Grok Photography

Photos and words by Petter Senften



Primary: Nikon D810 with MB-D12 battery grip. 128GB CF.
Secondary: Nikon D600 with MB-D14 battery grip. 2x64GB SD.

Nikon F4 for old-skool film shooting. Only brought out occasionally.
Nikon 1 S1 with 11-27.5mm/f3.5-5.6. For casual photography.


Nikkor AF 35-70mm/f2.8. My favorite allrounder. Reviewed here.
Tamron 70-200mm/f2.8. My go-to lens for almost everything.
Nikkor Micro-Nikkor 105mm/f2.8G. For macro and portrait work.
Nikkor AF-S 50mm/f1.8G. Always included in the bag, rarely used.
Samyang 12mm/2.8 Fisheye. Wonderful lens.
IRIX 15mm/f2.4 Ultrawide. New addition, love it.
Lomography New Petzval 85mm/f2.2. New addition. Very interesting.

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Nikon D600. 24mpixel FX (which is what Nikon calls a full-frame) sensor.
Nikon F4. Old-school for shooting film.

Nikon AF 35-70mm/2.8. My favorite day-to-day lens.
Nikon AF-S 50mm/1.8G. Excellent all-rounder.
Nikon Nikkor-N 24mm/2.8. An oldie but goldie. Pre-AI but converted to AI by Nikon back when they still did this.
Nikon Series E 50mm/1.8. Small little manual pancake from the early 80’s. For macro-use with extension tubes.
Nikon AI-S 105mm/2.5. Beautiful bokeh and perfect for portraits.
Nikon AF 70-210mm/4-5.6. Sharp and light telezoom. Excellent for walkabouts.
Holga-lens. Almost completely useless, but on the other hand incredibly cheap. For that lo-fi look.
Helios-44-2 58mm/2. Mass-produced soviet/russian lens. Mine is 41 years old. Produces lovely swirly bokeh.
Helios-81H 50mm/2. Another russian gem. This has a Nikon-mount! Excellent optics, and swirls nicely.

Nikon SB-700 Speedlight. I use this with the D600. Oodles of functions.
Nikon SB-24 Speedlight. I use this with the F4 since it can’t use i-TTL on a modern body.
Nikon ML-L3 wireless remote. For long-exposure work.
Nikon WU-1B WLAN adapter. A fun toy to use for self-portraits or like, whatever.

Big and heavy Manfrotto of unknown vintage, probably late 1980s. Made of steel. Very sturdy.
Cheap no-name aluminium thing. At least it has a bag. Light-weight but flimsy.

Cheap and big five-in-one reflector. For making reflections and removing shadows. Useful!

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