Nationalpark De Biesbosch – Dutch waterscape

South-east of the big harbor city of Rotterdam, Nationalpark De Biesbosch is located at the beginning of the Rhine-Maas river delta. The name is pronounced like "Biesbos" and translates to "forest of sedges". It's a network of creeks and little islands, surrounded by the big rivers Waal (the Dutch name of the Rhine) and Maas. … Continue reading Nationalpark De Biesbosch – Dutch waterscape

Western Europe’s biggest drifting sand landscape

The Loonse en Drunense Duinen are located in Noord Brabant / NL, not far from the Belgian border and directly north of Tilburg. The closest settlements are the villages Loon op Zand and Drunen which gave this location its name. It's actually the biggest drifting sand landscape of Western Europe. My pictures show only one … Continue reading Western Europe’s biggest drifting sand landscape

Sony FE 28/2: Use distortion to your advantage, yes!

The Sony FE 28/2 is the current hot lens for Sony FE-mount. It's a fast and affordable wide-angle prime lens. Reviews show that it's sharp (yes it is ... even though clearly less sharp than my Zeiss-branded 35/2.8 under real-world conditions), also it has a really high contrast, and of course its f/2 aperture is … Continue reading Sony FE 28/2: Use distortion to your advantage, yes!

Building the perfect Sony APS-C kit for €2500 – 2014 recap

Looking into my website statistics, I realise that quite a lot of people are still reading this blog entry. I wrote it in late 2011 when the then-amazing new Sony NEX-7 and the Zeiss 24/1.8 lenses were announced. Just out of fun, I decided to create a follow-up of that article and to outline a … Continue reading Building the perfect Sony APS-C kit for €2500 – 2014 recap

The new Sony FE lenses for 2015 – including the (for me) long awaited 90mm f/2.8 macro!

September 15, 2014: Sony finally announced some new FE lenses for their A7 camera lineup. One of them is a mighty Zeiss FE 35/1.4 lens to accompany the superb, ultra-compact FE 35/2.8 that was available right from the start of the system in very late 2013. The other one that personally interests me is the … Continue reading The new Sony FE lenses for 2015 – including the (for me) long awaited 90mm f/2.8 macro!