Small Format Cameras


Canon AE-1 Program

Well, I came across a nice AE-1 Program, and could not pass it up.  So, I now have a replacement AE-1, camera and two lenses. My first AE-1 was given to a young man who was just getting started in Photography.   The camera operates in three modes:  Shutter Priority - auto aperture, Fully Manual, and Fully Automatic (Program).  This is a manual focus camera, so it has a wonderful split focus viewfinder.  The camera has a hot shoe for flash, but also a PC connection.  This is an old camera, but it is still a joy to use.  One of the interesting uses for this camera is for Macro Photography.  The fully manual type F lenses allow for the use of standard macro expansion rings because of the availability of fully manual aperture controls. 


Canon FD 50 mm f1.8 Lens

Canon FD 50 mm f1.4 Lens

Vivitar FD 70-210mm lens


Canon T3i Digital Camera

The T3i is capable of 18 Mega-Pixel pictures and also full 1080p video in a very versatile camera. This camera has an APS-C sensor camera body.

18.0 MP CMOS APS-C sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed.

            Lenses I currently have:

Canon EFs 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS ii Lens (APS-C only)

Canon EF  75-300mm f/4-5.6 iii Lens

Sigma EX 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Lens (APS-C only)

Promaster XR EDO  18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Lens (APS-C only)

Flash - Yongnuo YN-568EX Auto Speedlight

            Yongnuo YN-560EX Manual Speedlight

            Promaster 5750 DX Digital Flash


Canon 6D Full Frame Digital Camera

I don’t believe that you go full frame or APS-C, but that both have advantages and disadvantages, so it seems like there is room for both sensors in my collection of equipment. 

The Canon 6D is a full size CMOS Sensor camera, with built-in GPS and WiFi connectivity.  The new Canon model includes many cutting edge features at a “reasonable” price.  It produces resolutions to 20.2 megapixels.

                 Lenses I currently have:

        Canon EF 17-40mm f/4   L USM Lens                        Flash -    Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

        Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens                                   Canon ST-E3-RT Transmitter

        Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM Lens

        Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

        Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Prime Lens             Focus Screen - Ec-A micro-prism*

        Canon EF 300mm    f/4 L IS USM Prime Lens                                     Eg-A II, Satin                              

        Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Prime Lens

        Rokinon   85mm f/1.4 Prime Lens

        Rokinon   14mm f/2.8 Prime Lens


Canon 5DS R Full Frame Digital Camera

The Canon 5D S
R is a full size CMOS Sensor camera, with a resolution of 50.6 Megapixels.  The R variant adds a low pass filter cancellation.  Low-pass filter effect cancellation takes full advantage of the 50.6MP sensor, delivering greater detail and even higher resolution images than those of the 5DS.  This filtration in addition to a new fine picture mode, allow for more detail an sharper edges which are especially useful for portrait and landscape photography.   I purchased this camera as a camera body only (as shown), but shares all the lenses listed above for the EOS 6D.