Canon 16-35mm at Santa Monica Pier

posted on 2011.11.29, under Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D, HDR Photos, landscape, Photos

My favorite lens is the Canon 24mm and yet I did not bring it on this shoot.  Sometimes the “favorite” lens just doesn’t fit in the kit
and tough decisions have to be made.

I only had room for 3 lens and two bodies on this trip.  I brought the Canon 16-35, Canon 100mm Macro and the Canon MP-E 65mm macro.

These lens matched on the Canon 5D (full frame) and the Canon 7D (1.6 crop sensor) give me great range of  16-56MM and 100-160mm

This kit will be good for landscapes, portraits and of course remarkable macro shots.

I have also brought two flashes including Canon’s macro MR-14EX ring flash.

The above shot was taken from Lowes hotel, 7th floor, Santa Monica using the 16-35 on the Canon 5D.

Canon 24mm, the “GO TO” lens

posted on 2011.11.25, under Canon 5D Mark II, Gear, HDR Photos, landscape, Lens, Photos

The Canon 24mm lens is the most reliable and versatile lens I own.  I like the 16-35, as a “go to” lens, and it is a great lens, but the 24mm has a unique look.

I get great video and photos on both the Canon 5D and the 7D with the 24.   For shooting in low light, it can’t be beat.

Here is a Thanksgiving landscape shot in Benicia, California.

Canon 5D
ISO 100
HDR – 8 photos