Hardware

On this page I have listed the equipment I use. I’m fairly happy with the hardware I have, and only rarely find the equipment I use setting the limits, which of course is the most you can ask for.  I’m very happy with Canon, and have no immediate plans for making a shift there. Newest addition to the list is the canon EOS 5D Mark II.

EOS 5D Mark II

EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
This is my main camera. It has taken a long time to move to up the ladder to this one. Mainly because the EOS 20D still is a nice camera, but also because the old EOS 5D where starting to be a little dated, and rumors about the Mark II have been out for a long time now. But here it is – and it is very very nice.
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EOS 20D

EOS 20D

Canon EOS 20D
This camera has been a joy to use. I’ve used film based SLR’s before, but a digital SLR is a different experience all together. I’ve been using this camera since 2006, and have no real complains. But for a long time  I have wished it had a better resolution, better weather proofing would also sometimes be nice to have. And of course I have looked in envy on the cameras with anti dust systems – I will never get used to poking at the sensor with sensor swab, no matter how many times I do it. This camera is now my backup, with the EOS 5D Mark II as my main camera. The EOS 20D will also be brought back to action in situation where I don’t want to risk damage to the 5D.
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Sigma 50-500 mm

Sigma 50-500 mm

Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM
This is my new (heavy) super zoom. 50 to 500 mm is quite an amount. I’m very happy with the lens so far, and are looking forward to exploring landscape photography in the 500 mm. Great build quality, smooth handling are some of the characteristics you notice with this lens. It’s heavy to carry around all day, but still a very nice experience.
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Canon EF-S 10-22mm

Canon EF-S 10-22mm

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
I use this lens a lot for landscapes, particularly for panoramas, both cropped but also for stitched photos. It has great optics, and the fact that it isn’t exactly a fast lens is less of a concern for this application, since a tripod is used more often than not. The 10-22 mm compensates nicely for the 1.6x FOVCF sensor. I believe I will miss this lens, if I ever buy a full size sensor Canon – where this lens can’t be used since it has an EF-S mount. It is the closed I have to a Canon L lens.
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Tamron 28-75mm

Tamron 28-75mm


Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD

Next after my Canon EF-s 10-22mm, this is the lens I use the most. I use it both for walking around (general purpose) and portraits. It is also a very useful lens for landscapes, although the Canon EF-S 10-22mm are taking over more and more. It has great performance, the only small negative critique I have concerns the autofocus which in very low light conditions can struggle a little. But it is nice and fast 2.8 isn’t bad for a zoom lens, so it comes in very handy in lowlight conditions.
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
This lens was bought primarily for macro photography, but also to be use for portraits – and it’s a great lens for both. In my experience it isn’t super fast to focus, not even with normal focusing distance, reviews of this lens have claimed differently, so I might have been stuck with a lens that shouldn’t have passed QA. However the results are excellent, so I’m still very happy with this lens.
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Canon EF 70-300mm

Canon EF 70-300mm

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

The image stabilizer makes this lens really useful, since using a tripod is far from always an option, especially in street photography. I also find the optics to be of good if not exactly excellent quality – it could be sharper, especially at high end of the focal length. It also works well as a portrait lens, better in fact than for most other purposes.
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