Some people like to know what kit a photographer uses to create their images. I’ve primarily a Canon user, simply because my first film cameras were Canon, and that choice was because my father had chosen Canon and I could use his lenses. Truth is, all modern cameras are very good, and there isn’t much to seperate a Sony from a Nikon from a Canon from anyone else. Occassionally one makes an innovation, which the others rush to replicate, but switching systems is a big and expensive undertaking.

Over the next few years it is likely I will transition to a mirrorless setup as thats the way the market is heading. Mirrorless cameras are lighter (good), can be smaller (not necessarily good) and have less moving parts (also good). I retire and replace various bits of equipment to reduce chances of equipment failure. Fortunately there are lens adaptors which allow older lenses to work seamlessly on newer cameras, which means the transition can take place over a longer period.

Cameras:

  • Canon EOS 1DX Mark II (full frame, professional grade dSLR)
  • Canon EOS R7 (x1.6 crop, prosumer grade mirrorless camera) – new for 2023
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II (x1.6 crop, prosumer grade dSLR) – retired for 2023

Lenses:

  • Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L II IS
  • Canon EF 100-400 L II IS
  • Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 Sport OS (with dock adaptor)
  • Canon EF 24-105 f/4 L IS
  • Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L IS
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
  • Canon EF-S 10-22
  • Canon EF Extender x1.4 II
  • Canon EF Extender x2.0 II

Accessories

  • Canon Speedlite flashguns and remote trigger
  • Elinchrom studio lights and accessories
  • Manfrotto tripods and monopods
  • Think Tank and Lowepro bags and cases
  • Dell and Apple computers
  • Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom
  • Photo Mechanic software
  • Sandisk (mostly) memory cards – Compact Flash, CFast and SD / SDXC