I use two main cameras depending on what subjects I’m photographing: a Sony a580 dSLR and a 1970s Chinon CX. I have also recently purchased a Yashica-D, which needs repairing but which will be my first foray into medium format (120) photography.
I’ve been using 35mm cameras since I got my first proper SLR, a Prinzflex CX, back in 2004. It was love at first click.
I got my first dSLR, the Sony A580 in November 2010 and haven’t looked back. Digital photography is amazing stuff. On this camera I use the 18-55mm Sony alpha kit lens and a Tamron 70-300mm Macro Telezoom lens. I do occasionally use my old lenses on my DSLR, which can give some interesting effects, but on the whole I prefer the older lenses to stay with my film bodies.
And boy, do I love film. My Chinon CX goes everywhere with me. I use my favourite lens in the whole world: a 1970s Auto Chinon Tomioka 55mm f 1.4. It is the best bokeh lens in the world (click here for photos taken with that lens). I also have a range of telezooms and fixed-focus lenses, including a very temperamental Carl Zeiss Jena DDR 50mm f 2.8. (click here for photos taken with that lens)
I am learning to develop my own negatives using standard B&W chems. So far, I’ve developed: Kentmere 400, Kodak Tri-X 400, Rollei Superpan 200, Kodak ColorPlus 200 (in B+W) and Ilford HP5. In the future I hope to build an entire darkroom and be able to make prints for sale.
You can find my posts about different films in the Categories drop-down menu at the top. They are all arranged by manufacturer (i.e. Ilford, Kodak), alphabetically.