zondag 25 december 2011

Citytrip Rome 2011

It took me some while to search through and edit my photo's taken in Rome. Finally finished the first time through all.
I am satisfied with my photography and learned alot, also see how to better my self more wich is obviously still needed.
I made a lot of black and whites during my stay of mostly street photogragphy.
Below 2 of the best(in my opinion).
Also i learned a deal more about postprocessing in Photoshop using Nik Filters. But also just used CaptureNX only for minor tweaks.

Grts, Peter

zaterdag 24 december 2011

The Praktica

Finally pictures.
Praktica LTL 3 + Pentacon 50mm 1:1.8 multi coated
Praktica 321a flash unit.
Grts, Peter 

donderdag 15 december 2011


At the local recycle store i got a Praktica LTL 3 with  Pentacon 50mm 1.8 multicoated and a Praktica 321a flash unit.
The flash worked, but couldn't test the camera yet because the 1.35 volt px625 battery was dead.
So started to read that replacements are 1.5 volt and make the metering go beserk.
So some google brought me to this link:

So ordered one.
When it arrived i was excited to try it out and yes, The LTL 3 is fully functional.
So gonna try a roll of film soon!!

A picture of this gear will follow soon.
grts, Peter

woensdag 7 december 2011

Rome, wow.....

28th november till 3th december we went to Rome.
 What did i do?? Well In love with Rome and 1012 photos richer.
Obviously  the question is what did i use??
Well The 35mm 1.8 dx was fav. Close is the 11-16 Tokina an a few shots taken with the 70-210.

Rome is a definate shoud be on your list of cities to visit!!
grts, Peter

dinsdag 8 november 2011

m42 mount aquisitions

Bought myself 2 additions to the m42 lenses.
A Helios-44-2 2/58 and a Pentacon 50mm 1.8.

The above shot is with the Penatacon on the D90 @ f2.8.
The E-P1 turns out to be a very nice camera! will add some soon.

grts, Peter

zaterdag 8 oktober 2011


New in the family:
Olympus Pen E-P1 _ 14-42 M.Zuiko Digital 1:3.5-5.6

maandag 19 september 2011

Lightened up!

Taken at one of my favourite places.

Shot info:
Nikon D90
Tokina 11-16 1:2.8
iso 200 f8 11mm 1/200
Processing Photoshop CS5.1

Grts, Peter

woensdag 7 september 2011

Hi there.

Found a great link through the Kiron Club.

It is about old lenses and bokeh, loads of examples with loads of lenses and exif's included.
You can find it here,

Enjoy the feast of great pictures.

grts, Peter

dinsdag 6 september 2011


Visited 'Bussloo' near Apeldoorn after dawn. Sun was just down and dark clouds bringing thunder and rain were approaching. Tried to process this shot to show the dark mood that was among us.
Taken with my UWA, really have a love/hate relationship with it still, but love is winning ;-)

Shot info:
Nikon D90
Tokina 11-16 1:2.8
11mm - f5.6 - 1/8 - iso 400 - minus 2/3e EV
PP in PS CS5.1

Grts Peter

woensdag 3 augustus 2011


New in the collection.
'Soligor Pre Set 300mm 1:5.5 m42'

Got it a a bargain price of marktplaats.
The roof is a test shot, here are the settings:
Taken @ iso 400 1/800th f5.5(wide open).
-CaptureNX --> set blackpoint, convert to nikon sRGB for jpeg.

Well it is a fun lens to have on the D90, it's kinda big wich makes it a bit shakey and needs fast shutterspeeds. But i think the wide open results shows a good sharpness. The bokeh is friendly too. The diaphragm is rounded.

Let's find out the usefullness of this lens in the future.

Grts, Peter

It fits!

The above picture is taken with a lens i had in my collection for a long time but never used it. It has an F-mount for Nikon with closed ears, so the internet tells me it will not fit on my D90 nor my F100.
Surprised to find on Gathering of Tweakers shots taken with the same lens on a D90.....
So i looked carefull and yes it fits....And thats a reason to be happy.
Well it is sharp at F2.8 and gives a great bokeh and is very easy to focus with.
The above picture shows the color rendition and sharpness and bokeh of this lens @ f4.

