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My Photographic Equipment!

This article is relative to the photographic equipment that I use for my photography and a list of equipment that I am following up on in reviews.

The core brand that I started with and continue to use today is Canon. I was very fortunate back in 2006 because I chose the Canon 5D DSLR as my camera along with some Canon L lenses.

Today, I have diversified somewhat with Nikon, Panasonic, Sony and now Fujifilm but it is Canon that I continue to use for my 35mm 'Full Frame' digital camera system.


 NEW Equipment 

My main interest in new equipment for 2018 is the soon to be announced Panasonic LX100II compact camera which I am hoping has a slightly longer lens, perhaps 24-100mm with a f1.8/f2.8 aperture? I think it would prove to be an excellent camera for my street photography. Another option is the expected Olympus EM-5 III and the existing Olympus 12-40mm (24-80mm field of view) f2.8 PRO Zoom Lens.


 35mm 'Full Frame' Sensor - Current Digital Equipment

  • Canon 5D MK I DSLR Camera

  • Canon EF 24mm f1.4 L USM Lens

  • Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Prime Lens

  • Canon EF 100mm f2 USM Prime Lens

  • Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro Prime Lens

  • Canon EF 24-105mm f4 IS L Zoom Lens

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 IS L Zoom Lens

  • Canon EF 300mm f2.8 IS L Prime Lens


 35mm 'Full Frame' - Current Film Equipment

  • Zenit-E SLR Camera + Helios 44-2 58mm f2 Prime Lens

  • Nikon FM3a SLR Camera

  • Nikon 28mm f2.8 AI Lens

  • Nikon 50mm f1.4 AI-s Lens

  • Nikon 135mm f2.8 AI-s Lens


 APS-C Sensor - Current Digital Equipment

  • Canon 450D DSLR Camera (Used with Canon EF Lenses)

  • Sony Alpha A57 SLT Camera (Used with A Mount Lenses)

  • Sony DT 30mm f1.8 SAM Prime Lens (A Mount Lens)

  • Sony DT 18-55mm f3.5/f5.6 SAM Zoom Lens (A Mount Lens)

  • Tamron SP 70-300mm f4/f5.6 Di USD Zoom Lens (A Mount Lens)

  • Fujifilm X100s Compact Camera (Fixed 23mm Lens - 35mm Field of View)


 Micro 4/3rds Sensor - Current Digital Equipment

  • Panasonic GF1 Micro 4/3rds Digital Compact System Camera

  • Panasonic G6 Micro 4/3rds Digital Compact System Camera

  • Panasonic Lumix 20mm f1.7 ASPH Prime Lens

  • Panasonic Lumix 14-45mm f3.5-f5.6 OIS Zoom Lens

  • Panasonic Lumix 100-300mm f4-f5.6 OIS Zoom Lens



 Current Tripods + Monopod + Remote Shutter Activator + Lee Pro Filters

Along with my camera and lenses, I use -

  1. Manfrotto 055MF3 Tripod/Manfrotto 468MGRC2 Ball Head for landscape + wildlife photography

  2. Gitso GM5542 Monopod with a Wimberley Slide Head for sport + wildlife photography

  3. Manfrotto 055PROB Tripod/Manfrotto 804RC2 3 Way Head for portrait photography

  4. For landscapes I use the Lee Pro Filters + Lens Bracket Mount + Lee Universal Hood

  5. For low light/night 'long exposure' shots, I use a Canon TC-80N3 Remote/Timer Shutter Activator.

  6. For casual hill walking, I use a Trek Pod monopod/tripod walking stick.


With a girlfriend in Egypt 2008


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Richard Lawrence
United Kingdom


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