My photo gear

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-P5: introduced on May 10, 2013; a superb, newer-generation PEN camera with faster AF, faster FPS, better low light performance, an incredibly good 5-axis IS engine and more resolution than its predecessor, the E-P3 and my beloved E-P2. I truly love this camera. It is so small and so capable and the image quality is stunning.
  • Olympus PEN E-P3: introduced on June 30, 2011, this PEN has a built-in flash, a customizable hand grip, faster AF, better low light performance, a 3-axis IS engine and better image quality than its predecessor, the PEN E-P2.
  • Olympus PEN E-PL1: introduced on February 3, 2010, this was the first PEN “light”, hence the PL in its name; it has the same features as the E-P2 plus a built-in flash.
  • Olympus PEN E-P2: introduced on November 5, 2009; 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-P1: the first digital PEN, introduced on June 16, 2009. This was the camera that redefined the practice of lightweight photography and offered superb image quality for its time.
  • Canon EOS 7D: introduced on September 1, 2009; a workhorse that I use for both photograph and filmmaking.
  • Canon EOS 60D: introduced on August 26, 2010; same as the 7D, but it’s not weatherproof and it’s slower; on the plus side, it does have a flip-out screen.
  • Canon EOS 5D: introduced on August 22, 2005; 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.



If you’d like to see all of the cameras I’ve had and used over time, then you’re invited to browse through this list. Also see my reviews, where I’ve talked about some of this gear in detail.