What Kind of Digital Camera and Gear Do You Use?

What Kind of Digital Camera and Gear Do You Use?

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“What Digital Camera do you use?”

It’s a question that I get asked a lot any time that I mention I run a photography website or meet anyone who shares my passion for photography.

So today I’d like to ask YOU what camera you use and what other accessories are a part of your regular kit. I also thought I’d kick things off with a quick exploration of my own photography kit.

My Digital Camera Kit

Camera Bodies:

I have been using Canon DSLRs since I first upgraded from a point and shoot digital camera a number of years ago.

Canon EOS 5D (pictured left) – this is my primary body and I use it 95% of the time unless I need something lighter, compact, with an inbuilt flash and/or need a backup body. It has everything I need in a DSLR although I do sometimes look at some of the newer Canon bodies with auto dust reduction and faster burst mode and wish my 5D had features in those areas.

Canon EOS 20D – my first ever DSLR and still a great camera. It’s handy to have this one around. As I mention above it’s lighter and more compact than the 5D and has an inbuilt flash. It’s also handy to have a camera that doesn’t have a full frame sensor. Of course the 20D has been somewhat superseded by the 30D and 40D from Canon – but still takes a lovely shot.

Leica D-Lux 3 – I picked this up recently before a trip oversees when I knew a DSLR wasn’t really something that I could fit into my luggage (I was packing VERY light). I’d always wanted a Leica so decided to lash out. It’s a good camera although not as compact as some point and shoots out there. I also realized how spoilt I’ve become to have a DSLR with the ability to use a speedlight flash at night. I was a little disappointed with evening shots – but in well lit conditions it’s excellent.

Lenses:

Canon 50mm f/1.4 – One of my favorite lenses and one that features in many DSLR owners kits (is my 50mm prime lens). This is my fastest lens and creates shots with the most amazing depth of field! Before I bought the f/1.4 version I had the Canon 50mm f/1.8 (in fact I still have it). This is a much cheaper lens but still produced some great results. It’s also pretty fast although the construction is a lot less solid.

Canon 17-40mm f/4L – I love this lens, even more now that I have the full frame 5D body as on the 20D it was cropped and the equivalent of a 27mm lens at it’s wider end. 17mm is pretty wide and the effect is quite stunning. This is an L Series lens (the ‘L’ is for luxury – it’s a Pro level lens – you can pick these lenses by their Red ring around them) and as a result it’s not cheap. However the quality is beautiful with sharp images and a lovely solid construction. If you’re looking for an alternative to this one try the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 which has a little extra speed (although you’ll pay for it).

Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS L (pictured above/left) – another L series lens, this one with Image Stabilization. If I can only pack one lens, this is it as it has a very convenient focal range which makes it an ideal walk-around lens. 24mm is pretty wide (although there is actually a big difference between it and the 17mm on the last lens) and 105mm is ideal for zooming in tightly in portaits, weddings etc. While f/4 isn’t super fast the Image Stabilization gives you an extra stop or two which is great unless you’re shooting sports/action when you need faster shutter speeds rather than just to stabilize your lens. If you’re looking for an alternative to this lens the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L is also pretty popular, faster and a little cheaper (but no Image Stabilization).

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS L – you don’t know how much I had to beg for this lens! I previously had the Canon 70-200mm f/4 L lens which is actually pretty good – but at times found that it just wasn’t fast enough. So to upgrade to the larger yet faster f/2.8 version WITH the bonus of image stabilization was a pretty nice treat. I’ve had so much fun with this lens and the quality is spectacular. There is a 3rd and 4th 70-200mm lens in the Canon lineup these days – the Canon 7-200mm f/4 L IS -and the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L (no IS).

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro – I love a little macro work (no pun intended) and this lens has served me very well. It’s sharp, solid and takes a lovely shot. I know a few people who even use it as a standard prime lens in portrait work too with great results.

Flashes:

Canon Speedlite 580EX II (pictured left) – my primary flash is the 580EX II and I use a Canon 430EX as a secondary one. They pair well together when I need two light from two points and the 430EX is a little more compact if I’m tight for space. Both have never caused me any bother – although I feel like I’m only using a small part of their potential and probably need to sit down and learn a little more about getting the most out of them.

Accessories:

Canon BG-E4 Battery Grip – when I bought my 5D I also invested in this battery grip which gives extra battery power but also has a few other benefits that I outlined here.

So that’s my camera kit – what do you have in yours?

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • John April 14, 2012 04:20 pm

    I have a Sony A55 I purchased in October 2010 when they first came on the market. It was a move up from my Panasonic FZ30 superzoom. I wanted sharper photos, better video, and better low light performance. I got all of those and a lot more. 10fps, 25,600 ISO, High Def video, small and light, and tons of features.

    Presently I have only one lens, the Sony SAL18250 which is 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3. I really like this lens and have been happy with it's sharpness and range. With a 1.5 crop factor it is 27mm to 375mm - wide to tele. This one lens offers lots of flexibility, and no lens changes minimizing sensor dust. But...

    I'm saving my $ to purchase the Sigma 70-200 OS for $1,299. I'm just $100 short in my pile of cash so I should have it soon. I wanted a lens that would do a better job with indoor sports like basketball. The Sigma is highly rated, but heavy and large.

  • Raymond March 26, 2012 02:37 am

    I thought I'd mention... I am going to spend a long time learning the basics of my Nikon D3100 without any additional gear. Sounds simple enough. And that's the point.
    But before this camera, I had a Fuji S5200.
    Despite not being a DSLR, it had a few things I miss, that are both a very big deal.
    Extremely portable 300mm equivalent zoom was one.
    Auto-bracketing was another.
    I know my D3100 will, and already has, even with the kit lens, taken me to photos I never would have got with that old camera, though.
    But I'm not so sure what my next step will be as far as hardware upgrades, and it isn't something I think about much(except these interesting to read dpschool articles)... I figure the hardware won't help if I don't figure out the art.

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  • Randy Baradi July 7, 2011 12:12 pm

    I'm a Canon user
    Canon 7D and 450D(xsi)
    Canon Lens
    50mm 1.8
    10-22mm
    24-105mm f/4L IS
    70-200mm f/2.8L IS
    100mm 2.8L IS
    Canon 2X Teleconverter
    Flash 480 EX
    Kata R103
    Lowepro toploader
    Lowepro Pro roller

  • Ru55 July 6, 2011 12:15 am

    Another Russ, another Nikon user:

    D300,
    18-70 AF-S,
    60 AF-S Micro;
    35 DX,
    SB-700,

    Kata R101
    Kata DT-211 and
    Lowepro Film Organiser (cant seem to let go of this bag :-) )

    My Kata R-101 also carries my Netbook, various chargers, extra cards + reader, an external drive, oh, and my Canon G9

  • Russ May 13, 2011 03:15 am

    Nikons all the way...bodies (4), lenses (7), flashes (4), extension tube (1).

  • Owel Belisario May 15, 2010 01:35 am

    I have 3 canon bodies 450D(which i passed on to my wife), 50D and 5D mk2 which I got 4 months ago. I do a lot of macros so I work with my mp-e 65 1-5x with sigma me-140 ringflash. Other lenses Canon 70-200 2.8 L, Sigma 24-70 2.8, Tokina 12-24mm 4.0, Sigma 18-200 4-5.6 when i just need I lens, and my kit lens
    Canon 18-55. Other equipt., Canon 580 EXII and Nissin for Canon flash, Manfrotto 728B and converted to have a Manfrotto ballhead as well; Sekonic lightmeter also.
    Plan to get a Sigma 150mm 2.5 macro or 180mm 3.2 macro and Canon twinhead flash in the near future.

  • Stephen van Scoyoc February 12, 2010 11:53 pm

    A very ecclectic selection here. My list will now be short as I've unloaded all my 35mm and MF gear leaving--

    Sigma SD-10 with large battery pack loaded with four Li-Ion batteries that last for months suspended on a Tamrac strap that has moved from body to body over the last two decades.

    Primary lens is a Sigma 30mm 1.4 EX (absolutely excellent)
    Second lens is a Sigma 24-70mm HF Aspherical (so so)
    Third is a Sigma longish zoom, kit quality, seldom used so I don't even remember what it is exactly.

    Flash is the Sigma 500--not very satisfactory--camera and flash seem to have difficulty communicating.

    Most work with this camera is natural light art nudes converted to B&W. The 30mm prime lens (50mm equiv on the Sigma) is perfect for nude work as it is sharp through the image and gives human eye perspective to the image. The Foveon is superb for this type of work as the colour information, which is complete at all pixel locations, makes for a smooth transition using B&W algorithms for traditional B&W films.

    It's a bulky camera, slow to write, slow to shoot but with simple controls and excellent image quality under the right circumstances.

    My "other" camera is a Canon G11 that replaced a Leica Digilux 1 some time ago. Amazing what can be done with it.

  • Strkov February 12, 2010 06:41 pm

    As I can see , I`m the first one to have Fujifilm on this line up - it is Finepix S 1500. Well , I`m a newbie and I wanted to start with some basic equipment , and go slowly towards DSLR . I`m a slow learner so I needed something to start with . Also I want to learn from my mistakes so it will take a while since I rich a moment to need greater equipment .

  • Jim News February 10, 2010 01:07 pm

    What I've found most interesting in reading all 198 posts is the wide range of photographers here. This community has every level represented, from the absolute novice to absolute pro. This is the definition of "cool".
    Nikon D90's (2) (I work in bad light and can't afford a D3)
    Fuji S2Pro (still a great studio camera)
    Nikkor 50mm 1.4
    Nikkor 50mm 1.8
    Sigma 28-70mm 2.8
    Sigma 40-200mm 2.8
    Nikon 18-105 4.5 kit lens
    MB-D80 power grips
    Nikon speedlight
    Nikon remote
    tripod
    myriad of filters, cards, cleaners and gadgets and one very well worn bag.
    Of course, I never have to carry all of it at the same time.

  • T. Brown December 31, 2009 11:57 am

    I use the sony a700 dslr. my lenses are the sony 17-70 lens which is my walk around lens.
    I also have a sigma 28-105mm 2.8-4, sigma 17-35mm 2.8-4, and my favorite lens sigma 70-200mm 2.8

  • Gabriel Meyer November 20, 2009 07:00 pm

    Hi All,

    I use a Canon 50D which is a great camera.
    For lenses I use a Canon 70-200 2.8 IS and I have to say that since I got that lense I have never regret one single minute my purchase....it is just great. I also use a Sigma 24-70 2.8 and I have to say this is a fantastic lense. I also use a 500D macro filter for the 70-200 and boy...that really works !!! I also carry a Metz Flash and a couple of filters for special shots. I just bought me a Gorilla tripod which has resulted very handy at times.

    Well thats it...of course at home I keep other gear nad stuff I only use at my home studio

    Cheers from Switzerland

    Gabriel

  • J. Gualdoni November 7, 2009 09:06 am

    Current gear:
    Canon EOS 1DIII. I have a 6 year old son, and he's ALL boy. I need the AF speed to be able to keep up with him. 10MP is plenty of resolution for what I shoot, and I regularly print up to 12x18 without any problems. I shoot primes. I have a Sigma 28mm EX DG f/1.8, a Canon 50mm f/1.4, an 85mm f/1.8, and a Sigma 150mm EX DG Macro f/2.8. I like these lenses, and they allow me to not have to shoot higher than ISO 1600 (mostly ISO 800), in all available lights situations that I ever run into. If I have to use a flash, I just use the small 430 EX. It bounces nice, and does just fine for me. For anything greater, I use two Alien Bees 800 lights, and that will handle anything I need. I know many people who use MUCH more powerful gear, but my stuff allows me to shoot what I want.

    My favorite lens is probably either the 28mm or the 85mm. It seems that for MOST of my basic walking around, the 28mm (on a 1.3 crop) handles nearly everything I need to shoot. It may be a little narrow for landscapes, but I just take a few steps back and then shoot. On my wish list is the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS. I normally DON'T like zooms, but if I were to get one, that'd be it! :D

  • Greg October 30, 2009 11:08 pm

    Current gear:
    Canon EOS 40D - an upgrade from the 30D, my first D-SLR. Feature-wise the 40D is a nice improvement over the 30D with the added bonus of a 2 mega-pixel increase in resolution. I shied away from the 50D due to cost and to reviews stating it wasn't much of an improvement over the 40D. Though I'd love to have a 5D MKII, as a hobbyist, I find it hard to justify the expense of a FF body, especially as I have a few other hobbies that compete for time and money.

