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Light Bringer
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Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Mar 08, 2006 21:13 as a reply to  @ post 1267612 |  #16

Here's what I can remember, i'm probably missing things.

My assistants (Michelle and Stu). People make the biggest difference.
2xNikon D700 with grip

Nikon 24-70 F2.8 AF-s (so sharp!)
Nikon 70-200 F2.8 VR II (wow)
Nikon 16-35 F4 VR (brilliant)
Nikon 50 F1.8 G (much better than the Canon version)

Previously owned includes...
Canon 20D, 30D, 2x40D, 7D, all gripped
Canon 17-55 F2.8 IS (four of, including two that I dropped, both totally f*ck*d, but they were horrible at focusing anyway)
Canon 100mm F2.8 USM macro (fantastic lens)
Canon 10-22 F3.5-F4.5 (W I D E)
Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS (brilliant lens)
Canon 24-105 F4L IS (nice lens if you can get it to focus)
Sigma 30mm F1.4 (piece of s***)
Sigma 50mm F1.4 for Nikon (just couldn't focus accurately even after calibration, two copies tried)

Nikon SB900 x 2
2xAlienBees B800 with Vagabond mini lithium
Canon 550EX, Canon 580EX I (sold the 580 II)
Some 7' stands for the speedlites
3xSkyport radio slave transmitter/receiver set (unused)
3xPhottix Stratos II
Stroboframe Pro-T flash bracket (in the back of my cupboard somewhere never used), 2xCanon off shoe cord 2 (one spare, probably in the back of a cupboard)
Enough diffusers to sink a small boat, before I realised they're for n00bs

2x13' Impact air cushioned stands (not recommended), bunch of photoflex and photogenic bounce/shoot thru umbrellas and a big soft box.
Sekonic L-358 light meter. About as useful as a banana in a bar fight.
Four adapters that lets me mount a Speedlite and an umbrella together, and mount them to a tripod/light stand.

60GB+ CF (Transcend 16GB, Sandisk Extreme 16GB, Sandisk Extreme III 8GB x 3, Sandisk Extreme III 4GBx2, plus misc)
CP-E3/CP-E4 battery packs (retired, they wore out)
PixelHK battery packs for SB900 and Canon flashes (2 of)
Manfrotto monopod with tilt head, Manfrotto tripod (3021BPRO legs with 322RC2 Grip Action Ballhead) - rarely use either except the tripod as a light stand
SterlingTek batteries, PowerEx AA, Eneloop AA (lots of each), Maha chargers (801D, C9000)
OpTech pro-loop strap x 4, Canon hand strap (unused)
ThinkTank rolling bag (I forget what model)
LowePro Rolling mini trekker (sold)/LowePro backpack (Gemini or Orion)
Couple of UV filters, couple of polarizers, ND filter, CopperHill sensor cleaning kit

Self built i7 2700K, 16GB RAM, Dell 23: LCD, nVidia 1GBgraphics, 4.5TB internal disk space, 3.0TB external hdd (offsite backup), 2xSSD
Adobe Photoshop CS6, Noise Nijna pro bundle (very rarely used), DIM (external link), JAlbum (external link),
Spyder 4 Express calibration system
Monaco Optix Color calibration system (unused)

Wish list
85mm prime, 35mm prime, D4
Eyes in the back of my head.
Another set of arms.

What I need
D700, 24-70, SB900

Professional wedding photographer, solution architect and general technical guy with multiple Amazon Web Services certifications.
Read all my FAQs (wedding, printing, lighting, books, etc)

Ronald ­ S. ­ Jr.
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Mar 08, 2006 23:08 |  #17

5D w/grip
20D w/grip

24-70 2.8L
35mm f/1.4L
50 1.4
70-200mm f/2.8L IS
135mm f/2L
200mm f/2.8L MkI
400mm f/5.6L

Custom Brackets QRS-35-EV w/ OCSC2
Custom Brackets QRS-E2 w/OCSC2

20GB Ultra II CF's
Dell XPS Gen 5 3.0GHz Dual Core, 4GB RAM, 1.6TB HD, ATI Radeon X850SE HD 256MB Video Card, 19" Eizo.

Dell Inspiron 9300 2.0GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM, 100GB HD, ATI Radeon X650SE Hyper Memory 256MB Video Card, WIFI and Bluetooth, TrueLife 17" Display.

