What’s in my bag these days:
The bodies: Canon 50D and Canon 80D. A working film camera, it is a Canonete 28, that belonged to my great-uncle and has been passed on to me.
The lenses: 50mm 1.8, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, 11-22mm f/3.5-3.5 IS, 70-200mm f/2.8 IS.
What I’ve learned along the way is that if you don’t get to know the gear you have, you won’t be able to create the best possible photo. I’m a firm believer in trying out a new camera body before you purchase it. Does it feel comfortable in your hands, are the buttons and menus set in ways that make sense to you? If there is something not quite right here for you personally, look at other options.
Since we are not travelling or getting out a whole lot right now, I have taken to switching out my lenses on my 80D and taking it on my walks around the neighbourhood. I’m doing this to stay familiar with the camera body and the lenses, how they work best, what sort of thing each lens is best for. My Canon 50D is mostly retired now. It has some sensor issues, so I keep it as a back-up. The film camera is something that I use the least. I am still working on when I would like to use it and the ways in which it works best.
Just for fun, here is my gear shot in the app Hipstamatic:
Added to Lens Artists, My Photography Journey.
I am going through my archives for a current project and I came across this photo. I’ve added it to CMMC, Pink and Flower of the Day. I had a bit of a chuckle because when I saw that one of my challenges had the topic of pink, I had kind of written it off. I’m not a huge fan of the color, so I don’t go out of my way to photograph it. Apparently, it’s not a total ban though.
This image has had some minor edits in Luminar AI, but the reason I took it in the first place was the play of light and shadows in the scene, so I’ve let that stand.