Cameras & Stuff

Displayed here are the pieces of equipment in my camera system - the tripods and heads are by Bogen/Manfrotto, the cameras and lenses are of the Canon Camera System...

(These photos of my equipment will be updated as soon as I get around to it. The text portion below is updated and correct...)
For a more detailed description of the history of equipment I have used, and my current inventory of gear, see below.

Canon EOS 10D (Digital SLR)/ EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6

Canon EOS 1N* / EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS ~ Canon EOS Elan IIe* / EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6

* EOS 1N replaced by EOS 1V as top-of-the-line film camera
EOS Elan IIe replaced by EOS Elan 7e ~ See Canon Products

Canon EOS 1N / EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 & Speedlite 540EZ

Canon EOS 1N / EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 & Speedlite 540EZ
Stroboframe VH2000 flash bracket
Canon Off Camera Shoe Cord

L to R: EF/L 300mm f/4.0 IS
EF 100mm f/2.8 (macro)
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5
EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS
EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6

L to R: EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.6
EF 100mm f/2.8 (macro)
EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6

EF/L 300mm f/4.0 IS
EF 2.0 & 1.4 Extenders

Bogen/Manfrotto 3001 tripod
Bogen/Manfrotto 3262 QR ball-head

Bogen/Manfrotto 3221 tripod
Bogen/Manfrotto 3055 QR ball-head

My History with Cameras:

My first camera (a zillion years ago):
  • Kodak: Brownie (Black/White film)
My first real camera: a glass lens, aperture & shutter speed settings (circa 1954):
  • Voitglander folding camera (Camera model forgotten)
My first 35mm camera (1961):
  • Pentax S (Half-frame images)
My first single-lens reflex (SLR) camera and lenses (circa 1970):
  • Pentax MX camera body

  • Pentax 50mm f/1.8 lens

  • Tokina 50-300mm f/4.0-5.6 zoom lens
My first serious SLR camera system and lenses (circa 1991):
  • Nikon N90 body

  • Nikon F3 body

  • Nikon 24-50mm f/3.5-4.0 zoom lens

  • Nikon 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 zoom lens

  • Nikon SB24 flash unit

  • Pentax Digital Spot meter

  • Tamrac shoulder camera bag

  • Bogan #3221 tripod; Bogan #3055 quick-release ball-head

In 1995 I switched from the Nikon camera system to the Canon camera system - a complicated rationale, my primary reasons for this transition were two-fold: the exceptional quality of the Canon system of optics, and the ergonomics of their primary professional model at the time, the EOS 1N. My system included the following additional equipment: EOS Elan IIe, EF 300mm f/4.0 IS, EF 100mm f/2.8 macro-lens, EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom, EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom, EF 75-300mm IS zoom, and the Speedlite 540EZ.

In early 2003 I made the move from film to digital, though staying with the Canon system EOS model 10D. All my old lenses fit this new model so it was a smooth transition.

I currently use a Tamrac backpack camera case which accomodates 2 camera bodies, 4 lenses, and my Pentax Digital Spot Meter. I also have a smaller LowePro Nova 3 for short day trips when I work only with one camera body, one lens and a flash unit.

My overall bag of tricks now encompasses the following equipment:
  • Canon EOS 7D body (Digital SLR)

  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro-lens

  • Canon EF 17-85mm f/4-5.6 Image Stabilizer zoom

  • Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom

  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 zoom

  • Canon EF 300mm f/4.0-5.6 Image Stabilizer

  • Canon EF 2.0 Extender

  • Canon EF 1.4 Extender

  • Canon EF 25 Extension Tube

  • Pentax Digital Spot Meter

  • Canon Speedlites 580 EZ and 550EX

  • Canon Transistor Battery Pack E w/Nicad Pack E

  • Stroboflash VH2000 Flash Bracket

  • Remote Switch RS-80N3 (EOS 30D & 10D)

  • Angle Finder B w/ Adapter S

  • Bogan Model 3221 tripod; 3055 QR ball-head

  • Bogan Model 3001N tripod; 3262 QR ball-head