Dell Inspiron 6400 1.86GHz Core Duo, 1GB RAM, 100GB HD, ATI Radeon 128mb video card, wifi and bluetooth, WSXGA+ True Life Display.

My Wishlist
Sigmonster (300-800mm)
600 f/4L IS

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Some people like to post gear they "used" to have. I think it's silly, but here's a list, just for chuckles! This is all within 2 years, by the way.

Bodies: S230, S500, SD300, SD400, SD430, SD630 (that's the compacts)

XT, XT, 20D, 20D, 30D, 1DMkII, 5D, 1DMkIIN, 5D, 30D (in that order. :lol: )

Lenses: 16-35L (2), 17-40L (2), 3 kit lenses, Sigma 20 1.8, Sigma 24-70 2.8, 24-70 2.8L (x13 :lol: ), 28-135 IS, Tamron 28-75 2.8 (x4), Sigma 30 1.4, 35 1.4L (x3), 50 1.4 (x at least 5), 70-200 2.8L IS, 85 1.8, 85L MkI, 100 f/2, 100 2.8 macro (x2), 100-300 USM, 135L (x2), 180L, 200 2.8L MkI, 300 f/4L, 400 5.6L (x2), 100-400L IS (x3), 50-500 Bigma.

I THINK that's it! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Cream of the Crop
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Joined Feb 2005
Mar 09, 2006 09:10 |  #18

Bodies: 20D, S500

Lenses: 50 f/1.4, 35 f/2.0, 28 f/1.8, 17-40 f/4L, Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 (They all have hoods), Cokin P ND Grad filters

Lighting: 430EX, Stroboframe VH2000, Off Shoe Cord, Bogen SC-17 Flash Adapter, Stofen Omnibounce, Cut up milk jugs and foamcore

Hardware: Optech POTN strap, Cheapo Promaster Tripod Legs, Bogen 3-way, Bogen Ballhead, Homemade Beanbag, RS-80N3

CF Cards: Sandisk Ultra II, Sandisk Cardreader

Storage: Domke F-6, F-901 + inserts, POTN Strap

Processing: Alienware Area-51 3.4GHz Dual Core 800FSB, 300GB SATA RAID 1, 4GB DDR2 RAM, Dell D810 Lattitude, Graphire4 4x5, CRT

Solutions: Photoshop CS2, Photomatix, TLR actions and scripts, Noise Ninja, iView, DPP, PhotoStitch, Spyder2 PRO, Smugmug, POTN, Digital-Monochrome

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Joined Apr 2005
Mar 09, 2006 17:09 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #19

Bodies:EOS 20D
EOS Digital Rebel 300D
Minolta x-570 (film)

Lenses:18-55 f/3.5-5.6
50 f/1.8
100mm F2.8 Macro
70-200mm F4 L
17-40mm F4 L
Lensbaby 2.0

POTN strap :)

i also have a powershot s60 i use for p+s.

Cream of the Crop
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Joined Nov 2004
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Mar 09, 2006 18:19 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #20

Canon 1D III
Canon 5D II x2
Canon 20D
Nikon D300

Canon 17-40L
Canon 24 TS-E II
Canon 24-105L
Canon 50 1.4
Canon 85L
Canon 100L Macro
Canon MP-E 65
Sigma 120-300
Nikon 18-105 VR
Nikon 60mm Macro
Nikon 80-400 VR

The Sun - Love natural lighting..
Canon 580EX - killed
Canon 580EX II x3
Bowens 500W x3
Stroboframe Pro-RL Flash Bracket
Manfrotto 330B Bracket
Off Shoe Cord

5m wide x 4m deep x 3.3m high cyclorama - home built
Ikelite underwater housing + 8" dome port + 17-40L lens attachment (will upgrade to 14L over next summer)
Lee filter holder
Hitech filters - 0.3/0.6/0.9 soft edge, 0.6 hard edge, 1.2 ND
Kata 702 + 704
Sandisk Extreme III
Feisol - CT3441-S RAL Carbon Fibre Tripod
Photo Clam PC-33NS Ballhead
Manfrotto 681B Monopod
Manfrotto 488RC0 Ballhead
Manfrotto PRO 055B (broken... corroded.. well used)
Sigma 1.4 tc