    My current favorite lens is my Canon EF 70-200mm f4 L USM - it is light enough that I can walk around with it all day and fast enough that I can use it for sports and wildlife during daylight conditions. Other lenses in my bag are the Canon EF 100mm Macro f2.8 USM, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-5.6 USM, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM and a Sigma DG 28-200mm f3.5-5.6. Currently I do most of my walking around with the 17-85mm lens which is a little too soft on the short end.

    On my wish list is a Canon EF 24-105 f4 L IS USM and a Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L USM. Once I purchase the 24-105mm I will sell the 17-85mm and the Sigma 28-200mm to recoup some of the cost.

  • brady July 17, 2009 09:37 pm

    Body: Canon 450D with BG E5

    Lens: 50mm f/1.8 II
    10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
    24-105mm f/4L
    70-200mm f/2.8L IS
    Teleconverter 2X
    all canon lens

    Accessories
    speedlight 480 EXII with diffuser
    Hoya UV filters and circular polarizer
    crumpler bag 7
    Tamrac Velocity 8X
    Lowepro fastpack 250

  • DennisBZ January 28, 2009 03:23 pm

    Regular gear:

    Canon 30D with BG-E2
    EF 24-105mm f/4
    EF 85mm f/1.8
    EF 50mm f/1.4
    EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
    580 EX with generic diffuser
    CF Cards (4 2G, 2 4G), extra batteries
    Giottos rocket blower
    Micro fiber cloth
    Tamrac Velocity 9 or depending on lens I will use, Crumpler 6M, LowePro Inverse 100, Ogio [black backpack that can carry a 13" laptop. I have no idea what model it is :-) ]

    And as may be needed some or all of the following:

    Backup 30D with BG-E2
    550EX with generic diffuser
    EF100mm f/2.8 macro
    EF 70-200mm f/4
    Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
    Falcon Eyes studio strobes (1 pair of lights and stands, 1 softbox and 1 silver reflective umbrella)
    1 Benro tripod with ball head
    1 Generic tripod
    1 42" 5-in-1 Reflector
    2 non-branded lightstands
    2 non-branded shoot through umbrellas
    3 non-branded tilting brackets
    2 pairs Flash Wave wireless triggers (made in Korea)
    Velbon UP 4000 monopod
    Generic shutter release cable
    Generic PC sync cords
    Zerocs white balance cap (also made in Korea)
    2 DIY grids for 580EX and 550EX
    CTO gels
    Bungee cords
    Gaffer tape
    Box Cutter
    LED flashlight
    Garbage bags (to cover camera bags in case it rains)
    Transparent shower caps (to cover camera and lens when compelled to shoot in rain)
    Foldable trolley
    Clamps

  • Wendy Hollands January 17, 2009 11:13 am

    I am new to the DSLR world
    I have a Rebel XS
    100 2.8 macro (just got today)
    55-250 4/5.6
    18-55 which came with the rebel
    low-pro fastpack

    would like to buy
    430 ex speedlite
    the nifty 50 1.8

  • Jean Mycock July 30, 2008 04:26 pm

    I recently upgraded to the Canon EOS 40D with:

    17-85 IS USM
    100mm f2.8 USM Macro (I love this lens Macro & Portrait)

    2 Batteries & a cheap Tripod
    (saving for a 580EXII & 50mm f1.4)

    Previously I had the Pentax K100d with:
    18-55
    50mm f1.4 M (this is a Gem)

  • Davi Valente May 22, 2008 11:51 am

    I'm Currently using a Canon EOS 40D with

    28-135 IS USM
    50mm f/1.8
    75-300 USM

    2 Batteries

    580EX II Flash

    Cheap tripod

    And Uv Filter.

  • George Bell May 22, 2008 01:59 am

    Can' go anywhere without my SONYs

    Have a Sony A100 and a Sony DSR-1
    18-70 Sony
    75-300 Sony
    18-43 Sigma
    28-135 Sigma excellent macro
    28-200 Sigma
    Bower MC7 2X
    Sony Flash FL56
    Gotto Tri & Mono Pod

    And Loving it All.......George

  • Peter Hooper May 20, 2008 09:42 pm

    Late onto this thread but I am using:-

    Nikon D80
    Nikon 18-70mm 3.5-4.5 G ED
    Nikkor 50mm 1.8D
    Tamron 75-300mm 4-5.6 LD
    Tamron 55-200mm

    I love this camera :)

  • Skip May 19, 2008 09:31 pm

    I'm just getting started with:

    Nikon D300
    Nikon 50 1.8
    Tokina 12-24
    Nikon 24-50
    Nikon 24-85
    Nikon 18-200
    Sigma 150

    I also have and Love my Olympus C8080

  • Carlos G May 7, 2008 03:07 am

    I think it won't be useful to you if you want too buy a digital camera. There are several Makes or Brands (Nikon, Canon Pentax, Minolta, Olympus, etc. Each manufacturer, has it's own mount type. May be threaded or bayonet mount. You must go to a Cameras seller and he can tell you wich mount has this lens. Hanimex is an old manufacturer, so the lens is very old. If this is a Pentax mount, you could be lucky because all lenses with Pentax mount, fit in digital Pentax (DSLRs). Canon and Nikon changes often their mounts and if it fits the camera, may be that various funtions doesn't work, may be diafragm or auto focus or auto information.
    Tip:Near the mount, in the lower part of the lens, may be Nk, Pk, Ca, Om. This is the brand for which it's made.

  • junmd27 May 6, 2008 04:20 pm

    I currently own a auto zoom Haminex lens f=80-200mm 1:4.5 given to me by my dad and I am planning to buy a digital SLR, I want to know what camera will my lens fit? thanks

  • Jennifer B May 6, 2008 01:57 am

    I'm a newbie also, and have

    Camera:Sony DSLR-A100
    Lenses:Sony DT 18-70 and Sony telephoto

    I've had 2 Canon Powershots that I absolutely loved, but was give the Sony as a present. I love it! The built in anti-shake in the camera is a huge plus. My pictures have great color and contrast.

  • Alasdair Mitchell May 3, 2008 11:29 am

    Thank goodness I'm not the only one without a Digital SLR!
    I have a Pansonic Lumix DMC-LX2 (exactly the same camera as the Leica D-LUX 3 but different badge).
    I've been keeping an eye out for a good second-hand Digital SLR but haven't taken the plunge yet...

  • Col May 2, 2008 01:33 pm

    Well, unfortunately I don't have the funding to be able to purchase a kit that I would like but have had to settle on a Kodak P880. The quality of pictures it takes is pretty good for the camera but I would love to have a DSLR after using a Mamiya SLR some years ago (cant remember the model) with a couple of extra lenses. Took it with me backpacking and enjoyed the flexibility that you get with the control yu have over the settings.
    Also have one of the first AGFA's as well as a Samsung and an inherited Kodak point and click.
    cheers
    col

  • Siras May 2, 2008 12:15 pm

    My wife and I have been using Canon as main cameras for so many years.

    Body :
    Canon 20D
    Canon A2E (EOS5)

    Lenses:
    Tokina 12-24 f/4
    Canon 17-40 f/4L
    Canon 50 f/1.8
    Tokina 20-35 f/3.5-4.5
    Canon 24-105 f/4L IS
    Canon 70-200 f/4L
    Canon 28-105 f/3.5-4.5
    Canon 18-55 EF-S
    Tamron 28-200 f/3.5-5.6
    Sigma 135-400 f/4-5.6 APO

    Flash:
    Canon 580EX

    and some other accessories:
    Filters,
    Tripod, Monopod
    Bags
    etc...

  • Sandy W May 2, 2008 11:13 am

    Great site, great list, hi everyone.I'm a dinosour, I'm still using film!! I get roused on all the time for not going digital! They are wonderful cameras, but I love using my film camera's.
    My equiptment is the Canon 600, 620,630,650 series,( around 20 years old, but I love them!!) I also have a more modern one, Canon 33.
    I use a 36/76lens a 200 lens a 300 lens,& a 500 lens.
    I have tele converters, hoods, millions of filters( well it seems millions!) star filters,( used occasionally)
    I photograph the sunrise & sunset every day,& use a 85c( soft amber) filter to take the glare away.
    I have a clear filter over my lens to protect them.
    I also have very large umbrellas for rainy days,extra film,Kodak 400,a very old tripod, but I love it! I do have a new one, but dont like it!!Also in my bag is spare cameras, binoculars,(small)& other sundries.
    I have slowly built my gear up over several years.
    My camera bag is a suitcase style on wheels. much easier to "carry" & because I have to leave my camera equipment in the car sometimes,a suitcase isnt obviously a camera bag, especially when I sometimes leave old socks or the like on top, it then looks like gym gear, unatractive to thieves!!a blanket is also used.
    Although I am still film, I find this site can still benifit me!!
    check out my web site, & please leave a comment on there!! I'd love to hear your opinions!!
    http://www.sunrisestosunsets.com.au
    cheers all, have a great day! Sandy

  • Guy May 2, 2008 09:37 am

    Jeez! I'm only using a Kodak Easyshare Z740.
    You all seem to be using some serious equipment!
    No tripod per say just a walking stick I take everywhere with me to steady the shot. Extra batteries and memory chips.
    I love it but hope to some day get me a serious camera.

  • Esteban Berrios Colon May 2, 2008 08:48 am

    Esteban

    Have the following gear.

    Camera: Canon 40D
    Lenses: 100mm f/2.8 macro, 17-40mm f/4L, 70-200mm f/4L, 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
    Flash: Speedlite 580EX
    Extender: EF 1.4XII
    Tripod/Monopod Combo
    Backpack bag

  • Emil Bosch May 2, 2008 08:13 am

    Hi!

    I more than often do weddings and use a Nikon D200 with the MBD200 Nikon battery pack, a 18 - 200mm f3.5/5.6 VR Nikon Zoom lens and a Nikon SB800 flashgun.

  • Susan May 2, 2008 04:20 am

    hi,
    I'm a new user too!

    I have:

    Nikon D40 with Kit lens 18-55mm
    Nikon Zoom 70-200mm
    both lenses with hoods

    Extra L-ion battery

    2 Uv Filters
    Circular Polarizer Filter

    Monopod (not sure of the name brand)

    8 gig SD card, 4 gig SD card and 2 x 2 gig SD cards

    I use Photoshop Elements 5.0, but don't really play around with my pics, only to crop and resize---like the natural ones the best

    My next purchases will be a SB-600 Flash and a 55-300mm Lens.

    No complaints so far---with my equipment anyway!

  • M.P.Roopesh May 2, 2008 03:23 am

    I guess the best way to compile such an large information of equipments is to select the camera model lens and other information via an form using radio buttons and by submitting it, the data could be complied and represented in a graph or some visual format. So by looking at that single graph, i could then figure out some interesting trend, popular models, fav lens etc. provided by the users on this forum

  • Bo Mack May 2, 2008 01:47 am

    So many have Canons and Nikons, but I do love my Olympus gear.

    Olympus E 510 (and then I snagged an E 500 body and battery/recharger for $40 so I use that on my tripod.)

    40-150 mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko lens (one of the 2 kit lenses - I might upgrade sometime soon)
    35 mm f/1:3.5 Zuiko macro lens and hood
    70-300mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED Zoom and hood
    14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko and hood

    Manfrotto tripod - joystick
    Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW

    filters - Hoya - UV and polarizer

    I'm lacking in flash equipment - I'm studying to see what my first go should be.
    And no Photoshop. I use Picnik for now...later...

  • Jeff & Candace Painter May 1, 2008 02:42 pm

    Holy Smokes! That was a long list! Okay ours is simple we use a Nikon D50 with a Sigma 18-200 lens, Nikon SB600 flash unit, Gary Fong's Light Sphere, Multiple filters, and Canon Point and shoot (Power Shot) for our trips and stuff. and we have a traveling studio set up. That is the short of it. It seems to be working well for us so far. Of course we have backups that are identical to the one we have.

  • Spamouflage April 30, 2008 11:48 pm

    I use a Sony A700 with a Sony 18-200 lens. I also have an old Minolta 50 mm lens as well as a Wide Angle 10-18 by Sigma. I love my A700 so much I want to marry it.

