- Category: Photography
- Published: Saturday, 03 October 2009 13:52
- Written by David Tannen
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Photo Equipment and where to get prints
Currently I am using the following camera, lenses and flash (and attachments).
Main Camera Equipment
Canon EOS 40-D - I recently upgraded my camera body with the Canon EOS 40-D.
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens - This lense came with the Canon Rebel XT.
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens - I also got this zoom 70-300mm lens at the same time. Not only has it been very useful in photographing landscape and some nature shots, it has been a fantastic lens for photographing blues bands in bars and nightclubs.
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash - Because 90% of the photography I am currently doing takes place in bars and nightclubs I needed a good flash for my camera. The Speedlite 403EX meet my immediate needs.
Gary Fong Whale Tail Studio Complete System - I wanted to find a better way to diffuse my flash in the situations where I was photographing bands in bars with poor lighting. If I went with no-flash I ended up with either a very 'soft' or poorly focused image. If I went with a flash it either washed out the colors, flattened the image, or created very annoying shadows. I looked at other diffusing systems, especially more traditional ones using cards. As silly & funny looking as the Whale Tail looks ("Tupperware", "toilet bowl", etc), it works perfectly for my needs.
i-gotU GT-120 Travel Blog Master - This is a GPS Logger with software that you can use to put geotagging information into your photographs. You can also use to log your location.
Wireless Remote Shutter Release - This is a Vivitar wireless remote shutter release for Canon 40D & 50D bodies. It worked right out of the box.
Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Lens - I replaced my Minolta 9000 with this Canon a few years ago after spending a considerable amount of time researching my options. I have been extremely pleased with the results I am getting with my Canon. I would highly recommend purchasing this Canon or one of the later models.
I gave this camera to Benjamin as a birthday gift with some lenses. I hope he has the "Tannen camera eye". Only time will tell.