No longer with me :confused:
Sigma 12-24 - sold April '09 - no longer needed as doesn't fit my Lee filter system - 5DII / 1DSIII upgrade next
Sigma 10-20
Canon 50mm 1.8
Canon 85mm 1.8
Sigma 70-300 APO Super Macro II
Photax 400mm

Wish list
14L II, 70-200 2.8 II, 200-400L

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Cream of the Crop
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Joined Oct 2005
Location: Northern VA
Post edited over 7 years ago by SuzyView. (2 edits in all)
Mar 09, 2006 18:32 |  #21

DSLR Bodies:
5D Mark II:lol:
7D Mark II 2/15
7D - 2/10
SL1 - 6/14
SLR Bodies:
EOS 3, F-1
P&S: Canon G12 (not really a P&S, but I'll put it here), Canon SD780 (12/09), SD850, Canon 530A, Canon 510A, Kodak 4800 including all accessories available

Flashes: 580EX, 550EX, 430EX II, 430EX, 220EX, ST-E2 Transmitter, 3 Pocket Wizard Plus II

CANON Zooms 17-40L f4, 24-70L f2.8, 70-200L f2.8 IS, 70-200 2.8 IS IIL,100-400L, 28-135 f3.5-5.6 IS, 80-200 old one
CANON Primes 85 f1.8, 2x 50 f1.4, 50 f1.8 (metal mount)
24mm STM and 40mm STM Pancake lenses, 18-55 STM lens, 55-250 STM lens
Canon 1.4x extender

Y50 Solid State Laptop, HP Pavilion dv7 17 inch laptop with a Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD monitor, Dell Inspiron 1720 with 160 & 500GB Internal HD's, with 22 inch Samsung SyncMaster 226BW monitor,

Toshiba U500 13.3" laptop, 4GB Ram, 320 Memory, Toshiba NB205 Netbook - 2GB RAM (1-10)

Printers: Epson 1280, 2 Epson Picturemate Deluxe Printers 4x6, Canon mini 320 5x7 printer, Brother MFC-7340, Epson RX595 All-in-One, Canon compact 4x6 printer, HP compact 4x6 printer, Canon 8250 photo printer, Canon M922

Scanner: Epson Perfection 4490 Photo

6 amazing FD Lenses that are mint!
5 Sterlingtek, 6 Canon batteries
2 Epson P2000 for portable storage 1 broken:evil:
Studio equipment, use 580EX, 550EX, 430EX as slaves, umbrella kits, backgrounds & lights, reflectors, RS-80N3 Remote Switch
Diffusers: Omnibounce on 580EX & 550EX & 430EX, Lightsphere II, Lumiquest Softbox
Custom Brackets Digital Pro- Bracket, Press-T Bracket, Canon off shoe cord II
Ezybox softbox
iPad 2 with camera kit with Tim Bihn bag
The new iPad (shipped)
iPhone 5 32 GB

Video: 2x Sony miniDV, Sony Hi 8mm

Bags: Tamrac Velocity 7 (blue) & 9X (Black), Lowepro Passport (Black), Lowepro Nova 5 (Blue), Lowepro Holster (Green), Lowepro MiniTrekker (loaned out to #1 Son), Domke F5XB (Blue), Domke F-802 (Blue), Crumpler 4 Million Bag (Blue), Tamrac Adventure 9 Photo/Computer Backpack (Red, of course) Tamrac Holster (Green), Think Tank Airport International Roller; Pelican 1510 with dividers; Kata 465 (White & Tan), Kata 214 sling bag, Kata pouch for the G12, Tenba medium messenger bag (Olive), Think Tank Holster for the 7D with 70-200 2.8 IS hood on. Think Tank Urban Disguise 50, Lowepro Passport (Black), and the Domke FX5C (Olive). Epiphanie Paris Bag in Black (2/12).

Tripod: Bogen / Manfrotto 190XB Legs & 488RC Head, 486RC Head
Bogen / Manfrotto BO3021PB804K Tripod Legs with 804RC2 3-Way Head & Case
Canon Monopod, REI Walking Stick Monopod Combo
Bazooka Tripod bag.

