What’s In Your Camera Bag? [Our Writers Tell All]

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Today I was chatting with a couple of our regular DPS writers and decided to do a quick survey of the type of camera gear that they’re using. I thought it might make an interesting post to pull it all together. As you’ll see a few themes emerge.

I asked each writer four questions:

Which camera they use, what are their most used lenses, what their favorite accessories are and what their first digital camera was (I thought this one might be good for a giggle). Here’s what they each replied:


Natalie Norton

Natalie.jpgWhat Camera Do You Use?: Canon EOS 5d

Most Used Lenses: Canon 50mm 1.2 and Canon 200mm 2.8 IS L series

Favorite Accessories: 5 in 1 collapsible reflector/ and a collapsible diffuser

First Digital Camera: Nikon d70s (actually if we’re going WAY back, my first camera was some strange sony model)


Simon Pollock (Sime)

Sime.jpgWhat Camera Do You Use?: Canon EOS 5DMk2 and a Canon EOS 30D

Most Used Lenses: Canon 50mm f1.4 and Canon 24-70mm

Favorite Accessories: Battery Grips / Alien Bee transmitters

First Digital Camera: Sony Mavica .9mp with 1.4″ floppy disk


Neil Creek

Neil.jpgWhat Camera Do You Use?: Until recently I’ve been shooting with a Canon 350D for years, but for the last month I’ve been shooting with my new Canon EOS 5DMk2.

Most Used Lenses: My walkaround lens, on for 80-90% of my photos is the excellent Tamron 24-135mm. Great value for money and high quality. Second to that I most love shooting with my Sigma 8mm fisheye. It’s the most fun I have with my camera.

Favorite Accessories: Although they’re unreliable and a source of endless frustration, my ebay wireless flash remotes have revolutionised how I shoot. I’m looking forward to the new RadioPoppers for affordable reliability. Second to that, I really like my cable release. It lets me get the long exposure shots of the night sky that I love taking.

First Digital Camera: An ancient, but good for it’s time, 2Mp Canon A200. I still have it, but never use it.


Chas Elliot

Chas.jpgWhat Camera Do You Use?: Main Camera Nikon D700 Backup Nikon D200

Most Used Lenses: Nikon 24-70mm f2.8, Nikon 50mm 1.4 and Nikon 18-200mm Variable Aperture

Favorite Accessories: SB600 flash units for off camera lighting an Manfrotto ball-head tripod

First Digital Camera: First DSLR Nikon D70 and First digital camera (Kodak something… very old.)


Peter Carey

Peter.jpgWhat Camera Do You Use?: Canon EOS 5d & Canon Powershot SD630

Most Used Lenses: I use a 28-300mm Canon lens most all the time. Heavy SOB, but great fun.

Favorite Accessories: The power grip for the 5D. With the larger lens it really is well balanced with the power grip. Other than that, my other favorite accessory is organic chocolate.

First Digital Camera: My first digital camera was a G1, purchased right before my daughter was born in 2001. I think they are on G1000 by now.


Christina Dickson

Christina.jpgWhat Camera Do You Use?: I use the Canon EOS 1D Mark II N

Most Used Lenses: Canon 24-70, L series, 2.8

Favorite Accessories: Case for all of my memory cards

First Digital Camera: Canon D40 [the o.l.d. version]


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  • I too didn’t realize there was so much ‘Canonism’ out there. I’ve never had anything against Nikon, I just never started using it. Canon also forces you to smile when you say it. Nikon is kinda a frown. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • does the brand really matters? but here goes..

    camera : canon 1000D
    Fav lens : Tamron 17-50, Canon 70-200mm F4L

    first camera: nikon (cant remember the model tho…)

  • Yikes!
    Maybe another thing you should not forget!

    – Portable Backup Device (I use these:

    Be safe ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • gretchen

    I use the Canon 5D Mark ii and the Canon 40D
    Favorite lenses: 24-105, 70-200, 17-40, 100-400 and the 15mm fisheye. All Canon lenses.
    My first digital camera was a 2megapixel, 2x zoom Nikon point and shoot.
    My first 35mm film camera was a Canon Ftb. Still own it.
    My very first camera was a Kodak Brownie Holiday…still have it.
    My favorite hangout: Pro Photo Supply in Portland, Oregon

  • OK, why not!

    What Camera Do You Use?: Canon 40D (two bodies)
    Most Used Lenses: Canon 50mm f/1.4, Canon 24-70L f/2.8
    Favorite accessories: Apple Aperture, Elinchrom Skyports (with a 430EX and an SB600), Battery Grip
    First Digital Camera: Casio QV 10A (c. 1995!)

  • FriedChicken

    Heh!

    Like Peter Carey, I too have a secondary camera that’s an IXUS 60. Well, his is an IXUS 65 (PowerShot SD630), but they’re about the same.

    First camera was some Kodak Easyshare 2.0 megapixel camera. There was a tiny v’finder and there was limited ‘live view’ (it’s not called live view on P&S, but I don’t know what it is)… the screen didn’t come on until you pressed a button.

    Main camera is an EOS 450D.

    I must say that my favourite accessory is my memory card.

  • loy

    I only use and carry my nikon D 40 , and a tripod. Just take care the memory card.

    loy

  • What camera do you use? Canon EOS 450D
    Most Used Lenses: Sigma 18-200; Canon 50mm 1.8
    Favourite Accessories: Tripod, Lightroom
    First Digital Camera: Camera Phone ;p

  • What camera do you use? Canon 450D Rebel XSi
    Most Used Lenses: Canon EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS, EF-S 55-250mm IS & sometimes 18-55mm IS kit lens
    Accessories: multi-color collapsible reflector, tripod, Canon 580EX II external flash, Uv & polarizer filters & most importantly camera & lens manual, ballpen and handy dandy notebook.

    All packed inside my Lowerpro Flipside 300 backpack.

    First digital camera: Fujifilm Finepix S700

  • What Camera Do You Use?: Pentax K-m

    Most Used Lenses: SMC Takumar 55mm1.8

    Favorite Accessories: ‘ghostless’ UV filter, lightroom

    First Digital Camera: Pentax K110D

  • I shoot with a 5D mkII – upgrading to FF (finally) from 20D/40D.

    I mostly use the 24-105L f4 now – since the high ISO quality of the 5D mkII makes this lens much more powerful even in low light (so far I used the 24-70L f2.8). I also love the 70-200L f2.8 IS for indoor sports and the 16-35L f2.8 with its new perspective on FF.

    As an accessory I always have an external flash with me (580EXII) to mostly do daylight fill-in flash – not to forget polarizer for almost all landscape/outdoor shoots.

    I do workflow with Lightroom (every single photo being shot in RAW) and add some twist with Photoshop (sometimes).

    I started some odd 30 years ago with a Canon A1 & F1 and a lab in the basement ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • What Camera Do You Use?: Canon EOS 400D & Canon EOS 350D (backup)

    Most Used Lenses: I use a 50mm f/2.8 Macro, 28-105mm USM

    Favorite Accessories: The power grip for the 350D/400D. Once you’ve used that for portrait shots, you can’t go back to twisting your arms around.

