• Canon EF-S 10-22 (with 77mm B+W MRC 010 UV filter) - sample pic
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 (with 58mm B+W MRC 010 UV filter) - sample pic
  • 77mm lens cap
  • 72mm lens cap
  • 58mm lens cap
  • 72mm Hoya Pro1 Digital slim circular polarizer
  • El Cheapo $1 remote shutter
  • $1 "for Canon" ES-71II clone lens hood
  • Canon Rebel XTi (400D)
  • Canon EF 28-135 IS (with 72mm B+W MRC 010 UV filter) - sample pic
  • $1 "for Canon" EW-78BII clone lens hood
  • Third party strap

My budget SLR gear

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My current photo enthusiast gear. It's not impressive at all, but it keeps me happy. Not pictured are a cheap no-brand tripod, the old Powershot S410 (used to take this picture), a Lowepro D300 AW shoulder bag and a Tamrac 5547 backpack. In the wishlist: Canon 430EXII or Metz 48 flashgun, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro lens and a 190XPROB tripod with a 486RC2 ball head.

The 10-22 has a nice color rendition and supplies all my wideangle needs. The 50mm f/1.4 is my favorite lens and is very sharp at f/2.8 and quite usable at f/2.0. The 28-135 covers the rest of short-medium tele range, it's quite sharp from f/8 to f/11 and it's my landscape and general purpose lens. Now my needs are leaning towards a fast, sharp medium tele prime and a macro lens -- the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 could very well fit these two roles.

Dimitri SoyFeliz, mikebaird, m y k, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. wmliu 105 months ago | reply

    nice set! the 10-22mm is very much top of the line.
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  2. Claudio Matsuoka 105 months ago | reply

    Ah yes, excellent lens, I love it. With a larger budget I'd replace the 28-135 with the 24-105 f/4L, and get the 200mm f/2.8L as a sports lens (the Sigma 150 AF performance is somewhat lackluster according to reviewers). The big zooms are too bulky for me, and I like the primes' extra sharpness :)

  3. darksideracoon 105 months ago | reply

    Now you have to take a picture of the powershot with this camera.

  4. Claudio Matsuoka 105 months ago | reply

    Yes. And hopefully using a better background than standard A4 sheets laid side by side on the living room floor (that's what I used in the picture above).

  5. nhanson454 104 months ago | reply

    this is my exact setup!

  6. Claudio Matsuoka 104 months ago | reply

    Only the body and lenses, or up to the ebay hoods?

  7. nhanson454 104 months ago | reply

    Everything but the hoods. I need to get a polarizing filter for my 10/22mm.

  8. AndrewMcLagan 101 months ago | reply

    your gear looks in such good condition.. i have a similar rig:

    70-200 f2.8 IS L-series
    50mm 1.8 prime
    28mm 2.8 prime (m42 mount)

    missing wide angle would love the 10-22. but my gear is in bad condition as i travel allot in harsh conditions... desert, mountains, snow...

  9. Ian =D 100 months ago | reply

    is your hood have flock (black velvet lining) inside? where did you get it from?

  10. mikebaird 99 months ago | reply

    Very useful! I added this to a new Gallery, which says...
    I'm so often asked by people what gear they should buy. Here in the Canon Gear Recommendations Gallery I'm assembling good resources to refer people to. Entries in this Gallery will be rotated from time-to-time, so if your item appears and is later removed, it is not because of love lost, but just because we want to project new ideas and also keep up with changes in technology. You can contact me, the gallery owner at mike [at} mikebaird d o t com or use FlickrMail mikebaird

  11. R Landry 98 months ago | reply

    Please join the B+W filter group and submit this picture in it!


    Thank you!

  12. Downsphotography.com 94 months ago | reply

    Where did you get the 1 dollar hood from?

  13. Claudio Matsuoka 94 months ago | reply

    Ebay. Not great, but it works.

  14. Downsphotography.com 94 months ago | reply

    thanks I just ordered one for 4.50 cents

  15. traveleurope photos 70 months ago | reply

    Hi Claudio,

    I wish to inform you that I used your photo for a project of mine that I have just finished.
    You can find it here: fiere ottica & fotografia

    Thank you, and, by the way, nice pic!


  16. ComputerHotline 42 months ago | reply

    Thanks for licensing this image as CC "by" !
    Your photo is uploaded here :
    under the terms of the Creative Commons "by" license.

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