  • Henri April 30, 2008 08:25 am

    Being quite new in this, I'm packing:

    Canon 40D
    Sigma 18-50mm/2.8 EX DC Macro
    Canon 70-200 4L - bought this as used but works like a charm. Could be faster but then again it'd add weight.

    I also just broke my Canon 50mm/1.8 and now I'm probably going for Sigma 30mm/1.4. I've found that 50mm on a 1.6 crop is usually too narrow for me.

    Additional stuff:
    Speedlite EX 430
    Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW
    Transcend and Sandisk 4GB memory card
    Hoya UV filters and a circular polarizer
    Brandless tripod
    Extra battery

    For software I'm using Lightroom with Photoshop CS3. I absolutely adore Lightroom - everything would be so much more difficult without it.

  • myfistdl April 30, 2008 02:19 am

    im a kind of new in Photography, I play more on softwares

    CAMERAS:
    Pentax istDL
    Canon G2

    LENSES:
    Sigma 28-105 2.8
    Tamron 28-200 3.8
    Pentax 80-320

    SOFTWARES:
    CS3 SUITE
    ACDSEE PHOTO PRO 2
    ACDSEE PHOTO Manager

  • Revald April 29, 2008 09:58 pm

    Since I stared 6 monhts ago I've expanded heavily.

    Canon 40D (waiting for the 5D mrk II :)
    24-70L 2.8
    70-200 2.8L IS
    17-85 IS USM (trying to sell this though)
    10-22
    100mm 2.8 macro

    Speedlite 580EX II
    Nikon SB-24 flash
    Nikon SB-28 flash
    Wireless radio triggers
    Filter,s snoots, grids and gobos (check strobist.blogspot.com if you don't know what that is :)

    Manfrotto nano light stands and umbrellas
    Manfrotto tripod
    Gorillapod SLR zoom

    Hoya Pro UV filters for all lenses
    Hoya Pro polarized filter

  • Carlos G April 29, 2008 01:31 pm

    I use the modest Pentax DL, the best relation price-quality 2 years ago. It's a great and well build cam,era. Yes, there are now better cameras but when I bought it, I knew that soon , this would be an old model. So not only I spent little money but got a camera with a very good kit lens, a great dinamic range, Auto ISO, (it's wonderful!) and a hard machine, I've taken more than 29000 shots with no problems.
    I have two Pentax Z1p bodies and it's lenses all, are compatible. A Pentax 28-105 Power zoom, a 28-200 Sigma, another Sigma 70-210 and 2 flashes, An AF 500 FTZ and one
    AF 360 FGZ. Now I am going to buy a K200d or a K20d. Money in my country is the hardest limitation.

  • Ed April 29, 2008 06:23 am

    Cameras
    Sony DSLR-a350
    Sony DSC-V3

    Lenses
    Minolta 50mm 1.7
    Zeiss 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5
    Sony DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3

    Accessories
    Sekonic L358 Light Meter
    Minolta Shutter release
    Quantaray tripod/UV filters
    Lowepro D400 Stealth Reporter Case
    Grey Cards and mini color checkers
    a couple of Lexar 8gb compact flash cards
    Photoshop CS3
    Lightroom

  • Scott April 29, 2008 02:44 am

    Hi,

    I am using a Canon 40D.

    Lens: Canon 50 mm, and 55-200 mm
    Induro monopod MCZ5
    Tamarac Sling camera bag.

  • jen April 29, 2008 12:53 am

    Gosh, I really don't have anything compared to what the rest of you have. . . yet!

    I have a Kodak P712 with several extra batteries and a couple of memory cards. I have been looking at a new flash for it and some more lenses. It is my first digital camera, and it takes excellent pictures. I have been extremely pleased with the quality and so have several of my friends, so much so, in fact, that a couple of them AND my mother decided they needed one just like it, but Kodak is no longer making the P series cameras.

    I am considering a Canon or Nikon for my next camera. I would like to have a back-up -- or who knows, I might make my Kodak the back up depending on what my next camera is!

    Jen

  • Lil white duck April 28, 2008 10:52 pm

    I am new to the dps forums but have been reading and referring friends and family for over a year now.
    I use a Canon powershot A400 that is probably 3-4 yrs old. When it grows up it would like to be a Canon 40D with a good all rounder lens and possibly a fast lens to capture my son playing soccer etc.
    I have loved taking photos since I saved up and bought my first Ricoh at age 10(ish).
    I hope to learn more about post processing and manual use of dslr’s as a friend very graciously lets me use hers from time to time. It’s obvious that there is a lot of talent out there and I am also keen to have some of my work critiqued.

  • Faan April 28, 2008 07:02 pm

    I have a Canon S5 IS which I got in Dec '07 and I am still trying to figure out how it works.
    I grow all kinds of plants such as orchids, clivia and bulbs which are growing in our area. The reason therefore for the camera is to able to take better picture of my flowers. The reason also behind me joining this forum. From what I have read on the forum is that we have a lot of gurus here.

  • Judith Nicholls April 28, 2008 10:50 am

    I feel compelled to chime in with a non-SLR camera.

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, 35-420mm equivalent zoom lens. I have a number of bags depending on what I'm going to do, or just stuff an extra battery and some media in a pocket somewhere. When I need to take things yet have everything easily accessible, I use my Lowepro slingbag. It is configurable for any kind of camera, not just SLR, or you can take books (e.g., bird books), lunch, etc. I have a "normal" camera bag (Eddie Bower), but I don't like things hanging from my shoulder, so it's used for storage at home or in the car or motorhome.

    It's not that I can't afford a SLR or have never used one (my last film camera was a Canon SLR and I have a number of lenses for it). Mainly, I am hooked on the electronic viewfinder, where you truly see what you are going to get (except for flash pictures). I don't have to guess what exposure compensation to use. I change the settings until it looks like I want it to look. Manual focus has a lovely 2x view making focusing easy. After taking the picture, if I'm not in a hurry to take another, I can set it to display the picture it just took plus a zoom of it in the viewfinder. Many times I catch focus problems at that stage and can retake the picture immediately. I also like the relatively small size and the light weight.

    My backup camera is my husband's Panasonic FZ18. It has a 28 to 504 zoom lens.

    I watch the SLRs, but frankly, I'm not interested in the SLR feature -- meaning an optical viewfinder. I would like a larger sensor and the possibility of interchangeable lenses (although I had a zoom with the widest range I could afford for my Canon film SLR because I hate to change lenses). "Live view" is interesting, but I don't take pictures with the LCD except on very rare occasions. The FZ50 LCD is articulated, so sometimes I can keep from groveling on the ground if I use it.

  • Meggan April 28, 2008 09:05 am

    Body:
    Nikon D50
    Lenses:
    Nikon HB-26 70-300mm
    Nikon 28-80mm
    Tripod:
    Promaster 6050
    Case:
    CASE LOGIC

  • John April 28, 2008 08:45 am

    Amateur or hobbyist. I had Minolta Maxxum kit and accessories back in the 80s so naturally went with Konica Minolta Maxxum D7 when I went digital SLR. And the price had fallen within my reach.
    Minolta AF 70-210
    Minolta AF 50 f1.7 (favorite)
    Minolta AF 28
    Sigma DC 18-50
    Promaster 7500EDF flash
    Cable releases, UV filters, travel tripod
    Canon backpack gearbag

    Pocket Camera: Sony DSC-V1 (great snapshot jpegs)
    Joby GorillaPod

    Looking to get a Canon G9 soon
    And eventually that next generation Canon 5D

  • Goldengoose April 28, 2008 07:57 am

    I have
    Canon Rebel XT
    canon EF-S 18-55 (3.5-5.6) II
    Canon EF 28-80 (3.5-5.6) II
    Sigma 100-300 4.5-6.7 DL

    I use the Lowepro Slingpack 200 - very nice and easy to carry.

    Tripod are Gitzo

    accessories: mostly just a wired & wireless remote

  • Stephen April 28, 2008 07:29 am

    I've got a Finepix S9600, cable release, two cheap tripods (including a gorilla pod), and a 12GB Compact Flash Card for those long trips away! I'm meaning to get a compact camera soon but the choice is a little overwhelming at the moment - I need to make out what I want from the camera and then go for it :)

  • Azeem Qais April 28, 2008 07:08 am

    Its me again, I forgot to mention that I am an amateur and I started loving this hobby since last year January. I think I have spend reasonable amount till now and the credit goes to my lovely wife.

  • Azeem Qais April 28, 2008 07:04 am

    I got:

    Canon EOS 40D
    Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]
    Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
    Canon EF 100mm F/2.8 Macro USM
    Hoya Circular Polariser Filter
    Hoya Neutral Density 8 Filter
    Manfrotto Tripod
    Joby GorillaPod for SLR Zoom
    Canon Camera Backpack

    I wish to have:
    Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM
    Canon EF-S 10-22mm F/3.5-4.5 USM
    Canon EF 2x II Extender

  • Don F W April 28, 2008 05:21 am

    Among all these Canon and Nikon buffs: my camera is a Konica-Minolta Dynax 7D.
    One reason: I had two Minolta Dynax/Maxxum 700si's before and I did not want to throw away the quite good lenses (Minolta 24-85mm and 100-300mm APO). I was sooo glad that with a digital, yo don't need two bodies for colour and black/white.
    The other and major reason: it has an anti-shake system in the body, something all you Nikon and Canon owners must be jealous of, because you have to buy too heavy and too expensive lenses.

    Additional lenses: Sigma 2.8/50mm macro; Tamron 4.5-5.6/11-18mm (awesome perspective!)

    Results? I just started a blog about that: http://dfw-photo.blogspot.com.

  • Winter Faulk April 28, 2008 05:09 am

    I use a Canon Digital Rebel XT, Canon 35mm f/2, and my new lens a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS

  • Dianne Pike April 28, 2008 05:07 am

    I'm an amateur, learning a lot from site and others. Currently I have:
    Nikon D50 with
    Nikon 50mm f/1.4 D
    Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5 G ED
    Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5 AF-S VR
    bags, spare battery, many memory cards, and filters

    Casio Exelim Z750(my always with me camera)

    Minolta Maxxum 7000 AF 35mm film camera with 50mm f/1.7 AF

    My next purchase will be a flash for my D50. I need to improve my skills a bunch before I'll need to upgrade my equipment.

  • Christian Ulanch April 27, 2008 11:36 pm

    I started years ago years ago with a sony Mavica that wrote onto a 3.5" floppy but have ateadily moved up through an Olympus E-10, a sony 550 DSC, a nikon D100 and currently am using a Nikon D200 with a sigma 15-30 Zoom and a Tamron 28-300 zoom as well as a 2x teleconverter and 3 different extension tubes ..oh and one more thing a Nikon SB-28 flash

  • fotomanijak April 27, 2008 10:39 pm

    Canon eos 350D body
    kit lens - laying forgotten somewhere
    Canon 50mm 1.8 II - plastic fantastic
    Sigma 17-70mm 2.8-4.5 good and non to expensive allaround solution
    Additionally there is a space in my bag for also affordable Canon 55-200 4.5-5.6 II usm, when I need some additional length.

  • me April 27, 2008 09:14 pm

    for 3 years a panasonic dmc-fz30 takes my pictures.
    since a few weeks i got a brand new Canon 40D with a kit lens (17-85 IS)

  • Ernie Hatt April 27, 2008 08:20 pm

    I have had my share of slr's over the years, but find most of the stuff quite unnecessary these days, so I opted for a Panosonic FZ50, with a 2.2X tele converter and various close up lenses, I have three flash units one a slave. I also have Canon A610 and an A640. All of these I can attach to my telescope for digiscoping. The tele converter also fits the two Canons. It suits my needs for just about all situations. Ernie

  • Anto April 27, 2008 05:55 pm

    I post my reply, but forgot put my blog address, http://balitaranto.multiply.com/

    (For a year I use Canon ixus 800 is.
    Come to my multiply blog to see my canon ixus 800 photo collection.)

