Autumn seasoning

2009, Photography

I just love the autumn. Different light, different colors, different subtleties and tonalities. This series consists of photographs I took this weekend. With a different camera (a Canon 10D) and completely different focal lengths than usual (either a Soviet Helios 58mm f/2.0 lens or a Pentor 35mm f/2.8) I tried to compose differently too. The narrower view made me focus more on subtle details. In particular the 35mm (56mm equivalent) gives for me a very natural looking view. I might prefer a little wider view, but do love the option of shallow depth of field.
Autumn seasoning by Wouter Brandsma

Autumn seasoning by Wouter Brandsma

Autumn seasoning by Wouter Brandsma

Autumn seasoning by Wouter Brandsma

Autumn seasoning by Wouter Brandsma

Autumn seasoning by Wouter Brandsma

Autumn seasoning by Wouter Brandsma

Autumn seasoning by Wouter Brandsma

Autumn seasoning by Wouter Brandsma

Autumn seasoning by Wouter Brandsma

All photographs 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