    First Digital Camera: My first digital camera was a Kodak DX3600. It was only a 2.x MP camera, but it took some awesome shots!

  • stuartmcnair

    Nikon does some things better, Canon does other things better. Most often it’s whatever you bought first that guides you. I don’t think you can go wrong with either.

    Camera – Canon 50D with a 40D for backup (both with battery grips)
    Lenses – 24-70 2.8 L and 70-200 2.8 L IS but for “everyday” shooting the 28-135 IS is hard to beat
    Accessories – My new PocketWizard TTL’s and my 580 EX with a LumiQuest Softbox. That alone has really improved my portrait shots.
    First digital camera was the original Sony Mavica with the floppy drive. At that point few people had seen a digital camera as it had not been officially released yet. When my son was born I walked into the waiting room and showed everyone a picture and they could not believe it. Up on a website within an hour. The pictures were crap compared to film but it was nice to have at the time.

  • Morvyn

    ** Canons & Nikons! I am an old Olympus OM1 35mm SLR user (not an automatic bone in its body). But when changing to digital SLR I selected the range of cameras I could afford, got the store to pull all the contender makes & models out and tried ’em all. Incidentally just the way I chose the OM1 30+ yrs ago.

    The Nikon felt like a brick made of lead, the Canon was lens heavy, etc, etc. Got to the Olympus last; balanced, light and compact but not too much so, felt oh so good in the hands, so Olympus is was,once again.

    I teach how to buy and use digital cameras for a camera club (basic level) and always recommend doing as I did. What feels good in the hands and to use to you, not everyone else? The quality for the average amateur for most of the makes is pretty good anyway, but certainly is an issue for the pro & very advanced amateur though. But I challenge most of us average amateurs to see the difference within similar ranges of camera. OK I confess I am an Olympus nut, I just wish some folk would give other than Canon and Nikon and look/feel when they make thoir choices.

    Sorry for the long post but hope someone gets something out of it.

  • minu

    I was planning to buy canon 5D mark II but was not able to decide yet whether to go for it as this will be my first dslr. I have been using Nikon FM2 since long time with great results. This article have given me the confidence to go for it , as it is the choise of many photographers.
    Thank you.

  • gretchen

    For Minu,
    All I can tell you is that I love my new Canon 5D Mark II. My photos have been sharp and noise level is low.
    My point and shoot cameras are Nikon and my DSLRs are Canon: 20D, 40D and now the 5D. I have never been disappointed.
    I know it is so hard to decide between the two makers. I don’t think you can go wrong with either one.

  • Suresh

    My Camera: Canon 450D
    Lens: 18-55mm kit lens, Planning for 50mm 1.8
    First Camera: Yashica

  • WWP

    Gulp . . . didn’t realize I was joining a Canon forum. Should have checked first. Pardon.

  • alex

    Nikon’s are just as good (or even better IMO) as Canon’s. Its just that Canon has better and cheaper beginner models than Nikon.

    Because the camera gears are incompatible or maybe because you just are used to the camera brand, it usually means that you stick with whatever brand you are using. The case is usually the more serious you are about photography, the larger your investment is on the accessories(lenses, etc) compared to the actual camera.

    First Digital Camera: none (I just borrow Nikon’s and Canon’s here and there) but if you count the film type non-digital SLR, I got a Canon relic(forgot the model).

  • Diane

    I have a Canon 350D for now. I’m eyeing a 50D but I’m working on my lens collection.

    Lenses: 18-55 kit lens, 17-85mm USM, and a 50mm f1.8.

    Accessories: Speedlite 580 and 430

    First digital camera, a Nikon point and shoot.

  • Algernon

    I have a Nikon D60. I’m a beginner so that will probably be my primary camera until I think I’m good enough to invest in a D90 or D300.
    Lenses: I have a 18mm-55mm vr and 55mm-200mm vr. I use the 55mm-200mm the most because I like to get upclose and personal without being upclose and personal.
    My favorite accessory would have to be my HP HDX laptop for photo editing. I’m still learning the editing process also. My first digital camera was a sony something. I didn’t have a clue at all… I just took pictures now I take photographs.

  • Brian

    In my carry-most-places kit, I have the following: Olympus E-3 body. Zuiko Digital 14-54 f2.8 (28-108mm 35mm equivalent), 50mm f2.0 macro (100mm), and 50-200 f2.8 (100-400mm), Zuiko EC14 Teleconverter, Olympus FL-50 flash, flash extension cable, Hoya Pro1 Circular Polarizer and step up ring to work with all three lenses, and two extra batteries.

    When I know specifically what I am going to shoot, or need to travel light, I can put the body and two lenses (or one lens and the flash) in a smaller sling-bag.

  • What Camera Do You Use?: Nikon D3

    Most Used Lenses: Nikkor 50mm 1.4, Nikkor 105mm Micro

    Favorite Accessories: 5-in-1 Reflectors, Ringflash, Notebook

    First Digital Camera: Olympus E-500

  • brady

    canon xsi
    canon 10-22mm
    canon 24-105mm f/4
    canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS USM
    50mm 1.8 II

  • Sid Valera

    Camera: Nikon D300
    Nikon D70S (Ir converted)

    Lens: Tokina 12-24mm F4
    Sigma 24-70mm 2.8
    Sigma 70-200 2.8
    Nikkor 50mm 1.4
    Nikkor 18-55mm for IR shots

    Favorite Accessories: 5-in-1 Reflectors, SB900, Gridspot, snoot

  • Pio Danilo P. Cuadra

    Camera Used: Canon EOS 40D with BG-E2N Grip(Digital)
    Canon EOS 1N with PB-E1 Booster Grip(Film)

    Lens Gear: Canon 50 f1.8 II (Prime)
    Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG Macro

  • Pio Danilo P. Cuadra

    Camera Used: Canon EOS 40D with BG-E2N Grip(Digital)/
    Canon EOS 1N with PB-E1 Booster Grip(Film)

    Lens gear: Canon 50 f1.8 II/
    Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG/
    Canon 70-200 f2.8 USM/
    Canon 75-300 f3.5-4.6 USM III/
    Sigma 50-500 4-6.3 EX DG HSM
    Esternal Flash: Canon 430 EX
    Canon 580 EX II
    Tripod/ Monopod: Giottos 9700 Monopod
    Velbon Sherpa 650R
    Bags: Lowepro Fastpack 350

  • Ignas

    What Camera Do You Use?: Nikon D300s w/battery grip-just bought 2 months ago

    Most Used Lenses: 18-200 VR II.-getting one more….not decided yet

    Favorite Accessories: Nikon Circular Polarizer, SILK tripod stand, and my off-camera SB-900, Dell Precision M65 Notebok

    First Digital Camera: Nikon S600 -destroyed in my washing machine but my first camera was Yashica 135 in 1985- film camera until I made the switch to Digital in 2007.

    For workflow- Still learning to comment.