    Thanks

  • Kim S. April 27, 2008 05:42 pm

    Camera: Nikon D300

    lenses:
    Nikkor 24-120 mm f/3.5 - 5.6 VR
    Nikkor 60mm f/2.8
    Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8D (2 ring type)

    Accessories:
    Nikon ML-3 remote shutter release
    Bogen tripos
    Bogen Monopod
    couple of Bogen ball heads
    some B+W filters all 77mm with a B+W step down ring for the other lenses.
    3 enel-3e batts
    Sekonic Flash Master L-358
    Crumpler 6 mill bag

    software:
    photoshop cs3
    lightroom
    capture NX
    camera control pro

  • PSPwa April 27, 2008 11:21 am

    Bodies
    Canon 1D MkIIN x 2, 30D + Batt Grip x 1

    Lenses
    50mm f/1.8
    28-135mm IS f/3.5-5.6
    70-200mm IS f/2.8
    400mm f/2.8

    Accessories
    ST-E2
    580EX x 2
    Lightstands, Softboxes, Umbrellas.
    Epson p-2000 storage
    Manfrotto mono + tri pods
    Assorted Reflectors, Clamps and Holders

  • Kathy Murphy April 27, 2008 10:21 am

    OOPS!

    Forgot SB-800

  • Kathy Murphy April 27, 2008 10:20 am

    Bodies:
    Nikon D300
    Nikon D70 secondary camera
    Samsung P&S for digiscoping

    Lenses:
    Tokina 12-24mm f/4
    Nikkor 18-70mm kit lens
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
    Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6
    Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR

    Accessories:
    Gitzo Carbon 6X GT1540 Tripod
    Gitzo Head G2380
    Bogen 3001 Tripod
    Sunpak 6400 UT Tripod
    Hoya Circular Polarizing for all glass
    Hoya ND4x 77mm
    77mm-67mm reducer ring for ND4x
    Remote for D70
    Remote for D300
    LowPro Backpack
    London Fog Camera Bag
    Swarovski 80mm spotting scope for digiscoping w/20-60mm lens

  • Fiona Erickson April 27, 2008 09:17 am

    I use a Nikon D80 and I'm growing more disgusted with it everyday. I really wish I had bought a different camera. I had an N70 before and wanted to be able to use the lenses. This camera has major autofocus issues. I'm curious if others on this site have the same problem with the D80. I've found numerous posts on the web about it and my neighbor two houses down is experiencing this too.

  • oaks April 27, 2008 08:55 am

    Nikon D80

    Nikkor 18-135mm AF-S DX (kit lens)
    Nikkor 105mm Micro f/2.8 VRII
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

    Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW
    Manfrotto DIGI 718b Tripod
    UV and Circular Polarizer Filters
    ML3 Remote
    2 & 4Gb SD Cards
    Additional Battery

    Backup:
    Sony Cybershot DSC-V1

  • Bonnie1345 April 27, 2008 07:27 am

    Good to see other Pentax users. After reading reviews for a month I recently purchased:

    Pentax k200d - every time I used it I say "I love this camera"
    Pentax 18-28mm
    Sigma 28-200

    I have other lenses in my wish list and will probably upgrade the ones I have. Also used a lot is my Panasonic fz18. My older camera that I still use often is Panasonic fz10 also a Panasonic point and shoot with a 6x zoom and a tiny Pentax A30.

  • Mark April 27, 2008 06:38 am

    Body:
    Canon 30D
    BG-E2N

    Lenses:
    Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS
    Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS
    Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (kit lens)
    EF 1.4 II Extender

    Accessories:
    Canon Speedlite 580EX MKII
    Canon OC-E3
    Jianisi Remote Switch (RS-80 N3 Clone)
    Tamrac System 6 Bag
    Manfrotto 055ProB & 488RC2
    Manfrotto 679B & 234RC
    Sandisk Extreme III CF Memory

    Filters:
    B+W 77mm MRC F-Pro UV filters
    B+W 77mm kaesemann MRC SLIM Circular Polarizer Filter
    Cokin P Filter Holder
    Hitech ND Grad filter pack

    I am just getting quotes for an EF 100 2.8 USM Macro lens, and would really like another body 1d MK III

  • Terry Williamson April 27, 2008 06:16 am

    Camera:

    EOS 5D
    Sony F828

    Flash:

    Canon 430EX
    Sony (built in)

    Lenses:

    Tamron 11-18 mm
    Canon EF 50 mm 1.4
    Canon 85 mm L USM
    Canon 28-135 IS USM
    Canon 70-300 DO IS USM

    Plus sundry filters, studio lights, reflectors, tripods and a mono pod. Not the perfect kit, but handles what I need to do.

  • Lars April 27, 2008 05:33 am

    I have
    Nikon D80 with a MB-80 batterigrib
    Nikkor 18-200mm
    Speedlight sb-600

    and to have all that in I have a Lowepro Dryzone Rover Bagpack

  • Dave Lloyd April 27, 2008 04:49 am

    I was bought up on film and have had many SLR's and medium format cameras. I went down the DSLR path a few years back and then went back to my Sony's. I have a 717, 828 and H1. Love them all. I have strobes, tripods, etc., but rarely use them. I always carry a CPL with me and use it a lot.

  • Ravi Bindra April 27, 2008 04:41 am

    Minox 35 (carry around camera)
    Canon A1, 50/1.4, 24, 70-210
    Minox Leica M3 miniature reproduction digital
    Leica M8, M7, M6 (I never sell), 35/2, 75/2
    Leica R9 & DMR, 19/2.8, 35/1.4, 50/2, 90/2, 80-200
    Monopod, Tripod, Metz flash,

  • Brooke April 27, 2008 04:21 am

    I use the canon rebel xt, with a canon 430ex flash. I absolutely love it. Love playing around with it and it does everything i need

  • Don Richardson April 27, 2008 01:41 am

    Olympus E-510 with 14-54 2.8-3.5 - 40-150 3.5-4.5- 50-200 2.8-3.5 & EC-20
    Leica V-LUX 1

    I love my E-510 although I have just gotten it. The small size of camera & lenses together are nice and the IQ is very, very good IMO. I also use the Leica V-LUX 1 as a back up camera and it is as good as it gets IMO for a 12x P&S.camera.

  • Philip Mercier April 27, 2008 12:49 am

    I know this is a digital site I dont have enough money for a digital yet so I still use a 50 year old Canon Ae-1 and a 28mm f2.8 50..f1.8 100-200mm f4-4.5

  • Kirk April 27, 2008 12:47 am

    Canon Digital Rebel XT
    Quantaray 55 - 200 & Tamron 28 - 80

    These are my tools right now. I'd love a super-zoom lens and a macro lens as well. In time . . . in time.

  • SUNSET April 27, 2008 12:41 am

    I have a Panasonic FZ50 and a Canon G7 and a Fuji Finepix 7000. Haminex Tripod. ND Filter and Polarizer.Lo-Pro Camera bag. A Velbon Rup 40 single stem hand held tripod.
    I bought the Canon for a take it everywhere camera and because of the 1cm Macro but my Fuji super macro setting beats it hands down. Love my Panasonic its a good camera to learn on but now I want to move on and I am looking at the Nikon D300 but I want to hold it and try it first.But I am quite happy to wait till next year till the price drops.
    As a pensioner I would like to say how much I love your news letter and reading every one's comments.

  • Christine April 27, 2008 12:40 am

    Nikon CoolPix 8700
    Being new to photography I still don't have a lot of 'extras'
    Still learning the all different settings and 'things' my camera can do.

  • Sil April 27, 2008 12:27 am

    Let's see...

    Nikon d70 with 18-70mm kit
    Nikkor 50mm 1.8
    Sigma 50mm 2.8 Macro EX DG - I mainly use it for my microstock photography
    Nikon Speedlight SB600 - Wonderful flash.
    Lowepro SlingShot 100AW (great bag!)
    Tiffen circular polarizing and ND graduated filters
    Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod
    Wireless remote control

    Ciao!

  • Douglas Nelson April 27, 2008 12:02 am

    Nikon N90s for film. used primarily with 15mm and 80-200mm Nikkor D lenses

    Nikon D70s 18-70 DX

    NikonD200 18-200 DX VR, 105mm macro VR [ just purchased as a retirement present for myself ]

    SB800 speedlight
    R1 + SU800 remote close up speedlight

    Nikon Super Coolscan

    Bogen 3036 tripod and 3038 ballhead

  • Jenny April 26, 2008 11:44 pm

    Nikon D40X
    Nikon 18-55 lens
    Nikon 55-200 VR
    Tripod

    Nikon Coolpix P5100 - its really nice to have a small camera as well, easy to have on you for those unexpected photo opportunities, also really nice for close ups.

    Love playing camera, camera - digital has opened a whole new world of photography, can just take and take and take without having to pay for the developing costs.

  • Tanny April 26, 2008 11:34 pm

    Canon 450d with kit lens, handful of memory cards, canon 50mm 1.8 primelens, crumpler bag to carry it around.

    Recently purchased so wont be adding any additional kit for a while.

  • jimmy April 26, 2008 11:16 pm

    Canon 40D (just love this camera)
    Canon EFS 17-85MM (nice walk around lens,not so heavy)
    and my fun lens the Lensbaby 2.0
    Not exotic equipment but loads of fun.
    Have a great day all - jimmy

  • mslpics April 26, 2008 11:10 pm

    Nikon D70
    Tamron 70-300
    Tripod
    Remote shutter release
    Filters

  • Anto April 26, 2008 09:28 pm

    For a year I use Canon ixus 800 is.

    Come to my multiply blog to see my canon ixus 800 photo collection

  • ttcorsa April 26, 2008 09:11 pm

    Nikon D300 (primary)
    Nikon D50 (secondary)

    standard lens kits mainly nikor 18-55 f4-5.6, nikor 55-200 f4-5.6, nikor micro 60 f2.8(my favourite), nikor 50mm f1.8

    sigma EF500 DG super flash gun, manfrotto 550 tripod with magnesium head, couple of filters, shutter release cable, lowepro bag

    thats what my kit mainly consists off not the best of gear but i love it and it certainly serves me well

  • Fredrik Steffen April 26, 2008 09:05 pm

    Nikon D50

    Sigma 28/1,8 <-- Perfect all around lens.
    Tamron 70-300/4-5,6 <-- Doesn't use it as often as I would like too.

    Will get some new equipment when I got to NYC this fall.

  • Vern April 26, 2008 03:09 pm

    canon 5D
    canon 30D
    canon 400D digital rebel xti

    canon EF 17-40 f4
    canon EF 24-105 f4 IS
    canon EF 70-200 f2.8
    canon EF 100-400 f4.5-5.6 IS
    canon EF 50 1.8 II

    canon flashes & transmitter. manfrotto tripods & monopod, etc.

  • parag April 26, 2008 01:52 pm

    Canon EOS Rebel XTi (400D)

    Lenses: Canon 18-55mm kit lens
    Couple days back got a Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Macro

    Have a cheap Sunpak 9002DX tripod.
    You can tell I am a novice in the field. :)

  • daethon April 26, 2008 01:50 pm

    Body

    Canon 40D
    Canon 20D (Will convert to IR when 5D II comes out)

    Lenses

    Canon 180MM Macro f/3.5L
    Canon 135MM f/2.0L
    Canon 50MM f/1.4
    Canon 17-40 f/4L
    Canon 1.4x Extender

    Backpacks

    LowePro CompuTracker
    Camelbak Something or other
    Several LowePro Lens cases

    Accessories

    Manfrotto tripod
    Canon 580EX
    Wireless transmitter for flash
    clicker
    Garmin eTrex HCx Vista
    Various REI dry bags
    a flashlight
    samsung mp3 player
    Various filters

  • John April 26, 2008 12:25 pm

    Cameras and Bodies
    -Canon Rebel XTi
    -Canon 40D

    Lenses
    -Canon 100mm macro f/2.8
    -Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6
    -Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
    -Canon 50mm f/1.8
    -Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3

    Really Right Stuff ball head
    Giotto carbon legs, alloy legs and ball head
    Canon 430 flash
    Better Beamer

  • Taallyn April 26, 2008 11:10 am

    Body: Nikon D80
    Lenses: Nikon 18-135mm, 70-300mm VR, 50mm 1.8
    Flash: SB600 with Stofen Omnibounce
    Grip: Nikon MB-D80
    Tripod: Manfrotto 190XDB w/ 486RC2 Ball Head, Gorillapod SLR Zoom
    Misc: Kenko 12/20/36mm Extension Tube Set, filters, Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW bag, Lenspen, Rocket Blower

  • Georganna April 26, 2008 07:26 am

    Got into digital about two years ago; lots to learn and loving doing it!

    Nikon D80 (main camera)
    Nikon D50 (back-up, 50mm lens stays on it)
    Nikon P & S, 4100 (first digital camera & still in use)

    Nikkor 50 1.8
    Nikkor 18-70 kit lens
    Nikkor 18-200 VR (travel lens)
    Nikkor 70-300 VR
    Nikkor 105 2.8 VR micro (new purchase; love it!)

