I show here the equipment I use, with as much as I can, descriptions, advantages and weakness. This is intented to share experience and feedback about theses equipments, and in no way to advertise. Sadly ? ;), I do not receive any money from the company discussed here.
My first digital camera . What a change compared to the Zenit-b! :)
Very good camera to enter digital photography world. And even to go further more.
What a camera !
Really a big change regarding the 300D, camera is big too!. It weighs!.
With nearly same ergonomy as the 300D, easy to make the switch.
The most impressive was not the picture quality gain, because the 6.3Mp sensor is already very good and the 8.2Mp sensor of the 30D doesn't change so much, is was ease to use. Everything is available at any time, and it's fast! Press the shutter, the picture is already there.
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Sigma 30-F1.4 DC EX
My prefered lens, ultra luminous, equivalent to 50mm with 24x36 camera.
Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Canon EF-S 18-55
Lens delivered with the 300D kit, really nice to begin, sharp enough at f/8.
Canon EF-50 F1.8-II
Amazing for portraits. Be very carefull with manual focusing, mechanism is too smooth and can move at every shutter release. Event no USM, auto-focus is fast enough.
Sigma 70-300 DG APO Macro
Equivalent to 500mm with 24x36 camera, nice for animals photography and light enough to travel with.
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
My first L serie lens, stabilised.
Wonderfull for wildlife or sport photography.
Canon Speedlite 580 EX
Very nice speedlite, high guide number of 58, a lot of options.
Digimate II Photobank
Small magic box, nice solution to travel with a lightweigh huge storage device.
In stand-alone mode, inserted cards are copied to the internal 2.5" HDD.
Connected to a computer, it can be used as a cards reader and a external storage device.
Lowepro Micro Trekker
Lightweight and solid, big enough to carry all the stuff showed here, except the 100-400mm lens.
Monopode Vanguard MP-2
Lightweight, helps for panoramas or low light situations when travelling.