Various filters and hoods, brushes, N*kon lens pen
And of course, Matin Neoprene Fast Access Sling Strap (2015), 3 POTN Straps (Blue & Red & Green), 2 Pro Handstraps, OpTech USA Dual Harness Strap, Optech Dual Camera Neckstrap
Post Processing: Lightroom, PhotoShop Elements 13, CS4 Professional Suite
Courses completed in Matting and Framing - 2 Mat Cutters & Frame Making Gear
Collection of frames and laminating gear, Sensor Swabs with Eclipse 2 Solution for Sensor Cleaning - a must!

Wish List: 5D Mark 4, 85 1.2 (dreaming), 135L (long way off), 200 f2.0 (If I sell everything!), :p
Press Pass for the Redskins games :) Oh yeah !

Suzie - Still Speaking Canonese!
RF6 Mii, 5DIV, SONY a7iii, 7D2, G12, 6 L's & 2 Primes, 25 bags.
My children and grandchildren are the reason, but it's the passion that drives me to get the perfect image of everything.

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Location: Colorado
Mar 10, 2006 16:04 |  #22

Bodies : Yes

Lenses : Yes

Lighting : No

Accessories : Yes

Bag : Yes

Computer : Yes

Wish List : Yes


"Joseph get your a** in here, right now!" - MY Mom

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Joined Mar 2004
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Mar 11, 2006 06:45 |  #23

My own.
Canon 300D
Canon A70 (Should be used more often. A very capable litle camera. A pitty it doesn't shoot RAW.)


Glasses for reading.
Canon 70-200mm F4L
Tamron SP AF Asph XR-Di LD 28-75mm f/2.8 Macro (has a name like a train but it is a lens, and not real macro)
Canon 50mm F1.8 MkII. Hated by many, loved by me.
Canon EF-S 18-50mm F3.5-5.6.

Avalabe light (sun). I'm not into flash or artificial light photography unles it is street night lights. Nothing against it, though.


Kenko extension tubes, the hole lot.
Cheapo monopod without tilt head which would be handy. Get's no use, but may help one day as a batton, in self defense.
Not so Cheapo tripod.
LowePro mini trekker
One Hoya UV filter for the 70-200mm that is kept inside the box at home. wasted money.
One Hoya 0.75 polarizer

Assembled by a friend that knows what he is doing alowing me to not even care.
Adobe Photoshop CS2, TLR sharpening, Photostitch. Neat image.

Wish list

To win the lotery. Then I'll decide.


Some photos (external link)

Cream of the Crop
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Joined Feb 2005
Mar 11, 2006 08:50 as a reply to  @ JMAS's post |  #24

JMAS wrote:
My own.


Cream of the Crop
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Location: 92210
Mar 11, 2006 09:35 as a reply to  @ jfrancho's post |  #25

Well, I'm doing this from memory.....always a problem.

Bodies/cameras: 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, 5D Mark II, 10D, 40D, G10.
Non-Canon Lenses: Sigma 30mm
Canon EF Primes: 20mm f/2.8, 5omm f/1.8 II, 50mm f/2.5 macro, 50mm f/1.4, 14L, 50L, 85L, 180L (macro),200L, 300 f/4L, 300 f/2.8L, 600 f/4.0L
Canon EF Zooms: 16-35L II, 24-70L, 24-105L, 28-135 IS, 70-200 f/2.8L, 100-400L
Canon EF-S Zooms: 10-22, 17-85
Misc.: 1.4X TC, 2X TC
Flash: Quantum T4, Canon 420EX, 430EX, 580EX, and 580EX II. MR-14EX, MT-24EX

Beaucoups tripods, monopods, etc. All Arca Swiss mounts.

On Order: Nothing, thank goodness.

What's missing? Talent.

I'm not short. I'm concentrated awesome!

