Posts Tagged ‘camera’

The Kodak Hawks

March 7, 2010

My parents did not take a lot of photos.  We had a camera.  An old Kodak Brownie Hawkeye that Mom would take out on special occasions like first communions and any other day when we were forced to dress in our Sunday best.  There were also times when it was used to take photos of us at our worst, like when we were camping in Northern Ontario for weeks with only two changes of clothes.  But most of the time the camera sat on the top shelf of the bedroom closet. In fact all of the photos ever taken with that camera fit into one cigar box and a small album.

Then there was the Kodak 8mm Hawkeye 8 movie camera with it’s 13mm f2.3 lens.  Wind it up, press the button, and shoot.  Wow, what a familiar sound; that 24 frame per second sound of the camera and the projector.  It reminds me of every time I ever had to get dressed up, or down.  Again, this was kept in the top of the closet and only taken out for holidays and special occasions. Of course the movie projector was taken down for special visitors. Those lucky devils likely appreciated that we only had a handful of films for them to watch.

The Kodak Brownie and Hawkeye

Funny how not only the photos but the cameras that took the photos can bring back such vivid memories.


What’s In The Bag

November 1, 2009

Periodically I get asked what equipment I use for shooting. So for those who might be interested, here is a list of what’s in my camera bag right now.

I have two bags actually.  One for doing my regular shooting and another for bringing in the canoe where there’s a chance it might sink to the bottom of no repair.

Regular equipment

  • Canon 40D camera
  • EF-S 1022mm 3.54.5 lens
  • EF 24105mm f4.0 L IS lens
  • EF-S 60mm f2.8 macro lens
  • EF 200mm F2.8 L II lens
  • EF 100400mm 4.55.6L IS lens
  • Gitzo G1297 Tripod
  • Really Right Stuff BH-40 with B2 AS II clamp
  • Gitzo G1564 Monopod
  • Manfrotto model #234 swivel head with Really Right Stuff B2 AS2-Pro clamp
  • Jobu Jr. Gimbal Head
  • Canon Speedlite 420EX
  • Canon 1.4X Extender
  • Canon 2X Extender
  • 2 Singh-Ray ND filters
  • 1 Singh-Ray Vari-N-Duo Warming Polarizer filter
  • Various other filters
  • LowePro Micro Trekker 200

Canoe Equipment


  • Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D
  • CANON EF 300MM F4.0 L IS lens
  • Tamron 1.4X Extender
  • B+W Polarizing Filter
  • I usually take my 1022mm 3.54.5 lens as well
  • 1 Pelican 1450 waterproof case