My Full List Of Camera Gear
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Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 6D- I REALLY love this camera and plan on sticking with Canon for awhile. I honestly haven't tried a different brand (Nikon, Sony, etc) so I can't compare this camera to another, but I think Canon is very user friendly and the colors turn out amazing. They seem a little more artistic and subdued. Brand new this camera costs $1,700.
However, I was able to find mine on Facebook Market for $600. You don't need to spend a sh*t ton of money to have good gear, just be smart about buying if you're getting it second hand. ALWAYS test it out and make sure the seller has charged it before you meet. Bring a memory card too so you can make sure the photos turn out well. If you're buying a lens check for scratches/dust on the glass. I have bought most of my gear on Facebook Market and haven't had an issue yet. (Knock on wood)
Canon 70-200 F4L USM
Canon 70-200 F4L USM - This is my favorite lens and the one I use most often. It's a telephoto lens meaning it has a longer focal length than standard, giving a narrow field of view and magnified images. That basically means it brings the background forward which is great if you're shooting near mountains and want to bring them closer. It's also great for wildlife and portrait photography. Brand new this lens costs $600. I bought mine second hand from Adorama.com for $400.
Canon 16-35mm F2.8L II
Canon 16-35mm F2.8L II- This is an ultra-wide angle lens meaning the focal length is smaller than the focal length of a normal lens. This type of lens allows more of the scene to be included in the picture. It also makes nearby objects appear very large and objects at a moderate distance appear small and far away.
This is great for landscape or architectural photography, but I wouldn't recommend this lens for portraits because it can make up close objects/people look distorted. Brand new this lens costs $1,800. I bought mine second hand from Facebook Market for $600.
Canon 50mm F1.4
Canon 50mm F1.4 - This is a prime lens meaning its fixed and doesn't zoom. This allows for a wider aperture which means you can shoot in much lower light without needing to bump up the ISO. Prime lenses are also great for portraits. I love using my 50mm for portrait photography, but I wouldn't recommend anything wider than a 35mm for taking portraits. Brand new this lens costs $350. I bought mine from Facebook Market for $200.
K&F Concept Circular Polarizer
K&F Concept Circular Polarizer - A polarizer is an optical filter that lets light waves of a specific polarization pass through while blocking light waves of other polarizations. These work wonders when you're shooting water! It cuts the glare making the water look smooth and brings out the colors of the water SO much! It also helps filter light so when you're shooting midday it will take some of that brightness away. I really recommend getting yourself one of these!
Step-Up Ring Adapter
Macro Extension Tube
Macro Extension Tube - Macro photography allows extreme close-up shots, enlarging the image subject to many times actual size. Instead of investing in another expensive lens, I thought I'd try out these macro extension tubes and they actually work SO well. They recommend you use an aperture of 5.6 or larger to ensure you get the best quality!
Fotopro X-Go Tripod
I used to use a Sunpak 5858D which is $15 brand new. However after owning it for a year I realized investing in a better tripod is actually worth it! Because it was plastic and flimsy it ended up breaking on me and wouldn't support the weight of some of my heavier lenses.
Now I use the Fotopro X-Go Tripod and I absolutely love it! It folds up really compact and is made out of carbon fiber making it really light while maintaining great quality! You will not be disappointed with this tripod!