Ok, today I thought I would blog about some of the equipment I use and what my favorites are.
First of all, I am a Canon girl! I love Canon! I have been using Canon cameras since my first little point and shoot. I worked at a portrait studio for a short time while in college and they had a Nikon. I just didn’t like it.
I am going to start with my first professional camera. I started off with the Canon T1i and the kits lens.
Kit lens – 18-55mm This lens is a good starter lens, but once I started using better lenses I could tell a huge different in the picture quality!
My next lens purchase was the Canon 50mm 1.8. This is a wonderful lens for the price! The picture quality is great, but the focusing is not completely accurate. After continued professional use the AF gave out on me. So, I needed to upgrade my 50. That’s when this one came in.
This is my Sigma 50 1.4. Now, yes, this is not a Canon. There is a reason for that. I did a lot of research before upgrading my 50. Ideally I wanted the Canon 50 1.2 L lens. But, that was way out of my price range at the time. So I looked at the Canon 50 1.4 and the Sigma 50 1.4. The Canon version is a lot older and is outdated. I am sure it is still a good lens. But after extensive research and renting the Sigma I decided to go with it. And I couldn’t be happier. This is my favorite lens. I love my 50!!!
Ok, my 85mm!!!! The color from this lens is amazing. I love to use this lens! It is a great portrait lens.
This is the flash that I currently use. I would eventually like to upgrade this, but for now it works for what I need. This is the Canon 430 EXII
So, this is my transceiver! I wanted to be able to use my flash off of my camera so this is what I got. The Cactus is amazing. Most people use Pocket Wizards, but I was not wanting to spend that much yet to have my flash off my camera. So again, I researched a lot and found the Cactus. It is incredibly consistent. The only problem I have with it is that I forget to turn it off when I am done. So, the batteries are always dead when I go to use them. (But that’s a user error) 🙂
Here comes the beautiful 5D mark II
This is my new lens! This is the kit lens with the 5D mark II. Canon 24-105mm F4
Well, that’s it for now. As my business grows I will continue to get better equipment. 🙂 I want to thank my clients for allowing me to do what I love. Without you I would not be able to have this amazing equipment or get to do what I am passionate about!
Have a wonderful day!!