Captain Kimo’s Photography Gear

This section is completely dedicated to all my gear because I’m sure you’re wondering what I’m packing.

So what camera do you use Captain?

Canon 5D Mark1Just remember kids, when it comes to cameras… it’s not the size of the camera that matters. It’s the size of your CMOS sensor that rocks the boat. LoL… with that said, I own three cameras; Canon Rebel XT, Canon 20D and  Canon 5D MKI. But I only use the 5D because of the full frame sensor which basically means I have more real estate to work with. I am absolutely happy with the Canon 5D. However being an older camera it’s lacking more modern features. Like HD video! I can’t wait till I get a camera that does video. I probably won’t ever use it… but it would be pretty cool to have.

How come lenses are so expensive?

Canon EF 17-35 f/2.8L USMNext on the list… just as important as the camera, would be the lens. I have many lenses but only three are worth mentioning since they’re the most expensive ones. The first lens is my wide angle which I use 99% of the time and ironically it’s the least expensive of the three. My wide angle lens is a Canon EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM. This lens couldn’t be anymore perfect. It’s a little soft on the edges but what wide angle isn’t? I love this lens. I put this lens through hell and it has never failed me once.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM LensThe second lens I use the most, which is almost never, is my telephoto lens the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM. This lens is amazing, unfortunately I shoot mostly landscapes so I rarely get an opportunity to use this lens. Not to mention it weights a ton. I like to travel light so this lens rarely goes along for the ride. I do pull it out every once in a while to impress the ladies. It does a great job of that too.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USMThe lens I use the least, my portrait lens, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM. The funny part, it’s the most expensive of the three. But I will admit this lens is great for portraits. I used this lens a couple times to photograph my nieces and the photos came out great. However being a landscape photographer, I rarely shoot any portraits. But when I do my wide angle does a great job as well. Like I said before, I like traveling light and this lens has some noticeable weight. I prefer to leave this bad boy at home where it does a better job collecting dust.

to be continued…