Photography Equipment

As an amateur the one luxury that I don’t have is being able to buy the best equipment to support a photography business. While I try to buy good equipment, money is always an issue, so I either have to save, or find an alternative to taking the photo I would like to take.

Through the years I have managed to upgrade some of my equipment, starting with the lenses. I believe that a good lens is better than a good camera as the camera can only process what the lens provides in terms of a photo – garbage in, garbage out.

I would like a more professional camera; however, the cost of purchasing such a camera is outside of my budget at the moment. For now, I have decided to buy more affordable equipment and will start to save up money to upgrade my camera.

Below you can see my current and past photography equipment that I own.

Current photography equipment

Here is a list of the current photography equipment that I use on a regular basis, or is always available for me to use.

Camera

Canon Rebel XSi DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (OLD MODEL) (Camera)


Features: 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for poster-size, photo-quality prints, Large 3.0-inch LCD display; includes Canon’s EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens, DIGIC III image processor provides fast, accurate image processing; improved Autofocus and framing rate, EOS Integrated Cleaning system, plus Dust Delete Data Detection in included software, Stores images on SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

New From: $649.99 USD In Stock
Used from: $180.00 USD In Stock

Lenses

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras (Camera)


Features: 24-105mm standard zoom lens with f/4 maximum aperture for Canon EOS SLR cameras, Macro Focus Range : 0.45 m, 1 Super UD glass element and 3 aspherical lenses minimize chromatic aberration and distortion, Ring-type USM system delivers silent but quick autofocus (AF); full-time manual focus, Image Stabilizer technology steadies camera shake at up to 3 stops; weighs 23.6 ounces, Dust- and moisture-resistant; measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 4.2 inches long; 1-year warranty

List Price: $999.00 USD
New From: $839.90 USD In Stock
Used from: $478.99 USD In Stock

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras (Camera)


Features: 70-200 mm focal length and 1:2.8 maximum aperture, Lens construction consists of 23 elements in 19 groups (1 fluorite and 5 UD elements), 34-Degree – 12-Degree diagonal angle of view, Inner focusing system with USM and full-time manual focus option, 77 mm filter size

List Price: $2,099.00 USD
New From: $1,899.00 USD In Stock
Used from: $1,394.99 USD In Stock

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens – Fixed (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Camera)


Features: 50mm focal length, Minimum focus distance : 0.45m/17.72 inch, 80mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras, F1.8 maximum aperture; F22 minimum, Micromotor-type AF motor without full-time manual focusing, 52mm filters, Lens not zoomable

List Price: $125.00 USD
New From: $120.99 USD In Stock
Used from: $55.77 USD In Stock

Filters

B+W 77mm Clear UV Haze with Multi-Resistant Coating (010M) (Electronics)


Features: Brass Ring for higher Quality Image, Highest possible polishiing technique, World’s best optical glass, New thinner Pro mount. No vignetting, USA Warranty

List Price: $43.00 USD
New From: $43.00 USD In Stock
Used from: $28.00 USD In Stock

B+W 77mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer with Multi-Resistant Coating (Electronics)


Features: This filter uses our standard B+W F-Pro filter mount, which has a front accessory thread and is made of brass., MRC by B+W is not only an extraordinarily effective multiple layer coating, it is also harder than glass., So that it protects filters from scratches, and it is also water and dirt repellent, thus facilitating filter maintenance., It protects filters from scratches, and it is also water and dirt repellent, thus facilitating filter maintenance., Manufactured from Water-White Schott Glass

New From: $69.99 USD In Stock
Used from: $64.99 USD In Stock

B + W 77mm +4 Close Up Glass Filter – NL4 (Electronics)


Features: Shorten the close focus distance of your lens, The effect increases with the diopter number and the focal length of the lens, Single coated One layer per side

List Price: $49.00 USD
New From: $49.00 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock

Tripods

Other

Canon BG-E5 Battery Grip for Select DSLR Cameras (Retail Package) (Electronics)


Features: Canon Branded Retail Package

List Price: $199.99 USD
New From: $199.99 USD In Stock
Used from: $54.99 USD In Stock

Panasonic BK-3HCCA4BA Eneloop Pro AA High Capacity Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries (Pack of 4) (Electronics)


Features: 2550mAh type, 2450mAh min, Ni-MH High Capacity pre-charged rechargeable battery, Recharge up to 500 times, Maintain 85% of their charge up to 1 year (when not in use), No memory effect – batteries can be recharged when fully, or partially discharged, Work in extreme temperatures down to -4 DegreeF

List Price: $24.99 USD
New From: $16.97 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock

Fotodiox Filter Wrench Kit (Pair of Two) – Large, for Lens Thread 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm (Electronics)


Features: Lightweight, Flexible Plastic Construction, Assists With The Removal Of Stubborn Filters and Lens Attachments, Designed Not To Scratch, 24 Month Manufacture Warranty

List Price: $10.96 USD
New From: $4.95 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock

Photography equipment on-the-shelf

I am not much for selling/letting go of the equipment I previously used, so the photography equipment listed below is stored in boxes in my house.

Lenses

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Auto Focus OS (Optical Stabilizer) Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Electronics)


Features: 18-200mm focal length, 27-300mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 28.8-320mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras, F3.5-6.3 maximum aperture; F22-40 minimum, Micromotor-type AF motor without full-time manual focusing, Image stabilization, Auto panning detection, 72mm filters, 0.45m/17.72″ minimum focus, Available in Canon EF, Nikon F (DX), Sigma SA mounts, 18-200mm high-zoom-ratio lens designed for Canon digital SLR cameras, 2 Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements and 2 hybrid aspherical lenses, Lens coating reduces flare and ghost; 17.7-inch close focusing distance, Inner focusing system is suitable for circular polarizing filters and lens hoods, Measures 2.75 inches in diameter and 3.07 inches long; 1-year warranty

List Price: $349.00 USD
New From: $349.00 USD In Stock
Used from: $149.99 USD In Stock

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras (Camera)


Features: The standard zoom lens is designed with Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer technology while retaining the compactness and lightness of previous models., It consists of 11 elements in 9 groups and uses an Aspherical lens element to correct aberration for excellent image quality

List Price: $249.95 USD
New From: $199.00 USD In Stock
Used from: $49.00 USD In Stock