Over the years I have been lucky enough to have used many different cameras and lenses.
I always used Canon film cameras and the EOS 3 was the one I have the fondest memories of. I was a big fan of the 50mm lens and shot 90% of my early photos with it.
I have seen digital cameras go from “usable” to just about “equal to large format film”. My first digital camera was a Canon D60. It was a 6 megapixel “beast” that I can’t find any prints from. I also had a Nikon Coolpix 995. Unlike film cameras, digital cameras improved immensely with each iteration. Current full frame cameras are incredible. I am using a Nikon D850.
One thing I find interesting is how the sensors have surpassed the lens capabilities as resolution. It seems to me, that to get the most out of a D850 in terms of resolution (46 megapixels) excellent lenses and solid tripods are required. I find myself shooting it like a large format camera.
The digital lenses I currently have were carefully selected for uncompromising image quality. 12mm Laowa Zero-D, 15mm Zeiss ZF.2, 20mm F1.8 Nikon, 25mm Milvus, 35 and 50mm Sigma Art, 70-200 f2.8 E FL Nikon, 105 f1.4 Nikon, 300mm f4 PF Nikon.
With the use of digital negatives for contact printing, the film cameras get little use these days. I still own and use a Ritter 14×17″ view camera that I use for wetplates and the occasional contact print. But the quality and flexibility of digital has just gotten so good it is hard to motivate myself to bring it out.
Digital Cameras: Coolpix 995, Canon 10D, IXUS 65, Canon 40D, Powershot SD960, Olympus E-PL1, Canon 5D MKII, Conon 1D MKIV, Nikon D90 (infrared), Nikon D800E, Nikon D810, Nikon D4, Fuji Fuji XE-1, Fuji X-Pro1, Fuji XT-1, Fuji XT-2, Nikon D850.