Sunday, May 03, 2009

Photo gear!

One of the most common questions Bethany and I get asked is "What kind of cameras and lenses do you use?"
I've never compiled a list of our cameras and lenses except for the insurance policy... but we just recently joined Canon Professional Services and had to list and add the serial numbers of all our gear. For those who are curious- this is the whole list of our Canon camera and lenses. We use the Canon system for 99% of our work because it's amazing gear and shoots just about everything really well.

We also own a medium format Contax 645AF camera with a 80mm lens and 140mm lens. I still use this camera for super long exposures of star trails. It sees about 1 or 2 rolls of film per year, so it's always a surprise when I get that film developed! :)

I also still own a couple Nikon cameras and a few lenses, including my first ever SLR camera the "Nikon FA" which still works great for long exposures because it doesn't use batteries on the bulb setting.
I still own my original Nikon F5 as well because it's very sentimental to me! I put thousands and thousands of rolls of Fuji slide film through that camera. That thing was a workhorse! 8 frames per second, and 8 AA batteries... shooting sequences of snowboarding and wakeboarding it would burn through a 36 exposure roll of film in less than 5 seconds! At 7 bucks a roll for film, and 8 bucks for processing, that was expeeeeeensive! Starting off with film definitely gives you a whole different appreciation for the digital age.

We of course have tons of accessories and random little things, but that's a whole other blog post. :)

I don't have photos of the Contax and Nikon cameras right now, but here are all the Canons! Feel free to ask technical gear and camera questions in the comments, I don't mind at all and would be happy to help out with any opinions.


Blogger Patt07 said...

Hello, i'm currently an Nikon user Nikon D70s, and recently i've been looking for a another slr and canon is catching my mind, is there a canon slr you can recommend me starting off with canon?
thank you

5/03/2009 5:34 PM  
Blogger blaine said...

Hi Patrice,
If you're going to go with Canon the main question you need to answer is do you want a full frame camera or cropped frame?
If you want cropped, a 50D would be a great choice. If you want a full frame, then go with a maybe a used 5D or new 5D mark2 if you can spend the extra money.

Your budget definitely depends on what you can get too!

Hope that helps...

5/05/2009 2:06 PM  
Anonymous alex.kruk photography said...

WOW .. and WOW, you have so much stuff. I just have Canon 5d - and I love it but recently I decided to change lense I have and buy another. I have 24-105 f/4 L and would like to buy 24-70 f/2.8 L. do you thing I made a good choice?? and I don't have anything eles L...


5/06/2009 1:13 PM  
Blogger Patt07 said...

Thank you Blaine for that, it helped me out so much, i really appreciate it. and i'll be choosing a full-frame camera. :) awesome collection of camera and camera gear lol
thank you so much

5/06/2009 2:44 PM  

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