  • Canon 40D, Canon 5D
    Lens:
    Canon 17-40 f4
    Sigma 28-70 f2.8
    Canon 50 f1.8
    Canon 70-200 f4
    Sigma 100-300 f4
    Sigma TC 1.4x
    Speedlite 550ex
    2×16 Gb memory cards
    Remote control (wire)
    Some business cards (very important for my business!!!)

  • Canon 400D w/ battery grip, canon 50mm f1.8II, canon 10-22mm, canon 28-135, canon 70-200 f4 (& lens hood), canon EX430, charger, 3 CF 1GB card, cardreader, clening set, bussines card & ipod shuffle ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Believe it or not this all goes inside a Lowepro Slingshot 200AW bag:

    CAMERAS
    Canon EOS 40D fitted with a Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC and Battery Grip & 8GB CF Card
    Canon EOS 350D fitted with a Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and Battery Grip & 4GB CF Card
    Canon PowerShos 85 IS (in my pocket for a quick pick)

    PRIME LENSES
    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

    ZOOM LENSES
    Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
    Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro

    OTHER
    Kenko 1.4x Pro 300 DG Teleconverter
    Kokin set of Graduated filters and holder
    Hama Darkening filters
    Remote cable for EOS 40D
    Remote IR for EOS 350D
    Table tripod
    Extra CF Cards (4x4GB)
    Soft tissue
    Pocket lamp
    Dust blower
    Cotton swabs
    Batttery backup (x2)
    Pocket sized dessicant Silica Gel bag

    … and a big pain in the back

  • Jim

    I’m really less interested in the cameras and lenses…I figure everyone has a few of those to throw in the bag…than the OTHER accessories.

    Hotshoe bubble level
    USB Cable/Firewire 800 Card Reader and Cable
    Phottix cheapo wireless remote for D200/D700
    Foil-wrapped lens wipes
    Tripod plates for Quick Mount heads
    8 AA NiMh batteries in enclosure
    1-2 spare Nikon batteries
    Digital Audio Recorder – Olympus LS-10
    1 77mm Circular Polarizer and adapter ring
    1 77mm Gradient Filter
    Pen and Notepad
    Business Cards

  • Scoggdog

    Nikon d40
    18-55mm lens
    55-22mm lens
    UV filter
    Lens hood
    cleaning brush
    micro cloth,
    cleaning fluid
    battery
    battery charger w/ cord
    SD card and holder

  • Tala

    What Camera Do You Use?: Canon EOS 50d and 30d

    Most Used Lenses: Canon 18-200mm ; Sigma 50mm

    Favorite Accessories: Lenspen. I never leave home without it. =) That aside I think this Spy Lens will become my favortie when I can afford it!

    First Digital Camera: Aiptek 300

  • What Camera Do You Use?: Nikon D200
    Most Used Lenses: Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4

  • What camera do you use ? …. Canon EOS 7D, EOS Rebel XSi and a Canon Powershot SX10Is always in my car just in case !

    Most Use Lenses: Canon EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6, EF 50mm f1.8 MkII and Tamron 70-300mm f4

    Favorite Accesories: battery grip/vertical shutter ….. thats until I get me a 580EX II Speedlite !

    First digital camera: Olympus Camedia 3mp

  • What Camera Do You Use : Nikon D300s
    Most Used Lenses : Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 (IF) DX
    First Digital Camera : Canon 40D + Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm F4 (IF) DX

  • Davomate

    Camera: Canon EOS 450D

    Lenses:
    Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
    Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM

    Favorite accessories:
    Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash
    Lowepro Slingshot 200AW bag
    Manfrotto 709B mini-tripod
    Canon EF 1.4x II Extender

    Wanted:
    Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
    Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens

    First digital camera: Canon 300D with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
    First SLR: Olympus OM-10

  • Mark

    Camera – Nikon D5000

    Favorite Lens – Nikkor 35mm F1.8

    Lenses – NIkkor 15-55, 55-200

    SB600 flash

  • Hey folks,
    One more Nikonian ๐Ÿ™‚
    What Camera Do You Use : Nikon D3000
    Most Used Lenses : 18-55mm kit lens
    First Digital Camera : Nikon E4600…old but good

  • Frankie

    Camera:
    Nikon D700

    Lenses:
    Nikon AF-S 16-35/4
    Nikon AF 20/2.8 D
    Nikon AF-S 50/1.4
    Nikon AF-S 60/2.8
    Nikon AF 135/2 DC D
    Nikon AF-S 300/4

    Nikon SB-800 & R1C1 flashes

  • Shane

    Camera: Pentax K20D w/ Battery grip, spare battery, spare SDHC card, and wireless remote
    Pentax 540 Fgz flash
    Pentax 18-250mm F3.5-6.3
    Sigma 15-50mm F2.5 Macro
    Manfrotto 190 Tripod with ball head
    Canon cable release

    Macro lens has to be my favorite lately!

  • Adrian Monis

    What camera do you use? – 550D which I purchased a few months ago. A good starter camera and definitely my first camera ever. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Most Used Lenses: Canon 18-200mm most of the time.

    Favorite Accessories: My cleaning gears, tripod and UV filter attached to my lens all the time.

    I still consider myself a newbie on this field. So reading some good stuff like this gives me some idea on which or what gear I should purchase next.

  • fgh

    Home – Camera Tea

  • Neil Schikosky

    I use a Pentax K200d, DA 12-24mm, Pentax all the way

  • Day or 1/2 Day Trips: Nikon D3, backup Nikon D300, 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8, 105mm f2.8, 85mm f1.4, 18-200mm DX. SB900 flash, and lots of batteries, gorilla stand, extra Sandisk cards, tripod, cleaning equipment, pen, paper, disposable raincoat.

    Short Trips: Either D3 with 24-70mm f2.8 and 85mm f2.8 or D300 with 18-200mm, and 60mm f2.8, carried in sholder sling bag.

  • CAMERA: Nikon D3

    LENSES: All Nikkor lenses for FX Body
    16mm Fisheye
    50mm 1.2 manual
    50mm 1.4G
    85mm 1.4G
    85mm 1.4D
    14-24mm Wide Angle
    24mm 1.4G
    24-70mm 2.8G
    105mm 2.8G Micro
    70-200mm 2.8 VR-I
    70-200mm 2.8 VR-II
    200mm 2.0

    R1C1 Kit for Macro photography
    GPS-1 Geo tracking system
    MC-36 Corded remote control

    Sekonik L758-DR
    2 Quantum Flash- Treo
    1 Quantum T-5DR
    Quantum battries T-3, Turbo SC & Compact
    Nikon SB-900
    Nijon SB-800

  • gonz ferolino

    I’m using Canon 60D with Canon 70-300mm IS USM and Canon 50mm f1.8 lense.

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  • gonz ferolino December 10, 2011 07:07 am

    I'm using Canon 60D with Canon 70-300mm IS USM and Canon 50mm f1.8 lense.

