The main camera body I use is the Canon EOS 1D Mark III. I have progressed over the years and I now have settled down and I doubt I'd upgrade again. This camera does everything I need it to do and more. For a more in-depth review click here.
As a semi-professional photographer and for a few years doing it full-time, I could not depend or rely on equipment that does not consistently have good or excellent reviews no matter what brand but only when it comes to the glass. When it comes to the body I am unashamedly a Canon Man (no not Camel Man…).
My first camera was a manually operated film camera, a sturdy reliable work-horse, the Canon AE1. Wow, has technology advanced. I was around 14 years old when I got the camera from my dad and I’ve stuck with the brand ever since. I suppose it’s human nature.
The Canon AE-1
The lens I probably use the most often is the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM. This lens is a high performing zoom lens comparable to the upper echelons of glass in the same focal range on the market. Although my specific lens is also a few years old, it is still performing and producing images to the quality of when I first bought the lens. Perfect for portraiture, landscape photography, live action, and the list goes on. I personally regard it as one of the best general-purpose lenses available with the addition of having a quality brand name. It is also one of the most-professionally-used Canon lenses on the market. The 24-70 L is as good as it gets in this focal length range.
I am very fussy when it comes to my wide-angle lenses as well as my zoom lenses but I do not adhere to the unwritten rule of one-brand-only. There are some excellent lenses made by other companies that I constantly use in my arsenal.
Hahnel Giga T Pro for Canon is a wireless remote shutter release & timer remote. The remote is easy and intuitive to use thanks to a large LCD screen, half-press autofocus knob and a 100m range which is great for wildlife photography. It has become an indispensable part of my equipment, especially for my panorama photography as there is no room for inaccuracy and this prevents me from touching the camera while taking photographs.
It includes a wireless remote shutter release & timer knob, a receiver and a transmitter.
I can now confidently experiment with long exposures & time-lapse photography which has been on the cards for a long time now.
I do have many more lenses and bodies and if you would like to know more please send me a message and we can chat further.