Archive for February, 2011

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

Canon EOS 50D till salu

Min Canon EOS 50D säljes på blocket.

Jag nämnde det lite försiktigt i ett tidigare inlägg men tänkte att jag kan ju lika gärna slå på stora trumman. Jag ska sälja min 50D för att i stället skaffa mig en 7D. Om du är intresserad av en mycket välskött Canon-systemare så finns annonsen här.

Den är i praktiken knappt inkörd och bör ha massor kvar att ge.

Sunday, February 20th 2011


I had a flash of inspiration and did a photo series on books. There are many things you can take pictures of at home if you don’t have the time or energy to go out on a more ambitious photo expedition.

I took all of these with my 50mm lens. For the two maps I needed to use my screw-on close-up lens on the end to get close enough.

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Sunday, February 20th 2011

Camera Gear History

I’ve been thinking about summing up my camera gear over the years, and how I’ve switched stuff around. So here goes.

Canon EOS 300 with EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 and battery grip BP-200.

I’ll skip right over the compacts I had, and start with my first SLR. In 2001 I bought a double lens kit with …

  • Canon EOS 300 (above)
  • Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6

In february 2003 I bought an external flash, the Canon 420EX. I just realized that the flash is the oldest piece of gear that I’m still using.

I stayed out of the digital game until 2006 when the Canon EOS 30D was released. Now I considered the technology had matured enough for me, so I bought a 30D at the shop where I was working back then – with a nice discount of course.

Canon EOS 30D (body only).

At the same time I got a Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 as a standard zoom for the 30D. I tried to sell my analog camera and the 28-90mm lens, but didn’t succeed.

Later the same year I expanded my kit with two more lenses …

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6

I sold the 75-300mm and just used the sharper 70-300mm with image stabilization.

The next addition I made was the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6, mid 2007.

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6

At this point my camera bag was pretty much complete, with lenses from 10mm to 300mm, an external flash, various filters, a screw-on close-up lens, and various other bits and pieces.

So this is when I started thinking about upgrading various parts of the kit.

The first lens I upgraded was my standard zoom, selling my Sigma 17-70mm and getting Canon’s great EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS, in January 2010. I bought the Canon lens second hand in Stockholm, in good condition and for a very decent price.

In May 2010 I got a very good deal on a new Canon EOS 50D and sold my 30D after about 27 800 clicks. You can read my thoughts about the 50D here.

Canon EOS 50D.

My latest upgrade, in January 2011, was switching the Sigma 10-20mm for a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8. Having the f/2.8 aperture all the way from 11 to 55 mm is great.

And now I’m extremely close to switching my 50D for a 7D. I’ve only had the 50D for nine months so it might seem a little … premature. But thanks to the great deal I got when I bought it I can sell it second hand with a very small loss.

All in all I’ve been through eight different lenses and three camera bodies, moving on to my fourth.

What’s your camera history?