    Manfrotto tripod w/Bogen head
    Bogen monopod
    Lowepro bag
    Cir. Polarizer for all lens

  • post2cd April 26, 2008 02:11 am

    I have got E-510 olympus Dslr and 14-40mm and 42-150mm zuiko lenses and also Sony DSC-H2 prosumer camera (36-436mm in 35mm format) with a teleconverter(1.7x).

  • Cindy April 26, 2008 01:55 am

    I am a weekend/vacation amateur since July 2007 but I love my stuff:

    Nikon D40X

    Nikkor 18-135 kit lense
    Nikkor AF-S VR 55-200mm
    Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm
    Nikkor 600 speed light
    Slik pro tripod
    Gorilla mini pod
    LowePro bag

    On my to get list - a macro lense in the very near future - I have discovered that besides nature photography, I love the close ups also!

  • Tony April 26, 2008 01:32 am

    Man, my list is to long, but you write great articles

  • jose luis April 26, 2008 01:27 am

    i have a canon 20D with a canon 1.8II, a tokina 12/24 ATX PRO F/4, a Tamron 28/75 F/2.8, a canon 70/200 F/4 (named "copito" here in Spain), a flash sigma 500superDG, and some bateries, compact flash, a portable disc, etc

    sorry for my english and my best regards from Pamplona, Spain, it's my first reply

  • Mary B April 26, 2008 01:06 am

    Camera:
    Canon Rebel XT

    Lenses:
    Canon Zoom EFS 18-55mm
    Canon Zoon EF 28-200mm (my main lens)
    Canon EF 100mm

    Flash:
    Canon 580EX Speedlite

    Accessories (just some that I use regularly):
    Tiffen Circular Polarizing Filter (for landscapes)
    Remote Wireless Control
    SanDisk CF Memory Cards

  • Carrie Harvey April 26, 2008 12:53 am

    I bought my first DSLR in January: Nikon D40 with the 18-55 kit lens. I try to add something each month, depending on the cost: 55-200 VR lens, Slingshot backpack, 4G memory card (along with the 2 other 2G I already had). Next month I am hoping to purchase the 50mm and Photoshop!!

  • Pat R. April 26, 2008 12:31 am

    This is great stuff...I'm just getting started and have done a whole lot more reading than I have actual shooting. Right now I only have a point and shoot, but it is great to see what other people have selected as their equipment of choice.

    Hopeful to get: Nikon D80, maybe D90 someday soon? :)

  • Jim April 26, 2008 12:16 am

    For now, still struggling on with a Rebel 300d, kit lens, Tamron 28-200, Canon 70-300 IS, Canon 60 macro.

    Tripod Slik 700.

    Bag Tamrac Expedition 3, I think. Don't use flash.

    Waiting on a Rebel XSI or a 40D and a Canon 17-40.

  • Jay April 25, 2008 11:13 pm

    Canon Rebel XTi

    Tripod

    Tamron 11-18mm wide angle

    Canon 50mm f/1.8 USP

    Neutral Density filter and Polarizing filters!

  • Brian April 25, 2008 11:07 pm

    I also shoot Canon - I have a Canon 40D and really like it. My two main lenses are a 24-70 2.8L and a 70-200 2.8L. A full list of my gear can be found here:
    http://professionalsnapshots.com/blog/?p=54

  • Narapoia April 25, 2008 09:36 pm

    So did all you people with the long lists rattle those model numbers off from memory? Or toddle off to look 'em all up?!
    All very impressive, but I just can't be ar*sed, sorry.

    DSLR is a Sony A100 with the zoom lens that came with it. Bought cos my old Minolta lenses from the 35mm SLR (Dynax something or other) would fit, and pretty good results by my relatively inexperienced standards.
    Also a Sigma telephoto zoomy thing and the original zoom from the Minolta.
    Got talked into buying a wide angle attachment with a macro bit in a weak moment while on holiday in the States last year. Does do good really close up stuff but not sure how it would compare to a "proper" macro lens. Not feeling flush enough to shell out 500 quid at the moment though...
    Got a Sony flash unit too - haven't played with it much yet.

    Also have an elderly Canon A70, which has done excellent service but now feeling its age and needs occasional percussive maintenance.

    Bits & pieces: numerous CF cards as I keep mislaying them, UV filters, skylight from the old SLR, tripod, mini tripod thing (never actually used but it was free with something else).

  • Andrew Robertson April 25, 2008 08:18 pm

    Did I read the bit about the 24-70/2.8 being cheaper than the 24-105/4 right? I thought the 24-70 was the best part of £1000 and the 24-105 about £600 (in the UK!). I've used both but don't own them...the 24-70 seems pretty good and I don't even like zooms! (it's still not a patch on the 50/1.4 though!!)

  • Christer April 25, 2008 07:55 pm

    Here is my gear for now.

    Camera:
    Nikon D50

    Lenses:
    Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX AF
    Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6GII AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor (Kitlens)
    Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF
    Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor (Love it!)

    Flash:
    SB-600
    SB-50DX

    Tripod:
    Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod +488CR2 ballhead

    Bags:
    Some Tamrac smaller bag (don't remember which)
    LowePro Toploader 75 AW

    Other:
    Memorycards, a few batteries, a pair of lightstands with umbrellas, DIY foldable softbox and foldable light-tent, filters, cleaning kit.

  • pablo April 25, 2008 07:44 pm

    I am happy to seen so many fellow pentaxians. I wish people would think outside the Canon/Nikon box, and see how great Pentax is.

  • pablo April 25, 2008 07:42 pm

    Body:
    Pentax K10d

    Lenses:
    Pentax-DA f/3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED (IF) Fisheye
    Pentax-DA f/3.5-5.6 18-55mm
    Pentax-A f/1.7 50mm
    Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DG Macro
    Lowepro camera bag.
    Polarizer, UV filters.

  • Sule Bryan April 25, 2008 07:19 pm

    Nikon D50
    Sigma 28-300mm
    Nikon 50mm f1.8
    LowePro Camera bag
    ND4 filter
    Polarizer

    wish list:
    Nikon SB-800

  • Guillem April 25, 2008 07:10 pm

    My gear:

    Canon 20D
    EFS 17-85 IS
    EF 50 f1.8 II
    EF 70-210 f4

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vasari

  • oliver April 25, 2008 06:54 pm

    Canon 350D
    (backup)

    400D
    (main with canon battery grip)

    Lenses:
    Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC IF Macro
    (just recently bought, used it for a month now, it's my new "always on")

    Canon 60mm f/2.8 USM macro
    (my former "always on" lense, still my favourite from macro to portrait, this lense has such a beautiful DOF that I often can not resist trying it, even thought it may not be considered as suitable, i just have to!)

    Canon 50mm F1.8
    (yes that's the plastic dirt bag filled with beautiful glas, it's dirt cheap, ridiculously lightwheight, loud and fairly of a good build, i almost always pray not to break it while mounting it, can't trust that plastics. Nevertheless it is rather quick, takes lovely pictures, does all the good stuff the better (1.4,1.2) lenses do for a very affordable price, that said my blood-pressure would not rise if it were to break and i could easely get a new one. I recommend this thing for newcomers in the field of fixed focal length lenses.

    Tokina 12-24mm f4 IF DX
    (well it has a "bug" with the AF not working throughout the whole range, especially at 12mm, still haven't found anything in that price-range which matches or outperforms this little wide-angle critter, well ok, that's a lie, it's neither little or small, but the pics speak for themselves.

    Canon EF-s 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 (kit lens)
    (This stupid senseless lenses sole purpose is to protect my backup cameras sensor while mounted)

    Flashes:
    Canon 430EX
    (yes just the small one, since i shoot mostly in the studio or indoors and use simple floodlight for general illumination).

    Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
    (can't remember the designation and i don't bother to get up and take a look, ever worked with a ring-lite??? it will blow you away in macro and it does some nice things for portrait as well)

    Accessories:
    a few sand disk Extreme III cards
    a lowe-pro backpack
    lens-care kit (brush, micro-fibre towel a.s.o.)
    sensor-care kit

  • Sybren Stüvel April 25, 2008 06:31 pm

    My gear: Canon all the way.

    EOS 350D body
    EF-S 10-22mm F/3.5-4.5 USM
    EF-S 17-55mm F/2.8 IS USM
    EF-S 60mm F/2.8 USM
    EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM
    Speedlite transmitter ST-E2
    Speedlite 580EX mkII
    Speedlite 430EX

    More about my gear, including examples of the effect of each, on http://www.stuvel.eu/photography/gear

  • xlt April 25, 2008 06:03 pm

    Canon 350D (Rebel Xt)
    Canon EF-s 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 (kit lens)
    Tamron AF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6
    some cheap flash (going to buy Canon Speedlite 430 Ex)
    Manfrotto tripod
    Lowepro CompuDaypack bag

    + several old Soviet cameras: two Zenit and one Zorki-K4.

    i had mentioned lovely Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II but incidentally i dropped it down and broke. :( Going to have new one and be more accurate. ;)

  • Dom April 25, 2008 05:23 pm

    Hi Guys,
    I am shooting with a Canon 350 d ( rebel xt)

    Lenses: canon 17-55 mm kit zoom; canon 50/1.8; canon 70-200/4.0 L IS USM

    Flash: Canon 430 EX

    Other Stuff: canon battery grip, some bouncers, crumpler bag, tripod

    Plans: Considering the Canon 40d and dreaming of the 16-35mm 2.8 lens from canon...

  • Marcel April 25, 2008 05:12 pm

    Cameras:
    Nikon D2Xs
    Nikon F5

    Glasses:
    Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
    Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor
    Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX Fisheye-Nikkor
    Sigma 20mm f1.8 EX DG

    Flashes:
    Nikon SB-800
    Nikon SB 80DX
    Metz Mecablitz 45 CL-4

  • linn April 25, 2008 03:40 pm

    DSLR:
    - Sony Alpha 100 (which is enough as I'm a newbie)
    Lenses:
    - Sony 18-200 DT 3.5-6.3 (almost always on the camera)
    - Minolta 100mm Macro 2.8
    - hopefully from tomorrow Sony 50mm 1.4

    A Manfrotto tripod and a remote control

    And a small point & click from Konica Minolta that fits in my pocket.

  • Stephen April 25, 2008 03:35 pm

    D50
    17-50mm f2.8 tamron
    28-200mm f3.8-5.6 tamron
    50mm f1.8 nikkor
    12-24mm f4 tokina
    SB600

  • Rob April 25, 2008 03:23 pm

    Fuji S5600, tripod, monopod, bean bag, circular polariser, close ups 1,2,4. Canon bag which the guy I bought the tripod off threw in. I'm going to buy either a Fuji S9600 or S100fs as soon as somebody on the planet does a review on it.

  • Gloria April 25, 2008 03:22 pm

    I only started accumulating camera equipment in the last year. So far, I have the following:

    Camera: Canon Rebel XTi
    Other stuff: Extra battery, 3 flash cards, lots of filters, a remote shutter release
    Lenses: Canon 17-85mm kit lens
    Quantaray 70-300mm
    Canon 1.8 50mm
    Canon 1.8 100mm macro
    (Trying to decide on a good telephoto now - regret having gone cheap with the Quantaray - any suggestions for a 400mm?)
    Flash: Speedlite 580EXII
    Bag: Tamrac Cyber Pro Express (it's the 5263) - it's heavy, but awesome! Enough room for everything including a laptop for downloading my photos away from home, wheels & a good handle; sized to be a roll aboard when flying
    Tripod: Tracker III
    Small studio in a box
    Photo printer: Canon Pixma iP90v

    I'm so glad you asked this question, I had planned to make a list so I can get all this stuff added to my homeowner's insurance policy - it's beginning to add up!

  • John Collis April 25, 2008 03:11 pm

    My main kit is a Nikon D50 DSLR, with 18-55mm kit lens, 70-300 zoom and my favourite 50mm f1.8. Also have an older 35mm Nikon F301 SLR camera with a 28-70mm and 80-200mm Tokina lenses and an old Nikon Series E 50mm lens - this kit doesn't get much of an outing at the moment.

