Equipment

My Cameras

My main camera is the a Canon 7D which I recently purchased. My secondary camera is my trusty Canon D450 which I purchased in 2009 following a bit of research on Flickr to see what the camera was capable of – in retrospect I probably should have gone for the D550 as it has a higher spec and video but that’s beside the point now.  Its a great camera and I’ll be hanging onto it for a while – probably the next step would be to go full frame. I also still have the S7000 Fuji but it is rarely used – but it does have an excellent macro lens built in.

The EOS 450D features:

My Camera - Canon D450

  • 12.2 Megapixel C-MOS sensor
  • Canon EOS Integrated Sensor Cleaning System
  • 3.5 fps
  • 3” LCD with Live View Shooting
  • 9 point wide-area Auto Focus system with f/2.8 cross-type centre point
  • Picture Style image processing parameters
  • Digital Photo Professional RAW processing software
  • Compact and Lightweight body
  • Fully compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speed-lites

Lenses

I have 5 lenses at the moment.

  1. The Canon 24-105 L Lens – an excellent overall lens (rarely off the camera)
  2. The kit lens is ok, its an 18-75mm
  3. I also invested in the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 which is a nice lens, not great in small space as you do get quite close with it, but the shots you can achieve are excellent. Auto-focus can be a bit slow sometimes – especially in low light.
  4. I also have a Canon 75 – 300mm lens.
  5. My most recent purchase is a Tamron 10-24mm lens which I have only recently being testing out. So far I have found this to be a very sharp lens but focusing in low light can be a bit tricky.

Accessories

I also have some great accessories which allow for more advanced shots.

  • The Canon RC-5 :  Allows for shutter release up to 16 feet. The wireless camera operation gives a 2-second shutter release delay and is ideal for taking group shots when you want to be in the shot yourself.
  • ND Filters : Want to take 30 second exposures or Bulb exposures in daylight? … this will help you do it without getting over exposures.
 
 

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