Daily Photo – What I’m Shooting

Camera Equipment
Every once in awhile I throw a few pictures of camera equipment online.  For some reason these pictures end up being extremely popular on the photo sharing website I use.  In fact, my second most popular photograph on the site in terms of views is simply a picture of my previous camera, a couple lenses, and a flash sitting in a camera bag.  I guess people really like to look at pictures of cameras.  So what am I shooting these days?


  • Nikon D90 – Upgraded from a D40, no regrets.
  • Nikon FM2(n) – Getting more and more use, I try to develop a roll of film every two weeks.


  • Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 – On the D90 most of the time, my general lens.
  • Nikkor 55-200 f/4-5.6 VR – Used when I’m  lurking around the recreational hiking trail near my house shooting butterflies.
  • Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 – When it’s too dark for the Tamron or I need optimal sharpness I use this.
  • Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 – On the FM2 at all times.
  • Nikkor 28-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 – Included with the FM2, besides a few practice shots I don’t use this lens.


  • SB-600 Speedlight – I should be using this a lot more than I currently do, especially considering I have all the accessories to get my flash off my camera.
  • An inexpensive tripod [I should have saved up for a better one], Lowepro Fastpack 250, a small Jenova shoulder bag, Ebay Triggers, sync cables, light stand, reversible umbrella, SanDisk Ultra II SDHC cards

5 thoughts on “Daily Photo – What I’m Shooting

  1. Micki – Here’s the ones I remembered to tag on my photostream as being taken by this lens:


    This should give you an idea of how I’ve been using this lens (some of the search results are also using this lens and one other for the reverse-macro technique). Hope this helps!

  2. Very sharp, nice lense! The calligraphy photos were done by 50mm. I like those images a lot. Thank you so much.. These definitely help in making my decision~~

  3. Unfortunately I don’t own a macro or wide-angle lens. Here’s my wish list:

    If I had to pick a macro I’d probably choose the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di or the latest version of the much more expensive Nikon 105mm f/2.8G.

    For wide angle the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8

    Oh yeah, and a wider prime like the Sigma 30 f/1.4 or Nikon 35 f/2

    I think that would make me happy…. for a few weeks.

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