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Gear

There are now five DSLR’s & three different Micro-Four-Thirds cameras again, thanks to the generosity of an English supporter of the Happy Snappers initiative replacing one of the M43 cameras that was accidentally broken by a participant.

We finally have a roller-bag for all the camera gear to be easily transported in! More lenses are slowly being accumulated.

Thanks to a donation, we now also have some large portrait lights, stands & soft-boxes. These were utilised at the Hackham West Community Centre’s Christmas event, where we were able to create free family portraits that were then emailed to the families for them to use however they wanted to.

 


 
Some of the cameras


The other lenses available to the participants, enabling them to be able to further explore their imagery. The ultimate plan is to have telephoto lenses and macro lenses for all of the cameras.

For the Canon cameras:

  • Canon 40mm f/2.8
  • Canon 50mm f/1.8
  • Canon 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Macro
  • Canon 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6
  • Canon 90-300mm f/4.5-56
 For the Pentax camera:
  • Pentax 28mm f/2.8
  • Pentax 50mm f/2
  • Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
  • Pentax 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6

For the Micro-Four-Thirds cameras:

  • Fujian 35mm f/1.7
  • Fujian 40mm f/1.8


A huge shout-out & thanks has to go to the Onkaparinga Seaside Walk for World Suicide Prevention Day, put on by the Seaford Rotary Club for their generosity in providing us with the roller-bag to finally be able to get all of the gear to the groups sessions. This means that the participants can now explore & play with more lenses than just the one for each camera, that I was previously limited to, as I could only carry one backpack with me!

As an exchange of energies, Happy Snappers Adelaide provided the event photographers for this important initiative, which can be viewed in the (Helping) “Community” section of this site.

I look forward to this being an on-going opportunity for many years to come, enabling the participants to have a go at some event photography for an extremely worthy local cause.

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