Grts, Peter

zaterdag 2 juli 2011

New Gear

New Gear.
Got myself some new stuff, left to right:
-Nikon F301-
-Nikon Speedlight SB-23-
-Nikon 35-70 1:3.3-4.5 AF-
-Nikon 70-210 1:4-5.7 AF-
-UV filters to match the lenses-
-In the back u see a case to carry the lot-
I think i really got a good deal, all works fine. Glass is ok!

Grts Peter

zondag 19 juni 2011

I sold something from old hobby. Gave me enough euros to go out and look for a UWA.
Turned out to become a 'Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16 f2.8'
Needs some getting used to, but omg what an angle....
Above i shot after sunset at 't Leesten near my hometown.

Looing forward to go out on a walk and really get to learn UWA as a tool!

Grts, Peter

maandag 13 juni 2011

Canon EOS 300+28-90mm on Fuji Superia xtra 400 asa

Last summer i got a gift from a collegue, a Canon EOS 300 + 28-90 AF lens.
Filled it with Fuji Superia Xtra 400 asa and it was till last week i had it developed.
Seems i pushed the camera to much in low light wide open, much noise on some pictures.
Though some came out perfectly. Above are 2 wich are processed with Photoshop CS5 and nik filters used.

Grts Peter

maandag 30 mei 2011

Nice edit from Radio Kootwijk Zendgebouw A, also know as ''The Cathedral''
Shot with my Nikon F100 using a Vivitar 28mm 1:2.5 on Fuji Superia 200 wich was 6 years over date. Scanned with the Coolscan ls-40.
Did processing using PS5, Silver efex 2 and Dfine to get this result.
I am happy with the atmosphere i intended worked out like this.

Grts, Peter.

vrijdag 20 mei 2011


We have been in Istanbul first week of may. Made 877 pictures(ahum...).
This one i edited using Photoshop and Silver efe2 pro.
On Flickr it became my first explore...#287...

Taken with:
Nikon D90
Nikon 35mm 1:1.8 DX AF-s
Edited in PS CS5/Silver efex


a set is on my flickr;
Istanbul Set.

zaterdag 30 april 2011


After using 50mm lenses on the Vivitar teleconverter i wanted to see what the 100mm would do.
Well can't go bigger/closer because of working distance but the fine quality stayed. Above an example.

Shot taken with:
Nikon D90
Nikon Series E 100mm 1:2.8
Vivitar macro focussing teleconverter for 50mm n/ai

Grts, Peter

zaterdag 16 april 2011

Old leaf with Old camera...

Finally had film from the Ricoh XR-6 developed.
Above is one of the results. I like the camera it's small and easy to focus with and the 50mm Rikenon XR 50mm L 1:2 lens is nice and sharp.
Rewinding the film didn't went as smooth as i had wished for, maybe user mistake?

Grts, Peter.

zondag 3 april 2011


Walking around with the 70-210 shooting wide open to check optical performance if found the above. I am happy enough with wide open performance, though one stop down and performance gets better.

Shot taken with:
Nikon D90
Nikon Series E 70-210 f4
Edited PS CS5

Grts, Peter

woensdag 23 maart 2011

Macro is fun. Because i don't have a single macro lens available i use a teleconverter for 50mm for my macro needs.
The above is from a small macro serie of 'rust'.

Shot taken with:
Nikon D90
Mamiya Sekor 50mm 1:2 SX m42
Vivitar Macro Focussing Teleconverter 2x (for 50mm) n/ai mf
Editing in PS CS5

The above combination gives great results in my opinion. I love it. Check my Flickr for more macro results with this combination.

Grts Peter

woensdag 16 maart 2011

I really like this shot a lot, never had so much reactions on flickr before on a picture so proud of this shot.
Taken With:
Nikon D90
aus Jena DDR T 50mm 1:2.8 m42

Grts, Peter

maandag 7 maart 2011

Just a Picture

Playing with m42 mount.

