John Mackay

John Mackay

Lives in Australia Magnetic Island, Queensland., Australia
Works as a Retired
Has a website at http://www.johnmackay.net
Joined on Feb 22, 2002
About me:

As an avid photographer of ten years now I've made photographs with everything from 4x5 large format film through to Digital 35mm although admittedly I spend far more time cranking out instagrams with my iPhone now. I've enjoyed landscape photography toyed with conceptual photography and am lucky to have some more recent works on permanent display as part of the Landmarks Exhibition at the National Museum of Australia.

John Mackay's current gear

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Digital IXUS 80 IS)
Canon PowerShot SD790 IS (Digital IXUS 90 IS)
Nikon D90
why do we own two of these?
pArTy cAM!! ...can´t tell what buttons do what as all the decals are rubbing off :(
actually our youngest daughter´s
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR
probably ditch this for the new AF-S version
our daughter´s ...to be replaced by the 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
our daughter´s ...to be replaced by the 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Canon Pixma MX860
gotta love wireless...

John Mackay's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Sigma DP1 Merrill
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Added Apr 13, 2012
Travel cam and replacement for my old DP1
Added Oct 19, 2011
...must have on a Nikon DX ...just get it!

John Mackay's previous gear

Olympus E-100 RS
Sigma DP1
Canon EOS 30D
1st digital camera :)
Did two tours of Thailand with me. Fabulous little camera!!
Upgraded from a Fuji S2 Pro --did 3 years with this baby--brilliant!!
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Nikon D700
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Upgrade from Oly E-100RS. Looked good on paper ...stuck with it for 3 yrs ...went back to film
Upgraded from my 3yr old Canon 30D in 2009 --Love it!!
fast, crisp and well made --no brainer purchase
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF
Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D
As good as anything I had owned on my Fuji S2 pro at f/8
small, light and brilliant into the corners at f/8 ..chroma handling in camera.
found this in my bag one day and sold it :)
Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF
Nikon AF Nikkor 105mm f/2D DC
good low light tool in a pinch
sharp but squeaky AF-S on my Fuji S2 Pro
Excellent low light tool, never worked out the DC part though
Nikon AF Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED-IF VR
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
slooooooooow.. on my Fuji S2 Pro -- 300mm f/4 IF-ED sharper and faster
Bashed-up ex-news AF-I version ...Holy Sh*t sharp!!
useable 90 FOV on my Fuji S2 Pro --better at short range
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E II
light sharp alternative to the 80-200mm f/2.8 --if the light´s good
modded for stacking ;)
I had the series one of this TC
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
in EOS mount --3 tries to get a good one ...but it was really good
in EOS mount
Brilliant ...Finally!!!
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Non-OS version in EOS mount --Great all-rounder - made good money with this lens
I had both the series I and the series III of these lenses ...solid, sharp, reliable