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Equipment

Canon 7D MkII

The 7D MkII is our newest addition to our equipment. The reason for choosing this camera over the 5D was to get the 1.6x magnification factor compared to the full frame. We are not too happy about the low light performance however and it is a shame that Magic Lantern isn’t available for this one. Still relying heavily on the 6D due to these annoyances.

 

Canon 6D

We love the 6D for its ability to shoot high ISO without much noise. Incredibly useful for darker places where there is no way of using a flash. All video we shoot is done with the 6D. At some point we will upgrade this to a 5D MkIII.

 

 

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens

This lens is just amazing. The price is a little difficult to deal with but the results are consistent and always ridiculously sharp. Such a fun lens for wildlife photography. We have had this lens for around 8 years and its still good as new.

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens

This is our workhorse lens which we keep on the camera at most times. Great lens for landscape photography.

 

 

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens

This little plastic wonder is the best value of anything we have ever bought. It cost the same as a couple of SD memory cards, but deliver results better than most lenses that cost thousands of dollars. We couldn’t take quality portrait shots without it.

 

 

 

Canon Extender EF 1.4X II

The 1.4 extender saves us a lot of money, by not needing to buy a bigger and more expensive lens. The images stay reasonably sharp and we just loose a bit of light sensitivity.

 

 

Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash

We like this flash for a variety of purposes. Even outdoors it creates more vibrant pictures than we would get otherwise. We should probably use it more than we actually do.

 

 

 

 

 

Polaroid Z3200 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid is such an amazing concept. When we are in the field shooting there is nothing that can match it for our needs. We love being able to give locals a copy of their pictures right there on location. Great fun and extremely useful.