Cream of the Crop
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Location: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Mar 11, 2006 17:04 as a reply to  @ Belmondo's post |  #26
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belmondo wrote:
Well, I'm doing this from memory.....always a problem.
1Dm2, 1Dsm2, Sigma 12-24 & 24-60, Canon 50mm f/1.8 (metal mount), 50mm f/1.4, 14L, 35L 85L, 135L, 180L (macro), 300 f/2.8L, 400 f/5.6L, 500 f/4L, 16-35L, 17-40L, 24-70L, 24-105L, 70-200 f/4L, 70-200 f/2.8L, 100-400L, 1.4X TC, 2X TC, TS-E-24,

What's missing? Talent.

ye Gods!!! That's some lens line up!!! My line up is (somewhat comprehensive):

Camera Bodies

Canon EOS D60 + BGE-D3 grip
Canon EOS1N + PBE2 grip
Canon EOS630
Lubitel 166U TLR medium format (6 x 6/6 x 4.5)


70-200mm f2.8 L + hood
300mm f4 L IS + hood
20-35 f2.8 L + hood
50mm f1.8 mark II (plastic mount)
35-70 f3.5-4.5 mark III (plastic mount)
Canon 1.4x TC mark I
Kenko DG Extension tube set


Canon Remote Switch 60T3 (for the EOS630/EOS1N)
Manual cable release for the Lubitel unit
430EZ flash unit
Canon CA-PS400 Dual Battery charger to suit BP511/BP511a batteries
2 x Merkury no name BP-511 batteries (pretty crap actually, very low life)
SanDisk 128mb Compact Flash card
Unity Digital 128mb Compact Flash card


Various Hoya screw in filters (UV, Polariser, etc)
Cokin Filter holder and various Filter sheets


Lowepro Nature Trekker AW bag
Lowepro Nova Mini AW

Light meters

Sekonic L-380B (mark I)


Manfrotto 455B Tripod
Manfrotto 029 Tripod head
Manfrotto 056 Junior 3D Tripod Head
Manfrotto 479-4B Monopod

Favourite films

Fuji Velvia
Fuji Provia
Kodak Portra 160
Fuji NPH400
Fuji NPS 160
Kodak T-max 100
Kodak T-max 400


Canon Lens Works I
Canon Lens Work II
Canon Lens Work III
The Nature Photographer's Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques by John Shaw
The Art of Bird Photography by Arthur Morris
The Art of Bird Photography II (Pre production CD) by Arthur Morris [Currently on its way to me as we speak]
The Digital Photography Manual by Philip Andrews
Closeups in Nature by John Shaw
Digital Nature Photography Closeup by Jon Cox
Learning to See Creatively by Bryan Peterson
The Photoshop CS2 book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby


Adobe Photoshop CS2
Neat Image
Rawshooter Essentials 2006
DPP etc

In the process of acquiring

LowePro Toploader 75
Canon EOS1D
300mm F2.8 IS L
SanDisk Ultra II 512mb Compact Flash card
SanDisk Ultra II 1gb Compact Flash card
SanDisk Extreme III 2gb Compact Flash card


Canon 400mm f2.8 IS L
Canon 85mm f1.8
Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L
Sigma 150mm f2.8 APO Macro
Canon 50mm f1.4
Canon 15mm f2.8 Fisheye
Canon TS-E 24mm f3.5 L
Canon 430EX or 380EX flash (for E-TTL)
Canon 2X TC
Remote Cable to suit EOS1D
Bogen tripod of some sort (would need to investigate and see which one meets my needs)
Canon EOS1D Mark II

This list is deliberately comprehensive for several reasons:

1. I needed to make a comprehensive list for insurance purposes.
2. I'm that type of person
3. Even the small things count. You learn from books and they help you take better images. Your digital camera won't work without the batteries, and they won't work without the charger. It's all a part of your "gear". People tend to concentrate on the fancy camera bodies and lenses, and forget the simple stuff, that imho, is just as important in helping you get the image.



edited: added wishlist section! (external link)

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Location: Braselton, Georgia
Post edited over 7 years ago by ifonline.
Mar 11, 2006 21:01 as a reply to  @ dpastern's post |  #27

Nikon D750

Nikon 24-120 f/4
Nikon 50 f/1.8

Mefoto Globetrotter


Apple Mac Mini
8 GB Memory

Apple Aperture 3
Apple Final Cut Pro X
Adobe Lightroom 6

Everything under the sun... especially since I thought it was a good idea to sell everything I had several years ago.

Founder of Lightroom Forums
Nikon D750, 24-120 f/4, 50 f/1.8 See everything HERE.

