welcome to my gear thread

This is my secondary hobby! My favorite subjects are dolls, Ryan, flowers, and baby animals, and also grown animals. I'm always trying to find a way to make my camera fit safely in my purse so I go through thrift store camera bags like crazy trying to find the smallest padded bag I can fit my camera in.

I don't try to remove the exif data on most photos if you're curious about what I used. Sometimes one of my resizing programs dumps it though...


  1. Sony a7 II
  2. I like this camera a lot! It's nice and my favorite to use. The body is small and lightweight (relatively). It was my college graduation present from my mom! I chose it because it was the cheapest FF (at the time) and I didn't want to upgrade from APS-C to FF in the future. I am tempted to buy a small MFT to throw in my purse sometimes...

  3. Sony FE 50mm f/1.8
  4. This lens makes me sad because it has no manual controls. It will be useless someday. There's not a lot of times that I use autofocus, but if I need it, I'll bring this lens.

  5. Canon FDn 50mm f/1.4
  6. I am definitely abusing f/1.4. I am not sorry yet. Probably from June 1980. There's some grease on the aperture blades that worries me. I use this one all the time!

  7. iPhone XS
  8. It's okay I guess. HEIC is the bane of my existence. Portrait mode can make some funny AI choices. This is better for taking room photos than my 50mm lenses.


  1. Manfrotto MKC3-H01
  2. Tiffen 52mm Polarizer
  3. Quantaray 52mm Close-Up Lens Set +1, +2, +4
  4. Hoya 52mm 85 Filter
  5. Sears 52mm K-2 Filter


  1. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  2. At some point the motor stopped focusing and dust moved inside the lens. These photos were very iconic.

  3. Google Nexus 5
  4. I have good memories of this phone!!

  5. Canon Powershot SD13000 IS
  6. I used this one until my phone produced better quality images. It was a black friday deal.

  7. Kodak Easyshare C613
  8. My uncle bought this one for me after my fuji died. It was pink.

  9. Fujifilm FinePix A400
  10. My first xD card gave out early and the lens stopped retracting. I loved the photos it took, but you couldn't tell if they were blurry from the tiny screen.

  11. Digital Blue
  12. My first camera. I sure hope I saved the software disc... The UI is miserable to get photos off this thing.