Here’s a list of my current photography equipment. The top of the list is what I personally own. The bottom of the list is what I have on permanent loan, or available to me through my photography club.


Pentax K-7 DSLR
Pentax 18-55mm WR
Pentax 50-200mm WR
Pentax SMC M 50mm f1.7
Pentax DA 35mm f2.4 AL
Pentax F 50mm f1.4
Pentax 40mm f2.8
Pentax AF 280T flash

Canon A1200 point & shoot

Borrow from dad:

Nikon D200 DSLR
Nikon 18-70mm
Nikon 70-300mm VR
Nikon MB-D200 battery grip
Nikon SB-800 flash

Borrow from club:

Nikon D3000 DSLR
Nikon 18-55mm VR
Nikon 55-200mm VR
Nikon 50mm f1.8

Minolta STsi Maxxum 35mm SLR
Minolta XG1 35mm SLR
assorted lenses

Canon AE-1 35mm SLR
Canon Canonet QL 17 GIII 35mm rangefinder
assorted lenses

Upcoming purchases:

Pentax DBG4 battery grip
Pentax 21mm f3.2
Pentax 70mm f2.4
Nikon 35mm f1.8

13 thoughts on “Photography

  1. Awesome Nate!!! Here I am with my lowly Nikon D5000 trying to save for the 700 lol It still takes beautiful pics though:}Although I do have the 55-200 AF & the 70-300 AF lenses so makes me feel a little better:D

  2. I dont use it that often…only when viewing the pics…I tried using its function to take the pics but the speed doesnt function as it is supposed too…

  3. It is probably most useful for holding the camera over your head to shoot over a crowd. I did this once with my canon, when I was taking a picture of the queen of England. I took about 4-5 pics and at least one of them turned out pretty good. I should have a look and see if I can find it.

  4. Very neat, what an awesome opportunity! I am still an amateur but am taking classes so hopefully I can learn new techniques…the lens I want costs 900..but I figure its a good thing to learn the camera first;)

  5. All of the lenses I want are in the $400-900 range, and so I am trying not to think about them anymore. I’m using my two kit lenses, and a fast 50 prime lens for now. My next purchase will probably be a 10-17mm zoom, that goes from fisheye to super wide angle. Not likely to happen before Christmas though.

  6. The one thing I want to avoid is buying a bunch of lenses in focal lengths that I won’t use very often. Until I take more images, I won’t know what lengths I want. So for now I will just be taking a lot of pictures and analyzing which lengths I use the most.

  7. Thanks. I wish I had several thousand dollars to spend on faster lenses and lighting equipment but it will have to build up slowly over time. I rarely shoot at tele distance, but the main occasion I used the 50-200mm for was a trip to the Omaha zoo when I first bought my K-7. I mostly used the lens at 135mm and I believe this is my best image with it:


  8. You should! I’ve spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on photography in the past two years and it is easily the second most rewarding hobby I have ever undertaken.

    This reminds me that I need to update this page…

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