  • SK_CHICAGO April 15, 2011 05:59 pm

    CAMERA: Nikon D3

    LENSES: All Nikkor lenses for FX Body
    16mm Fisheye
    50mm 1.2 manual
    50mm 1.4G
    85mm 1.4G
    85mm 1.4D
    14-24mm Wide Angle
    24mm 1.4G
    24-70mm 2.8G
    105mm 2.8G Micro
    70-200mm 2.8 VR-I
    70-200mm 2.8 VR-II
    200mm 2.0

    R1C1 Kit for Macro photography
    GPS-1 Geo tracking system
    MC-36 Corded remote control

    Sekonik L758-DR
    2 Quantum Flash- Treo
    1 Quantum T-5DR
    Quantum battries T-3, Turbo SC & Compact
    Nikon SB-900
    Nijon SB-800

  • Shoot-me1 April 2, 2011 08:48 am

    Day or 1/2 Day Trips: Nikon D3, backup Nikon D300, 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8, 105mm f2.8, 85mm f1.4, 18-200mm DX. SB900 flash, and lots of batteries, gorilla stand, extra Sandisk cards, tripod, cleaning equipment, pen, paper, disposable raincoat.

    Short Trips: Either D3 with 24-70mm f2.8 and 85mm f2.8 or D300 with 18-200mm, and 60mm f2.8, carried in sholder sling bag.

  • Neil Schikosky November 24, 2010 05:45 am

    I use a Pentax K200d, DA 12-24mm, Pentax all the way

  • fgh November 19, 2010 01:39 pm

    Home - Camera Tea

  • Adrian Monis November 5, 2010 07:37 pm

    What camera do you use? - 550D which I purchased a few months ago. A good starter camera and definitely my first camera ever. :-)

    Most Used Lenses: Canon 18-200mm most of the time.

    Favorite Accessories: My cleaning gears, tripod and UV filter attached to my lens all the time.

    I still consider myself a newbie on this field. So reading some good stuff like this gives me some idea on which or what gear I should purchase next.

  • Shane August 6, 2010 10:17 am

    Camera: Pentax K20D w/ Battery grip, spare battery, spare SDHC card, and wireless remote
    Pentax 540 Fgz flash
    Pentax 18-250mm F3.5-6.3
    Sigma 15-50mm F2.5 Macro
    Manfrotto 190 Tripod with ball head
    Canon cable release

    Macro lens has to be my favorite lately!

  • Frankie June 28, 2010 02:25 am

    Camera:
    Nikon D700

    Lenses:
    Nikon AF-S 16-35/4
    Nikon AF 20/2.8 D
    Nikon AF-S 50/1.4
    Nikon AF-S 60/2.8
    Nikon AF 135/2 DC D
    Nikon AF-S 300/4

    Nikon SB-800 & R1C1 flashes

  • karthik May 15, 2010 10:44 am

    Hey folks,
    One more Nikonian :-)
    What Camera Do You Use : Nikon D3000
    Most Used Lenses : 18-55mm kit lens
    First Digital Camera : Nikon E4600...old but good

  • Mark May 11, 2010 08:30 pm

    Camera - Nikon D5000

    Favorite Lens - Nikkor 35mm F1.8

    Lenses - NIkkor 15-55, 55-200

    SB600 flash

  • Davomate April 16, 2010 04:57 pm

    Camera: Canon EOS 450D

    Lenses:
    Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
    Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM

    Favorite accessories:
    Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash
    Lowepro Slingshot 200AW bag
    Manfrotto 709B mini-tripod
    Canon EF 1.4x II Extender

    Wanted:
    Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
    Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens

    First digital camera: Canon 300D with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
    First SLR: Olympus OM-10

  • Darmal Ali April 6, 2010 01:34 am

    What Camera Do You Use : Nikon D300s
    Most Used Lenses : Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 (IF) DX
    First Digital Camera : Canon 40D + Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm F4 (IF) DX

  • Jochystarz March 30, 2010 01:01 pm

    What camera do you use ? .... Canon EOS 7D, EOS Rebel XSi and a Canon Powershot SX10Is always in my car just in case !

    Most Use Lenses: Canon EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6, EF 50mm f1.8 MkII and Tamron 70-300mm f4

    Favorite Accesories: battery grip/vertical shutter ..... thats until I get me a 580EX II Speedlite !

    First digital camera: Olympus Camedia 3mp

  • ferry INDRAWANG March 19, 2010 02:42 pm

    What Camera Do You Use?: Nikon D200
    Most Used Lenses: Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4

  • Tala March 6, 2010 09:22 am

    What Camera Do You Use?: Canon EOS 50d and 30d

    Most Used Lenses: Canon 18-200mm ; Sigma 50mm

    Favorite Accessories: Lenspen. I never leave home without it. =) That aside I think this Spy Lens will become my favortie when I can afford it!

    First Digital Camera: Aiptek 300

  • Scoggdog February 22, 2010 02:41 pm

    Nikon d40
    18-55mm lens
    55-22mm lens
    UV filter
    Lens hood
    cleaning brush
    micro cloth,
    cleaning fluid
    battery
    battery charger w/ cord
    SD card and holder

  • Jim January 24, 2010 09:19 pm

    I'm really less interested in the cameras and lenses...I figure everyone has a few of those to throw in the bag...than the OTHER accessories.

    Hotshoe bubble level
    USB Cable/Firewire 800 Card Reader and Cable
    Phottix cheapo wireless remote for D200/D700
    Foil-wrapped lens wipes
    Tripod plates for Quick Mount heads
    8 AA NiMh batteries in enclosure
    1-2 spare Nikon batteries
    Digital Audio Recorder - Olympus LS-10
    1 77mm Circular Polarizer and adapter ring
    1 77mm Gradient Filter
    Pen and Notepad
    Business Cards

  • Rui Rodrigues December 18, 2009 09:45 pm

    Believe it or not this all goes inside a Lowepro Slingshot 200AW bag:

    CAMERAS
    Canon EOS 40D fitted with a Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC and Battery Grip & 8GB CF Card
    Canon EOS 350D fitted with a Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and Battery Grip & 4GB CF Card
    Canon PowerShos 85 IS (in my pocket for a quick pick)

    PRIME LENSES
    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

    ZOOM LENSES
    Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
    Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro

    OTHER
    Kenko 1.4x Pro 300 DG Teleconverter
    Kokin set of Graduated filters and holder
    Hama Darkening filters
    Remote cable for EOS 40D
    Remote IR for EOS 350D
    Table tripod
    Extra CF Cards (4x4GB)
    Soft tissue
    Pocket lamp
    Dust blower
    Cotton swabs
    Batttery backup (x2)
    Pocket sized dessicant Silica Gel bag

    ... and a big pain in the back

  • Amirrul Iman December 1, 2009 01:15 am

    Canon 400D w/ battery grip, canon 50mm f1.8II, canon 10-22mm, canon 28-135, canon 70-200 f4 (& lens hood), canon EX430, charger, 3 CF 1GB card, cardreader, clening set, bussines card & ipod shuffle :)

  • Andrea Pagani November 27, 2009 01:01 am

    Canon 40D, Canon 5D
    Lens:
    Canon 17-40 f4
    Sigma 28-70 f2.8
    Canon 50 f1.8
    Canon 70-200 f4
    Sigma 100-300 f4
    Sigma TC 1.4x
    Speedlite 550ex
    2x16 Gb memory cards
    Remote control (wire)
    Some business cards (very important for my business!!!)

