Who am I
My name is JC, and I’m trying to make funny, interesting, beautiful, crazy, stunning and impressive photo’s foto’s.
|I bought my first digital camera in the year of 2001. Fore the astronomical amount of fl. 1500,-! This was a 2 megapixel camera from HP. One of the first digital cameras for the consumer market. Unfortunately, this camera got an abrupt end after 5401 pictures due to an unfortunate moment of action on a cable…|
|When the first digital SLR came to the consumer market in 2004, I bought it immediately: a Canon EOS 300D. A very nice camera, 6 MP! I still have this camera, and it’s being used by my children to experiment with photography.|
|After the HP died, I bought another pocket camera for the “holiday shots” in 2005, the Canon PowerShot S410. A small compact camera, where I later found an underwater house for, for shooting photos and videos during the diving.|
|Looking at the Canon lens, the EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6, two new lenses are included: the Sigma 17-70mm f / 2.8-4.5 dc and the Sigma 70-200mm EX f / 2.8. A purchase I have not regretted. The 17-70 is always on the camera, and for a little more zoom the 70-200 is a beautiful lens! The 2x Extender I got is practically never used.|
|After the Canon PowerShot started to show a pink stripe on every shot taken, I replaced it with another pocket: the Panasonic DMC-TZ10. With built-in GPS. Every photo was nicely provided with a location, an option that now is featured by all of the smartphones. I also bought an underwater house for diving.|
|With the rise of the smartphones, the pocket camera is becoming less and less used. The quality of the iPhone-camera is of such quality that a pocket camera is often forgotten. You always have the phone at your fingertips! Nevertheless, I try to find out the ultimate features of the smartphone camera to make nice pictures.|
|By 2015, I decided to purchase a GoPro for the winter sports, children and underwater movies. It will be the GoPro Hero 4 Silver. For its size a monster: fast, clear and all in 12MP! Nice to play with the kids: you put on a harness with the GoPro and let them go!|
|I finally started to face the limitations of the Canon EOS 300D. That’s why I bought the Canon EOS 80D in 2016. A super camera, equipped with WiFi and 24.4MP. Now those megapixels were not really important to me: During my Iceland trip in 2005, with the EOS 300D, in 6MP I shot a great picture in Jökulsárlón, which is now on canvas 1 by 1,5m on the wall.
However, the 80D is a completely different way of photographing compared to the 300D. The camera is many times faster and more accurate. I still use the same Sigma lenses as on the old Canon ..