My Equipment

September 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

This is the basic equipment that I use:

 

  • Canon 70D - this is (for now) my primary camera.  My Canon 7D chose to take itself out of service just as the 70D was being rolled out, and after a great deal of consideration I chose to go with the 70D because of its superior low-light performance.  While it lacks some of the features of the 7D, if it weren't for its vexing plastic control wheel, I'd probably stay with it.  [On the other hand, I found that wheel aversive that it forced me to actually make use of the touch screen - so I suppose it was a net gain].  While I've certainly enjoyed using it, and consider it to be a worthy camera, I do expect to move on to the Canon 7D Mark II.  It's unfortunate that Canon downgraded the 70D - but if they hadn't, it would have been in direct competition with the 7D, which was their current top-of-the-line crop.  So it goes ...

 

  • Canon 5D Mark III - in a reversal of the normal arrangement, the Mark III is my backup camera.  The are some things that really demand a full frame -- but for me, those are not very common.  While I certainly appreciate the image quality of the Mark III, in every possible way crops are simply better-suited to the way I shoot.  In most situations, I find the Mark III a liability.  Most of that has to do with the fact that, that the crop factor allows me to use longer focal lengths with much lighter and smaller glass.

 

  • Sony RX100 -- this is the pocket camera that goes with me everywhere.  It's a marvelous little camera - and precisely because I always do have it, I've done a lot of work with it that I'm very pleased with.

 

  • Canon EF 10-22 mm f/3.5-4.5

  • Canon EF 50 mm f/1.4

  • Canon EF 24-105 L f/4

  • Canon EF 70-300 L f/4-5.6

  • Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

 

 

 

 


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