
Well its handy smalland usefull.
Off course you can't compare it to a dslr, but for snapshots it's good enough.

zondag 18 april 2010

Testing the new Vivitar.

New gear, new picture.
Got an optically not so good Vivitar Series 1 35-85mm 1:2.8. Should be a very decent lens back in the days. Well i am not disapointed. Due to visual scratches and coating not that good anymore i didnt expect much. But its turns out fairly good i guess. Maybe get a optically condition 'mint' in the future.
Shot info: Iso 200 - f8 - 1/200 - 85mm

zaterdag 17 april 2010


On 14th of April a Volcano erupted in Iceland. Thursday the 15th the dustcloud passed north western europe. Due to this phenomenom the sunset could be much more spectacular than normally.
I went to one of my favourite places, Radio Kootwijk and shot some nice views. The above shows the colors.
Shot info: iso 200 - f8 - 1/160 - 105mm


In my opinion a nice shot, not completely sharp due to a bit of motion. Well @ 205mm and 1/100 shutter speed what can i expect?!
I really love the Vivitar zooms. Off course CaptureNX has seen this one but not as much as you would think.
The 24mm Vivitar Prime is not that sharp, hard to get good focus at infinity setting.
Well for now bye.
Shot Info: iso 200 - f5.6 - 1/100 - 205mm.

donderdag 8 april 2010

The 70-150 Vivitar is so warm in it

Nice and warm colors in this picture.
The Vivitar 70-150 turns out to be a really warm lens, editing did not involve any color editing just levels contrast en brightness.
Shot info:
iso 200 - f4 - 1/160 - 150mm

maandag 5 april 2010

Adding a picture...

Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 macro focussing zoom.

vrijdag 2 april 2010

iso 200 - f8 - 1/125 - 24mm Vivitar f2.8
iso 200 - f8 - 1/500 - 150mm --> Vivitar 70-150mm

Two 'new' Manual Focus Lenses.

Been a while since i was here.
Have been a busy boy, work, life etc.
As title says i aquired 2 new lenses.
Vivitar 24mm 1:2.8
Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 macro focussing zoom

Both came in at a very decent pricetag. I like the angle the 24mm gives me. Makes me think about getting a 20/24/28mm AF prime Nikon lens in the future or a 12-24mm zoom(tokina perhaps).

The 75-205mm i just got. It's a big mofo. Looks as if it's new. Will test it soon.
In the next post i will show 2 pictures, one is with 24mm and one is with 70-150. Both i think are good shots.

Well for now...Hapy easter people.

woensdag 10 maart 2010

Well first try with the 100mm. Not much light as you can see, was a bit dark outside and just one light on my desk, turned out to be a nice shot anyhow!
Off course CaptureNX has seen this one, levels needed a bit of straightening and B&W conversion.
Shot info: iso 200 - f2.8 - 1/100 - 100mm.

Manual Focus again: Nikon E Series 100mm f2.8.

Addicted as i have become to Manual Focus lenses this week the third arrived.
The Panagor was nice, The Vivitar a surprise. This one, a Nikon E series 100mm f2.8 is a winner.
Got it on a nice deal, tested a bit and so far i am very happy with it.
Doing my homework i will add 2 links to information about this lens.

Well, seems this is a nice lens indeed.
Will post a first edited photo in next blog message.

For now, Bye Bye/

vrijdag 5 maart 2010

Orchid 2

Following the other blog from today a black and white form the orchid series.
Shot info: iso 200 - f8 - 1/125 - 150mm

The manual focus lenses really are a learnig curve, but i like working with them. It gives full control at what i want to do. Still i think metering is a plus, maybe one day a d300 or d700 or......
Besides hunting @ marktplaats is fun also.

For now till next entry!
Cheers Peter.


