CANON PHOTOS - What's in your camera bag???

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by sweetnothings123, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. sweetnothings123

    sweetnothings123 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Near Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    This Christmas my hubby is buying me a Canon 5D Mark II. I'm so excited and can't wait to get my hands on it. I've borrowed other cameras in the past, but they were Nikon's so I'm not too sure what kind of lenses I should be looking into purchasing. Right now the only lens I have at my disposal will be the lens it comes with - a 50mm f/1.8. My goal is to photograph WEDDINGS, FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS and NEWBORNS.

    I've heard the 24-105 f/4 IS is a great lens ... could this lens be useful for all areas I'm interested in shooting???

    So ... what lens could you not live without and why!!!
     
  2. nickisonfire

    nickisonfire TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NYC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    My 50.
    it's there for me when I don't have my flash, or don't want to take my flash out. I know it'll produce beautiful sharp images time after time.


    Hope you love yours as much as I love mine.
     
  3. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    4,051
    Likes Received:
    231
    Location:
    Baltimore
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    This isnt really going to help you any, but...
    So for right now, my 50mm 1.8 takes the cake too. Beautifully sharp photos and great light capabilities. Love it.

    Mark

    and PS. For weddings, youre going to want brilliant lenses, fast, wide angle and moderate telephoto primes for portraiture, but either way, you need great lenses. Thats a big day.
     
  4. Inst!nct

    Inst!nct TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Messages:
    702
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Troll, Wisconsin
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Wait youvwe never had any other camera but youre getting a mark II?
     
  5. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    4,051
    Likes Received:
    231
    Location:
    Baltimore
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    My thoughts exactly...lucky I guess.

    Mark
     
  6. jubb

    jubb TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    texas

    So jealous. I'm saving up for the 5D Mark II.
     
  7. Wolverinepwnes

    Wolverinepwnes TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Holy crap, i thought i started big with a D90! well, with that camera and two lens you have you willl be just fine, think about investin in a speedlight!!!! and if I were you, i would start reading hardcore on photography and books on the 5D mark II!!! congrats!
     
  8. ANDS!

    ANDS! No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,178
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Downtown
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The OP didn't say they haven't used a camera before.
     
  9. Atlas77

    Atlas77 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Messages:
    720
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Your right, dont jump to conclusions. I started with a D90 too but if your starting with a 5D its going to be hard to learn :lol:
     
  10. ANDS!

    ANDS! No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,178
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Downtown
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The biggest leap for the OP will be in figuring out where on a Canon the "usual functions" are. As far as shooting the thing, its pretty much the same as shooting a Nikon - use command dial to choose mode, shoot.
     
  11. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,235
    Likes Received:
    5,007
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    It is posted in the beginners forum, after all.

    The 5D MK II doesn't come with a lens.

    But B&H has it as a kit ($3500) with the EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS USM AF lens which is a bit slow for "WEDDINGS, FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS and NEWBORNS".
     
  12. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    23,099
    Likes Received:
    3,765
    Location:
    UK - England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The 24-105mm f4 IS L is certainly a good lens for the area's your looking into - also I belive it is sold in a kit with the 5DM2 and that would be a good place to start. The 24-70mm f2.8 L is also a very popular lens for events such as weddings. It lacks the additional reach of the 105mm, but has a wider max aperture (smaller f number) and so gives you increased light gathering when working in darker indoors areas where you might not be allowed to use flash (for example in the Church).

    Good luck with the camera :) (os and don't worry about the rest - they are just jealous ;))
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
canon whats in your bag wedding
,
what is in your canon camera bag
,
what is in your photography bag
,
what's in my camera bag canon book
,

what's in your camera bag canon

,
whats in a canon wedding photographers bag
,
whats in your camera ag canon
,
whats in your camera bag 5d
,
whats in your camera bag canon digital photography
,
whats in your canon camera bag