Here is my current equipment list:
Canon 7D: I use this for field photography and as a backup HDSLR in our studio; you can buy it here if you want it. It’s a really good camera and it’s very sturdy. I once dropped it, with the 24-105mm lens attached, onto a concrete floor, from a height of about 1.6 meters, and both the camera and the lens were just fine — didn’t even get scratched. I love how sturdy it is, and I love its 8 fps burst rate, which is great when I want to capture candid moments.
Canon 60D: I use this as my main HDSLR in our studio, to film episodes of Ligia’s Kitchen and Romania Through Their Eyes; you can buy it here if you want it. It’s a great camera for filming, because it doesn’t overheat when used a lot and the flippable, adjustable screen makes it easy to film from unusual angles.
Canon 5D: I have a 1st gen 5D, but you might want to buy the 5D Mark III. I use my 5D mainly for studio photography. Because its rendering algorithms are from 2005, color reproduction and noise reduction just aren’t as good as in the Mark II or Mark III models. In the studio, where I control the conditions, it’s still a great camera and the full-frame sensor gives my photos an extra element of three-dimensionality.
Olympus E-PL1: it’s great for travel and for casual event photography. It’s small, discreet and it’s a good camera with a sturdy metal body. Because the E-PL1 is an older camera, I recommend you get the awesome OM-D E-M5 or the E-P3 or E-PL3 instead.
Fujifilm FinePix HS10: I got this because I wanted a super-zoom which could also record 1080p HD video and would work with standard AA batteries. If you’re interested in a super-zoom, I recommend you get the HS30EXR, which is a newer and better camera than the HS10.
If you’d like to see all of the cameras that I’ve had and used over time, then you’re invited to browse through this comprehensive list.
Below is a list of reviews of various DSLRs, digital cameras or analog cameras that I have used or looked at closely, listed in descending chronological order:
- Canon EOS M
- Sigma SD1 Price Drop
- Sigma DSLRs
- What happened to Sigma and Fuji DSLRs?
- It’s time to demand reliability from DSLR manufacturers
- Olympus PEN E-P2 DSLR
- Nikon CoolPix S570
- Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
- Canon EOS-1D Mark IV DSLR
- Are camera guns a lost art?
- Canon PowerShot G11
- In-camera HDR now here
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II DLSR
- Olympus SP-560UZ
- Canon EOS Rebel XSi DSLR
- Kodak EasyShare v610 Dual Lens
- Canon EOS Rebel XTi DSLR
- Olympus EVOLT E-3 DSLR
- Olympus EVOLT E-510 DSLR
- Nikon D3 and D300 DSLRs
- Let’s not forget the Canon EOS 5D DSLR
- Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III DSLR
- Canon EOS 40D DSLR
- Olympus EVOLT E-1 DSLR
- Olympus Stylus 770SW
- Canon EOS 30D DSLR
- FujiFilm FinePix S9100
- Olympus EVOLT E-500 DSLR
- Exakta EXA Ia SLR
- Sigma SD14 DSLR
- Sony Alpha A-100 DSLR
Here is a list of lenses I’ve used and reviewed:
- A comparison of the EF 50mm f/1.4 and f/1.8 prime lenses
- A comparison of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L and EF 24-105mm f/4L zoom lenses
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Zoom
- Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM Prime
- Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM Zoom
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Zoom
- Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM Zoom