My camera equipment

I’ve got a new camera and I couldn’t be happier.

It’s been almost four years since I first bought my DSLR and I haven’t regretted it one bit. My first DSLR was the cheapest Canon one I could find in the market at the time, a Canon EOS 1100D. That was my only criterion when choosing what to buy. I didn’t know if I would really like it and if I’d use it at all, but it turns out I loved it and used it all the time. So four years later, it was time for an upgrade. The only logical option was to buy a full frame camera, because I didn’t want to spend the next few years regretting not getting one. I’ve also been contacted by people living around Trondheim about couples photography and weddings (two of them actually!) and even though I am not able to provide the service of a professional photographer (and I’d do it just for fun and not for the money), I didn’t want to reject another offer due to bad equipment (because, let’s face it, the cheapest DSLR is poor equipment!). After some research, I ended up using the same logic as with my first purchase. I bought the cheapest Canon full frame DSLR available at the market, a Canon EOS 6D. This camera is lovely. I haven’t gotten quite used to shooting full frame yet, but I’m slowly getting there. I know that good equipment doesn’t make a good photographer, but it does certainly help.

For the time being, I have only one lens, a Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 that I bought used a year or so ago. I’ve sold all my other lenses and put that money towards the purchase of the new camera. As the years pass, I feel more confident with photography equipment wishlist. I know what I like to shoot with and I’ve experimented with different lenses (some I purchased myself and some I borrowed from friends to test out). If I had to write a wishlist right now, I would ask for a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L, which is an upgrade of my current lens from Canon’s professional series.

What camera do you use?

ps. I took these photos the last few very snowy days in Trondheim with my new camera.

  • Congrats on your new camera! I’m currently on digital camera #6. It is my third DSLR but DSLR’s were not really affordable way back when I bought my first digital camera. I switched to Nikon after my Sony got broken in a car accident a few months back, so I’m back to one lens. Right now I have a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and I would like to pick up a 35mm f/1.8 at one point or another. You can do a lot with a 50mm but I feel that it is not quite wide enough in small spaces. I do a lot of on location shooting in small spaces. If money falls from the sky I’d grab an 85mm and a nice zoom lens as well. I really think that would fall under nice but not vital. I’d also upgrade the 50mm to a f/1.4 if I found myself sitting on a pile of cash. Ha!

    • I’ll look into the 35mm f/1.8. That might be interesting for me as well.

  • I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark ii. I love it so much. A full frame camera is basically the best thing to have, especially if you’re actually taking pictures all the time. Such a good investment for your hobby.

    I mostly shoot with Canon’s pancake lens (40mm, 2.8) but just because my camera body is so big and I wanted to make my camera a bit more portable and “toss in the purse” capable.

    • I was also thinking about this lens, but now I am thinking of maybe an 80mm, 50mm or a 30mm one. Also, I’d love to have the 5D! Such a great camera!