Before we begin, I must point out that photographic equipment is only a part of the equation. You would be surprised at the kinds of photographs I can get from 10-year old digital cameras. In order to obtain artistic, high quality photographs, there’s a lot of studying and practice involved. A certain amount of talent or predisposition for this kind of pursuit also helps. I advise you to read through this post of mine and watch the video I created to go along with it, in order to get a healthy perspective on photo gear. With that in mind, here is a list of my current equipment:
- Olympus PEN E-P2: I love this diminutive camera and the high quality photographs I can obtain with it; it has certain limitations but if I work with them, not against them, this camera is superb.
- Olympus PEN E-PL1: same as above, but I love the E-P2 a lot more.
- Canon EOS 5D: my first full frame camera and first 12 megapixel camera; it opened up a new world for me, because it was such a capable camera and it could match my demands. I still use it and love it.
- Canon EOS 7D: a workhorse that I use for both photograph and filmmaking.
- Canon EOS 60D: same as the 7D, but it’s not weatherproof and it’s slower; on the plus side, it does have a flip-out screen.
- Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8: a beautiful, solidly built lens with a large aperture; can also be used for video.
- Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8: this lens is incredibly affordable for what it can do; can also be used for video.
- Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3: a versatile walk-around zoom with macro capability and a quiet AF motor; can also be used for video.
- Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6: a capable, sharp kit lens that I’ve used for several years and it still works great.
- Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6: same as above.
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.4: this lens creates such a pretty, creamy bokeh and it’s very affordable for a full frame lens.
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro: a beast of a thing, that I’ve used for all sorts of things including macro, I’ve dropped on concrete without the glass breaking and I still use it.
- Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS: this is my most-used lens on full frame and APS-C cameras; I must have taken over 100,000 exposures with it.
- Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS: an affordable telephoto zoom.
- Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5: a great wide zoom for APS-C cameras.
- Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS: a wonderful and affordable mid-range zoom with a wide, constant aperture for APS-C cameras; I use it for both photography and video.
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. Also see my reviews, where I’ve talked about some of this gear in detail.