2011 has been an interesting and exciting year in terms of photography for me. I have updated my most used camera bodies: Sony NEX-5N and Canon 1D Mark III and most of what I set out to achieve has been fulfilled, with the exception of the 5D Mark II. Very little has changed to my lens collection. A few manual focus lenses have been added, but the quantities is nowhere near where they were during the last few years. I am happy to say that I managed to take pictures more often this year than any other year, which I am very happy about.
NEX -- The NEX-5 has been my most used camera this year until late September. The NEX-5 was replaced by the little brother the NEX-5N. In terms of image quality, the 5N is the best camera I have used for small cameras. I am extremely happy with my upgrade to the 5N. Many worthy upgrades from the original NEX-5: shutter lag, speed, image quality, sensor clean, battery life, etc. Worth every penny.
Panasonic G1 -- Hardly used it any more. I am spoiled by the NEX-5N. I gave it to Dillon for him to use. Still one of the best camera to use with manual focus lenses, especially c-mount cine lenses.
Canon 1D Mark III -- This camera replaced my trusty 1D Mark IIn that I have had for a couple of years. Awesome camera in terms of speed and image quality. Very happy that I don't have focu issues like my first copy last year. This is the camera I go to when I need to capture action shots, or when auto focus is required.
Infrared Modified Canon 20D -- I think my love with Infrared Photography has lost its luster. I don't remember using this camera more a few times this year. But I am keeping it just in case I am into it again.
Canon XS -- Got this for Dillon a few weeks ago only because I got it very cheap. But it's a nice little camera that produce amazing results. Its tiny little view finder and shallow buffer make it very annoying. But, it's a good camera to learn photography with. I loaned Dillon my Sigma 50/1.4 as I don't really want him to use my 50mm f1.2L. Hopefully he will make good use of it.
Canon 5D Mark II -- Well, it hasn't happened as planned. I haven't got it yet, but hey, there are still three weeks left in December, so who knows?
Tree Trunk -- Panasonic G1 & Kiron 28mm f2. Click for Larger.