Equipment

Well I started the photography years ago using a Russian camera called Smena, it was as simple as it gets and the black and white pictures it took were not the greatest, not because of the camera, my knowledge about photography at that time where zero.
I started to use a Canon EOS 1000 with one lens of 35-70mm about 10 years ago but that was always on auto and the pictures where not so great either so I switched to a CANON ELPH for convenience or for the panoramic mode I enjoyed so much.
After dropping the ELPH camera on the bottom of the mighty Danube I decided to go digital so I bought the wonderful Canon PowerShot Pro 90 IS 2.6 Mp, with its 10X zoom and image stabilizer that was a dream machine at that time. This camera took sharp pictures all the time but it was so slow, so I decided to make the big step and go for a Digital SLR.
EOS 10D was my camera of choice and I never regretted the purchase, with a minimum investment in lenses like Sigma 50-500mm f5.6, 18-50mm f4, and the great 180mm macro. It served me well for about two years but the Sigma lenses didn’t perform as I was expecting so I decided to get some L lenses from Canon and so I did… what a difference (no comment on that). Currently after selling my EOS 10D, a kidney and an arm :)) I managed to buy the next dream machine from Canon the EOS 1D Mark II. So my current equipment is:

Canon
EOS 1D Mark II
EF 70-200mm L f4
EF 17-40mm L f4
EF 300mm IS L f4
1.4x Converter II
EF 50mm f1.8
Speedlite EX180
Sigma 180mm macro
Manfroto tripod
A great hide for the quiet moments
That’s about it, now you know it all and with all this said I hope I have the right stuff to take great pictures that will not disappoint too much.


4 Responses to “Equipment”

  1. Mocanu Alin says:

    Salut!Pentru un Nikon D300S,un obiectiv Nikon 70-300 f4.5-5.6 VR este bun pentru wildlife?Multumesc!

  2. Daniel says:

    De obicei zoom-urile sunt ok pentru wildlife dar nu pentru pasari. Daca vrei sa fotografiezi pasari iti trebuie un 300mm plus convertor sau ceva mai mare. Verifica site-ul de la Sigma daca nu ai bani si vezi ca ei au scos saptamana trecuta un obiectiv fain de 50-500 cu stabilizare de imagine. Eu am avut 50-500 dar fara stabilizare … asta fiind si motivul pentru care l-am vandut. Trebuie sa iti pui si intrebarea … ce vreau sa fotografiez? Daca imi spui exact ce ai in gand poate iti pot da mai multe sfaturi. Have fun

  3. Mocanu Alin says:

    Merci!Bani pentru ce tine de fotografie mereu gasesc.De la D80 am trecut la D300S.Am avut un nikon 70-300VR (vandut pentru ca nu era prea luminos,desi era foarte sharp),dar am dat camera si obiectivul pentru a achizitiona D300S.Acum imi ramane doar sa ma hotarasc ce obiectiv sa-mi iau.Raspunsul la intrebarea ce vreau sa fotografiez o stiu demult….wildlife in mare parte,ca sunt pasari,ca sunt animale….deci din toate astea.Convertor am unul Kenko de 2X,dar cu focus manual pt Nikon(cumparat odata cu 70-300VR acum un an),ceea ce nu ma avantajeaza,o sa-mi iau unu poate de 1.4 sau 1.7 cu autofocus.Crezi ca un 80-200 de la nikon plus TC isi face treaba?Sau imi recomanzi unu cu zoom mai mare de la Sigma?desi nu am fost prea impresionat de reviewurile de la Sigma.Mi-ar place unu cu zoom mai mare,dar sa fie si luminos e cam prea scump.Deocamdata fotografia este doar hobby,jobul meu fiind cu totul altu,desi sunt dispus sa cheltui destul pentru fotografie.Daca nu te superi….imi dai un id de messenger daca ai si daca vrei sa te mai deranjez din cand in cand cu vreo intrebare?

  4. Daniel says:

    Salut ID- ul meude mes e danielpetrescu

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