Lives in United States Libertyville, United States
Works as a actuary
Joined on Jul 1, 2004

Lemming51's current gear

Canon EOS 40D
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Bought to retire old EF 20-35 f/3.5-4.5 USM and EF 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 USM
Other gear:
  • Aputure Timer Camera Remote Control Shutter Cable (TC-80N3 Replacement)
  • Canon Extenders EF 1.4x and EF 2x (both mk I versions).
  • Canon Extension Tubes EF 12 and EF 24 (mk I)
  • Canon Speedlite 580EX II
  • MC RUBINAR 5.6/500 MAKRO Russian-made (LZOS) Maksutov-Cassegrain type reflex lens. Permanently adapted to EF mount, multicoated optics. Min. focus is 2.2m, hence the "Macro".

Lemming51's previous gear

Canon EF 20-35mm F3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Terrific wide zoom for film EOS. Still own, though retired in favor of EF-S 15-85
mk I version. Retired from use due to "terminal" Err 01 condition. Was a sweet wide-normal zoom on my EOS 50E/Elan IIe, too long for the same purpose on my 40D.
Other gear:
  • Argus C3 35mm film rangefinder used by my grandfather
  • Argus Cintar 50/3.5 and Tele-Sandmar 100/4.5 lenses Sharp, though "slow" lenses for the C3
  • Canon AE-1 Program with FD 50 f/1.8 35mm film SLR, manual focus.
  • Canon EF 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 USM (mk I) Terrific standard zoom for film EOS, not so much for 40D. Retired as internal flex cable is faulting, Canon no longer services it.
  • Canon EOS Elan IIe (50E) 35mm film AF SLR. Wonderful implementation of ECF (Eye Control Focus)!
  • Canon Speedlite 540EZ
  • Rollei 35 (40/3.5 Zeiss Tessar) Ultracompact 35mm film camera.