Daily impressions

2009, Photography

These are some of my impressions of today. Cool to have a camera with you.
Daily Impressions by Wouter Brandsma
Daily Impressions by Wouter Brandsma
Daily Impressions by Wouter Brandsma
Daily Impressions by Wouter Brandsma
Daily Impressions by Wouter Brandsma
Daily Impressions by Wouter Brandsma
Daily Impressions by Wouter Brandsma
Daily Impressions by Wouter Brandsma
Daily Impressions by Wouter Brandsma
Daily Impressions by Wouter Brandsma

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

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Empty battery, what’s next?

2009, Photography

Many biological farms in my neighborhood had view day’s this weekend. These bioligical farms had corn, grain, strawberries, and grapes for a local winery. And while visiting three of those farms I had planned to take the Sigma DP1 with me. Unfortunately after only eight photographs the battery was completely empty. Strange to me, because I had checked the battery before leaving. But still not as bad as forgetting to insert the charged battery in the camera, although that did happen to me once before!

But what’s next? Introduce here my wife’s Nokia N95 multimedia phone with little Tessar lens. I already had plans to use her phone for some photography, but unintentionaly it was the best that could happen for me now. I remembered the words of photographer Chase Jarvis: “The best camera is the one that’s with you.” He happens to be using his iPhone more often and publishes his photographs on his website.

Although a cell phone can be quite slow with auto focus and saving the photographs, it is still good fun to use it. And I had fun too editing the photographs in Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex Pro for my usual style of editing.
Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma
All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

Olympus to be continued

2009, Photography

More rumors and even an interesting photograph of the Olympus E-P1 micro Four/Third camera starts to appear (thanks to 1001 Noisy Cameras). I like the size of the 17mm f/2.8 prime lens. It will have a movie mode, but no flash. And I understand that the camera will have SD/SDHC support, instead of the xF card support.

And in anticipation of the final outcome see here the preparations.


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I personally think Olympus will receive a lot of interest from serious compact users. And they finally might have a seller at hand after they stopped producing there fantastic compact cameras a few years ago (where the C-8080 WideZoom was the last one). I have enjoyed using an Olympus camera in the past.
Olympus 1

Olympus 2

Olympus 3
All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

Don’t look

2009, Photography

My son in a moment where he can’t make up his mind between two choices. His autism makes him panic when two options are already too much. Providing him with clear explanations and remaining calm helps him to understand it.
Don't look at me
Sigma DP1, f5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO 100, -0.3 EV, processed in Sigma Photo Pro and Photoshop (Nik Silver Efex Pro)
Photograph by Wouter Brandsma

My DP2 arrived this weekend

2009, Photography

Ricoh 500G
I know, the title is very misleading. But this weekend I got a Ricoh 500G from my friend Ronald. Thank you man. I know that you are a Ricoh man in your heart despite using the Sigma DP1.  It is a small rangefinder camera from the seventies with a nice and small f/2.8 40mm fixed focal length lens. Don’t mistake this with their current Caplio 500G. A nicer Sigma DP2 in my opinion with a similar focal length.
Ricoh 500G
But I should also thank Ronald’s friend Khio for keeping this camera in such a mint condition.
Ricoh 500G
In the meantime more rumors appear about the soon to be announced Olympus m4/3 camera. The possible name could be E-P1 where the P could be a reference to their PEN series cameras from the past. The official announcement day will be June 15.

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma