My Cameras




I have had a few cameras over the years starting as a kid with a Brownie Vecta  
then as I got older a Kodak 128 which was rubbish I used to borrow my Dads 35mm camera and decided after trying an SLR to get one and bought a Praktica EM which I used for a few years. One day I noticed a Pentax ME Super in a shop window and was sold on buying it which I did.



 I still have it though I did get a Nikon F50 though I found it was not really what I wanted and after my wife bought a Kodak 3400 digital camera I went out and purchased a Canon S2iS. I used it for a few years and bought an EOS350D to learn with. I found the STD lens you got with it was not up to much so went out and bought a 15-85 lens which I still used and my main lens.

One day at work I dropped the S2iS down the stairs at work and that was it the lens would not come out so an SX200 took it's place















After a few years of using the 350 and toting round a construction site I was recording I went for an EOS 60D and by that time was the owner of a Canon 10-22 lens













Just lately I bought a Canon SX240 to replace the SX200 as the lens jammed in the out position, no matter what I tried it would not budge and as I needed a back up compact I ordered the SX240 of Amazon
 The SX240 is the one I carry round all the time as it fits in my pocket and even if I leave that at home I have a camera phone as well. The 60D will be going soon as that has been used on the same construction site and seems to have a slight misalignment with the sensor so I may well be getting the new EOS 70D though I confess I did hanker after a 7DII but I'm not waiting till half way through next year to get one.
The 60D has gone to a friend of mine and made way for a new EOS 70D which I am now using along with the addition of a 100mm, 2.8 Lens for macro work.

My EOS70D and selection of lenses I use

The first camera I ever used was one of these which my Dad had
Well I  now have a new addition to my collection beside the iPhone 8 I use on a regular basis I bought a Canon EOS R6, I have only used it a couple of time but will let you know how I get on with it in due course

I have now had the R6 for a few months now and have been using it on a regular basis. I find it one of the best cameras I have used though I have to admit it is a little more complicated than what I was used to. In fact I think there are probably too many functions on it and that Canon could have made two types of menu to use a simple one and normal one. The fact the R5 has a top screen and the R6 has none shows they simplified  a little. Since owning the R6 I part exchanged my old EOS 90D and lenses for a new RF 20-240 lens for added range I may get a wide angle later to use as well. Main reason for selling the old 90D and EFS lens was because I did not want the hassle of changing the settings to suit the crop lens. The EF lens work fine with the EF adaptor I got for the R6 as you do not have to change anything. 
I will add photos of the lens I have later





7 comments:

  1. What a collection of cameras....I should get out all of mine. I am just an amateur in love with picture taking, but I can't tell you how much it enriches my life.

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  2. Old and new cameras. Beautiful things !

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  3. Great collection, Bill. I wish I would have kept my old Canon F1 film camera and lenses (mainly the lenses). I had a pretty good collection, and some of them might have worked on my Canon digital (5D ii) that I have now.

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  4. I think everyone on the planet had a kodak or Brownie box camera in their family at some point, during the film only days. Like you, I have several digital products ranging from simple point and shoot, to a DSLR.

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  5. I love cameras old and new and have amassed a large selection over the years.I came to photography late and like one of your other commentators it enriches my life.

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  6. Don't we just love our tools, we photographers? I've used Nikon, Canon, and Fujifilm. Now a Leica. Truly, I like the Fujifilm the best because it is light (I have tendonitis) and the image quality with the mirror-less camera is the best I've ever experienced.

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  7. All Cameras are so beautiful. R6 with that objective is Very Nice add to your collection. Happy Days ahead..

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