Times change, and so do favorite pastimes and other activities. But one thing that never changed is my love for capturing moments through photography. Whether it’s a stunning landscape, a candid moment between friends, a captivating insect, a stunning blossom, or an adorable pet doing something hilarious, there’s something magical about freezing these moments in time.
I fell in love with photography at a young age. The Agfa Optima III was my first camera, a hand-me-down, which is still in working order. My first SLR was an all manual RevueFlex AC2; it did not even have a battery. Also, the physical size was small, comparable to my Fujifilm X-T1, nothing like its modern, bigger digital siblings.
While I still love photography, my desire to carry a whole DSLR camera system has diminished over time. I love to take walks and since I’m tired of lugging around heavy camera equipment I decided that all I need is my iPhone and a little bit of fokus to capture life’s unforgettable moments.
But wait, there is Fujifilm, producing wonderful lenses and cameras, mine rather dated by now – yet still awesome. You can find more info about my digital camera journey by clicking on this link.
The Current Gear List
Fujifilm X-E1* / X-E3 / X-T1
- Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS
- Fujinon XF 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
- Fujinon XF 60mm f2.4 R Macro
- Fujinon 35mm f1.4 XF R
- Fujinon 23mm f1.4 XF R
- Rokinon 12mm f2.0 NCS CS
- Rokinon 100mm f2.8 Macro
- Auto Revuenon MC 50mm f1.7 (K)
- Auto Revuenon 55mm f1.4 Tomioka (M42)
- Belomo MC Helios 44-3 58mm f2 (M42)
- Meyer-Optik Görlitz Zebra Domiplan 2.8/50mm (M42)
- Fujifilm Macro Extension Tube MCEX-11
- Lensbaby Composer Pro and the following optics and accessories: double glass, sweet 35, sweet 50, edge 80, macro kit, and macro converters
* Converted to Infrared, Super Color IR, 590nm.
iPhone 15 Pro Max
- No extra accessories at this point
- Nikon T5 Close Up Lens
- B+W Polarizer Filters
Other Hardware & Accessories
- Epson SureColor P600
- Epson Perfection V700 Photo (still working)
- Vanguard Alta Pro 264AT Aluminum Alloy Tripod
- Vanguard SBH-100 Ballhead (modified for an Arca Swiss plate)
- Vanguard VEO 2 S 265CBQS Travel Tripod Kit with 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod & VEO 2 BH-50 Compact Ball Head
- Dot Line Adjustable Camera Platform (6.0″)
- Flashes: Olympus FL-50 Flash, Sunpak 383 Super Flash