Monday, December 18, 2006

My Photography Equipment

On this page I list the photography equipment that I own and use. I am currently using a Pentax digital SLR system based on the Pentax K20D digital SLR.

Pentax Camera Bodies

2 x Pentax K20D Bodies with D-BG2 Battery Grips
Pentax K200D Body
Pentax K2000 (on order)

Pentax DA* Lenses

SMC Pentax DA* 16-50/2.8
SMC Pentax DA* 50-135/2.8
SMC Pentax DA* 55/1.4 (on order)
SMC Pentax DA* 60-250/2.8 (on order)
SMC Pentax DA* 200/2.8
SMC Pentax DA* 300/4

Pentax DA Limited Lenses

SMC Pentax DA 21/3.2 Limited
SMC Pentax DA 35/2.8 Macro Limited
SMC Pentax DA 40/2.8 Limited
SMC Pentax DA 70/2.4 Limited

Pentax DA/DFA Lenses

SMC Pentax DA 10-17/3.5-4.5 Fisheye
SMC Pentax DA 12-24/4.0
SMC Pentax DA 14/2.8
SMC Pentax DA 17-70/4
SMC Pentax DFA 50/2.8 Macro
SMC Pentax DFA 100/2.8 Macro

Pentax A*/A/FA Lenses and Accessories

SMC Pentax A* 200/4.0 Macro
SMC Pentax A* 400/2.8
SMC Pentax A 1.4x Rear Converter S
SMC Pentax A 1.4x Rear Converter L
SMC Pentax A 2.0x Rear Converter L
SMC Pentax F 1.7x AF Rear Converter
SMC Pentax FA 50/1.4
3 x Pentax AF-200T Flashes
Pentax AF200FG Flash
Pentax AF360FGZ Flash
Pentax AF540FGZ Flash
Pentax AF160FC Ring Flash (on order)

Soon to be sold

SMC Pentax DA 16-45/4.0
SMC Pentax FA 24-90/3.5-4.5
SMC Pentax A* 300/4.0
SMC Pentax A 400/5.6


1 x Nikon SB-26 Flash
2 x Nikon SB-25 Flashes
2 x Vivitar 285HV Flashes
LumiQuest Snoot
3 x PocketWizard Plus II Transceivers
1 x Dyna-Lite Compact Retractable Lightstand
1 x Manfrotto 3373 Compact Lightstand
2 x Photoflex Shoe Mount Multiclamps with Umbrella Holders
3 x Westcott 43" Optical White Satin Collapsible Umbrellas
3 x Westcott 43" Soft Silver Collapsible Umbrellas
2 x Westcott 43" Convertible Umbrellas

Carrying Solutions

Domke F-2 Ballistic, F-3X Ballistic, F-5XB, F-5XC, F-6, and F-6 Ballistic
Domke F-3 Backpack
Domke J-3, J-5XB, J-803, and J-Series Belt Bag
Domke Tan and Black Photo Vests
Lowepro CompuDaypack
Lowepro Stealth AW II
Think Tank Airport Airstream
Think Tank Airport Ultralight
Think Tank Urban Disguise 10, 20, 30, 35, 40, and 60

Tripods, etc.

Gitzo 1325 Tripod with Kirk BH-1 Ball Head and Wimberley Head
Gitzo GT-1531 Tripod with Kirk BH-3 Ball Head
Gitzo GM-2540 Monopod with Kirk QRC 1.75 Platform
Kirk Mighty Low Boy Tripod
Overxposed OX Mini Pro Plate

I have really been enjoying using my Canon G9 kit. I use the following items with it

Canon G9 Kit

Canon G9
Canon ST-E2 Flash Controller
2 x Canon 580EX Flashes

I still own some Canon equipment but I hardly ever use it. I find my Pentax bodies to be much more to my liking and I like the Pentax lenses better.

Canon Digital SLR System

2 x Canon EOS 20D Bodies
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
Canon EF 24-105/4.0L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF-S 17-85/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II


Anonymous said...

Hi Bryan,

Its great finding your Blog. I finally found someone with more pentax lenses than me! I have made very similar choices with the following bodies:

*ist DS

Like you, I highly value my 28-70 FA 2.8 and 80-200 fA 2.8 lenses. To that core, I have added the 14 DA 2.8, 40 Limited DA, 50 1.4 FA, 16-45 DA, 50-200 DA and 24-90 FA. I also own the 18-55 DA and the 80-320 FA but rarely use either of these. On a recent trip to Japan I picked up the 10-17 fisheye zoom and have had a blast with it.

I enjoyed your comments about the lens collection and your photos. Keep up the good work.

admin said...

Thanks John. I am always glad to find other Pentax users. I will keep posting. Thanks for the encouragement.


Anonymous said...

I just browsed into your blog... I am in awe with your lens lineup! I am also a Pentax diehard, and am on the cusp of getting to own the FA* 80-200 (if the camera gods are in favour). It will be my first * lens and so i am very excited. I am also eyeing the DA limited 40mm... anyway, will be a regular visitor here!