It's been two weeks since my last blog entry. That Saturday in Michigan was followed by an all day drive back to Upstate New York followed by an overnight at a hospital emergency room with a long time family friend with a myriad of health conditions and then eleven days in a patient room followed by a homecoming for hospice care two days ago. None of these situations is conducive to getting out and making images.
As things settle in a bit I may be able to get out and about more often. Until then, I'll update the gear in my ThinkTank Photo Airport Commuter backpack, which has changed a bit since the last time I did this back on March 11th.
While the camera bodies remain the same, two 5D Mark III's and a 7D Mark II, there are some lens changes. Having sold the Tamron 45mm lens, that spot is now taken up by a Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens. I picked up this lens primarily for nighttime field sports with the 7DII where it will have the field of view of a 320mm lens with a wide enough aperture to stop action under the lights at an ISO low enough for good image quality.
In place of the 24mm pancake lens paired in a compartment with the 50mm f/1.8 STM via an OP/TECH Double Lens Mount Cap, I now pair the 50mm lens with an EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens. I also have Canon hoods for these two lenses.
In place of the filters, which are now in one of the outside compartments, is the hood for the 200mm lens with a Canon 270EXII flash beneath it.
These are the three Canon L lenses in the bag. EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS and EF 200mm f/2.8L II.