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Location: Sarnia Ontario, Canada
Mar 12, 2006 00:30 as a reply to  @ ifonline's post |  #28

24-105L F4
70-200L F4
50 F1.8 II
420EX Speedlight - Sto-Fen OmniBounce - Lumiquest soft box
Kenko Extension Tubes
Hakuba LH hand strap
Photoshop CS2 - Wacom Graphire4 4x5
Some other crap

See Through The Lens (external link)

132 posts
Joined Jan 2005
Location: Groningen, Nederland
Mar 13, 2006 02:24 |  #29

eos 1 (not the digital..)
eos 20d
eos m :D
eos 300d defect
EF 35 f/2 also defect.....
EF 50 f/1,8 (II)
EF 100 f/2,8 macro USM
EF 80-200 f/4,5-5,6 (II)
EF 300L f/4
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Sigma 20 f/1,8
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6

Good oldies

FD28mm f/2 S.S.C.
FD28mm f/2.8 S.C.
FD50mm f/1.8 S.C. (II)
FD85mm f/1.2 S.S.C. Aspherical :cool:
FD200mm f/4 S.S.C.
New FD35mm f/2
New FD50mm f/1.4
New FD100mm f/2.8
New FD135mm f/2
New FD35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 :oops:
Tokina 17 f/3,5
Panagor 135 f/2,8

eos M
fd85 f/1.2 :lol:

For more click here

Compensating for his small ... sensor
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Location: Hannover Germany
Mar 13, 2006 09:56 as a reply to  @ Belmondo's post |  #30

Canon 6D !!! Finally !!!
Canon 20D w/ Haoda focusing screen mounted
Canon G2
Canon Ixus (APS :rolleyes: )

Canon EF Lenses:
Tokina ATX 17/3.5 Pro (external link): nice sharp wide angle lens. A bit slow to focus. Positively crappy lens hood/cap :rolleyes:
Canon 50/1.4 USM (beautiful for portraits:D) AF broken, now in for repair

Canon 24-105/4.0 L
Canon 80-200/2.8 L (the lens that was stolen from me was so good, had to get a new one)

Tamron 28-75/2.8 (bit of a lackdown, my copy is soft wide open, but sharp at f/4.0 :rolleyes: )
Part of the front element (outer ring) fell off, need to send for repair or glue back in position with superglue

Ex gear:
Sigma 10-20/4-5.6 EX DC HSM - takes care of most of my wide angle requirements STOLEN
Canon EF-S 18-55 (only used for reverse macros since getting the 17/3.5 and Sigma 10-20) STOLEN
Sigma 30/1.4 EX HSM DC (external link)(my most used lens nowadays :D) STOLEN
Canon 80-200/2.8L (purchased used, f/2.8 speed and bokeh, but f/4.0 price 8)) STOLEN

Canon 28/1.8 USM (external link): fast, sharp, very similar to 50/1.4, but just not as sharp and fast as the Sigma 30/1.4 EX.
Canon 50/1.8 MKI: Optically identical to the new MKII version, but with metal lens mount and much nicer 'feel'.
Small, sharp, fast, my only reason to upgrade to the 50/1.4 was the higher 'keeper ratio' with the 50/1.4.
If you pay attention to the background in your image (peculiar bokeh of that lens), it's a great lens.
Carl Zeiss Planar 85/1.4 ... unfortunately I could not get a good adapter to mount this beauty in Rollei QB mount on my 20D
Tair-3 300/4.5 manual M42 lens (part of 'photo-sniper'-kit) - had to go when moving from Europe to Asia...

M42 mount lenses:
Jupiter-9 85/2.0 manual M42 lens
Carl Zeiss Jena 135/3.5 Sonnar MC manual M42 lens
Carl Zeiss Jena 135/3.5 Sonnar 'Zebra' manual M42 lens

Manfrotto 3021 Pro tripod w/QR tilt/pan head
Manfrotto monopod w/ QR

Metz MZ40-II with EOS adapter (manual mode only) ... definitely an area of improvement

Tamrac Velocity 7 ... small, inconspicuous, packs the bare necessities
Tamrac Velocity 9 ... great bag, packs all my EOS gear and is still on the small side

some cameras, some lenses,
and still a lot of things to learn...
(so post processing examples on my images are welcome :D)
If you like the forum, vote for it where it really counts!
CLICK here for the EOS FAQ
CLICK here for the Post Processing FAQ
CLICK here to understand a bit more about BOKEH

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