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About Me

I'm a 31 year photo/graphics enthusiast, I attended Seneca Collage where I specialized in software development and graduated with honors with a diploma in Computer Programming and Analyst. I current run my own company Langnetic, where we specialize in custom web and application development. Curretly I've been keeping very busy running my own retail hardware store which I opened in 2006.

About This Website

This website is a personal site, partly created to demonstrate my new photoblog/gallery software PhotoTilt, but mostly to show some of the amateur photos that Ive taken. Feel free to comment on my pictures, I will use your feedback to try and development my skills to become a better photographer.
(Please note, as Im using this site as a testing site for my new photoblog, you might experience glitches from time to time)

My Equipment

Nikon D7000Nikon D7000
My D50's shutter died so I upgraded to the D7000. More camera then I really should have purchased and I'm kind of sad to learn I won't be able to continue IR photography with this camera. Maybe one day again I'll be able to revisit IR. However WOW, this is some camera. Fast, Sharp and I love the dual SD slots!
Nikon D50Nikon D50
I finally got myself a digital SLR. I thoroughly enjoy everything above this camera, the feel, the sound, and most in importantly the quality.
Image shown with the kit lens 18-55mm (52mm filter).
This camera died and was replaced by D7000
Canon S2 ISCanon S2 IS
I sure loved my old Canon S1 however I couldn't resist upgrading to the S2 when the opportunity arose. I have no complaints the S2 is great and fixes many of the drawbacks of the first generation S1.
Image shown with the LensMate 52mm lens adapter. I like the LensMate adaptors so much I plan on purchasing the 58mm version too.

(I now have a like-new 52mm LensMate adapter for the Cannon S1IS which Im no longer using and willing to sell or trade, drop me a line if you have an offer.)
Canon S1 ISCanon S1 IS
Image shown with the LensMate 52mm lens adapter.
Just as a side note: I highly recommend this adaptor compared to Canons adapter. LensMate is a fine company to deal with, their website is a little unprofessional looking, but their customer service is great, and I received my orders quickly and without any problems.
I traded this camera in for the S2

My Lenses

Sigma  AF 10-20mm f3.5 EX DC HSMSigma AF 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
I'v always wanted a wide angle lens and I was very lucky to be given this lens as a gift. The lens has recieved many good reviews, however I don't use it enough to really comment on it.
Nikon DX Nikkor AF-S 18-200 F3.5-5.6 VR EDNikon DX Nikkor AF-S 18-200 F3.5-5.6 VR ED
Finally after months of waiting it arrived. This lens was partly the reason I choose Nikon over Canon when I purchased my D50. It's got a huge zoom and still an impressive wide angle with very little distortion. For myself the VR was a must with the zoom and it functions just as well as the image stabilizer built in on the Canon S1 / S2.
Be forewarned this little baby drains the battery must faster then expected. (But it's worth it)
Nikon 50MM/1.8 AF DNikon 50MM/1.8 AF D
I purchased this lens while waiting for the backorder of the zoom lens I ordered. I am stunned with this lens, its produces incredibly sharp images, its light weight and performs great in low light situations. I like this lens so much I always carry it around with my camera.
Nikon DX Nikkor AF-S 18-55 F3.5-5.6 G EDNikon DX Nikkor AF-S 18-55 F3.5-5.6 G ED
I got this as the kit lens with the D50, if it wasn't for the 52mm tread size being compatible with all my S2 filters and the cheap kit price I likely wouldn't have purchased this lens. Instead I would have opted for something that feels a little more solid and has a larger zoom.

My Accessories

Speedlight SB-800Speedlight SB-800
Picked this up at Blacks on sale. No complaints with this flash.
Hoya R72 Infrared Filter 72mmHoya R72 Infrared Filter 72mm
I picked this up really cheap at Henry's, it sure is alot of fun. I've seen some really superb photos taken with the R72 and the D50/D70, I just hope I can achieve simular results.
Tiffen Circular Polarizer 72mmTiffen Circular Polarizer 72mm
On the rare occasions it's helpful to have one of these in your camera bag.
Manfrotto 190CL W/484RC2 Ball HeadManfrotto 190CL W/484RC2 Ball Head
I took the advice of a very good friend of mine and purchased this great tripod.
+1, +2 and +4 filtersClose up set +1, +2 and +4 filters
Purchased these cheap filters for use with my S2 luckly they are 52mm and work nicely with the kit lens of the D50.
Raynox macro filterRaynox DCR-250 Super Macro Filter
I purchased this macro filter, because the S1 IS is a bit of a weak performer on the macro side. But with this macro I can be anywhere from 0.25 to 4 inches away from the subject and get the benefit of my full 10x zoom capability.
I also purchased this lens from LensMate.
Canon i9900Canon i9900 Bubble Jet Photo Printer
This is a large format printer capable of printing 13"x19" borderless prints. I purchased the printer from Henry's, one of the stores I like to frequent often.
Unfortunately this printer has died on me, I will miss it.
Tamrac Laptop/DSLR BackpackTamrac Laptop/DSLR Backpack
How did I ever do all those long photo sessions and hikes without this. I originally never listed any of my camera bags as equipment, but this bag desirves a little mention. Its a great backpack hold most my gear and still room for a light snack when pulling the all nighters.

My Wish List

Radio Popper
300mm+ Zoom Lens for Nikon
Neutral density Filter (NR)
70mm prime lens for Nikon
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