About CreativeCamera.us

my photo

I'm Don Rock, owner of CreativeCamera.us. I started this website as Artmode.us back in 2007 to display my work after getting an art degree from California State University, Long Beach. I eventually removed the art and the site sat empty for several years while I tried to figure out what to do with it. Somewhere around 2014 I traded my canvases and paint brushes for a camera and haven't looked back. In 2019 I decided that I would use Artmode.us as a way of showing and writing about my photography. The name changed to CreativeCamera.us in December, 2019 to better reflect the content of the site.

As you may have noticed, I like older camera gear and I currently own 5 camera bodies and way too many lenses. Here's most of what I own and use:

My Cameras and Lenses


  • Leica M8
  • Nikon D7100
  • Nikon D810
  • Canon EOS-1DS
  • Canon EOS-1D MkII

Canon Lenses:

  • EF 85mm f/1.8
  • EF 200mm f/2.8L II

Nikon Lenses:

  • AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G DX
  • AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 DX
  • Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 AI-s
  • Nikkor 28-45mm f/4.5 AI
  • AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 DX
  • AF-S Nikkor 40mm f/2.8 Micro DX
  • Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-s
  • Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AI-s
  • AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
  • Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 Micro AI-s
  • AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4
  • AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
  • AF Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
  • Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 AI-s
  • Nikkor 200mm f/4 AI
  • Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 AI
  • Nikkor 300mm f/4.5 AI-s
  • AF Nikkor 300mm f/4
  • Nikkor 500mm F/4P IF ED

Tamron Lenses:

  • SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Macro (Nikon f-mount)

Leica Lenses:

  • 50mm f/2.5 Summarit


  • Pentacon 29mm f/2.8 (M42 mount)
  • Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 (M42 mount)
  • Helios 58mm f/2 (M42 mount)

I do not seek sponsorships or advertisers and the products that I review are my own and have not been provided free or in lieu of payment by any manufacturer, distributor, or retailer.

About the Advertisements

My goal is to earn a good portion of my income from doing what I love – photography and art. To pay the bills and live comfortably, I may use paid and non-paid advertisements on this website. These ads link to ad networks such as Google or retailers such as Amazon which may pay me commission when you follow the ad link and buy something. Therefore, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. As an ad network affiliate (does not apply to Amazon) I may earn a commission on clicks, views, leads, or qualified purchases.

If you have any questions about this, please contact me.