good gear to go with your shiny new canon 7d


I can only hope that there will be a lot of other happy people unwrapping new cameras this christmas. I bought my 7d about a month ago, and the best/worst thing is that now I realize buying it is just the beginning. I want to buy sooo much gear to use with it, and it is tough to find well recommended, modestly priced gear. Here is the short list of what I have or want to buy, to wet your creative whistle.


bogen tripod with fluid head.
If you buy nothing else on this list, get a tripod and a fluid head. The 5d/7d do not have ANY image stabilization capabilities, so if you plan on using any lens longer than a 50 you will need to use a tripod. The fluid head is also critical because many other types of heads are built for still photos. They are easily adjustable, but not in smooth movements. A fluid head is designed for video, and is the only real way to get a smooth pan.

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The heavens parted, and Craigslist shone down upon me…

I’ve been getting more and more into my camera lately. The other day I was browsing Craigslist and I saw an interesting ad… Skip a few steps and I ended up with a bunch of new lenses, an old film body, and a lot of other doodads. Just because I had fun shooting it, you will find pix of the new lenses below.

I’ve also been reading the strobist a lot lately, and I was trying to get a decent light setup going. Trying is the most important part of that sentence : )


55mm nikon macro

55mm nikon macro

I’ve been shooting some time lapses with this one lately. More to come on that.


nippon 28mm f/3.5

nippon 28mm f/3.5

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