I have two older 35mm SLR cameras that I no longer use. One was a Canon EOS Rebel Ti with a 30-80mm Zoom lens, the other was a Canon AE-1, and the lens I normally use is the standard Canon FD 50mm 1:1.4 that came with it. I also have 135mm and 300mm lenses that come in handy for some situations. The flash that had for the AE-1 was a Vivitar Zoom Thyristor 285.

Here are some pages of pictures taken during a photography course I had in College.

These days, I have moved on to Digital and haven’t had much chance to work with film cameras in the last few years. The major reason is cost. Digital is practically free, where film had a small but significant expense with every shutter release. It’s much more fun to experiment and learn with a digital camera, especially one with full manual controls.

The main camera I work with now is a Canon EOS Rebel T1i DSLR. I also have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30. The FZ30 has a nice big optical zoom (12x, 420mm equivalent) and optional fully manual controls (Shutter, aperature, focus, exposure compensation, etc.) It was a fraction of the cost of a digital SLR, and at the time it fit my budget in a way that no camera with optional $1,500+ accessories ever could.

I still enjoy the FZ30 but it doesn’t quite compare to the quality I can get out of the T1i.

I need to post more pictures, but in the meantime here are some samples of pictures that my wife and I have taken.

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