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PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

  THOUGHTS ON CAMERA EQUIPMENT

I have listed my photo equipment here as a reference only for those who are interested in that type of information. I have found that the equipment used to capture images is not usually all that important. In fact you can use just about any camera to take photographs and have perfectly acceptable results. After all, all a camera is; is a box that holds film with a lens attached to it and a means to open and close a shutter. For a little more information on this line of thought you might want to check out my "Improve The Photographer Not The Camera" photo tip on the "Photo Tips" page.

The only difference between cameras of the same format is the types of features that the camera supports. Today quality is not usually a problem. Any major brand of 35mm SLR is capable of giving good results if used with sound photographic techniques.

Even though the equipment list is fairly long, I use my Nikon F100 for about 70% of my work. Since adding the Mamiya RB67 Pro-S to my collection, I use it for about 20% of my work. The remaining 10% of my work is a combination of the rest of the equipment. The only exception to this is when I have traveled overseas and I have taken my Minolta equipment rather than the Nikon.

I have recently added a digital SLR to my equipment and will start to supplement my film based portfolio with digital based images when appropriate.

MY EQUIPMENT

  FILM CAMERAS
  • Nikon
    • Nikon F100 35mm SLR (My main 35mm camera)
      Nikon F100

  • Minolta
    • Minolta X700 MPS 35mm SLR with MD1 Winder (Backup and travel 35mm camera - manual focus)
      Minolta X-700
    • STR-202 35mm SLR (Fun old manual 35mm camera - completly manual)
      Minolta SRT-202
    • STR-101 35mm SLR (Old manual 35mm camera - completly manual)
      Minolta SRT-101
    • Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 Point & Shoot (Snapshot camera - auto focus)
      Minolta Hi-Matic AF2

  • Minox
    • Minox 35EL 35mm pocket camera (just for fun & very small - manual focus)
      Minox 35EL

  • Yasica
    • Yasica Electro35 35mm range finder (manual focus)

  • Mamiya
    • Mamiya RB67 ProS 6x7cm SLR (medium format - manual everything)
      Mamiya RB67 ProS

  DIGITAL CAMERAS
  • Nikon
    • Nikon D70 - Digtal SLR (My main digital camera)
      Nikon D70

  • Minolta
    • Minolta Dimage V - Digital Point & Shoot (1st generation digital. Very low resolution)
      Minolta Dimage V
  LENSES
  • Nikon
    • AF Nikkor 28-105MM f2.5-4.5D
    • AF Nikkor ED 70-300MM F4-5.6D
    • AF Micro Nikkor 60MM f2.8D
    • AF Micro Nikkor 105MM f2.8D
    • AF-S Nikkor 18-70MM f3.5-4.5G ED

  • Minolta
    • Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8
    • Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.4
    • Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7
    • Minolta Mc Macro Rokkor-X 50mm f/3.5
    • Minolta MD 135mm f/3.5
    • Minolta MD Tele Rokkor-X 200 mm f/4

  • Mamiya
    • Mamiya Sekor C 90MM f3.8
  SUPPORT
  • Main tripod = Bogen model 3221W
  • Main tripod Head = Arca Swiss B1 Monoball with quick release mount
  • Backup tripod head = Bogen 3030
  • Travel tripod= Cheap no name
  • Monopod = Bogen model 3016 with model 3229 tilt quick release head
  FILTERS
  • Singh-Ray Circular polarizing filter (P-Mount)
  • Singh-Ray garduated newtral desity filters
  • Coken filter holder (model P)
  MISCELLANEOUS
  • Lens hoods
  • Reflectors
  • Nikon remote shutter release
  • Hakuba lens pen
  • Sekonic L-508 light meter

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Last update to this site: 4/28/2013

Michael Fedler 1997 - 2013