Sunday, November 16, 2008


ehv -8-2, originally uploaded by gugs.

A night shot with the D3 and the 24-70 2.8 on a tripod. This is the Philips Lighting building in Eindhoven. I shot at ISO 1600 to allow a short shutter time (1/3 sec) to get the texture in the sky, also adding an exposure compensation of -1 EV to make the moon visible.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


EL3_3105-2, originally uploaded by gugs.

Playing with DOF (depth of field). Camera used: the full frame Nikon D3, with the 24-70 2.8 lens, one of the best pro zooms ever. Here at 70mm f5.0.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Volley, originally uploaded by gugs.

a sports shot during the volleyball supercup in Belgium. Nikon D3+200-400VR lens @f4 (fully open). That combo is brilliant for indoor sport, no flash needed and ISO6400 perfectly usable.


EL3_3115-2, originally uploaded by gugs.

a camera I have dreamed of for a long time. I have been using a Nikon D70 a few years ago, and at that moment, the camera to have was the D2x. Nowadays, it is a little bit obsolete because of the high ISO performance, but all the rest is still top notch: superfast AF, pro-body, ultra-reliable, excellent viewfinder, crop mode, integrated grip... the more recent D300 has a better ISO performance (D2x is very good up to 800, the D300 easily 1600 or even higher), a more sophisticated AF (but not necessarily more efficient), and a faster engine (8 pictures/sec with grip and the appropriate battery). But I still like the D2x. I could find an excellent used copy at an excellent price. One dream come true...