  • Clayton M April 25, 2008 02:49 pm

    Nikon D80
    Nikon D50 (currently broken)

    Nikkor 18-55mm
    Nikkor 18-135mm
    Nikkor 50mm F1.8
    Nikkor 24-50mm F3.3-4.5
    Sigma 70-200mm F2.8

    Nikon SB-600 Flash
    ML-L3 remote

    Most crammed into a LowePro bag that I've outgrown

  • Lisa's Chaos April 25, 2008 01:55 pm

    Well, this could be a looong answer. Hubby and I each have two cameras and we share lenses. We recently added Canon 430EX flashes and have some modeling lights. Just last week we got a Canon 15mm lens but I haven't played with it much yet. I actually have a post on my site listing all of our gear here (there's even a pic)- http://lisaschaos.blog-city.com/my_equipment_cameras__lens.htm

    Short version Canon all the way 20D, XTi, 40D, 5D and my favorite lens of all the 100-440mm. I think we have 8 lenses right now. Just lovin my Canon. :)

  • Simon San Thane April 25, 2008 01:17 pm

    Body:
    My Canon EOS 350D never let me down yet, however already torn between 450D and 40D. Also G6 as backup.

    Glasses:
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 ( my favourite )
    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II ( just love it )
    Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 ( trustworthy workaround )
    Canon EF 28-135mm IS USM ( Decent guy )
    Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ( so so )
    Canon EF 18-55mm kit ( rarely use )

    Tripod:
    Light and Cheap vertex V4000

    Flash:
    Sigma EF 500 DG ST

  • hans April 25, 2008 12:43 pm

    Olympus E-510, 14-42mm, 40-150mm
    Sony DSC-W55

  • Gerry Vrbensky April 25, 2008 12:35 pm

    Bodies:
    Nikon D80 - My first SLR and lovin it

    Lenses:
    Nikon 50mm f1.8
    Nikon - 18-135mm

    Flash unit:
    SB800

    Filters:
    UV
    Cir-Polarizing

    Accessories: remote trigger - extra battery pack

    Bags:
    Lowepro

  • Jeff Wetherington April 25, 2008 12:17 pm

    Body: Nikon D40
    Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm

    First time I've owned a DSLR, so nowhere near the cool things that most of you have. But one day...:)

  • raw photo design April 25, 2008 11:58 am

    body: canon eos 5D

    lenses: canon 50mm 1.2L (favorite)
    canon 24mm 1.4L (2nd fave)
    canon 35mm 1.4L
    canon 85mm 1.8
    canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS
    canon 15mm Fisheye
    sigma 105mm 2.8 macro

    fash: 2 canon 580EX II
    1 really old Vivatar
    2 pocket wizards
    1 bescor photojournalist video light

    wishlist: canon 85mm 1.2L (my 1.8 doesn't focus that great in low light) and the new 5D whenever that's supposed to come out. I talked to a Canon rep at WPPI and she said that Canon honestly has no idea when they're going to release it and that it's just a rumor that it should be out in the fall. Who knows who is right on this one but we're all on the edge of our seats!

  • imanumber April 25, 2008 11:37 am

    Pentax k100d

    Pentax 18-55mm 3.5
    Tamron 70-300mm 4.0

    Lots of filters, cable release, remote, old hotshoe flash...

    I want to get the Sigma Bigma.

  • Mark April 25, 2008 11:32 am

    Camera:Sony DSLR-A100
    Lenses:Sony DT 18-70 F3.5-5.6,Minolta 49mm 70-210,Minolta 49mm 35-80mm,Minolta 62mm 28-80mm, Tamron62mm 75-300mm tele-Macro.
    Flash:Minolta 3600 HSD.

    With all the Canons' and Nikons' out there it seems as though Mr. Auer and myself are somewhat in the minority.
    The camera I used before the Sony was a Maxxum 5.

  • Bill April 25, 2008 11:00 am

    I have a Leica D-Lux3 and a hip mountable case. But what I don't have is equally important: No 50lb backpack with lenses and other paraphernalia.

  • AlaskaTeacher April 25, 2008 10:56 am

    Nikon D80

    Nikkor 50mm 1.4 (I use this one most of the time)
    Nikkor 105mm 2.8 VR (I use this for macro work or when I'm taking pictures of animals I don't want to get close to...)

    UV filters for both of the lenses, but no other accessories.

  • ahlston April 25, 2008 10:53 am

    Minolta Maxxum 7D and 7 w/ vertical grips

    lenses:
    Sigma 28-80 Aspherical Macro HF
    Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
    Minolta AF 20...personal fav.
    Kenko MC7 Teleconverter x2 (only for those hard to reach places.)

    Minolta 5600hs (D)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahlston/

  • pixel pixie April 25, 2008 10:46 am

    "...auto dust reduction and faster burst mode and wish my 5D had features in those areas."

    I was just talking with a Canon rep a few weeks ago asking if Canon was going to upgrade the 5D to include some of these highly desired features and he mentioned that come this fall we would be seeing a new 5D coming out...not sure what it will be called but I love my 5D so I'm anxious to find out what Canon has up their sleeve.

  • Wolverine April 25, 2008 10:44 am

    10years old Minolta Maxxum AF 5000 (film)
    5years old Minolta Z1 3.2 compact
    3 weeks old Nikon D300

    Lens:18-200mm VR

    Flash: SB-800

    ETC: filter, bag, tripod

    This is my big leap to DSLR! My main goals are to combine this hobby with my other passion, all things Corvette, AND shoot my daughters wedding in August.

  • Vic April 25, 2008 10:28 am

    I am still using my second digital camera, first one a Kodak DC3200. One I might progress to a SDLR some day if money allows.
    Camera:
    Canon S2 IS 5 megapixles, with a conversion lens adaptor LA-DC58E & hood LH-DC40 (sorted looks like an SLR).
    Lenes:
    wide angle lens WC-DC58A
    telophoto lens TC-DC58B
    also various Cokin A series filters (I know they are being phased out.
    Bag: (wife just purchased for me)
    A Point Professional
    Tripods:
    Just a cheap one, and a bench top one.

  • murr April 25, 2008 10:10 am

    I'm broke and stuck with a broken Canon XT to match my checking account. Have the kit lens 18-50mm and a Canon 75-300mm. I gave away my other well-worn P&Ss to friends in need, and now am left with only my go-everywhere Olympus SW790. When my Canon broke, I was having withdrawals for a month or so, but I have learned to break the attachment, and am glad to be able to have a camera at all. To say that a little drool isn't coming out of my mouth when I read about everyone's lens and cameras, would be a lie, but I have what I have, and I am learning to deal with it.

  • Charlene April 25, 2008 10:00 am

    Bodies:
    Nikon D70S
    Nikon D200

    Lenses:
    Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 (a day old :) )
    Nikkor 35-70mm f2.8 (will be selling this one soon)
    Nikkor 50mm AiS
    Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8
    Tokina 12-24mm f4

    Flash unit:
    SB600
    accessories: lighsphere cloud, omnibounce

    <bBags:
    Tamrac velocity 9
    Safrotto canvas satchel - a cheap Domke rip off and my favourite bag
    Lowepro photo runner

  • Ben April 25, 2008 09:55 am

    Cameras:
    Nikon D70s
    Nikon D300 w/ MB -D10

    Lenses:
    18-70mm 3.5-5.6
    50mm 1.8
    18-200mm VR 3.5-5.6

    Other:
    Manfrotto Tripod W/ Ball head 986 RC2
    Loepro Flipside 300 (Great Bag)

    Next Purchase:
    SB-800 Flash
    85mm 1.4
    70-200 VR 2.8

    Cheers
    Ben
    www.bengeldreich.com
    BenGeldreich Photography
    Stick Slug Studios

  • jayxhankins April 25, 2008 09:32 am

    I use most of the same stuff! I'm glad to know not to feel like I am an amateur!

  • Gerryd April 25, 2008 08:29 am

    NIKON D80
    NIKON D300

    2 SB600's Flashes
    LENSES
    18-70mm
    55-200
    70-300mm
    18-200mm
    TRIPOD
    Manfrotto
    Camera Bag
    Lowepro Rezo AW 180
    EXTRA GEAR
    Lightsphere and a Whale's Tail

    I may look like a pro, but I am only an amatuer.

  • Denise April 25, 2008 08:23 am

    Nikon D40
    Kit lens (18-55mm)
    70-300 VR
    Raynox macro lens

    Hoping to add the "Win it on my birthday, Nikon D60"!! ;)

    =) Denise

  • Joel April 25, 2008 08:21 am

    Body
    Canon 20d

    Lenses
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
    Tokina 12-24mm f4
    Canon 50mm f1.8
    Canon 75-300mm
    Canon 18-55mm
    Quantary 19-35

    Lighting
    Nikon sb24
    Sunpak 383
    Gadget Infinity 16-channel triggers
    stand and umbrella

  • Trude April 25, 2008 08:21 am

    I'm so jealous of your kit! :D

    Body is a Rebel XTi, and I have the 50/1.4 Canon lens along with a Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 that comes in real handy. Everything goes in a Crumpler $5 million bag, which I love! Also have a little Canon Powershot SD630 that is always in my purse, which does pretty well in daylight. :)

  • TGlaze April 25, 2008 08:15 am

    Cameras:
    Nikon D200 w/ vertical battery grip
    Nikon D40 (This baby is the vacation camera)

    Glass:
    Nikon 18-55
    Nikon 18-200
    Nikon 60mm Macro (Used 90% of the time for portraits
    Tokina 12-34

    Flashes:
    2 Nikon SB-600 Speedlights

    I though we needed some nikons in this response. Seems like you canon people are the only ones interested in saying what you own. Thanks!

    TGlaze

  • Noel Robertson April 25, 2008 08:12 am

    My equipment is:

    Cameras Nikon D80, Nikon Coolpix 5100 compact.
    Lenses Nikor Zoom AF 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 with
    Nikor 50mm f/1.8D
    Flash Nikon SB-600
    Tripod Manfrotto 190D
    Bag Lowepro

    I enjoy the compact it is great but the D80 is fantastic and I hope to continue improving my use of it.It opens up all kinds of possibilities. I just switched to digital two years ago and I find the potential mind-boggling.
    Cheers Noel.

  • Robert Tusing April 25, 2008 08:09 am

    I'm just starting out but I am using the Pentax K10D with the 18-55 DA Pentax lens.

  • tone April 25, 2008 07:32 am

    Canon 30D
    Canon 17-55 2.8
    Canon 70-200L 2.8 IS
    Canon 430EX
    B&W C Pol
    Sanho Color Space 160GB
    Manfrotto Monopod

  • Roland Hesz April 25, 2008 07:31 am

    Camera: Nikon D40
    Lens: 18-55 Kit Lens

    Camera: Canon PS A53ö

    That's all. Maybe in the future.

  • Zé Maria April 25, 2008 06:52 am

    Nikon D80
    Nikkor 18-70 AF-S DX (an excelent lens!)
    Nikkor 20mm AF 2.8
    Nikkor 50mm AF 1.4
    Nikkor 70-300 AF G
    Flash SB25 (not great, but I already had it for the film cameras)

    Other than that:
    Nikon Coolpix 5400 (a fabulous p&S)
    Nikon F80
    Nikon F801-s
    Nikkor 35-70 AF macro

    Planning to buy:
    Nikon 80-200 AF 2.8
    Tokina 12-24 AF 4
    Speedlight SB800
    Nikon D300

    As you can see I am a big Nikon fan.

  • Zed April 25, 2008 06:49 am

    I'm busy upgrading from my last kit:
    Olympus E-410
    ZD 14-42mm f3.5-5.6
    ZD 40-150mm f4-5.6
    Lensbaby 3G with macro filters
    Lowepro Rezo 110AW
    Joby Gorillapod Zoom with an Induro SA-0 Ball head
    and an Amvona 3-sec tripod with off-center ball head

    In a year, I hope my tackle to look like this (and I hope that to last me a good many years with minimal upgrading).

    Olympus E-3 (have) with grip
    ZD ED 50-200mm f2.8-4 (have)
    ZD 12-60mm f2.8-4 SWD (have on loan, currently)
    Olympus EC-20 tele-convertor
    Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro
    Lensbaby 3G (you bet I'm keeping this thing)
    FL-36R
    Joby Gorillapod Zoom with SA-0 head
    Amvona w/ head
    Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home
    and of course an ND grad filter for the wide angle and an ND4 and C-Pol for my 50-200

    I'm hoping that fairly select kit will cover just about anything I could ever dream of shooting.

  • Markos April 25, 2008 06:49 am

    Hello!

