Winner of the First Place, First Nikonians Photo Contest - 2000
SU-26 taken by Lassi using his new equipment.
in this kind of competition is like receiving a new start in my photography
career. As a freelance photographer for daily newspapers, weekly magazines and
aviation magazines, I found the winning set as the best combination
for such a work. The F100 body is excellent due to it's weight versus
charasteristics. It was easy to learn the functions of the body. I can
use it like my F5, but in the aviation photography when shooting air-to-air, I
prefer now my new F100. The F100's functions and the ease of use are
from F5 to F100 rapidly under action is piece of cake due the similarity
of those two bodies. The AF-S 17-35 mm lens is something I have been
dreaming of. Now when I have been working with it, I love it. The quality
of the pictures are excellent, no matter which mm setting you're using.
The AF-S 28-70 mm is also a masterpiece. This zoom gives me the freedom
to compose the pictures rapidly from good wide to light tele. Sometimes
my work include shooting sports and it's here where the AF-S 80-200mm
and AF-S 300mm come into work. The quick autofocus is very reliable
with those lenses allowing me to purely concentrate on the action."
winner in a Finish F16 Hawk
is the flash I never forget to take with me. It has unique cabapility
to make the best photographs in any kind of difficult light-conditions
where flash is needed. The tripods I won have already been tested in
the forest as well as in action. The quality of Manfrotto (Bogen in
the U.S.A) is marvelous. My previous tripod was also a Manfrotto and
I liked it as well."
equipment I have won gives me more choices and possibilities to use
my creativity when working in this challenging field. As a photographer
I am humble and willing to learn more day by day. For me the idea of
taking photographs is to capture a moment I want to show to other people."
achieve a pictorial masterpiece you have to be on the right place at
the right time and to be able to use your equipment the way you want.
Thank you fellow Nikonians for your support! If I am able to assist
any in any way don't hesitate to contact me."
Lights © Lassi
It is with deep sorrow
that we learned that the winner of our Nikonians First Annual Nikonians
has passed away
He died on the 8th of May, 2006 when his heart suddenly stopped.
was known as the number one aviation photo specialist in Finland
and amongst the top ones internationally.
adds our deepest condolences to those of the aviation community,
for his spouse and three young daughters.
he Rest In Peace.