Photo Equipment

You frequently ask me what kind of photo equipment I use to take my pictures. I thought it would be easier for you and me if I posted this information right here instead of sending individual replies.

My digital camera is DSLR, a Canon EOS 30D. I upgraded from a Canon EOS 350D (or Digital Rebel XT in the US) after a Chinese cab drove over it a year ago. I always use the 30D with the grip that lets me bring 2 batteries and that offers a precious second shutter in portrait mode. I recently bought the timer remote control to handle long exposures more easily and drive time-lapse sequences.


I now use 4 different lenses, all from Canon. A 70-200mm f/4 L which gives a decent zoom level with the 30D’s 1.6x crop factor, a 24-70mm f/2.8 L, wonderful in low-light situation thanks to its fixed wide aperture, a 17-40mm f/4 L, which I use a lot to shoot landscapes, and a 50mm f/1.4 for portraits. Nowadays, the 50mm and the 24-70mm are the two lenses I use most of the time. For indoors situation, I rely on a Canon Speedlite 430EX flash.


Besides the main equipment, I have a bunch of accessories: UV and Circular Polarizing filter for each lens diameter, a Cockin P adapter for each lens diameter, a set of neutral gradients, a few GB of Compact Flash cards, an autonomous portable hard-drive that reads memory cards, various bags, a couple of tripods, lens and sensor cleaning kits, etc.

6 Responses to “Photo Equipment”

  1. Andre Wilms says:

    Very impressive – it seems as if Sun and Google pay you quite a lot :)

    Andre (who’ll buy a 430EX soon!)

  2. Anonymous says:

    You should be spending this money on your girlfriend.

  3. Romain Guy says:

    Andre: They do, but Christmas and birthday gifts help a lot too :))

    Emy! Your comments are anonymous to everyone but me!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I deny everything!

    Buy me something! ;D

  5. Pop says:

    Now they’re anynymous to no one! :D

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