Ramon started in 1993 with photographing aircraft, and in special military aircraft at the Eindhoven base during that years open door days of the RNLAF with his first camera, a Pentacon super. After some years he became more and more interested in photographing and bought the Minolta 404SI with a Tamron 28-300/3.5-6.3 XR lens.
After the Minolta 404SI, Ramon continued to use Minolta equipment, and later on Sony for future use. As it proved to be high quality and reliable equipment. In April 2005 he bought the Minolta Dynax 7D Digital camera, and in August 2006 a Sony Alpha DSLR-A100K.
Below a overview of his current equipment:
Last update: 27 January 2013
- Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 + Grip
- Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 + Grip
- Minolta AF 70-200 f/2.8 APO G (D) SSM
- Minolta AF 28-75/2.8 (D)
- Minolta AF 17-35/2.8-4 (D)
- Minolta AF 1,4x APO (D)
- Tiffen Polarizing Filter
- Sandisk CF (56GB Total)
- Sandisk MS (48GB Total)
- CompactDrive PD70X (40GB)
- Lowepro Computrekker Plus AW
- Zing Action Strap
- Sony Flash HVL-F42AM
- Adobe Photoshop & Bridge CS5.1
Currently in use are two cameras, the Sony A-700 Alpha, with a VCG-70AM grip for stability. This model features separate slots for Memory Stick Duo media cards compatible with the Memory Stick PRO-HG high-speed data transfer standard, as well as Compact Flash card. This system is also continued on his other camera, the A-900.
The Sony Alpha A900 has a whopping 24.6 MP 35mm format full-frame CMOS sensor (highest resolution in class), Steady Shot inside, full frame image sensor shift stabilization (world first), Dual Bionz processors, New 9 point AF with 10 assist points for Wide AF mode and Increased pixel pitch due to improvements in sensor.
All his images are shot in camera-raw and post-processed in the Sony Image Data Converter, and afterwards developed in the digital darkroom Photoshop CS5.1. By exploring and experimenting, Ramon post-process the image as far as possible while attempting to maintain the original integrity of the shot.