My equipment

I have always been a Nikon user. It has never let me down. Started with the Nikon Coolpix 2100, a small compact camera with 2 megapixels. It took amazing pictures for such a small device. Then I knew that photography would become my passion. And after a few years I bought my first SLR camera: The Nikon D200. That’s when it got really serious. Nowadays I use the Nikon D7100.

So here is an overview of my current equipment:

Nikon D7100

I just love my Nikon D7100 camera. Without using an optical low-pass filter (OLPF), it takes full advantage of the 24.1 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor to capture even the finest textures sharply with high resolution. The Nikon D7100 is also dust and waterproof.

Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Micro

This macro lens is my forvorite. Very bright, and fantastic bokkeh. With 60mm it is a good portrait lens as well. however, because the effective working distance is about 10cm, it may be difficult to photograph some insects. Try to move slowly or they will fly away.

Nikon 50mm f/1.4

This lens is a far better choice than any zoom for use in low light, and effectively quadruples your ISO, with no increase in noise, compared to any exotic f/2.8 zoom. The 50mm f/1.4 increases your ISO by ten times compared to any f/4.5 zoom, again with no change in noise.

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8

This is a professional wide-angle zoom lens specially developed for the Nikon D-series SLR cameras. I have owned it for many years now. Wide angle is very good. Sharp, great colors, quiet and very fast. Even in low light conditions.

Nikon ED AF-I 300mm f/2.8

Razor sharp and great brightness. This lens is a bit older and heavier than the latest versions with VR, but there is almost no difference in quality. This lens is built like a tank. I bought this one on Ebay. If you are lucky you can find one very cheap.

Nikon SB-800 Speedlight

The SB-800 works with every Nikon camera made for the past 40 years. I bought this one years ago, and it still works well. It uses an i-TTL system, and is solidly built. Perfect for macro photography in combination with my home-made softbox.

Home-made Speedlight Softbox

It doesn't always have to be expensive. With some cardboard and creativity you can come a long way. My flash is now reflected downwards, and is softened to a beautiful glow. I'm happy with it!

iOptron SkyGuider Pro

The redesigned iOptron SkyGuider Pro mount head is more compact, small enough to fit on your palm, better precision, silent tracking, built-in rechargeable power source, ST-4 guiding port and camera trigger port. Everything you need!

ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control

Ideal for astro photography. The Nikon ML-L3 Remote Control lets you control the shutter release of specific Nikon DSLR models from a distance. The ML-L3 Remote supports the “bulb” exposure camera setting, making it a great accessory for shooting long exposures.