  • Ignas November 20, 2009 02:33 pm

    What Camera Do You Use?: Nikon D300s w/battery grip-just bought 2 months ago

    Most Used Lenses: 18-200 VR II.-getting one more....not decided yet

    Favorite Accessories: Nikon Circular Polarizer, SILK tripod stand, and my off-camera SB-900, Dell Precision M65 Notebok

    First Digital Camera: Nikon S600 -destroyed in my washing machine but my first camera was Yashica 135 in 1985- film camera until I made the switch to Digital in 2007.

    For workflow- Still learning to comment.

  • Pio Danilo P. Cuadra November 20, 2009 10:29 am

    Camera Used: Canon EOS 40D with BG-E2N Grip(Digital)/
    Canon EOS 1N with PB-E1 Booster Grip(Film)

    Lens gear: Canon 50 f1.8 II/
    Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG/
    Canon 70-200 f2.8 USM/
    Canon 75-300 f3.5-4.6 USM III/
    Sigma 50-500 4-6.3 EX DG HSM
    Esternal Flash: Canon 430 EX
    Canon 580 EX II
    Tripod/ Monopod: Giottos 9700 Monopod
    Velbon Sherpa 650R
    Bags: Lowepro Fastpack 350

  • Pio Danilo P. Cuadra November 20, 2009 10:21 am

    Camera Used: Canon EOS 40D with BG-E2N Grip(Digital)
    Canon EOS 1N with PB-E1 Booster Grip(Film)

    Lens Gear: Canon 50 f1.8 II (Prime)
    Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG Macro

  • Sid Valera October 17, 2009 02:21 am

    Camera: Nikon D300
    Nikon D70S (Ir converted)

    Lens: Tokina 12-24mm F4
    Sigma 24-70mm 2.8
    Sigma 70-200 2.8
    Nikkor 50mm 1.4
    Nikkor 18-55mm for IR shots

    Favorite Accessories: 5-in-1 Reflectors, SB900, Gridspot, snoot

  • brady July 9, 2009 12:31 am

    canon xsi
    canon 10-22mm
    canon 24-105mm f/4
    canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS USM
    50mm 1.8 II

  • Lichtathlet | Mike June 29, 2009 11:26 pm

    What Camera Do You Use?: Nikon D3

    Most Used Lenses: Nikkor 50mm 1.4, Nikkor 105mm Micro

    Favorite Accessories: 5-in-1 Reflectors, Ringflash, Notebook

    First Digital Camera: Olympus E-500

  • Brian June 28, 2009 12:57 am

    In my carry-most-places kit, I have the following: Olympus E-3 body. Zuiko Digital 14-54 f2.8 (28-108mm 35mm equivalent), 50mm f2.0 macro (100mm), and 50-200 f2.8 (100-400mm), Zuiko EC14 Teleconverter, Olympus FL-50 flash, flash extension cable, Hoya Pro1 Circular Polarizer and step up ring to work with all three lenses, and two extra batteries.

    When I know specifically what I am going to shoot, or need to travel light, I can put the body and two lenses (or one lens and the flash) in a smaller sling-bag.

  • Algernon May 30, 2009 06:23 am

    I have a Nikon D60. I'm a beginner so that will probably be my primary camera until I think I'm good enough to invest in a D90 or D300.
    Lenses: I have a 18mm-55mm vr and 55mm-200mm vr. I use the 55mm-200mm the most because I like to get upclose and personal without being upclose and personal.
    My favorite accessory would have to be my HP HDX laptop for photo editing. I'm still learning the editing process also. My first digital camera was a sony something. I didn't have a clue at all... I just took pictures now I take photographs.

  • Diane May 15, 2009 04:36 am

    I have a Canon 350D for now. I'm eyeing a 50D but I'm working on my lens collection.

    Lenses: 18-55 kit lens, 17-85mm USM, and a 50mm f1.8.

    Accessories: Speedlite 580 and 430

    First digital camera, a Nikon point and shoot.

  • alex May 8, 2009 02:20 pm

    Nikon's are just as good (or even better IMO) as Canon's. Its just that Canon has better and cheaper beginner models than Nikon.

    Because the camera gears are incompatible or maybe because you just are used to the camera brand, it usually means that you stick with whatever brand you are using. The case is usually the more serious you are about photography, the larger your investment is on the accessories(lenses, etc) compared to the actual camera.

    First Digital Camera: none (I just borrow Nikon's and Canon's here and there) but if you count the film type non-digital SLR, I got a Canon relic(forgot the model).

  • WWP April 30, 2009 05:56 am

    Gulp . . . didn't realize I was joining a Canon forum. Should have checked first. Pardon.

  • Suresh April 28, 2009 05:16 pm

    My Camera: Canon 450D
    Lens: 18-55mm kit lens, Planning for 50mm 1.8
    First Camera: Yashica

  • gretchen March 30, 2009 10:03 am

    For Minu,
    All I can tell you is that I love my new Canon 5D Mark II. My photos have been sharp and noise level is low.
    My point and shoot cameras are Nikon and my DSLRs are Canon: 20D, 40D and now the 5D. I have never been disappointed.
    I know it is so hard to decide between the two makers. I don't think you can go wrong with either one.

  • minu March 30, 2009 12:06 am

    I was planning to buy canon 5D mark II but was not able to decide yet whether to go for it as this will be my first dslr. I have been using Nikon FM2 since long time with great results. This article have given me the confidence to go for it , as it is the choise of many photographers.
    Thank you.

  • Morvyn March 28, 2009 02:54 am

    ** Canons & Nikons! I am an old Olympus OM1 35mm SLR user (not an automatic bone in its body). But when changing to digital SLR I selected the range of cameras I could afford, got the store to pull all the contender makes & models out and tried 'em all. Incidentally just the way I chose the OM1 30+ yrs ago.

    The Nikon felt like a brick made of lead, the Canon was lens heavy, etc, etc. Got to the Olympus last; balanced, light and compact but not too much so, felt oh so good in the hands, so Olympus is was,once again.

    I teach how to buy and use digital cameras for a camera club (basic level) and always recommend doing as I did. What feels good in the hands and to use to you, not everyone else? The quality for the average amateur for most of the makes is pretty good anyway, but certainly is an issue for the pro & very advanced amateur though. But I challenge most of us average amateurs to see the difference within similar ranges of camera. OK I confess I am an Olympus nut, I just wish some folk would give other than Canon and Nikon and look/feel when they make thoir choices.

    Sorry for the long post but hope someone gets something out of it.

  • stuartmcnair March 28, 2009 01:52 am

    Nikon does some things better, Canon does other things better. Most often it's whatever you bought first that guides you. I don't think you can go wrong with either.

