My photo equipment

Photo equipment nowadays is costly, far and away more than what I remember spending on my very first 35 mm film SLR (which I still proudly have). 

Digital.  Digital provides options, flexibility, and, yes, immediate gratification.  I currently have:

  • Canon 5d
  • Canon XSI
  • Canon 24-105 f/4L lens
  • Canon 100 f/2.8–just added!
  • Canon 70-300
  • Canon 50 1.8
  • Canon 18-55
  • Canon Speedlite 430ex
  • Canon tripod (ultralite of some sort)

I also have several batteries for each camera, and use Extreme III and IV CF or SDHC (depending on cameras) of 2 or 4 GB each.  I do some printing at home with an HP printer.

I shoot raw, raw, and only in raw.  I like the complete control of raw processing–the size of the files are a bit of challenge, storage-wise–but I do not bother with JPEGs.  If needed, especially for cropping and messing around creatively, I post-process with Photoshop Elements 6; however, unless I’m feeling especially punky or I’m experimenting with a particular look, I try to keep the processing clean and minimal. 

4/10/09:  I am updating my post-processing software with a 30-day trial run of Lightroom2.  I’ve had it for about a week now.  Its a beautifully laid out program and I think, once I am accustomed to it, I will be able to say it makes my workflow even easier…but I can’t quite say that yet.  Much to learn!!!!  But that’s the fun of it.

5/30/09:  Loving LR2, have also purchased a macro lens today–the 100mm f/2.8.  Have read great reviews, looking forward to macro-izing my world.

Summer 2010:  I upgraded to LR3.  Love it even more than LR2.

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2 thoughts on “My photo equipment”

  1. Aren’t you loving that 100mm f/2.8? I end up using telephoto lenses more frequently, but everytime I work with this lens, I wonder why I don’t use it more often. I hope you are enjoying it.

  2. Macro-izing? I like that word. And you will love the lens.

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