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My first SLR film camera was a Yashica FR II (pictured) which I bought in about 1980 when I was 17. Amazingly I still have that camera some 40 years later - I must see if it still works one day. A few years later I upgraded to the Canon A1 (pictured) which was one of their flagship cameras of the time. I think I had ambitions of being a sports photographer and Canon were probably the best back then. 

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More Canon film cameras followed until I switched to digital in 2003 with the Canon EOS 10D (pictured) which had a 6.3 MP sensor. With this camera, paired with a Canon 300mm f4 lens I did finally become a very part time sports photographer shooting athletics and cross country for local newspapers and Athletics Weekly. 

One my favourite images (pictured) was taken at the Inter Counties cross country championships in Nottingham in 2005. I think the girl was Charlie Gaspar running for Buckinghamshire. 

A few years later, after digesting many photography books,  I was drawn back to landscape photography and film. This is when I purchased the Bronica SQAi 6x6 medium format camera (pictured) and really fell in love with the simplicity of the square image. This is still my go to aspect ratio although I do like 16x9 and panoramas as well. 

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Although I love the Bronica and still use it occasionally the camera I use at the moment is the Canon EOS 5DS (pictured). It's a brick of a camera compared with today's mirrorless options but it does what I need for now. The huge 50 MP sensor makes it easy to capture a square image and still have a decent size file for editing and printing. 

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Here is a list of my lenses and main accessories :

Canon EF 16-35 mm F4L IS

Canon EF 24-70 mm F4L IS

Canon EF 70-200 mm F4L

Canon EF 300mm F4L IS

Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro

Benro TMA38CL tripod

Benro G2 ball head

Kase wolverine magnetic filter kit

Lowepro flipside 400 AW II backpack

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