    Camera: Canon EOS 350D

    Lenses: EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (that's my primary lens)
    EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (kit lens)
    EF 50mm f/1.8 II

    Camera bag: Lowepro Orion Trekker II

    Tripod: cheap-ish one from Hama & Gorillapod SLR Zoom

    Filters (UV & C-Pol), 2 spare batteries, wired remote

  • Bev April 25, 2008 06:21 am

    Just upgraded to a Canon 40D. I had a Rebel XTI.

    Lenses:
    Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
    Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
    Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
    Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
    Canon Macro 100mm f/2.8 USM

    Camera bag---Quantaray Pro Backpack

    No flash

    Tripod: Manfrotto 486RC

    Only filters are polarizers.

    Extra batteries, remote, and lense blower/cleaners

  • Robin April 25, 2008 06:16 am

    Ooops! I wrote that I have an 85/2.8 and I meant 85/1.8. My finger slipped. Sorry about that.

  • FFB April 25, 2008 06:04 am

    Nikon D40 with an additional 55-200 VR lens. Right now that's all I need since I'm pretty new with the camera. (Unless someone thinks there's something I'm missing out on?)

  • werner muller April 25, 2008 06:04 am

    I am using Sigma SD10 (with 35mm Skoparex or 50mm Tessar, M42 with adapter) and Sigma SD14 with 18-50mm, 2.8 Macro and 28-150mm, 2.8.
    I do like the color.

  • Frans April 25, 2008 05:57 am

    My sincere favourite camera is a Nikon D80 with a 18-135 kit lens. I have been in phtography as a hobbyiest for the past 20 years and although my first digital camera was a small Nikon, this was my first digital single reflex camera. It is simply a fantastic piece of equipment. Everytime I use it(mainly wild animals) I learn something new about it -thanks to the detailed instruction manual and the on camera help facility. I have added the Nikon battery pack and I have never been let down with the two batteries. I think Nikon batteries must be the best in teh digital camera world. The old digital point and shoot camera I have( now about 8 years old) still give me a lrgae number of pictures on the original fully charged battery. I alo use a Manfrotto tripod and I am not as impressed as I am supposed to be with that particular product. I am just very proud of my association with Nikon. Ther product and after sales service here in South Africa is very very sound and constantly exceeds my expectations.

  • Sime April 25, 2008 05:55 am

    I have some stuff, it's all good fun.

    For those of you that don't have a huge list of kit - that doesn't matter! do you have fun taking photos? There ya go.

    I'm all Canon, I was Nikon once. Either or...

    I love taking photos.

    when WILL the 5DmkII come out!!

  • PhotoGrizz April 25, 2008 05:54 am

    I use an Olympus E-500, Olympus 14-45mm lens, Olympus 40-150mm lens, Olympus 50-200mm lens, Olympus EX-25 extension tube,Olympus FL-50 flash and an Up-Strap so it doesn't fall off my shoulder.

  • 0sh April 25, 2008 05:38 am

    Current gear:

    Megxon 550C Camera
    No-Name tripod

    But I'm soon upgrading my kit to:

    Canon 450D (Twin Lens Kit to start with)
    LowePro SLingShot 100 AW Bag
    Velbon CX-440 Tripod
    Canon Speedlite 430EX Flash

    (Other items yet to be determined)

  • Robert M April 25, 2008 05:36 am

    My camera is a Pentax K20D. I can't afford the really good glass right now. So I use the lens that came with my old Pentax *istDL -- Pentax DA 18-55mm. I also have a Quantaray 70-300mm Tele-Macro and a Tamron 1.4X teleconverter. A polarizing filter is on each lens. My flash is a really cheap Sunpak which I don't really use that much. Someday I will get better glass and flash. I do have a tripod but I am looking for a monopod right now.

    I just got a really nice Tamrac Express 7 messenger bag to replace a Quantaray Pro backpack (it was just too big to lug around and it wasn't all that easy to access stuff when I needed it). Plenty of room for spare batteries, memory cards, lens cleaner, wireless shutter release, USB cable, etc.

  • Wade Simon April 25, 2008 05:33 am

    Holy cripes I feel like an under achiever on this post. I have a pretty simple kit:

    Nikon D70
    Nikkor 18-70mm (kit lens)
    Nikon 50 1.8
    Vivitar 100 3.5
    Waiting on 2 SB-600 with stands
    one of those ML3 Remotes
    Set of macro adapters for the 18-70mm

    But trust me there is a ton of stuff on the wish list.

  • Linda Gregory April 25, 2008 05:32 am

    After lugging around two camera bodies and three lenses during my film days, and especially because I was getting older, I decided to forgo the DSLR and go with a sophisticated point and shoot. After much research I chose the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50. It does nearly everything I need it to do. The only extra piece of equipment I carry is a circular polarizer. At some point I'll probably buy a tele conversion lens, but so far the 420mm equivalent zoom has worked very well for me. And the camera is light enough so that I can carry it anywhere without getting a sore shoulder.

  • Robin April 25, 2008 05:27 am

    My Gear:

    Body:
    Canon XT (350D)

    Lenses:
    50/1.8 II
    85/2.8
    17-40/4 L
    70-200/2.8 L

    Accessories:
    B&W C-POL Kaesemann
    B&W ND MRC
    430 EX
    Kenko Extension Tube Set
    RS60-E3 Remote Switch
    Canon Backpack
    Old Tripod and monopod
    8GB Lexar Pro CF

    Will add at least a Canon 1.4X TC and a Singh Ray GND to my bag of goodies.

  • Denis April 25, 2008 05:26 am

    My first DSLR ...

    Canon 40D
    Canon 17-85mm IS, Canon 70-300mm IS
    Canon Speedlite 430EX

    Next purchase...Canon 50mm 1.8

    Really want ... Canon 70-200 2.8L

  • Michael April 25, 2008 05:00 am

    Body:
    Pentax K10D

    Lenses:
    Pentax DA 16-45mm f/4.0
    Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6
    Sigma EX DG 24-60mm F/2.8
    Pentax SMC FA 50mm f/1.4

    Accessories:
    Pentax Battery Grip w/ extra battery & IR Remote
    Pentax AF-360 FGZ flash

    Plus filters, batteries, chargers, laptop, etc.

  • fernando April 25, 2008 04:55 am

    Wow.. i can see there are some people here with some really SWEET setups. Unfortunately I am just starting out and cannot afford anywhere near that kind of system.
    My setup consists of a rather small gadget bag, Lowepro Nova II AW, which somehow fits my Canon XTi with grip, Canon 17-85 IS USM (I WISH I could afford a L-series lens!), B+W UV Pro-e and B+W Cicular polarizer, Canon 50mm f1.8 II, and a tripod that's about 20 years old.
    I also have a Canon PowerShot G7 for when I dont want to lug around the XTi.
    If I were to win the lottery or something.. lol.. I would love to add a nice telephoto (the 70-300mm IS) wide angle (the 10-20mm) and flash (the 580EX) to my setup. Of course I would then need a better bag as well as mine is curently over stuffed as it is! Oh.. and replacing my ancient tripod might be a nice treat sometime down the road!

  • nick April 25, 2008 04:49 am

    Pentax K100D Super

    Pentax 50mm f1.4
    Pentax 10-17mm Fisheye
    Pentax 50-200mm
    Pentax 18-55mm

  • Steven April 25, 2008 04:39 am

    Camera: Canon 40D
    Lenses: Sigma 8mm f3.5 fisheye, Canon 50mm f1.8, Canon 85mm f1.8, Canon 16-35mm f2.8, Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS, Sigma 50-500
    Flash: 580EXII, 420EX
    Accessories: Tamrac Expedition 7, Velbon Tripod, Manfrotto monopod, batteries, remote, some flash cards & Epson P2000

  • Yong April 25, 2008 04:34 am

    Canon 400D
    Canon 50mm F1.8 II
    Canon 17-40mm F/4L
    Canon 75-300mm

  • Pancho April 25, 2008 04:27 am

    I have a Canon PowerShot A560, with built in flash.
    It's not much, but with the proper photographer, it makes wonderful pictures. I can find one of those, sometimes.
    However, I'd love longer exposure times, and being able to select the shutter speed at will.

  • Irene April 25, 2008 04:14 am

    My gear:

    Nikon D40
    18 - 55 kit lens

    That is it. Nothing else. Not even a case.

    However, there is SO much I want. The hard part is deciding what I need the most while keeping my cost to a minimum.

  • Dan the Man April 25, 2008 04:08 am

    I dig that kit, Darren!

    My kit:

    Camera(s)-Nikon D300 (primary), Nikon D200 (Backup), Nikon S700 (2nd Backup) and my Palm Treo 700w (3rd Backup)

    Lenses-Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 AF-S, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S VR (Killer lens), Nikon 18-200mm f/3-5.6 AF-S VR (doesn't leave my D200), Nikon 85mm f/1.4 (f/1.4...need I say more?), Nikon 50mm f/1.4 (Again...f/1.4) & last but certainly not least, Nikon 300mm f/2.8 AF-S VR (for special occasions)

    Flash-Nikon SB-800 and two (2) SB-600's

    Accessories-SanDisk CF Extreme IV and SD Extreme III memory cards, Hoya Super HMC UV filters on all lenses, Nikon battery grips for both my D300 and D200 and a Lowepro BackPack and Lowepro shoulder bag.

    I think that is it...hmmm...

  • Robert Donovan April 25, 2008 03:56 am

    This is what I take with me when I go out looking to shoot. Sometimes/frequently the 300mm doesn't make it out of the car

    Nikon D300
    Nikon 12-24mm f/4
    Nikon 18-200mm VR f/3.5-5.6
    Nikon 300mm f/4
    Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye
    Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Micro
    Nikon 35-70 f/2.8
    Nikon 50mm f/1.4 (ok honestly this is on order :) )
    Nikon 5T and 6T close-up lense

    SB-800

    MC-36 multi-function remote cord

    Various cokin ND and graduated filters

    Polarizers for the lenses that can take them

    Flashlight for light painting

    Bogen tripod with a ball head (not sure on the models)

    3 or 4 various CF cards

    other equip
    Nikon D70s converted to infrared
    Nikon 18-70mm kit lens

  • saraivargas April 25, 2008 03:53 am

    I'm newby (blush)

    A point and shot Kodak Z650 (primary and secondary :P), Poor quality, slow. Bag and tripod from walmart...

  • Allyn April 25, 2008 03:52 am

    My gear:

    Nikon D300 w/ Battery Grip
    Sigma 10-20mm
    Nikkor 18-200
    Nikon 50mm f1.4
    Nikon 85mm

    Two Pocket Wizard II's
    Nikon SB-800

    Circular Polarizing filters
    1 NDx4 Filter

  • Luis Murillo April 25, 2008 03:41 am

    Body: Nikon D60
    Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm
    Accessories: Besides the case...none

    This is my first DSLR and I'm in the process of getting some nice accessories for this one, though not as many as most Pros have ;)

  • Juha Ylitalo April 25, 2008 03:38 am

    Past and current gear set is documented in http://www.ylitalot.com/equipment/

    However to go through typical setups:
    Winter days:
    Canon EOS 40D (or 20D) with Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, Canon SpeedLight 420EX and ST-E2 (in Lowepro Toploader Zoom 2)

    Hiking trips:
    Canon EOS 40D AND 20D with Canon EF 100/2.8 USM Macro, 420EX, ST-E2 and either Cnon EF 17-40/4L USM or Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX (currently leaning for 17-40/4L) (in Toploader Zoom 2 with chest harness AND Stealth Reporter 200AW) In addition to this Velbon CF-630 tripod and Manfrotto 486RC2 ballhead.

    Workdays (option 1):
    Canon EOS 40D (or 20D) with Canon EF 100/2.8 Macro, 420EX and ST-E2 in Toploader Zoom 2.

    Workdays (option 2):
    Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM (possibly with 1.4x II), 17-40/4L and beanbag (or tripod and ballhead) in Lowepro Primus AW backpack.

    On weekend walks workdays option 2 without tripod.

    Still trying to figure out what to do Canon EF 200/2.8L USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM. Both of them have their moments in event photography, but in my use both of them are spending too much time on shelf collecting dust. I probably should sell them...

  • Jim Goldstein April 25, 2008 03:37 am

    Funny I just posted a brief video detailing what is in my camera bag.

