John Mackay

John Mackay

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
Works as a Chief Techology Officer
Has a website at
Joined on Feb 22, 2002
About me:

As an avid photographer of fifteen years now I've enjoyed making photographs with everything from 4x5 large format film through to Digital compacts although admittedly I'm enjoying my Sony A7 and Ricoh GR II 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)
Ricoh GR II
why do we own two of these?
pArTy cAM!! ...can´t tell what buttons do what as all the decals are rubbing off :(
Nikon D90
Sony a7
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
actually our youngest daughter´s
probably ditch this for the new AF-S version
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
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
our daughter´s be replaced by the 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
our daughter´s be replaced by the 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Other gear:
  • Konica Hexanon AR 135mm F2.5
  • Konica Hexanon AR 135mm F3.2
  • Konica Hexanon AR 135mm F3.5
  • Konica Hexanon AR 200mm F3.5
  • Konica Hexanon AR 21mm F4
  • Konica Hexanon AR 28-135mm F4-4.6
  • Konica Hexanon AR 28mm F1.8 UC
  • Konica Hexanon AR 28mm F3.5
  • Konica Hexanon AR 45-100mm F3.5 UC
  • Konica Hexanon AR 50mm F1.4
  • Konica Hexanon AR 50mm F1.7
  • Konica Hexanon AR 80-200mm F4 UC

John Mackay's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S

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 F1.8 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 F4G 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