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Beach chairs © Rob de Koter

Testing my new Microsoft Lumia 640XL

My new smart phone, a microsft Lumia 640XL has a 13Mp camera with Zeiss optics. My concern was: Is the camera with the Zeiss lens better then the usual Smart phone camera? So it was time to put the camera through the test. I actually think the camera is remarkably good. Please look at the pictures...Read more

A Walk Through Bethlehem © Rob de Koter

Testing my new Microsoft Lumia 640XL part 2

Last time I wrote: " My new smart phone, a Microsft Lumia 640XL has a 13Mp camera with Zeiss optics. My concern was: Is the camera with the Zeiss lens better then the usual Smart phone camera? So it was time to put the camera through the test. I think it is better, actually the camera is remarkably...Read more

Locust laying eggs © Rob de Koter 2014

Locust laying eggs

Tonight we saw a Locust-bug laying her eggs on our grill cover..... Not a wise plan. I used lens 50 mm. extension ring number 1....Read more

Extension ring number 1 with a Canon dedicated flash

A few macro shots

Lately I have been using my set of extension rings with a symmetric 50 mm lens. Here are some of the results....Read more

House in Snow  © Rob de Koter 2014

Our house in the snow

It has been snowing last night. Today it is freezing with Nor'easter winds that blow ice cold air....Read more

A visit to Annapolis MD

Today we visited Annapolis as one of our weekly trips to get to know the area. Annapolis is the capitol of Maryland, an old, antique town. I posted some pictures to give an impression of the old streets....Read more

Everthing awakes and is growing © Rob de Koter

A morning walk in our new neighborhood

Recently we moved to Salisbury Maryland, to a quiet neighborhood situated in the woods. These are some photo's made during our morning walk with our Tibetan Terrier dog "Lakshmi."...Read more

The 70 - 300 lens on 300mm without UV filter © Rob de Koter 2013

Struggling with telephoto lenses

Lately I had some trouble with my mid-class 70 - 300 mm Canon zoom. For some unknown reason the lens did not communicate with the body. We went on a trip and I borrowed Christina's 75 - 300 mm lens (no image stabilization and a lot simpler). The results shocked me. They were so much better.......Read more

Screw © Rob de Koter

Screw

Now the last exercise in macro photography is a screw. What size do you think this is? Canon EOS40D, 50 mm. lens + extension ring 1, 2 and 3, total 68 mm. f 22 and a dedicated Canon speedlite 580 flash. As soon as I have my studio up and running I will go on....Read more

A small dusty Lightbulb by Rob de Koter

A dusty Lightbulb

This is an other exercise in Macro Photography. This is a small E7 Christmas light, photographed with my Canon EOS40. It is rather dusty, which I did not notice when I was taking this shot.... Extension ring no.1, Diaphragm 16, 1/25 sec at 400 asa...Read more

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