PHOTOGRAPHY ART by Jim Durfee   

"My Perception and Perspective Through Digital Photography"

The Camera's, Lenses, and Lights that I am using.....


My Main Camera's

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera


  • 26.2 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor.
  • Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System.
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection & Full HD 60p.
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-40000.
  • Vary-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD.







Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera


  • 45-point all cross-type AF system* allows for superb autofocus when shooting with the optical viewfinder and focusing area selection modes.
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with approximately 100% viewfinder coverage. 
  • 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor helps provide impressive, high-resolution results. Shooting speed of up to 7.0fps makes it an excellent choice for capturing moving subjects
  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps you shoot video with smooth, fast and accurate autofocus, and stills with instant and precise autofocus.




My Main Camera Lenses

My 2 Main Primes....

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens


This is my #1 and most used lens out of all my lenses and is almost always on my Canon 6D2. It's a great walk around and every day purpose lens that's amazingly sharp and has awesome image quality.  Besides being a great portrait, stills, and landscape lens, it also focuses extremely close and is almost like a macro lens! This lens is the most useful and versatile lens in my kit! 

Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens


This is a great portrait and still's lens that nicely separates your subject from the background, and it's also great for certain types of landscape shots. I often use this lens for portrait photos and for many of my flower/plant life types of images and other stills. I also like to use it for certain telephoto landscape images.

The lens is very sharp with great optics and built tough!




My 2 Main Zooms....

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens


This is one of the best wide angle lens Canon makes in my opinion and is extremely sharp!. I use this lens most often for home interior photos of my cabinetry work and as my main wide angle lens for landscape photography.

At 35mm it's also an awesome walk around lens for casual shooting.





Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens 


This is a phenomenal lens and is extremely sharp with great contrast and colors. It's an awesome versatile lens and the best zoom I've ever owned. Canon hit a home run with this lens!

This lens basically lives on my Canon 80D due to the 1.6 crop of it's sensor for an added focal reach of 112-480mm.


This lens is absolutely amazing on both APS-C and Full Frame Camera's! 


The 4 Lenses above I carry with me almost all of the time....




My MACRO Lens....

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens

This lens is one of my favorites!. It's takes extremely crisp and clear images and most of the close up macro shots that I take are done with this lens. It does have its limitations when it comes to everyday general photography, but, I must say, I often have the most fun with this lens!




My Super Zoom/Telephoto Lens....

Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Lens

I call this lens, "The Beast". It's quite the zoom/telephoto lens and great for events, wildlife, and sports shooting. It's really sharp and takes great images, and it's a blast to use. 


My Main Lights

My Speedlite....

Canon Speedlite 430EX III RT
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Radio Transmission
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 141' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (14mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates 150° Right & 180° Left
  • Multi Dial, Bounce Panel, & Color Filter
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-3.5 Seconds
  • High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries

My LED Lights....

My Basic "To Go" LED Light Kit

The 3 smaller LED lights and my Speedlite are always in my main kit.


The Viltrox L116T LED Lights are the 2 in the rear.....

(I have 4 of these). 


1 small Aputure AL-MX LED Light (front left) 

2 Aputure AL-F7 LED Lights (front right). 


The small little "headlamp" light comes in handy too!