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 printing and developping the photo's.
Started with a Zeiss Ikonta 6 x 6, Voightlander 6 x 9 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 as a hobby, started with a Lumix LX2, Olympus E600 ,Canon 60D and now Fuji XE3 and still using legacy Manual Focus lenses from a forgotten Era (70/80's) , like Ernst Leitz, Hugo Meyer, Asahi, Helios, Jupiter, Industar among others, and for convenience 2 x Fuji XF autofocus lenses.
Last 3 years trying out some very good Chinese lenses, brands like 7artisans, TTartisan & Pergear among others.
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
More of a collector, than an amateur photographer!
"The outcome of the Photograph depends largely, on the chosen subject and how it was taken, the camera itself is just a medium to register your idea's about the subject"