Donnie G

Donnie G

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Apr 15, 2012

Donnie G's current gear

Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
All it lacks is Canon's Vari-Angle Touchscreen and on-sensor Dual Pixel AF. Will replace with the 6D Mark II, soon.
I'm totally hooked on this camera's Vari-Angle Touchscreen plus DPAF tech combo. Won't buy a camera that doesn't have that tech.
Tack sharp and user-friendly.
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
My favorite full frame general purpose lens. It gets a lot of use.
My favorite available light street photography lens when used on an APS-C camera body.
Sharp and compact. Used mostly during festivals, parades, and local youth sports. Also, used for landscape photography.
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon Pixma MG8220 (Pixma MG8250)
Tack sharp and compact. This is my people and event workhorse. Great with off-camera flash indoors or outside. My best lens, period.
Used mainly for soft proofing and document creation. Does a nice job of scanning prints and slides for input into my computer.

Donnie G's wish list

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Canon EF-S 35mm F2.8 Macro IS STM
Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM

Donnie G's previous gear

Canon PowerShot Pro1
Olympus E-10
Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
The only PowerShot I ever owned. Built like a brick. Decent IQ for its day. Began my hatred for EVFs.
My customers loved viewing their pics on the rear screen. Great confidence builder for them. Great sales tool for me.
This is the camera, along with the 5D, that convinced me to retire my film era EOS 1v and EOS 3 bodies. Big gamble that paid off nicely.
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 400D (EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS Kiss Digital X)
Getting proper WB under mixed lighting was a chore, but once done, those image files were absolutely beautiful.
IMO, this was Canon's 1st true APS-C workhorse for prosumers. It took the 80D to make me let go of this one.
A lightly used backup to my 5D cameras that never received much love from me. Kept for a year, then gave to a camera club acquaintance.
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
A fun lens used for people, architecture, and landscape photos. Part of my bag of tricks from the film era.
During the film era, the rule was to carry 24, 50, 100, and 200mm primes as basic tools. This lens was moving me from FD to EF mount.
My 1st ultra-wide angle zoom and a genuine bargain among Canon L-series lenses.
Canon EF 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
My 1st EF mount general purpose zoom and the 1st lens I owned having a Canon ultrasonic lens-drive motor. Fast and quiet AF.
My 1st 70-300mm zoom. I liked the idea of a compact tele-zoom, but the lens turned out to be a dog mechanically. Sticky zoom action.