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Tony_Baloni's About Page

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Tony McNamara
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Join Date
21 Oct 2005 - 12:13 PM
Last Login Date
27 May 2014 - 9:38 AM
Hi. I hope you like Close-Ups and Macro as I've developed a fascination for the Micro World.

I hope you enjoy having a look.

About Me

A father of 3 my 20 year interest in photography was rekindled by the digital revolution. A keen "club" member, I enjoy speaking with like minded folk about photography and participating in the competitions.

This site has quickly become a favourite and encouraged me to try different things. I've settled firmly on Close-Up and Macro as it's always held a fascination for me.

It's an exciting time for photography as digital has encouraged so many people to use a camera and as we all know, once you've a few decent shots you're encouraged to keep going. Children are starting photography earlier too as there's next to no waste.

I've had lots of fun trying out lenses bought from that well known auction site. The price of older equipment lets you use a lens for a few months then resell it for the same money (sometimes even more... Ho ho ho) and that appeals to me.

I count myself as a lucky man in lots of ways but here's a look at my equipment and you'll see what I mean...

Canon 20D
Canon 40D

EF-S 10-22mm
EF 24-70mm f2.8 L
EF 70-200mm f4 L IS
EF 50mm f1.4
EF-S 60mm F2.8 Macro
EF 85mm f1.2 L
EF 100mm f2.8 Macro
EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM
EF 300mm F4 L (Sold Sniff)

Canon G9
Canon S80
Canon Eos 5
Nikon 35Ti
Pentax 105WR
Nikon 35 AWAF (I've 3 of these... Ha ha ha)

MR14-EX Ring Flash
Metz 45 CL4
Benbo Mk1 & Manfrotto 322rc2 Head (Superb)
Cullmann Magic

Crumpler Ripper Tripper Backpack (Brill)

My lenses are my pride and joy (along with my Kids of course) and when I nail a sharply focused one I know what the fuss over L Series lenses is about.

For ages I favoured my Sigma 50mm Macro which I've now sold and feel it's only a matter of time before I buy the Sigma 150mm Macro.