Lives in Canada Whitehorse, Canada
Works as a Educator/Artist
Has a website at http://www.wheeler.ca
Joined on Nov 9, 2007

yukonchris' current gear

Canon EOS 7D
Olympus E-30
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
I purchased this in the summer of 2012. It is a robust camera with an excellent autofocus system and a very capable 18 mega pixel sensor. In handling terms (interface and controls) I am somewhat surprised to discover that the E-30 seems generally better thought out.
Purchased this to upgrade from my E-330. It's a good solid camera and provides reliably consistent service. Ergonomically excellent design. Good accurate autofocus, much better viewfinder than E-330, crisp sharp images and excellent jPegs from almost any Olympus lens. All in all a good solid camera without any real quirks.
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
This is certainly not the fastest lens I own, or the most compact, but it i without doubt one of the sharpest. I get very sharp results from this optic. The biggest problem is size and weight. I think 4/3rds is a far better format for long telephoto lenses when one is often hiking into the back country.
Nice sharp lens. Not too big or too havy. Reasonably compact and well made. The fast aperture delivers sharp results.
I purchased this lens with the 7D as a kit. Frankly, this has proven to be an exceptional kit lens. It is very sharp, eminently usable with a very practical focal range. Frankly one of the best lenses I've owned.
Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5
Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm 1:3.5 Macro
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
This has proven to be a solid general purpose lens capable of producing good, but not stellar results.
Despite its lightweight construction and low cost, this is a very sharp and useful lens for macro or general use.
This is a kit lens and I was never very satisfied with the results. Must use stopped down to achieve good sharp detail. I rarely use this any more.
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
Another Olympus kit lens. I was never terribly impressed with this optic. While I still own it, I never use it.
An excellent and inexpensive zoom lens. I have been able to get very good shrp images from this optic. This is my second favourite lens after the 9-18mm.
Possibly my favourite Zuiko lens. Though not a high end unit, it consistently produces very sharp and contrasty images. The focal range is very useful.
Other gear:
  • Bowens Gemini 500R 2 Light Umbrella Kit with Pulsar TX Radio Remote
  • Nikkor 28mm f1:3.5 A slow but decent wide angle lens.
  • Nikkor 50mm f1:1.8 A good solid standard lens. Used it for years without any problems. Still functions perfectly.
  • Nikon FM Have owned two of these, one purchased new around 1979. Great camera but proved unreliable after a few years use. The second one was an earlier version of the same model and still functions.
  • Nikon MD-12 Motor Winder Always wanted one of these back in the day, then a fellow gave me this one when I was working at a local newspaper. Works like a charm on my Nikon FM.
  • Nikon Speedlight SB-10 A nice compact flash unit for Nikon cameras. I inherited this one from my Dad.
  • Sunpak 3600 Big, bulky and heavy flash. This is a powerful unit that I routinely chose to light large indoor spaces.
  • Tamron 300mm f1:5.6 An Adaptall lens mounted for my Nikon FM. I used this quite often in the film days when photographing wildlife. Produced some pretty nice images.
  • Tamron 35-135mm f1:3.5-4.2 An Adaptall lens mounted for my Nikon FM. I found this a well built and comfortable lens for general walk around use. Still in mint condition.
  • Zuiko OM MC 50mm f1:1.8 A beautifully built lens for the old OM series of cameras. I wish Olympus still built lenses like this!

yukonchris' wish list

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Canon EOS 6D
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Added Apr 27, 2014
Added Apr 27, 2014
Added Oct 21, 2011
Lens lust!
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Added Oct 21, 2011
Lens lust!
Added Oct 21, 2011
Lens lust!
Added Oct 21, 2011
Lens lust!

yukonchris' previous gear

Olympus D-500L
Olympus SP-500 UZ
Olympus E-330 / EVOLT E-330
Other gear:
  • Kodak Brownie Starmite My first camera. I used it to shoot 127 B&W film. Used it for years. Was a great first camera! I still miss it.
  • Nikon L35 AW AF Looked reasonably tough but proved to be a real disappointment. Poor quality lens produced poor photos and was damaged beyond repair from a short fall.
  • Voigtländer VSL 2 Automatic Most disappointing piece of kit I ever owned. Purchased new around 1979. My first advanced camera and it was essentially DOA! I didn't get a single good roll of film out of it! Eventually returned it and purchased a Nikon FM.