I really love the Vivitar. I made a serie at my love's house. There is a growing orchid in the window where it catches it's sunlight. Above you can see an edit in color.
Shot info: iso 200 - f8 - 1/100- 150mm

dinsdag 23 februari 2010

Manual focussing

The Vivitar 70-150mm f3.8 manual focussing zoom turns out to be a very sharp lens, espacially when stopped down to f5.6 and above.
This object sits in my kitchen, in the window. I like the colors, the DOF and the sharpness.
What more can i wish for, the lens changed owners for 25 euro's.
Ok one wish, A D300 or above because my D90 doesn't meter the light and makes me do testshots, but in time my guess for shuttertimes will improve(i hope).
Shot Info: iso 200 - f8 - 1/100 - between 70-150mm (really can't remember).

Next to this i started using border for my shots, at first i didn't like a border much, but after some experimenting, it's nice!
i use Bordermaker 4.1, free and handy.

vrijdag 19 februari 2010

News about a favourite phothography place

This is a news article about one of my favorite hangouts for pictures. Dutch Only.


woensdag 10 februari 2010

Manual Focus again.

Today i received my second Manual Focus lens.
It is a Vivitar 70-150mm 1:3.8 macro focussing zoom.
Well macro, focus minimal distance is 90 cm, so not real macro.
Got this through marktplaats, just like the Panagor.
Looks good, didnt test it yet.
Results will follow.

maandag 8 februari 2010


Reflections. An experimental shot.
Not to unhappy with the result myself.
I like the colors inside compared to the white outside seen in the reflection.
Shot Info: iso 200 - f8 - 1/50 - 38mm

zaterdag 6 februari 2010

Shot this picture at my love's house at night.
I like the straight lines and the bend reflections of the hall in the vase.
Shot info: iso 200 - f8 - 6sec - 92mm

maandag 1 februari 2010

Yesterday i went to ''Radio Kootwijk''.
It was a sunny day and i took the D90 with me to work. After work i drove to Kootwijk on a icy road.
The picture above is the last one i shot before i went back home, stone cold....
Edited a bit in Capture NX2, only contrast and brightness and i cropped it a bit.
Shot info: iso 200 - f22 - 1/100 - 50mm

zondag 24 januari 2010

Another contest @
This 2 week assignment was ''art''.
So i went out and shot the above photo. Edited in Capture NX2.
This is the result.
Shot info: iso 400 - 1/160 - f4 - 50mm

vrijdag 22 januari 2010

Usually i don't use flash. I did in this photo.
Result is quite nice in my opinion, detailed.
Also the DOF is ok.
So i am happy with the result.
The grip is being a great add on, also on this picture it was
on the camera and it won't be coming off soon i guess.
Shot info: iso 200 - f5.6 - 1/60 -105mm

woensdag 13 januari 2010

After my purchase of the grip i went to a place near my home to take some pictures of the deserted hospital. The sun was just starting to find it's way through the clouds.
So i aimed and shot the above picture.
I came home stone cold freezing fingers of, but this result made me smile!
Shot Info:
iso 200 - 1/640 - f14 - 105mm

Went to one of the local photography stores today. One i never visit for buying because its the most expensive in my city. But this MB-D80 grip was on sale i guess, cheapest i could find in, well the whole country ;)
Fitted the grip on the D90, damn its big, but what a good hold i have now on the D90.
In the near future aquire a second battery for more juice and it's complete.

dinsdag 12 januari 2010

Winter in Holland

Snow, Snow and even More Snow.
Seems Nature can't get enough this winter.
But for us photographers....
Nice shots to be taken, but beware snow and dslr's don't mix that good.
Snow gives a new way of taking pictures, metering is more difficult.
Shot info: iso 200 - 1/60 - f8 - 38mm

dinsdag 5 januari 2010

Panagor 135mm f2.8 MF / Nikon f-mount
Bought this Manual Focus trough Marktplaats for the small amount of 20 euro.

On the D90 i have to adjust everything, metering, diafragma is not a big problem. Manual focussing is the hard part.
The bokeh seems sweet, the CA is visable when @ 100% crop(only tested f2.8).
When i have something wich i think is a good picture from this lens i'll show it here.