    Camera - Canon 50D with a 40D for backup (both with battery grips)
    Lenses - 24-70 2.8 L and 70-200 2.8 L IS but for "everyday" shooting the 28-135 IS is hard to beat
    Accessories - My new PocketWizard TTL's and my 580 EX with a LumiQuest Softbox. That alone has really improved my portrait shots.
    First digital camera was the original Sony Mavica with the floppy drive. At that point few people had seen a digital camera as it had not been officially released yet. When my son was born I walked into the waiting room and showed everyone a picture and they could not believe it. Up on a website within an hour. The pictures were crap compared to film but it was nice to have at the time.

  • Eric Mesa March 26, 2009 10:11 pm

    What Camera Do You Use?: Canon EOS 400D & Canon EOS 350D (backup)

    Most Used Lenses: I use a 50mm f/2.8 Macro, 28-105mm USM

    Favorite Accessories: The power grip for the 350D/400D. Once you've used that for portrait shots, you can't go back to twisting your arms around.

    First Digital Camera: My first digital camera was a Kodak DX3600. It was only a 2.x MP camera, but it took some awesome shots!

  • Axel March 24, 2009 08:18 am

    I shoot with a 5D mkII - upgrading to FF (finally) from 20D/40D.

    I mostly use the 24-105L f4 now - since the high ISO quality of the 5D mkII makes this lens much more powerful even in low light (so far I used the 24-70L f2.8). I also love the 70-200L f2.8 IS for indoor sports and the 16-35L f2.8 with its new perspective on FF.

    As an accessory I always have an external flash with me (580EXII) to mostly do daylight fill-in flash - not to forget polarizer for almost all landscape/outdoor shoots.

    I do workflow with Lightroom (every single photo being shot in RAW) and add some twist with Photoshop (sometimes).

    I started some odd 30 years ago with a Canon A1 & F1 and a lab in the basement ;-)

  • Sรฉamuis March 24, 2009 12:18 am

    What Camera Do You Use?: Pentax K-m

    Most Used Lenses: SMC Takumar 55mm1.8

    Favorite Accessories: 'ghostless' UV filter, lightroom

    First Digital Camera: Pentax K110D

  • Eric March 23, 2009 08:45 am

    What camera do you use? Canon 450D Rebel XSi
    Most Used Lenses: Canon EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS, EF-S 55-250mm IS & sometimes 18-55mm IS kit lens
    Accessories: multi-color collapsible reflector, tripod, Canon 580EX II external flash, Uv & polarizer filters & most importantly camera & lens manual, ballpen and handy dandy notebook.

    All packed inside my Lowerpro Flipside 300 backpack.

    First digital camera: Fujifilm Finepix S700

  • Marvin March 21, 2009 11:51 pm

    What camera do you use? Canon EOS 450D
    Most Used Lenses: Sigma 18-200; Canon 50mm 1.8
    Favourite Accessories: Tripod, Lightroom
    First Digital Camera: Camera Phone ;p

  • loy March 21, 2009 03:06 pm

    I only use and carry my nikon D 40 , and a tripod. Just take care the memory card.

    loy

  • FriedChicken March 21, 2009 11:21 am

    Heh!

    Like Peter Carey, I too have a secondary camera that's an IXUS 60. Well, his is an IXUS 65 (PowerShot SD630), but they're about the same.

    First camera was some Kodak Easyshare 2.0 megapixel camera. There was a tiny v'finder and there was limited 'live view' (it's not called live view on P&S, but I don't know what it is)... the screen didn't come on until you pressed a button.

    Main camera is an EOS 450D.

    I must say that my favourite accessory is my memory card.

  • Ben Jamieson March 21, 2009 04:18 am

    OK, why not!

    What Camera Do You Use?: Canon 40D (two bodies)
    Most Used Lenses: Canon 50mm f/1.4, Canon 24-70L f/2.8
    Favorite accessories: Apple Aperture, Elinchrom Skyports (with a 430EX and an SB600), Battery Grip
    First Digital Camera: Casio QV 10A (c. 1995!)

  • gretchen March 21, 2009 12:44 am

    I use the Canon 5D Mark ii and the Canon 40D
    Favorite lenses: 24-105, 70-200, 17-40, 100-400 and the 15mm fisheye. All Canon lenses.
    My first digital camera was a 2megapixel, 2x zoom Nikon point and shoot.
    My first 35mm film camera was a Canon Ftb. Still own it.
    My very first camera was a Kodak Brownie Holiday...still have it.
    My favorite hangout: Pro Photo Supply in Portland, Oregon

  • Oliver March 20, 2009 11:39 pm

    Yikes!
    Maybe another thing you should not forget!

    - Portable Backup Device (I use these:

    Be safe ;-)

  • Paul March 20, 2009 06:58 pm

    does the brand really matters? but here goes..

    camera : canon 1000D
    Fav lens : Tamron 17-50, Canon 70-200mm F4L

    first camera: nikon (cant remember the model tho...)

  • Peter Carey March 20, 2009 04:34 pm

    I too didn't realize there was so much 'Canonism' out there. I've never had anything against Nikon, I just never started using it. Canon also forces you to smile when you say it. Nikon is kinda a frown. :)

  • vj March 20, 2009 01:57 pm

    Darren,
    You are doing a great job. I really like the way you come up with new posts. Post after post i find it more interesting.. Great job....

    cheers,
    vijay

  • Jim News March 20, 2009 01:23 pm

    Feel like I gotta stand up for Nikon users!

    Nikon D90 LOVE THIS CAMERA. Backup, Fuji S2 Pro
    Sigma 28-70 2.8
    Nikor 18-105 - came with one of the D90's
    Sigma 70-200 2.8

    I find the 28-70 Sigma mounted most often.
    First digital camera, Fuji S700 point and shoot. Still have and use this little guy all the time.

    Gotta admit, when I shoot film, I still have a Cannon AE1 with a nifty 50.

  • renski March 20, 2009 01:13 pm

    This was interesting: I agree with the suggestions for similar articles re: software, post processing techniques etc. Oh, and thanks Sime - I hadn't really considered a battery grip but you inspired me to do some research and now it's my next must-have accessory.

  • toho28 March 20, 2009 12:44 pm

    So I'm not the only one who plunked down something like $900 for the VGA Sony Mavica. I think I actually still have it packed away in a box somewhere. FOR SALE: Vintage Sony Mavica. Antique floppy discs included. Asking price only $900 ;-)

  • Pio danilo P. Cuadra March 20, 2009 10:21 am

    I use a Canon EOS 40D. My most used lenses are Sigma 24-70 f2.8, Canon 70-200 2.8L U, and a Bigma. My favorite accessories are Canon BG-E2N, 580EXII Speedlite, TS-80N3 timer remote cable and a Velbon Sherpa 600R tripod. My first digital camera was a Canon EOS 400D and before I switched to digital I used a Minolta X700 film SLR..

  • sime March 20, 2009 09:23 am

    Gary, I use Canon because I like the menu system. Held a Nikon tonight, felt nice... I forgot to Mention, I've just started using an OLympus tough 8000 (had to have one after the review! Ace camera!!!) So, that's not a Canon! ;-)

  • Jay Ryan March 20, 2009 08:32 am

    What Camera Do You Use?: Olympus E-510 / Backup: Canon Powershot S3 IS

    Most Used Lenses: Olympus Zuiko 14-42mm, Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm

    Favorite Accessories: Filters... Almost always a purpose for filters

    First Digital Camera: Fuji A205 1.2MP... The guy who bought it from me last year still uses it often.

