Friday, July 21, 2023

The New Kit, In Bag

Over the past two months I've swapped out all my camera bodies and lenses and have ended up with the kit I've been describing. The bag of choice for this gear is the Think Tank Photo Streetwalker.

I can attach the camera with lens to the shoulder straps which balances out the load. I carried everything on the hike yesterday and it's comfortable and it isn't a problem. Of course, the whole kit weighs less than the weight I've lost over the last six months.

Rather than order identifying end caps or stickers, I simply used a silver Sharpie to help identify the lenses, two of which are very close in dimensions.

The pouch on the left contains three 72mm filters which fit the 35mm and 50mm lenses. The 24mm lens has 77mm filter threads.

And here are the three lenses with, and without, hoods.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Now It's Four In

As I explained in a blog entry today, I added a 35mm lens to the lens duo. You can read about it here.

Here is the same scene from Grafton Lakes State Park with the three lenses.




Thursday, July 13, 2023

Five Out and Three In

Back in May, my main kit consisted of two EOS R bodies with RF 14-35mm f/4L, RF 24-105mm f/4L and RF 70-200mm f/4L lenses.

Now, two months later, all five of those items are gone and in their place is one EOS R6 body along with EF 24mm f/1.4L II and EF 50mm f/1.2L lenses.

It's a kit with improved image quality potential as well as an at least three stop light gathering advantage. You can see a comparison of the two camera bodies here and a comparison of all five lenses here.