I do like my camera, and starting to think about upgrading. Yeah, it’s a “gasp” cropped sensor. So what. It’s funny, there seems to be two camps now for photography. The full frame sensor people and the M4/3 crowd. So what, I am not a full sensor, I still pull off the photos I want. The M4/3 crowd is all about weight and size, and this doesn’t bother me… Yet. I am waiting though, mainly for a full frame mirrorless camera. There are a few out on the market, but none yet by Canon. Rumor mill is saying the Canon Full Frame Mirrorless that’s due out in the end of 2017 (nope, 2018) will still take the EF Lenses, which would be awesome! The sony A7RIII or A9 is looking appealing though
Main lens : Tamron 24-70 mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom.
Love it! Yeah, it’s not a “Red Ring.” It does have a Gold Ring though.It does have image stabilization though. If I have to sacrifice a little quality that people won’t notice for that, I’ll take it! I tend to shoot a lot of low light, and I felt the image stabilization was worth it. I am usually too lazy to setup a tripod. I know, real photographers use a tripod for everything. Guess I ain’t real, bummer.
Astrophotography & Ultra-wide : Tokina 11-16 mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX Digital Zoom
I am still on the fence about this lens. It seem very picky and susceptible to flaring. Part of me wishes I would have splurged and gotten the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Zoom Lens. I just need to out more and use it. Sigma is coming out with a new 14-24mm f2/8 lens that looks SWEET. But if I jump ship to Sony…
Macro : Canon 100 mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
This lens is AWESOME! I love the fact it has image stabilization due to the fact of my tripod laziness.
Lens: Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 STM
This sucker is old but still great. I use it a lot for landscapes or very low light settings. It’s so old, I can’t find any web references. It dates before the first Canon digital cameras. I have found this lens really rocks taking portraits in the studio. I am going to be sad when this lens dies. The drive motors are not making the most lovely sound these days.
Lens: Canon EF/S 24 mm f/2.8 STM.
I originally got this for landscapes and doing night photos. It was cheap. It does take great photos but when I got my Tamron 24-70, it pretty much has been mothballed.
Backpacking : Tamron 16-300 mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO
This lens is great! Yeah, the photo quality isn’t that of my 24-70mm, or 50mm, but it still takes great photos that can be printed to 21”x16” Canvas. Having wide angle to 300mm telephoto without having to switch lenses is great too. Since it’s EF-S only, the size and weight are another plus for backpacking. If I change from Canon to Sony or go full frame Canon, then I’ll loose this lens.
I love my polarizer and use it quite often.
I do own some ND Filters, but I haven’t quite clicked with them yet. It could be that I haven’t just found the right picture for using one or I just don’t understand them.
Joby GorillaPod Focus with Ballhead.
This is my backpacking tripod. Small, not so light, but small. It can attach to trees and stuff.