I am a scientist working in Kingston and have been living in Canada for around 4 years now. I like to take the occasional photograph and wouldn’t really announce myself as a photographer.
My first stray into photography started in the UK when my partner bought for me a bridge camera. Deciding later when I first came to Canada that I’d like to buy a ‘big camera’ as my father would call them, I instead went back to my father’s old Konica TC-X. While having some electro-mechanical issues it was still a great dip into photography using a camera able to produce sharp crisp images, vibrant colours and allow the user to control as much (or as little) as he/she wants.
Having the said issues I partially retired it and bought a Nikon D5100, along with an 18-105mm lens. What started as something quite casual has transcended into a hobby/addiction and my collection of cameras and lenses has gone from digital to 35mm film and very recently to 120film. Most of which I have picked up cheap or second hand where ever I could.
My Cameras are as follows
Nikon FM (35mm)
Nikon FE (35mm)
Nikon EM (35mm)
Nikon F65 (35mm)
Nikon D5100 (APS-C)
Konica TC-X (35mm)
Yashica Mat-124 (120)
Bronica SQ-B w/80mm (120) (owned but not in my possession yet)
Mamiya 645 S1000 w/80mm (6×4.5cm 120)
Pentax 67 w/150mm and 55mm (6x7cm 120)
DX 35mm f/1.8
Nikon 35mm f/2
Nikkor 28mm f/4
Nikkor 35mm f/3.5
Series E 50mm f/1.8 x 2
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Vivitar Series 1 70-210 f/3.5 (Version 1)
Vivitar Series 1 70-210 f/2.8 (Version 3)
Feel free to leave comments, advice and what ever else.