Lives in United States Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Works as a tutor in philosophy of physics
Has a website at http://slashdot.org/~mburns/
Joined on Nov 14, 2012
About me:

I am enamored with classic camera equipment at the moment, and write on fundamental issues in science, especially physics.

mburns' current gear

Samsung ST65
Canon EOS 300D (EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital)
Canon EF 35-80mm f/4.0-5.6 III
purchased in January, 2012
purchased in September, 2012
purchased in January, 2013
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
purchased in September, 2012
free graphics software
Other gear:
  • Bogen aluminum tripod and pan head
  • cable release 12" purchased in August, 2011
  • Canon Canoscan FS 2710 negative and slide scanner 9 million pixel scans, purchased in December, 2012
  • Canon EOS 650 SLR purchased in July, 2012, and second in January, 2013
  • Canon EOS Elan II SLR Acquired in May, 2013
  • Canon Extender FD 2x-B for the Vivitar lens, purchased in June, 2012
  • Canon FD 200 mm f 4 lens
  • Canon FL 50 mm f 1.8 purchased in June, 2012
  • Canon FT QL A chrome plated tank of a camera, purchased in June 2012
  • Canon new FD 28 mm f 2.8 purchased in June, 2012
  • Canon Speedlite 200E purchased in July, 2012
  • Canon SureShot Tele 80
  • Case Logic SLR backpack top and back openings, purchased in October, 2011
  • Daiichi Zenobia 4.5x6 camera
  • FD to EF mount adapter with 1.25x extender lens purchased in August, 2012
  • FED 2 rangefinder camera Purchased in June, 2013
  • filters 55mm and 58mm UV, 58mm Skylight, 55mm Polarizing
  • Franka Rolfix II with the Schneider Radionar lens and Pronto shutter 6 cm by 9 cm negatives, purchased in August, 2012
  • GretagMacbeth ColorChecker purchased in August, 2012
  • HP Photosmart C4480 scanner printer
  • Hp ScanJet 3970 Purchased in January, 2013
  • Hugin free panorama stitching and averaging software
  • Industar 61 M39 mount lens 52mm f/2.8 For the FED 2 camera
  • Kodak Ektar 100 film 35mm and 120 size
  • Kodak Portra 160 film 35mm size
  • Lufkin 100 Ft tape measure
  • Mamiya 105mm lens for C3
  • Mamiya 180mm lens for C3
  • Mamiya C3 TLR with 80mm lens August, 2013
  • Manfrotto single strap backpack top and side openings, purchased in June, 2012
  • Micnova Digital Grey Card puirchased in August, 2012
  • Moskva-5 camera purchased in May, 2013
  • Osima light duty tripod purchased in October, 2011
  • OSN Digital flexible 7" tripod purchased in February, 2012
  • RawTherapee free and comprehensive photographic post processing, most useful for DNG files
  • Spiratone T mount 300 mm f 5.5 purchased in June, 2012
  • Tokina FD 35-105mm f/3.5-4.3 lens
  • Tou/Five Star FD Macro Zoom 75-200 mm f 4.5 purchased in June, 2012
  • UFRaw free raw processing software with all of the basics
  • Vivitar FD 135 mm f 2.8 Komine model, purchased in June, 2012
  • Weitz EV-LV Meter No batteries needed, and recalibrated on a bit of blue tape, purchased in June, 2012
  • Wolverine Data F2D14 film to digital converter requires RawTherapee for good color curves, purchased in June, 2012
  • XSane scanner software
  • Yashica Electro 35 GSN I am using Kodak Ektar 100 film. The Yashica is not built like a Leica, but I treasure it - owned since May, 1980.
  • Yashica Tele Extender for 55mm filter thread purchased for the rangefinder in September 2011
  • Yashica Wideangle Extender for 55mm filter thread purchased for the rangefinder in September, 2011

mburns' wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8
Canon EOS 5D
Sony Alpha DSLR-A900
Other gear:
  • Industar-22 M39 50mm f 3.5 lens
  • Minolta Maxxum A 50mm f 1.7 lens

mburns' previous gear

Other gear:
  • Agfa Agfachrome film
  • Canon EF 35-105 mm f 4.5 purchased in July, 2012
  • Canon EOS Rebel S II purchased in July, 2012
  • Fujifilm Superia Xtra 200 film
  • Fujifilm Superia Xtra 800 film 35mm size
  • HP 3570c scanner Purchased in 2003
  • Kodak Gold 800 film
  • Kodak Kodachrome film
  • Kodak Tri-X 400 film
  • Konica VX 200 35mm film
  • Polariod SX-70 camera
  • Polaroid 230 camera
  • Polaroid a300 digital camera purchased in October, 2011
  • Praktica SLR with 50mm, 28mm and 135mm lenses purchased in January, 1968
  • Sigma 35-80 mm f 4-5.6 DL lens for Sigma camera, purchased in July, 2012
  • Sigma 70-210 mm f 4-5.6 UC lens for Sigma camera, purchased in July, 2012
  • Sigma Electronic Flash EF-430 Super for Sigma camera, purchased in July, 2012
  • Sigma SA-300 SLR purchased in July, 2012