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Artist // Hobbyist // Photography
  • Nov 10
  • Netherlands
  • Deviant for 13 years
  • He / Him
My Bio

I am Len, born on the 10th of November 1957 in the Netherlands, married with Caro who was born in Cambrai (France) in March 1960. We have 2 sons one of 34 and one of 40 years of age , and only 1 cat (Putty) left that shares our household, and 1 part-time cat called Tutty, who lives 2 houses further.


Started with the photography hobby at the age of 9, including developping the film, and enlarging as required and developping the photo's.


Started with a Zeiss Ikonta 6 x 6cm spool film, Voightlander 6 x 9cm 120 spool film and a Durst enlarger, later in adult live switched to Leica IIIf , Leica M3 and Leica SL 35mm Camera's from Wetzlar.


About 13 years ago started with digital photography, started with a Lumix LX2, Olympus E600 ,Canon 60D and now Fuji XE3 and still preferring using the legacy Manual Focus lenses from a forgotten Era (50's till 80's).


Like : Ernst Leitz Wetzlar/ Leica, Carl Zeiss, Hugo Meyer Gorlitz, Voightlander, Asahi Takumars, Vivitar series 1, Helios, Jupiter, Industar , Tair, Mir, Volna among others.


Alltime preference is given to the use of these legacy prime lenses, due to their sharpness versus classic visual feel and rendering overall of the subject, which cannot be achieved with zoomlenses, due to their optical complexity and made compromises in design.


For convenience have 2 x Fuji XF Aspherical autofocus lenses, for when i am lazy.


Last 3 years trying out some very good upcoming and affordable Chinese manual focus lenses, brands like 7artisans, TTartisan, Mitakon & Pergear among others, that use proved older lens designs that still have that classic visual feel and rendering i am looking for, at prices that are even as low as about a 1/10 of the price of the big brands.


7Artisans lens site:https://www.7artisans.com/en/

TTArtisan lens site: http://en.ttartisan.com/

Pergear lens site: https://www.pergear.com/collections/pergear-lens

Mitakon Lens site: https://zyoptics.net/


So more of a collector of lenses than an amateur photographer, even more a user of my collection with a by-product called photo's.


Personal Quote:


"The outcome of the Photograph depends largely, on the chosen subject and how it was taken, the camera body itself is just a medium to register your idea's about the subject, the used lens by design makes it like the type of brush/pencil that draws with its own caracter, the reflected light from chosen subject through the lens onto the film or sensor"


greetz Len.


Favourite Visual Artist
Adam Ansel / Henri Cartier-Bresson / André Kertész / Man Ray / Leni Riefenstahl, among others
Favourite Movies
Brexit: an uncivill war/ The 12 monkeys/ The city of the lost childeren /1984/ animal farm/ Brazil (Terry Gilliam) usw
Favourite TV Shows
none
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Dark sanctuary,Penumbra, Saltatio Mortis, Tristania, Rammstein, DVKE, Versailles, Eluveitie, Arstidir, Solstafir, Sigur Ros, Eivør Pálsdóttir, Lacrimas profundre, la crimosa, Blut Engel, VNV Nation, and many others, over 120+ artists
Favourite Books
To much to write down in one phrase. but Divina Commedia is number 1 for me
Favourite Games
none
Favourite Gaming Platform
none
Tools of the Trade
as a hobby Fuji XE3 & Canon 60D, lenses mostly used are Leitz, Fuji, Meyer, Asahi among the legacy lenses, from China 7artsisans, TTartisan, Pergear

Castlefest 2021 cancelled

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Holland had just relaxed the corona restrictions a few weeks ago, but due to the rise of the number of registered corona infections in the last days, new restrictions have been anounced by our goverment this evening. Among these restrictions that more days events like Castlefest 2021 has to be cancelled. https://castlefest.nl/nl From Castlefest Vana Events Team : "Dear all, The Dutch government has given a press conference this evening, where they announced that events with over 1000 visitors can’t take place anymore. This news hits us like a bomb. Until yesterday afternoon we we working on Castlefest 2021 full of confidence, passion and enthusiasm. This enthusiasm has turned into defeat and disbelief and we feel broken. That we cannot have a Castlefest for a second year now hurts us unbelievably. Not only us, but everyone involved: exhibitors, acts, suppliers, caterers, volunteers and of course you, our visitors. No matter how much we miss you all, and how hard
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Sunday 18-04

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Hi to all readers, quick update We will be vacinated Friday the 23th of April for the first time with AstraZeneca, second shot will be in June, we are so happy. Vacination rate is now here in the Netherworld is over the 100.000 per day, or more precise every 0,4 second 1 vacination! Hope that they can hold on to this speed (depending delivery) , then in the summer everybody could have at least one shot. About 22,7 % is vacinated now. greetz len.
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Happy Easter weekend.

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Just another day and the Easter weekend is over, its strange in this Covid time, overhere in the Netherworld, only 1 visitor allowed sper household, so we spend the day together and went to the supermarket because weather was to lousy to go to the nearby forest. Tomorrow even worse, wind force 7 and around 5 degrees celcius, but luckely the local thrift shop is open with appointment only, but we managed to book one hour for both of us. So that makes our day less gloomy ! there is always something new (secondhand) , last Friday found an Carl Zeiss F2,8 50mm Tessar lens with an Exakta bayonet in mint condition for 3,50. Must have an Fuji X > Exakta adapater/converter somewhere, will start looking tomorrow in order to mount it on the Fuji. Further we have been bussy trying to find a hotel room in or around the city of Nijmegen for 4 & 5 July 2022, since the Rammstein tour for 2021 is now cancelled, and new dates were given for 2022, so we were 2 days late and prices for room went up
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Thank You very much for the :+fav:!

thank you very much for lama and all the best to you

again thank you very much my dear friend

Thx Len...appreciated :ahoy: