Gert-Jan Aalderink Photography

A captured moment lasts a lifetime

My gear

Over the years I used different camera's. I've never parted with one yet. So here's an overview of my gear.
  • Sony Alpha 350

    My first DSLR camera was this Sony a350 camera. Before that I used a point-and-shoot camera. I got this camera in 2008. This really got me a long way in the beginning. It was my introduction into apertures, f-stops and depth-of-field. I got it with a 18-70mm kit lens and a low-end Sony TTL flash.
  • SAL-75300 75-300mm f4.5-5.6

    After a number of years the need arose to be able fill the frame more, even when you can't get to close. So in 2009 I got the 75-300mm zoomlens. This really changed a lot. I really enjoy using the lens to capture my kids in their natural habitat without them even knowing.
  • Sony NEX 7

    My second camera wasn't a DSLR, but a mirrorless camera. I got the NEX 7 in 2012 and was surprised how many settings it has and I was really charmed with the two turn knobs on the top of the camera. It became a lot easier to quickly change aperture and shutterspeed. It also was able to record video, which made it even more versatile. 
  • Sony LA-EA2

    Soon after getting the NEX 7, I really felt the need to use my 75-300mm lens on the NEX 7. Unfortunately Sony changed the mount for mirrorless camera's to an e-mount, while the a350 has an a-mount (legacy from the acquired Minolta brand). Luckily there were adapters available. At the time there were 2 flavors. One with autofocus and one without. I chose the one with autofocus transforming the mirrorless camera into a camera with a transparant mirror.
  • Canon EOS 60D + 

    18-135mm iS 

    As I grew in my photography the need to try out new things started my desire to dive into the prime lenses. I was already getting more and more frustrated with the way Sony changed their standards. Not only did they change the A mount to the E mount resulting in a limited choice of quite expensive lenses for the A mount. They also changed the pin-out in the hot-shoe. I understand why they did it, because the original Sony hot-shoe was quite different then Canon or Nikon. So a decission had to be made. Continue with Sony or move to a different standard. Well a move it would be. As this would mean to start from scratch again, I couldn't immediately swap out all my gear for comparable gear of the other brand. The Canon EOS 60D with a 18-135mm kit lens was a good start in 2017. It doesn't reach as far as 300mm. But it's a good start into the Canon world. I've also added a Yongnuo 50mm f 1.8 lens to the collection. The first step into the prime lenses.
  • In the future

    That is my gear for now. I'm sure it'll expand in the future, but this is it for now.