Camera Bag

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I am a Nikon girl through and through, but have some other tricks up my sleeve too. Here’s the run down..

35 mm for sessions: Because I switch between film and digital, my preference for 35mm is a full-frame sensor. This allow me to use the same lenses on either camera, without making my eyes go crazy. I am still shooting a D700, but it’s been discontinued. Two other options are the D800 and D610. Since I have small hands, I prefer the smaller body of the D610.

Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

35mm for fun: When it’s not important to get the perfect shot every time or when I want a challenge, I bring out my quirky plastic cameras. They are not precise and I never know what is going to result from them. But that’s exactly why I love them!

Lomography Diana F+ Medium Format Camera

Holga 135 Plastic 35mm Camera

Medium format: A few years ago, I cobble together a Pentax 645N medium format system and I am so happy I did. The images that come off this camera are AMAZING. I didn’t want to commit to more expensive system at the time, but I wanted to play around with medium format. I needed something smaller and with a regular viewfinder (rather than waist level).

From my days at Maine Photographic Workshops, I’ve used various Ilford films. For ease of use and for a distinct look, I often use the Ilford XP2 black and white film. It can be processed anywhere since it’s a C-41 process film (aka color).

Ilford XP2 Super, Black and White Print Film, 120 (6 cm), ISO 400 (1839649)