Sunday, May 4, 2008

What Kind of Equipment are You On?

I stole the title from the movie, Catch Me if You Can for this post. While learning to masquerade as an airplane pilot, Frank Abagnale Jr. conducted lots of research about the profession. In this case, the question referred to what kind of aircraft one was flying. I'm using it a different way.

Since photography has been my area of emphasis here and many of you come here for that reason, I'm posing this question to you in the realm of photography. Whether you're a point-n-shoot enthusiast, or a professional using state of the art equipment, I'm very curious to hear your response. Answer as simply or extensively as you wish. You may answer here in the comments or if you so choose, dedicate a post to it and let me know here.

Happy shooting! :)


Here's my list:

Camera
Canon Digital Rebel XTi

Lenses
Canon EF-S 18-55mm 3.5-5.6
Canon EF 75-300mm 4-5.6
Canon EF 50mm 1.8
Canon EF 100mm 2.8 macro

Accessories
Canon battery grip, filters, tripod, monopod, wired and wireless remote, Canon 220EX Speedlite flash, Two 4GB memory cards...and the list goes on.

Editing Software
Canon Digital Photo Professional (for RAW processing)
Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0
Microsoft Office Picture Manager (for compressing images only)

8 comments:

OhCaptain said...

I seem to have a similar list to yours.

Camera:
Canon 30D

Lenses:
Canon 17-85mm IS EF-S
Canon 70-300mm IS EF
Canon f1.8 50mm

Flash:
Canon 420 Speedlite

Accesories:
4X2GB memory cards, full size tripod, mini-bendy tripod, portable reflector disk, an assortment of filters.

I'll try to dedicate a post to this when we get back home. I may already have a post similar to this. Happy shooting to you, too!

Nessa said...

I have a Canon. I turn it on. I press the button; D

Shelly said...

I'm with Nessa, I have a Cannon PowerShot A720 and the software it came with. I'm learning to play with the buttons. Maybe someday I'll have groovy stuff like you grown-ups. Oh yeah...and I walk around the farm with AA batteries in my pockets ;) Glad you posted what you use though...gives me something to think about and put on my wish list.

juliana said...

i'm a beginner in the dslr world so...
Canon EOS 400D (same as Digital Rebel XTi)+ kit lens (EF-S 18-55mm)
EF 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 IS USM

the 100mm macro lens is high on my wish list

Bunny Trails said...

Depends upon the moment.

Camera:
SLR - Canon Rebel 2000 (flash on the GII died)
Point & Shoot - Sony CyberShot DSC-N2 (amazing camera for a little point & shoot)

Lenses
Canon 28-80mm
Quantaray 70-300mm 1:4 - 5.6 LD Tele-Macro 1:2

Still learning all the features of the Sony, of which there are many. One day, I'll get a D-SLR, but this works for now. :D

Anna said...

Hey Robert! I must have missed a day and not realized it!

Looks like I am the only NIKON representative! I am a NIKON girl...all the way! Thanks for letting me know!

Camera Bodies: Nikon D200
Nikon D50

Lenses:

Nikon 55-70 1.3.5-5.6
Nikon 18-70 1 3.5-4.6
Nikon 55-200 1.4-5.6
Nikon 50mm 1.8
Nikon Macro 17-70 1.2.8-4.5

Flash: SB600 Speedlight (with lots of batteries!)

Accessories:

6x2BG 1x4GB Lexar Pro Memory, Manfrotto full tripod with revolving head and horizontal arm, Lite Disc reflector (gold/white), wireless remote, diffuser, glow dome (Gary Fong), case logic memory wallet, 2 sizes in light boxes, 5 extra camera battery packs with chargers, one plug in wall charger (JUST IN CASE...), scandisk high speed card reader

Bags: LowePro, and a Shootsac with a gizillion covers!

Strap: Hey Day Fashions

Computer: MACBOOK Pro, iPhoto, Aperture Workflow, Photoshop CS3, a few "secrets"...

AND SO MUCH MORE I WANT (although I am trying to be content and NOT COVET)!

WOW, I am tired and it isn't even 7 am yet!

Lacey Lichi said...

Camera:
Canon 5D
BG-E4 Battery grip and kickin hand strap

Lenses:
Canon 24-70mm 2.8-My first HUGE purchase
Canon 50mm 1.8
Canon 85mm 1.8
Canon 70-300mm (don't use this at all)
Next is a good macro, the 70-200, and the better 50.

Flash:
Rarely used Speedlite 580EX II

Editing:
Lightroom

I just received a new SHOOTSAC as a gift today and don't know how I lived without it!

Robert said...

Thanks to all who answered...so far. Hopefully more come here and respond! But it helps to know what you are using. Mostly cause I'm stealing ideas. Ha ha.