Selling the camera surplus

I’ve put some items up for sale on Marktplaats (a Dutch auction site).

An Olympus c5050-z. It’s a lovely black 5.0 megapixel camera that I bought 2nd hand. Barely used by me or its previous owner. I don’t have the box, but do have the manuals, software, cables and its remote control. This camera has a swivelly viewer, so it’s good for stealth street photography. Works with Compact Flash and XD-cards.  (Reserved)

A Fujifilm Finepix F30. Former camera of the year. It’s a little gem, but I never took to it and have recently switched back to the Canon Ixus range. I’ve offered it to someone looking for one, so they’ve got dibs, but let me know if you’d like to be its new master.

A fantastic Manfrotto 055XDB + 804RC2, Tripod and 3-way head. Really, I love this thing, but it’s too heavy to lug around and I’ve hardly used it for anything else but taking the odd self portrait. It needs a better home. (Sold.)

And if you are a collector and are looking for some compact 35mm rangefinders, I have a few  items I’m thinking of parting with. I wish I had more time to go out and shoot with them, but I can hardly find a minute to use my modern cameras.

Also for sale: a movers’ box full of English language literature. Make me a reasonable offer. ( = you can have it for next to nothing)

Electric Co in Schiedam

Electric Co

I don’t see cover bands as a rule, but since I was at this ‘Joshua Tree 20th anniversary release party’ anyway I thought it would be good practice to shoot the band and try ‘different’ things. And not be afraid to screw up the shoot. In the end I didn’t try that many ‘different’ things, but putting a 20mm on the body did give me a different perspective, har har. I am very pleased with this Sigma 20/1.8’s performance in concert circumstances. It’s got great colours.

Not a lot of concerts photographers shoot with primes (= fixed focal length lenses) like I do. They’re either sporting their 70-200’s zoom, or some variant of a 24-70, or wider – I always see this one guy who always has some kind of really flat lens on his body, it hardly protrudes from the body. I hardly ever use anything wider than 50mm, as I tend to go for close ups. Maybe it’s time to reevaluate, get a wide zoom other than my Sigma 24-70/2.8, which I’ve tried to use before but doesn’t seem to work that well.

The lad shooting next to me at the The National gig was using a Tamron 17-50/2.8. I might get me one of those for starters, before I splash out for a Canon 16-35/2.8L .

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Marc Almond, because he can


Marc Almond, as pictured by me, at the Paradiso in Amsterdam on October 27, 2007. Gushing review now available.


I have lived
These My Dreams Are Yours
Tears Run Rings
Your Aura
The Idol
Dream Lover
Child Star
Mr Sad

If You Go Away

Redeem me
Pearly Spencer
The Boy Who Came Back
Hand Over My Heart
Ruby Red
I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten

Backstage I’m Lonely
Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart
Tainted Love

Say Hello Wave Goodbye