Canon Gear List 1

A friend of mine asked me the other night what kind of photography gear I have.  I told him Canon with a bunch of model numbers but he was confounded and overwhelmed.  I told him I made the difficult (and expensive) decision last year to switch and upgrade from Nikon to Canon because of the introduction of the full-frame 5D Mark II.  My Nikon equipment was fine consumer-grade SLR gear but I had reached a plateau in what I could do photography-wise due to the limitations of the consumer body and glass.  With either Nikon or Canon it would take a significant investment to upgrade so I did my homework, read as much as I could about the two company’s offerings and realized that Canon offered a better prosumer (I hate that word)/ professional-consumer line of lenses and the introduction of the 5D Mark II they put out a better (my opinion) offering to this niche than Nikon.  It’s basically an arms race but I think Canon has the lead in this segment right now.

I told him I’d send my POTN (photography on the net) gear list which is the most complete list of my equipment.  At that point he still didn’t get it.  I told him I’d develop an overview of body and lenses with some reliable reviews of each and stick it into my blog.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro

Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash

Canon EF 1.4x II Extender

(please report any dead links in the anonymous comments below and I’ll make updates)

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