My Equipment

I’ve used exclusively Canon 35 mm equipment since I bought my first SLR in a pawnshop outside of Ft. Leonard Wood army base in southern Missouri. After a year of using that camera I bought my first brand new camera – a Canon FTQL (ser. no. 654321). I still have the FT and it still works – some 40 years after I bought it.
Later, after my first child was born, I received a Canon AE-1 as a Christmas gift. I used it and a Canon T70 until going to DSLR in 2003.
I started digitizing my film in 1998 with a Nikon Coolscan III film scanner, but have since moved to all digital with a Canon 7D, 40D, and 20D bodies as many of my tools and recently moved up to a mirrorless Canon R7.   I still have the manual focus T-70 just in case I want to do some film.
Lenses include:
Autofocus:Canon 24 – 70 mm f2.8 L series zoom, Canon 18 – 55 mm EF-S zoom, Canon 100 – 400 mm F4.5 L series zoom, Canon 70-200 F4 IS L zoom, and Canon 10 – 22 mm wide zoom, Tamron 150-600mm Super Tele zoom and a Tamron 18-400mm extended range zoom.
Manual Focus: Canon 50 mm f1.8 prime, Canon 100 – 300 mm f5.6 zoom, Generic 28 mm f2.8 prime, Generic 70 -210 mm f3.5/4 zoom all in the FD mount. I also have some older FL mount, but they haven’t been used in years.
When I shot film, I normally used Fuji Superia 200 and 400 print film, but I also liked Ektachrome 100 slide film. And of course, Kodachrome 64 is great.  I found that the negative film was easier to scan than slide film at least with the equipment and software I used.  Tri-x mostly for B&W, but also tried the newer TMax films.
I had a Nikon Coolscan LS-30 with which many of  the images on this site were produced.  Unfortunately, it has passed away some time ago.  I also use an Epson V700 photo scanner for 6×6 and 4×5 scans. I use Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 5.7 for digital imaging.
I normally used Ed Hamrick’s Vuescan for index prints and batch scanning. I find that the Nikon software gives more intense colors, but Vuescan gives more realistic reproduction of original scenes and much better reproduction of Kodachrome and B&W films. I use the Epson software with the V700 scanner as I find that it focuses better on the medium format films.
Other equipment includes a Canon 420 EX flash, Canon 25mm extension tube, and a Bogen carbon fiber tripod.