  • Azeem Qais March 20, 2009 08:09 am

    Oopps! my previous post was completely wrong, I posted what I have.

    What camera do you use? Canon EOS 40D (wish to have 5D MarkII)
    Most Used Lenses: Canon 24-70 F/2.8L and Canon 50mm F/1.4
    Favourite Accessories: Tripod and remote shutter release
    First Digital Camera: Sony DSC-H5

  • Squidman March 20, 2009 07:22 am

    When people ask me for recommendations for buying their first DSLR I usually say that Canon vs Nikon is like Toyota vs Honda. Each brand has their strengths and weaknesses but you can go wrong with either. If I had money to burn I'd have both!

  • Azeem Qais March 20, 2009 07:18 am

    Camera Canon EOS 40D
    Lenses: Canon EF-S 10-22mm, Canon 24-70 F/2.8L, Canon 50mm F/1.4, Canon 100mm F/2.8Macro and Canon 100-400mm L
    Manfrotto 190XProB tripod, Manfrotto 804RC head, Giottos monopod, Lowepro Mini Trekker AW and various filters.

    My favourite lens is Canon 24-70 F/2.8L.

  • Squidman March 20, 2009 07:15 am

    What Camera Do You Use?: Canon 5D

    Most Used Lenses: Canon 85mm f1.8, Canon 24-70mm f2.8, Canon 100mm f2.8 macro (and I used to think that primes were overrated!)

    Favorite Accessories: My gitzo tripod with RRS head and clamp, best accessory investment I ever made.

    First Digital Camera: Kodak DC290

  • Gary Neugebauer March 20, 2009 06:57 am

    Has anyone ever tried or heard of anything but Canon , When someone says OH "what kind of camera do You use" I say would You like My photos if it wasn't a Canon or Nikon SHEESH . . .

  • Miguel Reznicek March 20, 2009 03:58 am

    Camera: Nikon D300
    Lenses: 20mm, 18-200mm, Lensbabies Lens
    Accesories: All the usual but also: Colored cellophane for coloring the flash, duct tape, SureFire fixed blade knife, Gladius Nightops Flashlight.
    Extra: Pelikan case, Carbon Fiber Manfrotto Tripod

  • Charles Lehman March 20, 2009 03:58 am

    I have Nikon D300 with 16-85 VR , 70-300 VR, 50 mm 1.4 right now. I go back all the way to Pentax S1A film camera and then on to Canon and the FD series mount .

  • maureen March 20, 2009 03:40 am

    i love reading this too!
    i shoot canon 5dii
    lens, more on the 50 1.4, then 24-70
    dreaming oh so dreaming about 85 1.2 L

    first camera- minolta x700.
    next canon powershoot....

  • Emil Avasilichioaiei March 20, 2009 03:38 am

    What Camera Do You Use?: Nikon D80

    Most Used Lenses: Nikkor 18-105 VR and 70-300 VR (i don't have any other but I use this equally)

    Favorite Accessories: SB800 and SB400. Flashes in general.

    First Digital Camera: Kodak CX6200 (2004).

  • Craig Wells March 20, 2009 03:25 am

    I shoot a Canon 450D,
    Walk around lens: Sigma 17-70 f2.8 (great all around lens)
    Other stuff in my bag: Canon 50 f1.8 & Canon 70-300 USM IS., Speedlite 380, tripod, spare batteries, filters

  • Mike Cohen March 20, 2009 12:31 am

    Camera: Nikon D90
    Lens: Nikkor 18-105mm VR, 50mm f/1.8 Sigma 10-20mm
    Accessories: SB-600
    First digital camera: Canon S100. First DSLR: Nikon D40x.

  • Rick Holgate March 19, 2009 08:30 pm

    Camera: Nikon D70 wife has a D70 and similar lenses also
    Lens: AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1:4-5.6 D Zoom and AF Nikkor 28-80mm 1:3.3-5.6 G Zoom
    Accessories: Vivitar MC Teleconverter 1.4X N/AF, 2 collapsible Reflectors, Tripod and Nikon SB20 Flash

    I still have and use Film cameras a Nikon FA, Nikon F Photomic and Nikon FG along with their lenses and flash units.

    Lusting after a D80 or D200. Not quite jazzed about the D90 or D300/D700 which are out of my budget ...for now!

  • Sime March 19, 2009 08:19 pm

    Peter... I'm not "Brandist" but right now I'm using thinkTANK for everything... I have a thinkTANK Streetwalker HD as my "need to take two bodies and everything else" bag and a SpeedRacer Pro for the single body music gig shoots... If anyone is after a good deal (you get an extra free bag) on some thinkTANK stuff... you can use the link on my blog http://www.gtvone.com/wp/ as they have a choice of free stuff you can take when you buy a camera bag.... I used to use Lowepro and before that Crumpler, I still have my original Crumplers and Lowepros, but I find the quality and "pocketicity" of the thinkTANK range really suits my needs.

  • Peter March 19, 2009 07:51 pm

    How about "What -is- your camera bag?" What kind of bag do you use on a daily basis?

  • jen March 19, 2009 01:23 pm

    There's some enviable hardware mentioned here. I'm about to buy my first DSLR and guess what - I've decided on a Canon 450D. I'd like to see what the amateurs are using as obviously most people in the article are pros and use top end/top price cameras. I'm trying out my sister's 350D at the moment and just don't think I can go back to my Panasonic Lumix. My first digital was a Kodak I got in 2004.

  • Seth March 19, 2009 11:36 am

    Got to represent the Nikon users!!!!!!

    Cameras: (I shoot with my lovely wife)
    2- Nikon D300's
    2- Nikon D70s's (backups)

    Lenses:
    Nikkor- 1.4 50mm
    Nikkor- 2.8 70-200mm VR
    Nikkor- 3.5 18-135mm
    Nikkor- 3.5 18-70mm
    Sigma- 1.8 20mm
    Sigma- 2.8 15mm fisheye

    Flashes:
    Nikon SB800
    Nikon SB600

    First digital camera:
    Nikon D70s

    I personally use my Nikon D300 with the MB-D10 grip and my Nikkor 1.4 50mm lens for pretty much everything.

  • JP Lumansoc March 19, 2009 10:55 am

    Camera - 30D
    Most used Lens - EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM & 85mm f/1.8 USM
    Most Used Accessory - my 580's and transmitters hands down
    First Digital Camera - Canon Powershot A70 3.2 MP

  • natalie norton March 19, 2009 09:46 am

    @andybeal, I outsource my proofing (they use lightroom). For the final edits for prints I open directly into Camera Raw and then Photoshop.

