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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 

I was planning to sell off my Canon EF L lenses which are all in mint condition but became disappointed with their second hand valuation. I have decided to keep them and use them with my Canon 5D 'Classic' DSLR camera. I will likely purchase a Canon 90D DSLR to replace my Canon 450D DSLR, to use with my Canon telephoto lenses.

I continue to use my
Fujifilm X100s Compact Camera with its fixed '35mm field of view' lens and my Nikon FM3A 35mm Film SLR Camera and Nikon 28/50/135mm AIs lenses for my niche subject, which is Street Photography.

Perhaps, if I reach 80 years old (in 7 years time) I will splash out on a Leica M11 or its 2028 equivalent and a couple of Leica M lenses. I had better start saving now.


 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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