My Gear

After a few years, collecting various equipment, it’s time to do a quick checklist of what I have.

Body

After using canon 450D (XTI) for more than 5 years, i’ve upgraded lately to a brand new 70D. Canon-EOS-70D-backThis is the most up-date canon’s mid-level camera. A lot has been said about this model, and I must agree with them all – this is a great camera to operate, with amazing low-light capabilities, WI-FI and features.

Auto focus lenses

  • Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Sigma-10-20mm-f-4-5.6-EX-DC-Lens

Great lens for having landscapes and extreme wide pictures

  • Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 HSM

Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 HSM

This is my main shooting lens. Support also Full frame bodies. Very crisp and natural images. Constant aperture makes this lens a good performer for low-light shooting.

  • Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 VC USD

tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 VC USD

Great telephoto lens for shooting long range subjects. It is equipped with an ultrasonic motor, which gives a very silent operation. Very sharp at 70-200mm range.

Manual focus lenses

  • Zeiss Jena 135 f/2.8 (P mount)

zeiss jena 135 f/2.8

A true, old east Germany made, carl zeiss telephote prime. Like all zeiss glass, this has an amazing contrast and “zeiss color”. Although it’s manual focus, with an adapter to canon body, it enables auto focus confirmation, making the shooting more convenient, with less focus misses.

  • Yashica 28mm f/2.8 (c/y mount)

yashica 28mm f2.8

Japan made 28mm f/2.8 prime. Has a great dreamy feeling for “normal” range (for APS-C sensor). Very light and small, perfect for one glass solution when you are on a vacation or trip, without the need to take a bag full of lenses.

Flash

I have two flashes, the main is Yonguo YN-568EXII, and for remote and slave shootings i use YN-460ii.

YN568exii

YN460

The Yn-568EXII support high speed sync, and also has built int RF capabilities, that can be triggered by the 70D body. I highly recommend this flash, it’s a lot cheaper than the canon brand, has great building materials, and i’m very satisfied from it’s performance.

Remote triggers

I use Yongnuo RF-602 Tx & Tx units. For my purposes, mainly indoor shooting, they work well and relible. Great value for money.

rf-602

Accessories

  • Octagon softbox umbrella

octagon umbrella

Perfect to setup on a light stand, with a flash, making it a very lightweight and portable solution. The octagon shape make the eyes of the subject glow, and the huge size (90cm) make the light very soft.

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