Equipment

My photography equipment: the Canon 50mm portrait lens, the Tamron 17-50mm general-purpose lens, and the Tokina 12-24mm wide-angle lens.

My primary camera is a very trusty (and sturdy) Canon EOS 40D digital SLR camera, but I also use a Canon EOS Rebel XS (1000D) as a back up.  In most cases, I use my Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC lens; I have found that this lens is excellent in most situations that I come across, and while the vibration compensation has some quirks, it’s a great lens, especially considering that it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg.  For portrait shots, I use a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II.  This is definitely my favourite lens.  It isn’t overly expensive, but I get strikingly sharp images, even with the aperture wide open.  The f/1.8 aperture also means that this camera is great in low-light situations.  For shooting in tight spaces, and for some outdoor shots, I also have a Tokina 12-24mm (IF) DX f/4.0 wide-angle lens.  I also have a rarely-used Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS f/3.0-5.6 general-purpose “kit” lens, but it’s being retired in favour of the Tamron.  I also bring along with me a Canon SD1300 IS point-and-shoot camera in case if everything fails, but that has yet to happen.  A very sturdy chinese-made tripod rounds up my equipment.

Noticeably missing are my flashes.  Well, I’m in the market.

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