Lives in Canada Sioux Lookout, Canada
Works as a Math Coach
Joined on Jul 29, 2002

Gollan's current gear

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707
Nikon D7000
Nikon D7100
I still use this camera regularly. It produces photos with a unique look and I enjoy experimenting with infrared (IR) mode. I had to replace the battery.
Nikon refurb, converted to 590 nm IR by Kolari Vision. The D7000 is a great platform for infrared photography since it is already well adapted for landscape photography.
A good value with plenty of useful features for nature and astrophotography. My D7100 spends most of its time outdoors, often in harsh conditions and it has always been reliable.
Nikon Z6
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II
This was my big step to FF and I am thrilled with this camera! I was expecting the controls to be different and hard to use, but the opposite is true; drawing on my D7100 experience, I was up and running in minutes. The i-Menu is fantastic. I didn't expect to like the touch screen, but Nikon has made it very natural to use. Battery life in these early days is 4 to 5 hours of active shooting. If I'm out longer than that, i'll be packing both a lunch and an extra battery.
What can I say, this zoom came with my camera and I'm very happy with it. It is my walk around lens outdoors. I sometimes use it indoors with a flash.
Nikon refurb. Using it for infrared photography on my D7000.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.8G
Samyang 10mm F2.8 ED AS NCS CS / Rokinon 10mm F2.8 ED AS NCS CS
I use this fast prime for indoor photography. It has decent bokeh at large apertures.
This lens is a great bargain; fast and sharp.
I use this lens for landscape, wilderness and astrophotography. It provides tremendous creative options for a reasonable price.
Samyang 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye / Rokinon 8mm F3.5 Fisheye
Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2
I'm having so much fun with this sharp 8mm fisheye! The fisheye effect is very tame and manageable. My copy is at its best at f/5 and smaller apertures.
This telephoto zoom lens focuses very fast. It was good out of the box and with a little tweaking using FoCal and the Tap-In Console, it is excellent! The switches move a little too easily.
This is big, heavy, fast-focusing lens. It took a bit of adjustment with the Tap-In Console, but now the lens is very sharp. I'm very happy I got it.
Apple iPhone 8
My iPhone has a very capable camera and is always at hand. It has completely replaced my point-and-shoot for travel.

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Nikon Nikkor Z 20mm F1.8 S
Minolta DiMAGE V

Gollan's previous gear

Canon PowerShot A510
Canon ELPH 100 HS (IXUS 115 HS)
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
I got this slightly used and then it was my daily point-and-shoot for five years and thousands of photos. I retired it when the automatic lens cover started to stick and it was taking a very long time to cycle between shots.
My daily point-and-shoot for years, this was a great camera. My former employer still makes posters out of photos I took with it. Mine is silver, not pink.
My first telephoto zoom, this lens came with a steep learning curve and it had some quirks, but I stuck with it and got many memorable photos. After 2.25 years, I traded up to the "G2" version of this lens.