It’s the middle of the summer and somehow in my tiny little air conditioned office, it’s friggin Christmas! I just got my order of photo equipment from B&H that I added into my departments budget on my arival. Two new lenses, the extender/battery grip for the camera, a portable flash unti, a bunch of smaller things like cables and batteries and adapters. I’m excited! And this is just the first batch. The rest, including an entire studio setup (lights, stands, etc) will be here in about a week. Huzah!
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Details, Man, Details. What lenses? What lights?
Well, lets see. I supposed I should mention what we already have first.
We’ve got a Canon 30D, 3 Canon 580 flashes, a 70-200mm lens and a “prosumer” 20-55mm. Plus a bunch of video stuff that gets used too (like C-stands and tripods).
That’s hardly a real pro package, especially the 580s. They actually asked me to try and take portraits with the 580s slaved via IR. That just wouldn’t do.
So, I ordered…
-2 additional Canon batteries and a duel battery charger
-3 Sandisk Extreme 4G CF cards
-Canon BGE2N Grip/Battery Holder
-Quantum Turbo SC with cords
-Canon 24-70mm f2.8 (Pro Series) Lens
-Canon 10-22mm f3.5 (Pro Series) Lens
-2 Gary Fong Light Sphere Diffusers
That’s what came today. What’s coming next week is…
– Calumet Travelite Kit (with 3 750w heads, umbrellas, stands, clamps and case)
-Calumet Nova Soft Box (Large – 36×48)
-Calumet Nova Soft Box (XL – 52×74)
-A couple speed rings for the boxes
-Various cords and adapters for the TL stuff
The only thing I didn’t order yet is some wireless gear to set it all off. I’ve got sync cords for the moment but I’ll probably get some FreeWireX or PocketWizard stuff in the not to distant future.
I chose the Travelites because we could potentially do a lot of traveling and I didn’t want to try and pack power packs and heads with something like a Dynalite setup. I know the Travelite system and it’s easy to work with and very easy to transport.
So, now I’ve got lenses, lights, stands, boxes and umbrellas, stuff for “studio” and extra power/accessories for the 580s for “location”. Not bad for a first round. I’ll expand the equipment as time goes on and I get more funds in next years budget.
Actually, what I forgot to order was a bigger gear bag. I just tried to fit it all into the case that we have and it’s just not going to happen. lol. We’re gonna need a bigger boat. 😛
Nice. Let me know how you like those pro series lenses. I was wondering how they stack up with the Zeiss lenses (or vice versa).