Take a peek into my camera bag. I will walk you through my favorites, items I cannot live without, and even a few on my wish list.
Canon 5D Mark III
I started my business with a Sony Alpha camera. It wasn’t a bad camera; however, I had problems finding lenses for it. I then upgraded to the 5D Mark II, but I needed something with less noise for indoor, low-lit weddings. I was also attracted to the 61 point focus system of the Canon 5D Mark III, compared to the 9 point focus system on the Mark 2. Also pictured is my remote trigger i picked up for only $20.
50mm 1.4 – 70-200mm 2.8 – 24-70mm 4.0
The 50mm 1.4 is my favorite portrait lens. I feel that it gives a truer depiction of the actual scene. The 24-70mm 4.0 is my catch-all lens. I used this lens in weddings when I would quickly change from one situation to another – with no time for changing the lens. Last is a 70-200mm 2.8 that I purchased shortly after being yelled at by a Catholic priest for being too close to the sanctuary during a wedding ceremony. This lens ensured I would never have to be “noticed” at a wedding.
580EX – 430EX
These were purchased for wedding photography. Mainly for bounce flash lighting reception photos. I haven’t been doing weddings lately, so I plan to get creative using these in other areas of portrait photography.
I have recently added the expo-disc to my gear bag, which has changed my workflow dramatically!