Equipment

Nikon or Canon?
I’ve always been quite a fan of Nikon equipment . In the first place to the robustness and reliability. In addition, of course, because of the good optical performance , in particular, of the lenses. The Nikon’s never let me down (at least that is true for the D300 and D70 even they are full of electronics). Yet I have chosen in October 2010 for a full-frame Canon camera ( Canon 5d mark ii ). But am in September 2012, I returned to my old love Nikon. Using two systems is of course not ideal and Nikon came in the spring of 2012 it has got a very attractive model for landscape photographers, the Nikon D800E. A beast of the camera , which unfortunately already has had the necessary failures. Apparently I had a Monday morning model. As a second camera I bought a Nikon D7000 (DX) in 2014 .

In all this a relativistic motto that you should keep in mind:

“Most equipment is better than its photographer”

So, do not dream too long about nice equipment, but go for it (regardless your equipment).

On this page a list of equipment that I have experience with.

Camera

Nikon D800E

Wide-angle lenses

Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM

Tokina 12-24 mm f4

Samyang 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens

Standard (zoom)lenses

Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR (FX)

Canon 24-105 f/4L IS USM

Nikon 16-85 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon 18-70 mm f/3.5-4.5G AFS DX

Nikon 50 mm f1.8d AF

Tele (mid range)

Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DI VC

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM

Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 AF-S

Nikon 200 mm ais f4

Tele (long range)

Nikon 300 mm afs f4

Macro

Tokina 100 mm Macro

Other tools

Aerial photography and filming

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ en 3