Taken With:
Nikon D90
aus Jena DDR T 50mm 1:2.8 m42
Edit PS CS5+ Silver Efex Pro.

Greets, Peter

donderdag 3 maart 2011


My Loves Cat:


Shot taken with:
Nikon D90
Nikon Series E 70-210 f4 @ f8
Edited in PS CS5

grts Peter

zondag 20 februari 2011

70-210...me versus fungus.

Today i succesfully opened a Nikon Series E 70-210 f4 ai-s lens.
It had fungus on the second lens element from the front, 1 screw only wich deceased during the operation. Unscrewed full front element and there is was, the fungus.
Lens came out 99% of 100% i guess.
Gonna have fun with this one on both de D90 but also the F100.
The ai(s) lenses i have make me wonder should'nt i be getting a d300s of d7000 (or d700).
No metering on the D90 works off course, but sometimes......

Grts Peter.

Anouk Gaia

Anouk Gaia
Decided to upload some pictures from my daughter to flickr, the above is one of them. She was 3 months before her fifth birthday on this picture.
Shot taken with:
Nikon D90
Nikon 50mm 1.8d
Edited in CaptureNX


zondag 13 februari 2011

Another Gift...!

The same colleague that gave me the agfa last week came with a new surprise last thursday.
She gave me a LowePro Nova Mini camera bag and said look inside.
I found this:

''Canos EOS 500n + BP8 and 28-80 4-5.6 + 80-200 4-5.6''

Complete with the manual and 2 old films. One 2002 and one 2003 as end time. Both 100asa.
The BP-8 still was filled with penlites wich were leaking. So i cleaned out the grip and fitted it with 4 fresh penlites and turned the camera on and it responded as it should.
Filled it with one of the 2 rolls of film en will fill this and get it developed.
A picture of the camera will follow soon.

Well THANX again!!

grts Peter.

zaterdag 5 februari 2011

Results Minolta Dynax 3xi

Filled the Minolta Dynax 3xi with Power Zoom 35-80 1:4-5.6. with a roll of Fuji Superia 400asa.
The Hema devoloped the film and i scanned the negatives with my Nikon Coolscan LS-40.
Edited the scans with Photoshop CS5.
It is a strange camera, works diferrent compared to my Nikon's, though i like the ''bokeh'' it creates. Guess i won't be using it on a daily basis but it was a fun camera to fool around with!


donderdag 3 februari 2011

'Agfa Billy Record'

Got this classic camera from a colleague at work today, seems to be in working condition!

dinsdag 1 februari 2011

Been playing with the Vivitar 2x Teleconverter for 50mm lenses. Above shot was taken with my Mamiya Sekor 50mm 1:2 SX m42 mounted on the teleconverter. Using minimal lightning from a halogen lamp wich resides on my desk for light during the nighthours.
Editing is done using cameraraw 6.3 ps cs5 and silver efex.

Grts, Peter.

dinsdag 25 januari 2011

New Analogue Camera...

....well new. Second hand a a great bargain price.
Ricoh XR 6 + XR Rikenon 1:2 50mm L

Seems to be in working condition, film is being filled so curious about the results.

Grts Peter

donderdag 20 januari 2011

Sold stuff..

Since i never used the f90x any longer i decided to sell it.
So bye bye .........!
I am gonna try and save money for some stuff i really think is usefull for my style.


donderdag 13 januari 2011

'Station Beekbergen'

Been a while again. Last sunday the weather was good. So me my dad and daughter decided to go to 'Station Beekbergen'
It's an old railway station wich houses some nice old steamtrains and diesel loc's.
It's far from a museum, it's a bit messy almost urban at places.
Above 2 from the series i shot there.
Rest is here.
Was the first time i really used the 28mm 1:28 AF with a purpose on the D90 and it worked out just ok, lens is sharp @ higher apertures, even at 2.8 in center. Gonna be using this one more now.
To be honest, the use of the F100 makes me use more and more just primes.

Grts Peter