Ludo Sak

Ludo Sak

It was in the beautiful year of 2003 that I discovered digital photography. Starting with a Minolta Dimage 7i hybrid camera (as DSLRs had an 'I must be a millionaire' price tag on them) I really started enjoying taking snapshots. It was an absolute improvement as to my former APS camera. The 7i had great quality, value for money and a super spec absolutely versatile fixed 50mm 28-200 (35mm equivalent) 2.8-3.5 16 element lens with macro capability. Wow, that's a long sentence. In 2003 it was a killer camera (and in the food chain I reckon it was on the Lion's tale as it ate batteries like the best). My snapshots got a bit more advanced and I messed around a bit with its settings. First aperture and then the rest, one step at a time. All these years it served me well. Only real drawback: in low light it wasn't performing well, with an accompanying yet unsatisfying high ISO noise level. In 2011 my Minolta CCD was no more (like the Monty Python parrot) and I had to buy another camera. After quite some research I decided to invest in a Canon DSLR prosumer range camera. One of the two official Canon repair- and maintenance centres being some 5 kilometres from my home played part in the Canon/Nikon ceremony. Now I am the proud owner of an 18MP EOS 60D, with a fixed 50mm 1.8 and a zoom 15-85 IS USM, both with Hoya/B+W MRC UV filters, the latter also with a 72mm B+W Fpro circular polariser filter and a red filter for b&w enhancement. One a single battery charge I shoot 1600 pictures on average. And low light high ISO is a small issue given build in very decent level noise reduction. Wow, now isn't that Amazing? From now on I am rediscovering my drive to shoot, a bit more insight in photography but still a long way to go. Hey, and enjoying it tremendously! Ludo
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    1. Wow, a photo that triggers a mysterious atmosphere!
      @Claire: whow, freaky video:) The narrator has a lot of fun and triggered my smile! I actually laughed out loud:) "Eat your vegetables".
    2. Comment on I... lost my memory, where am I? 4 years ago
      Thanks for your votes, Tom97!
    3. Comment on Crested_Barbet1 4 years ago
      Wow, it looks like the bird is packed full with nice features, almost as to overflowing with it:) Nice shot!
    4. Comment on White-throated_Swallow1 4 years ago
      Great timing in capturing the raindrops in motion. Quite a storm, given 1/2000s? Love the sadness and harshness of life in this shot. For the bird it is just the way it is.
    5. Comment on Doting parents 4 years ago
      Great shot, Eric! And what a wonderful location and great eye for composition and detail. You were reasonably up close given your zoom range. Crisp, like love is; I love it.
    6. Comment on camouflage at its best 4 years ago
      @Wildflower: Amazing skills in animal knowhow, WildFlower! How are you faring given your admin rights?
    7. Comment on camouflage at its best 4 years ago
      Hi! Well, I've never seen one of those! Given the camouflage I wonder why:) Great shot, Abhitap!
    8. Comment on Xylaria hypoxylon 4 years ago
      Wow, they look like antlers a lot, great shot Morpheme. Though the softest of blues it really contrasts to the quiet dark backdrop. Gratz on the promo!
    9. Comment on The fifth limb 4 years ago
      And so mysterious to behold. What would be on its mind?
    10. Comment on Into my arms 4 years ago
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