vrijdag 28 januari 2011


Ive added a Flickr photostream to the gadget bar to the right. I filled it for now with some random photos. Ill update it when i can.


When i first started photography, i kept my stuff in the backpack i carried it around in. But when the collection of gear grew, so did the need for decent storage.

My eye fell on the Pelican brand of cases. Particularly the 1510 model. Enough room for equipment, not too big, and its airline carry-on compatible.

I dont bring the cases with me in the field, thats a little too cumbersome. But storing and transporting your gear in one of these is very recommendable. The handle extends so you can drag it behind you, as a regular trolley.

I now have 3 of these. 2 with the padded dividers, and one with the foam. The dividers work best in my opinion. When you cut the foam, thats it. Not much room for error, and certainly very little room for change.

This is the latest addition. Since im less then impressed with the case that Canon gave with the 300mm F/2.8 IS USM L, i decided to get another 1510... The Canon provided case requires taking the lenshood off every time you store it.

These cases look and feel like you could take a sledgehammer to them, and they wouldnt budge. They dont come cheap, but they are worth every penny.

Im still looking for some cool image that i can sticker or airbrush on them for some personalisation.

zondag 23 januari 2011

1.4 MkIII extender.

Finally got around to ordering one of these this week. I wonder if Canon are gonna keep the MkII's in production too. The price difference is humonguous.

Anyway. The extender comes in the usual Canon cardboard box, with the booklets that no-one reads, and a clothlike bag thingie. Smaller version of the one you get with the 24-105L F/4.0.

The build quality is what you'dd expect for this kind of money. Like a tank.

Installing it is simple. First hook it up to the lens, then attach the camera-body. At first it goes kinda stiff, but supposedly thats due to the weathersealing.

Ill be taking it with me on a photo-trip this week. Results will be posted, offcourse.

dinsdag 18 januari 2011

Close-up Fox

I took some pics with the Canon G12 the other day. This little fella came so close that the 300mm wouldnt focus anymore. So, i quickly changed to my G12.

Too bad the ISO was still at 800. But when we meet again, Mr Fox, i will be more prepared!

zondag 16 januari 2011

Good start of the year..

Finally got around to taking some pics today. Went to a dune area where loads of Fallow Deer, birds and foxes live.. And we were lucky. The foxes were out and about..

They are related, either brother and sister or two brothers;

Playfully attacking one and other.

Pics taken with Eos7D/300mm f/2.8 IS USM L. Last two by my better half with a 7D and a 100-400L.

zaterdag 1 januari 2011

Happy New Year!

"May the best of your past be the worst of your future."

Happy new year!