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The Equipment

The Old Oly

Until 2000 I was using my Olympus 2000 zoom point and shoot camera for travel, garden, friends and family snapshots. In 2003, I broke the film loading plates and retired this oldie.

The First Digital

My husband gave me my Canon Powershot A50 (1.3 mega pixels - lens - Canon Zoom 4.3 - 10.8 mm) for Christmas, 1999. This camera went with me everywhere and was my workhorse until I purchased my Canon S3 IS. Its old technology by all present standards, but still takes good pictures. I will eventually replace it with another pocket size digital. I will be interested in a DSLR at some point also.

The Compact Canon Cameras Digital

On September 4, 2006, I bought my Canon Powershot S3 IS digital camera from London Drugs. It has a 12 x Zoom lens, and many shooting modes and other interesting features. It does audio, and very large jpegs. but no RAW photos. It is now my carry around camera. I am learning to use it and getting some good color. That zoom is fantastic.

Canon Zoom Lens 12x 6.0-72.0mm 1:2.7-3.5 UltraSonic Motor, TC-DC58B (Tele-converter), WC-DC58A (wide converter),58mm close-up lens 500 D. My 58mm filters all fit on the adaptor, of course. I have a step down ring so the CS (52mm) fits also.

In February, 2013, I bought my Canon Powershot SX40 digital camera from London Drugs. It has a 40 x Zoom lens, and many shooting modes and other interesting features. It does audio, and very large jpegs, but no RAW photos. It is now my carry around camera. I am learning to use it and getting some good color. That zoom is fantastic.

In February, 2015, I traded my Hassleblad, the Canon Elan 7E body, and the Canon SX40 to Kerrisdale Cameras for the Canon SX60, a good card reader and few other incidentals. The SX60 shoots RAW and has that long 65X lens. It has all the features that the Rebel has. I have the rings to add all my 58mm filters. I updated my DNG converter to convert the RAW photos in photoshop. As at May 25, 2017, I still have some credit left with Kerrisdale. I will need some cards with more space on them as I shoot in RAW and it keeps jpegs, too.

The Sony Digital

On December 15, 2011, I bought my Sony Cybershot DSC W-560 digital camera from Walmart. It has a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar wide angle lens - 26mm. It does sweep panoramas and has pretty good low light color and no noise. It does videos. but no RAW photos. It is pocket size and a fun new toy.

The Digital SLR - Canon EOS Rebel T1i or 500d Digital

On January 28, 2011, I purchased my Canon EOS Rebel 500d also called the T1i, at London Drugs. The camera body plus Lexar PII SDHC of 16 GB ($70.00), Screen protector, and tax, came to a total of $779.13. Camera body alone was $629.99. Also purchased an extra battery at All Battery for $50.00. The lenses that I use on my Elan 7e also work on this camera.

The Elan

In September of 2003 Andy Eulass shipped me his 35mm Canon EOS Elan 7e, with many extras. This camera feels good in my hands and I love using it. Thanks for everything, Andy.

Jan. 10, 2015 - Traded the Elan 7e body to Kerrisdale Cameras

  • Canon EF 28 - 135mm 1:3.5- 5-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon EF 28 - 90 mm 1:4 -5.6
  • Canon EF 50 f/1.4 USM
  • Filters, manuals, an extra 'Magic Lantern Guide', all squeaky clean, and extra new batteries
  • Experimenting with all manual settings, using a variety of film types, filters, etc. and enjoying every minute of it.

    This is a great deal of fun!!!

    Lenses Canon EF 28-135mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS USM Canon EF 28-90 mm

    1:4-5.6 Canon EF 5

    The Holga

    I received my Holga 120S in December of 2004. My first roll out of the camera was over-exposed. After having an informative chat with the people at the lab - Kerrisdale Cameras - my second roll out of the camera has much better results. I revived an old Honeywell Strobolite 18 with new batteries and stuck it in the hotshoe for a couple of the shots. I had taped just the bottom of the back. The second roll gave me about 7 reasonable shots and 3 pretty good 'toy' camera photos. I was using Ilford Delta 400. Should use at least 400 film.

    The Albums

    The Holga - Color The Holga - Black & White Digital - Color Digital - B & W
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