  • natalie norton March 19, 2009 09:44 am

    Canon Canon everywhere! Way to represent Chas! :)

  • Darren Rowse March 19, 2009 09:43 am

    I would have added my own responses but I didn't want to overwhelm the results with another Canon 5D :-)

    For the record:

    Camera - Canon EOS 5D (and I have an old 20D as a second body when needed)
    Most Used Lens - 24-105mm
    Most Used Accessory - Speedlight 580ex
    First Digital Camera - an old Canon A70, although I did use one of those Sony cams with a 1.44 inch disc for a year (but didn't own it).

  • Martin March 19, 2009 09:38 am

    It's interesting how every photographer has different favourite lenses, and this is related to the different styles and type of photography that they do.

    What Camera Do You Use?: Canon EOS 50D (Canon EOS 350D as backup body)
    Most Used Lenses: 24-70 f/2.8L, 70-200 f/4L
    Favorite Accessories: tripod for long exposures before sunrise and after sunset
    First Digital Camera: 2.2MP Kodak DX3500

  • Steven Hunter March 19, 2009 09:23 am

    Oly E-3
    Panasonic 25mm f/1.4
    Olympus Zuiko: 50mm/2.0; 7-14mm f/4.0; 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5; 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5;

  • Greg March 19, 2009 08:13 am

    "Can I have your [camera] when you are dead?" - The Three Amigos (modified for context of course).

    No really though, any camera you don't use anymore... can I have them? ;-)

  • Ron Gibson March 19, 2009 07:47 am

    What Camera Do You Use?: Nikon D200 w/battery grip

    Most Used Lenses: 20 f2.8, 85 f1.8, 300 f4, 50 f1.4 (in that order)

    Favorite Accessories: Cokin P filter system, Manfrotto 410 gear head, and my off-camera SB-800

    First Digital Camera: I can't remember which model, but one of those Sony's that used floppies. Awful! I stuck with Film for a long time, First DSLR- Nikon D40x, but I still missed my film camera until I bought the D200, now I'm content with the switch from 35mm Film to Digital.

    For workflow- I have to mention how much I am loving Lightroom 2.0

  • San March 19, 2009 07:45 am

    I use Sony Alpha a700, most used lenses: Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3, and Sony 50mm f/1.4

    1st camera: Olympus Stylus Zoom 35-70mm

  • Michael March 19, 2009 06:28 am

    What Camera Do You Use?: Canon 30D (Canon 5D Mark II)
    Most Used Lenses: EF 16-35 f/2.8L II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
    Favorite Accessories: would be a good tripod, but do not have one yet
    First Digital Camera: Sony DSC-T1

  • Calvin Foo March 19, 2009 05:59 am

    What Camera Do You Use?: Nikon D70
    Most Used Lenses: 17-55mm F/2.8, 70-200mm F/2.8 VR
    Favorite Accessories: is battery counted?
    First Digital Camera: Sony DSC-F717

  • Danferno March 19, 2009 04:37 am

    Hurray for Olympus!
    I have the Olympus E-420, 2 kitlenses (14-42mm and 50-150mm, both from zuiko). It's also my first digital camera.

  • Ken Klassy March 19, 2009 04:07 am

    What Camera Do You Use?: Canon 5D Mark II (WOW have I got a lot to learn!)
    Most Used Lenses: 28-70 f2.8L, 70-200 f2.8L IS
    First Digital Camera: Nikon D80

  • rhermans March 19, 2009 03:20 am

    Pentax doesn't appear ...
    Untill now, Pentax k20d + sigma 10-20 + tamron 18-200 + pentax 50mm f1.7 , just everyday use, carry that bag everywhere. Otherwise I have to change the bag to something larger and add a Pentax K10d, Sigma 100-300 f4, sigma 500 super and ... some other things

  • Michael March 19, 2009 03:08 am

    Is there a typo in Natalie's most used lenses? Is it a 200 2.8 or is it a 200 2.0 IS?

  • Dawn Del Guercio March 19, 2009 03:06 am

    You're not alone fellow Nikonian!
    I'm just a mere enthusiast of course (and a bit "fairweather" at that- In NJ spring is comin' and I'm getting outside!)

    I use a Nikon D80
    18-70 and a 70-300VR
    I love my Thinktankphoto ( www.thinktankphoto.com) belt and pouches.

  • Borin March 19, 2009 02:17 am

    My Camera: Canon 450D
    Lens: 18-55mm kit lens, Cosina 4.2-6.3 28-210mm
    First Camera: Sony DSC T20

  • Chas March 19, 2009 02:11 am

    Man... I didn't realize I was the lone Nikon shooter. I feel so ISO-lated. Huh?

  • Matthew Rogers March 19, 2009 01:53 am

    @LisaNewton: No, Canon isn't "better", it's just luck of the draw here...or maybe Canon users unconsciously congregate.

    What I use:
    What Camera Do You Use?: Nikon D90
    Most Used Lenses: 50mm 1.8
    Favorite accessories: SB-600 flash with Nikon's hassle-free wireless CLS
    First Digital Camera: Canon Powershot Digital Elph S110

  • Oliver March 19, 2009 01:47 am

    Interesting!

    I say: "Less is more!"
    Usually I have my DSLR camera with me all the time in a small bag.

    - PENTAX K10D
    - Backup battery
    - 50mm 1.4 Pentax lens (1970s)
    - Tripod replacement (a string that I attach to the tripod connector on my DSLR, then i step on the string and pull the camera up to stabilize)

    When i travel *really* light, I use the Leica D-LUX 3.

    For my next holiday (Cuba!) I'll get me a portable harddisk with SD-Card slots. I hope that'll prove useful :)

    Kind regards
    Oliver

  • Sime March 19, 2009 01:36 am

    Darren Uses a 5D :)

    Lightroom all the way for me... Onto G-Raid drives

    Cool to see what you other guys use!

    Sime

  • Jeremy Edmonds March 19, 2009 01:09 am

    Neil Creek you have given me hope!!! =) I have a 350D (rebel XT) and lust after the 5D Mk II.

  • LisaNewton March 19, 2009 12:54 am

    I'm surprised there's only one Nikon. Is Cannon really that much better?

  • Will March 19, 2009 12:49 am

    What does Darren use?!!!

    As for me...

    Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mk III
    Most used lenses: 16-35mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8 IS, 400mm f2.8 IS
    Accessories: Speedlite 550EX flash (often with a diffuser), Manfrotto tripod with ball head
    First Digital Camera: Minolta Dimage 7i - worst battery life ever!

  • Mario Bucolo March 19, 2009 12:40 am

    Camera: Sony Alpha 700, and Panasonic Lx-3, an Alpha 100 as backup
    Lens: 18/200 f3,5/6 Sony 50mm f1,4, 24mm f2.5
    First digital camera: the first Caon with floppy disk in 1990!!

  • Tyler March 19, 2009 12:14 am

    Yay for Canon! lol

    What about what we use now?
    What Camera Do You Use?: Canon XSi
    Most Used Lenses: 50mm 1.8, 70-200 f2.8L IS
    First Digital Camera: Canon Powershot A60 (i think)

  • Andy Beal March 19, 2009 12:09 am

    I love learning stuff like this! If you've not already asked them Darren, maybe get them to briefly explain their workflow/software for processing images. ;-)

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