Equipment Update (Feb 20)

After 5 years of experiments with cameras and lenses, this is the combination I have now:

Camera – Canon EOS 5Dmk4

Camera – Sony RX10 mk4 (currently faulty)

Camera – Canon 90D

Lens – Canon 400 f4 DO mk2

Lens – Canon 70-200 f2.8 mk2

Lens – Canon 16-35 f2.8 L

Lens – Canon 50mm f1.4

Lens – Canon x 1.4 extender mk3

Lens – Sigma 105 f2.8

To get there I have at various times owned these cameras:

Sony HX95 compact super-zoom   Excellent compact but no viewfinder
Panasonic HZ1000 Bridge camera 16x zoom f2.8-4 Really excellent though limited zoom
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Crop sensor APS-C 20 mpx Very good value for money
Canon EOS 80D DSLR Crop sensor APS-C 20 mpx Even better value for money
Canon EOS 5D mk2 DSLR full frame 21 mpix High quality but slow frame rate
Canon EOS 5DS DSLR full frame 50mpx Very high quality but still slow frame rate
Sony RX10 mk3 Bridge Camera 24-600 f2.4-f4 Same as mk4 except for very inferior autofocus

And these lenses:

Canon 400 f5.6 Crop and full frame Excellent lightweight lens and very good value for money.
Canon 100-400 f4.5-5.6 mk2 Crop and full frame One of the best out there. Seriously recommended
Canon 300 f2.8 Crop and full frame Heavy, and large but newer versions excellent.
Tamron 16-300 f3.5-5.6 Crop only Good as a wide angle, not so good at telephoto
Tamron 18-400 f3.5-5.6 Crop only Less good wide angle and slightly better at telephoto

I will discuss my present set-up in a later post. Watch this space.