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Apr032011

What's in Elvis' Camera Bag?

What's in Elvis' Bag? All cameras are fun. No need to argue that brand A is better than brand B. Elvis' first camera was a Kodak Pocket 110. You needed a microscope to get a good look at the tiny negatives. Then came an Olympus OM-1n with a Zuiko 50 mm 1.8. A fine camera that served Elvis well for many years. The Olympus was traded in for a Nikon n2020. An honest to goodness auto focus camera! Well, at least it tried to auto focus and in good light it usually worked. A couple of Nikon lens purchases meant that Elvis would continue with Nikon up to the present.

The Nikon family tree includes; N8080, N90, F3HP, F100, F5, D100, D2, D2h, and D3. Nikon has proved over the years to produce high quality cameras and lenses. It's also a complete "system" that includes many specialty lenses and lots of accessories. Lots of people use Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Sony, Fuji and others. Most are probably just as good as Nikon. Then there's Leica. Ah, the Leica! Elvis has dabbled with Leica and loves the cameras and especially the lenses. An M6, M6TTL, M7, M8 and M9 have all been in Elvis' hands. As of April 2011 a Leica X1 is still in Elvis' hands. They're all fantastic. And expensive.

ElvisKennedy.com will provide some thoughts and reviews on this stuff as we go.

Here is what is currently (as of April 2011) in Elvis' camera bag (links will open Amazon product page);

Cameras:

Nikon D3s

Nikon D7000

Leica X1

Lenses:

Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 AFS

Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 AFS

Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 AFS

Nikon 35 f/2 AF

Nikon 35 f/1.4 AFS

Nikon 50 f/1.4 AFS

Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS

Nikon 105 f/2.8 AFS VR Macro

Nikon 300 f/2.8 AF-I

Flashes:

SB-800 (X2)

SU-800 Wireless Flash Controller

Most of this stuff was purchased second hand. Reviews of each will be coming soon.