    In short:
    Canon 1Ds Mark III
    Canon 1D Mark II
    Canon 16-35mm Mark II
    Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS
    Canon 28-105mm
    2x TC
    25mm extension tube
    cable release
    spare batteries for both cameras
    2 cases with various CF/SD cards
    (2) Pocket Wizards
    Various GND filters and circular polarizers
    among other things not including the bag itself and the tripod.

  • Mike Cohen April 25, 2008 03:35 am

    Camera: Nikon D40x

    Lenses:
    AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
    AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
    Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF

    Tripod: Dynex 60"

    Bag: Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home

    When I can't take the D40x, I use a Nikon Coolpix L5

  • My Camera World April 25, 2008 03:30 am

    Some of these are old film cameras which I still use and each piece of equipment lsited here still has its purpose

    1933 Vioghtlander Besssa II 6x9
    1950s Yashicamat 124G 6x6
    1950s Koni Omega Rapid Fire 100 6x7
    1950s Crown Graphic 4x5 (x2)
    1970s Sinar 4x5

    Cannon A30 2mp
    Nikon D70
    Nikon D200
    Sony Ericson camera phone (3M cyber-shot)

    Lens
    4x5s
    90mm
    135mm
    145mm
    280mm (8x10)

    DSLR
    Sigma 1030mm
    Sigma 50-500mm
    Tamron 90 Di macro
    Nikon 50mm f1.4
    Nikon 18-70mm
    Nikon 18-200mm VR
    Nikon 70-200mm VR f2.8
    Nikon SB800
    Nikon SB26

    Tripods (6)

    Sekonic Light meter L-758

    Niels Henriksen

  • Kerry April 25, 2008 03:29 am

    My main kit is:
    Canon xti (400D)
    Canon 200mm f/2.8L
    Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye
    Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
    Also, thanks to my significant other, I have access to these lenses:
    Canon 28mm f/2.8
    Canon 60mm f/2.8 macro
    Canon 85mm f/1.8
    Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
    Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS

    No separate flash, I don't shoot much indoors or in low light, so I haven't seen the need yet. We have a couple full-sized tripods at home, I'm going to buy a lightweight travel tripod next month for our trip to the Galapagos this June. My only filters are 72mm UV filters for the 28-135 and 200, and a 72mm circular polarizer. I may play around with color filters for B&W photography (something I got a kick out of back in the days of film), but not in the near future.
    My lens wish list includes the 50/1.8 and 17-40L, but it will probably be a very long time before I get those, as other (non-photography) things are taking priority now.

  • Dean April 25, 2008 03:29 am

    Believe it or not, all I have is a Nokia E65 (3.2 megapix) and a Canon C-350 (also 3.2 mp) for which I still have to buy some batteries. Hoping to get a DSLR soon, although those things cost much.

  • Lea Lawson April 25, 2008 03:27 am

    This is fun to read. I am still a beginner, but here is what I use:

    Camera: Nikon D50

    Lenses: Nikon 50mm f/1.8D (my thrifty fifty), Nikon AF-S DX VR 18-200mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED (my favorite all the time lens)

    Lens on its way to me: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/2.8G IF-ED (SO excited to get this for football)

    What I primarily shoot: Family events/candids, sports, landscapes, some wildlife (just locally...like in Yellowstone and Glacier Natl Park)

  • Mark April 25, 2008 03:25 am

    Here's to you David and Amy. I am just getting started as well. My kids still have to eat. And I am having the time of my life with my

    Camera: Canon Rebel XTi kit plus Canon 70-300mm
    Flash that pops up (for now)

  • Sandman April 25, 2008 03:24 am

    Camera:
    Nikon D50

    Lenses:
    Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX
    Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX AF
    Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF

    Flash:
    SB-600

    Tripod:
    Bogen-Manfrotto 3021BPro w/ Bogen-Manfrotto 486RC2 Head

    Bag:
    LowePro Slingshot 100 AW

  • Brian Auer April 25, 2008 03:13 am

    Digital SLR Cameras:
    Sony Alpha a700 (primary)
    Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D (secondary)

    Lenses:
    Sony 50mm f/1.4 (1st favorite)
    Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro (2nd favorite)
    Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 (3rd favorite)
    Konica Minolta 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 (least favorite)

    Film SLR Camera
    Minolta SRT-Super

    Lenses:
    50mm f/1.4
    135mm f/2.8
    80-200mm f/3.9
    2x doubler

  • John Beliera April 25, 2008 03:09 am

    Camera: Canon 400 XTi
    Lenses: Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5
    Canon 70-200 L f/4 non IS, Canon 300 f/4 L
    Canon 28-135 f3.5-5.6 IS, Canon 28-105 f/3.5-4.5
    Accessories: filters, camera bags (2)tripod Vanguard Tracker 4

    My favorite lens that I use most often is my sigma 10-20. I love this lens for Landscape work. Next to that I would have to say my Canon 300 gets used quite a bit. I love the L glass

  • Tombo April 25, 2008 03:08 am

    Dang, don't I feel like the red-headed stepchild using a lowly Canon G9 P&S? :P

    I'm sure the upgrade will happen once I exhaust my options on this little guy. Until then the G9 treats me pretty good.

  • Amy April 25, 2008 03:08 am

    Ha! Everyone has this great list of camera's and lenses and stuff. I'm here to keep everyone company who doesn't have all the cool stuff!! (I really wish I did have all that stuff but darn it, my kids gotta eat!!!)

    Camera: Nikon D40 (yay me!)
    Lenses: Whatever basic lens was in the box.
    Flash: It pops up when I take the picture. :)

    Someday, I will have a whole list of cool pieces and take killer pictures.... ahhh, someday.

  • Oranse Taylor April 25, 2008 03:05 am

    Nikon 40 - kits lens and 50mm 1.8, Leica d-lux 3, Sony PD-150 w/ Century Wide Angle Convertor.

  • David April 25, 2008 03:03 am

    I'm just getting started so the kit is still in its infancy

    Camera: Canon Rebel XTi (aka EOS 400D)
    Lenses: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM, Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

    Accessories:
    - I have a bag for the full "kit", as well as a lighter shoulder-sling bag that just carries the camera, a spare battery, and a spare memory card.
    - two tripods: a small one with velcro wrap to attach to trees or posts, and a full-sized tripod with carry case that is very quick to set up or take down.
    - a variety of filters, lens cleaner, and things for keep branches a such temporarily out of a shot.

  • Heather Kay April 25, 2008 02:50 am

    Canon EOS400D is my main camera.

    Lenses I have: bog-standard kit lens, Canon 28-105mm (designed for the full frame cameras), Canon 50mm (ditto), Sigma 28-300mm (for small sensors) and Sigma 10-20mm (ditto).

    I have two batteries and a wired remote, plus the Canon software installed on my MacBook Pro for when I'm in "studio mode". I don't have a flash, save for the rarely-used one on the camera. I've a selection of Cokin filters, ranging from graduated, ND and polarised, as well as some diopter enlargement lenses (handy for some macro jobs).

    Tripods: UniLoc with ball head for studio stuff because it's like wrestling a set of bagpipes, and a Giottos that lives in the car because it's light and sturdy to heave about. Happily the UniLoc ball head fits the Giottos as well.

    All the lenses and accessories fit into a huge pro camera bag I bought some time ago. It's got lots of pockets and compartments, which is handy. Like some others I use a rucksack for expeditions where I don't need everything, but my camera and one alternative lens will fit in my shoulder bag - and that's with me virtually every day!

  • Mike April 25, 2008 02:48 am

    Nikon D100 w/ MB-D100 battery pack
    Nikon 5700
    Nikon N65
    Nikon 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6
    Nikon 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
    Opteka 500mm
    Various filters and other accessories

  • Matthew Miller April 25, 2008 02:47 am

    Oh, and I forgot: I have a Metz 48 AF-1 flash, which works with the built-in flash as a wireless PTTL controller.

  • drgbailey April 25, 2008 02:46 am

    Canon 40D, Canon Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55mm Kit, Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6, Canon 50mm 1.8f, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro

  • Matthew Miller April 25, 2008 02:45 am

    Pentax K10D, generally with the DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited "pancake" lens. I'm watching eagerly to see how the upcoming DA★ 30mm and 55mm lenses come out — if they're as good optically as the 40mm Limited they'll probably become my standard kit (everything weather-sealed).

  • Mrs. Chuck April 25, 2008 02:45 am

    Camera: Nikon D300
    Lenses: Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
    Flash: SB-800
    Accessories: Quantaray Pro bag, filters, tripod, umbrella, light stands and remote

    I use to shoot with a Canon Rebel but I love my new camera.. if only it fit in my pocket then I could keep it with me all the time!

  • Irene April 25, 2008 02:38 am

    Canon 40D
    Canon 17-40mm f4L ( my dad bought this lens)
    Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 *this is such a yummy lens!*

  • IcemanUK April 25, 2008 02:36 am

    Camera: Canon 1-D Mark III, Canon 30D
    Lenses: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS L, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS L, Canon 50mm f/1.2 L
    Flash: Canon Speedlite 580EX II

    Accessories: Filters, bags, remote, tripod, monopod, Pocket Wizards, umbrella(s), stands

    I also use a few Point and Shoots to storyboard when I get the chance to scope out the venue beforehand.

  • Dieterich April 25, 2008 02:32 am

    Nikon D80 (Primary), Nikon D50, Canon SD800IS
    Lenses: Nikkor 50mm f/1.8, Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EXDG, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX APO Macro DG HSM
    Accessories: Crumpler $5 mil home, Crumpler Whickey & Cox, IR remote, 3x SB-600, Nikon MB-D80 Battery Grip, eBay triggers

  • OhCaptain April 25, 2008 02:24 am

    Camera: Canon 30D
    Lenses: Canon 17-85mm IS, Canon 70-300mm IS, Canon 50mm 1.8f
    Flash: Canon 430EX

    Right now, I have two camera bags. A large one for the "I need everything" outings. And a backpack for the "I ain't carrying everything" trips.

    I like having the right tool for the job and really try to plan ahead. I have few different tripod options, a mini bendy one, a larger 3 legged and I've been known to carry bean bags for doing cityscapes at night. The bendy one and the bean bags work great when I need to be extremely mobile in a large city at night.

    After that, I'm discovering that there really is no end to the list of accessories one can have. Lens cleaners, blowers, filters. Something that I always carry with me...an old school notebook and pen and pencil. Notes are a beautiful thing.

  • John B April 25, 2008 02:07 am

    Current camera kit: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-70 f/3.5-4.5 AF-S, Nikkor 50 f/1.8, Nikkor 28-105 f/3.5 -4.5, Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 AF-S VR, Tokina 12-24 f/4.5. Also have a Nikon D70.

    Accessories: Nikon SB-800 flash, Gitzo GT2931 tripod, Kirk BH-1 ballhead, Really Right Stuff QR plates, Photoshop CS3, Nikon Capture NX, PhotoMechanic, assorted filters, cable release, and way too many camera bags.

  • David Barto April 25, 2008 01:45 am

    Canon 10D, with 70-210 f2.8 Tamron, 90mm f 2.8 Tamron Macro, and 28-200 f3.5-5.6 Canon compact zoom. Canon Flash (Can't remember model).

    It all gets upgraded when the D5mkII comes out.

  • Grant Palin April 25, 2008 01:43 am

    Oh yeah...

    Accessories: an extra battery, a handful of memory cards, Roots camera bag, Manfrotto tripod.

    Heh, my kit is puny in comparison to yours! :D

  • Grant Palin April 25, 2008 01:41 am

    Camera: Nikon D50 (had it for two years, will be happy with it for two more)

    Lenses: Nikon 18-70mm/3.5 AF-S IF ED, 70-300mm/4-5.6 AF G

    Flash: SB400 Speedlight

    A modest kit, but a good one. I would like to get another lens in a month or two to round it out, maybe the 10.5mm/2.8 G IF ED (fisheye).

  • Teewinot April 25, 2008 01:41 am

    Nice kit, Darren!!

    Cameras: Canon EOS 40D, Olympus C8080WZ
    Lenses: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC IF Macro (should be delivered today!)
    Accessories: Filters, gear bag, wireless remote, tripods

  • Alex April 25, 2008 01:15 am

    Hi,

    I'm using the Panasonic lumix dmc tz3 compact camera with Manfrotto 785b tripod.

    It's only a small compact camera. But we can play with the auto scene mode (night, portrait,...) to act on Exposure time, iso,...

    I thing we can have some great reasult with this kind of little camera (as you can, perhaps, on my flickr photo stream).