My very first SLR camera was a simple analog Canon EOS 1000fn with a 35-80 / f4-5.6 zoom lens. With this camera I took some photos that did not go unnoticed by the local photographer who encouraged me to do more with photography. So I upgrade my camera to a Canon EOS 5 and gradually bought bright lenses with it. Because I was going to follow a course at the Fotovakschool, an analog Hasselblad 500CM with 3 lenses was also added. Unfortunately, I no longer have the Hasselblad (in my opinion there is no better than photographing with a Hasselblad). But still several bright lenses from Canon.
In recent years I have switched from analog to digital. First with a simple camera body to the currently used EOS 1DX of which I use two bodies, one of which with Canon’s GPS module. If you are often in the field, it is sometimes difficult to determine afterwards exactly where you took the photo.
In addition to my two bodies, I have invested in bright lenses from the start of my training. I prefer a prime lens to a zoom lens because they often have less vignetting and better sharpness. The lenses I use are:
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L
Canon EF 35 mm f/1.4L
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L
Although I am a photographer who likes to use existing light and often “play” with it, I sometimes use a Canon Speedlite 580EX as fill-in flash.
As tripods I use a Benro monopod and tripod, both made of carbon because of the weight. I already have enough weight to carry when I enter the field 😉
I carry my equipment in a shoulder bag or backpack from LowePro