Camera Gear

Here are a few of the items that can be found in my camera bag during every shoot:

Camera Body

Canon EOS 5D Mark III – The new Canon EOS 5D Mark III is amazing!  It has a stunning 22.3 Megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and will shoot at 6.0 frames per second.  It provides exceptional clarity and sharpness and has 61-Point High Density Reticular Autofocus and an extended ISO range of 100-25600.  The EOS 5D Mark III is ideal for shooting weddings and any other types of photography in the studio or out in the field.  The camera has an advanced professional-level high definition video capabilities that make it possible to capture beautiful cinematic movies in EOS HD quality.  The EOS 5D Mark III also has an Intelligent Viewfinder, Canon’s advanced iFCL metering system, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Multiple Exposure mode — all of which that help make the EOS 5D Mark III my favorite camera to shoot with!

 

Lenses

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II - The Canon Ultra Wide-Angle EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is a high performance, Canon L-series lens. It has been specifically designed for

improved edge-to-edge image quality that will meet the strict requirements of professional and high-end photographers. It features 3 high-precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo. The circular aperture produces a beautiful and natural background blur when shooting at wider apertures. Other features include internal focusing, a ring type USM (Ultra Sonic Monitor), and new AF algorithms for fast and quiet autofocusing.

Canon EF 24-70 F/2.8L II – The Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus lens is the latest update to the acclaimed L-Series of EF optics, re-
establishing a new standard for superb optics, high-end durable construction and performance in professional zoom lenses. A standard focal length zoom lens, it features a large aperture throughout its focal length. Featuring the latest advances in optical lens design, it utilizes 1 Super UD lens element and 2 UD lens elements that help minimize chromatic aberration in the periphery at wide-angle as well as reduced color blurring around the edges of the subject. In addition, 2 types of aspherical lenses are combined to help reduce spherical aberration over the entire image area as well as through the full zoom range.

EF 70-200 F/2.8L IS II – The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens is one of the most acclaimed lenses in the Canon EF line, with superior performance, increased speed and optical quality. This lens is constructed of 23 elements in 19 groups (including 1 Fluorite and 5 UD elements) which help deliver the sharpness and reduced aberration which professional photographers rely upon from Canon. Incorporating Canon’s second generation Image Stabilization technology, this telephoto zoom responds in as little as 0.5 seconds, while providing up to three stops of correction for camera shake. Its AF system has been refined for better response time and tracking speed. And even the new 8-blade circular aperture offers a more pleasing out-of-focus image. Constructed to pro standards, this fast zoom is also highly resistant to dust and moisture, too.

 

Flash

Multiple Speedlite 600EX-RT Flashes – Canon’s new Speedlite 600EX-RT is engineered to provide a new level of performance and reliability for professional flash photographywith today’s most advanced DSLRs. With wireless two-way radio communication, the Speedlite 600 EX-RT allows photographers to expand their creativity using wireless speedlites with the reliability of radio triggering. The Speedlite 600EX-RT offers an expanded zoom range and a higher guide number, plus a number of improvements over its predecessor in both operation and feel.  It features a new dot-matrix LCD panel for display of all pertinent shooting information, backlit controls plus an internal sound generator.

Speedlite Transmitter (ST-E3-RT) – For sophisticated wireless flash setups, there’s nothing like the new   Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT.  Facilitating radio controlled, two-way wireless transmission up to 98.4 feet, among up to five groups or fifteen individual Speedlites, theST-E3-RT represents the nextgeneration in wireless flash systems. With operational controls similar to the new Speedlite 600EX-RT, including diverse flash metering options, and a number of flash modes, the Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT makes complex lighting setups simple. With a compact design and highly reliable construction, combined with a clearly laid-out information panel and buttons with back lighting and more, the Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT is an indispensable tool for advanced, professional flash photography.

Manfrotto Softbox – The Ezybox II is the world’s first softbox designed to fit studio flash, battery operated flashguns and the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra RX. The Ezybox II enables the photographer to carry one softbox which fits all their lighting kit, switching from one to another using simple connectors, without making any adjustments to the softbox itself. Ezybox II softboxes feature an inner and outer diffuser producing a maximum light reduction of two stops. The Ezybox II Square softbox is our lightest softbox ever. Fast to assemble, the softbox simply pops open and is secured using two support rods and our unique Ezybox II softbox frame. The Ezybox II Square is available in three sizes; small, medium and large, and simply requires the correct connection kit depending on your chosen light source(s).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zelalem Gizachew

Neal, you got some serious tools man! All these lenses are definitely the top in my list of choices!