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Canon Camera Backpack

What’s in My Bag?

I absolutely love Canon’s cameras and lenses.  I’ve tried everything else and have always come back to Canon.  I’ve gone through several Canon body variations, some lower cost (and fewer features) and some high end like the Canon 1D Mark IV (which is my absolute favorite) but I’ve settled into a mid-range camera body that I think is perfect for what I do most.

I shoot a lot of digital advertising images, a lot of sports photography, and then just some for family fun.  Since most of my images used professionally are usually in the digital realm (online, web, etc.) and not large format print, I’ve found that I can really get away with using the Canon 7D for just about everything.  Yes the 5D has much higher quality for print, and the 1D Mark IV is extremely fast (and expensive) for sports photography, but I usually find myself able to be extremely happy if with just the 7D and a fast Canon lens like the 70-200mm f2.9 IS and a shorter fast lens like the 50mm f1.8.

Having a good middle range camera that covers 95% of my needs is so much better than even having only one of the extreme high end, or low end cameras and feeling kind of stuck without a lot of options.

This is what I have in my bag:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 70D body
  • Canon 70-200 f2.8 ID II (zoom lens)
  • Canon 50mm f1.8 (prime lens)
  • EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM (low end wide angle)
  • Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS (extreme zoom)
  • Canon 430 EX II Speedlite Flash

You can’t go wrong with Canon.  If you’re just starting out, I would suggest getting a cheaper body (60D or lower) and put the money into a good lens to start.  Then trade up the body later and use the old body as a backup.

But sometimes it all boils down to what you have with you at the time.  Take a look at a few commercial shots taken with an iPhone.


About the author

Dane Shakespear helps Residential Treatment Centers, Boarding Schools, and Troubled Teen Programs attract more qualified leads, convert them into paying clients and deliver a better product by doing more of what works and less of chasing shiny objects. Dane works with owners and executives who are tired of relegating the lifeblood of their business - their marketing and sales flow to 3rd party geeks and charlatans.

About Me

About Me
I am a former owner and founder of an Anti-Terrorist, Cargo Tracking Software company for airlines.

I have spent my career leveraging marketing, technology & psychologyto promote high-end services.

For the last 13 years I have focused my work on Business Development for Residential Treatment Centers, and Global Product Development.

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