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?

Bodies:

  • 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.

Lenses:

  • 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.

Others:

  • 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:

    Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Poecile rufescens

    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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