I got my first photo camera in 1981 which was a Agfa Optima Sensor 1035 consumer camera. In 1985 I bought a Yashica FX-D Kit for around 1000 German marks. With this Kit we have made a lot of B/W Gothic pictures at that time. Real fun ! I also used this Kit during my first visit to China in 1989. One year later I bought a great Nikon F 801 autofocus camera with databack. Had some problems with the electronic at that time because of the high humidity in southern China and switched in 1994 to a Nikon FM. Kept this great camera till I bought a Nikon F55 in 2002. My first digital experience I have made with a HP Photosmart 812, 4 Megapix in 2002. This camera was a real failure and finally I bought a Nikon D70 in March 2004 which I keep up till now and convert to a Infrared Camera. Currently I am using a Nikon D800.
I use the following equipment :
Camera : Nikon D70 and Nikon D800
Benro C-327 + Gitzo Center ball head G1278M
Velbon El Carmagne 540 + Velbon QHD-62Q
Nikon AF-S VR Nikkor 70-200mm, 1:2.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm, 1:2.8 G ED DX 77mm
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm, 1:1.4 D 52mm
Nikon AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5mm,m 1:2.8 G ED DX
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm, 1:3.5-4.5 G ED DX 67mm
Sigma EX 10-20mm D, 1:4-5.6 DC HSM 77mm
Sigma EX 180mm, 1:3.5 APO Macro DG HSM, D 72mm
Filter : B+W , Cokin and Hoya