Category Archives: My Gear

Canon EF Lens 50mm – f1.4

The EF 50mm lenses are a group of normal prime lenses made by Canon that share the same focal length. These lenses are based on the classic double-Gauss lens, with the f/1.8 being a standard six-element double-Gauss with an air gap and powers between element 2 and 3 and its faster cousins adding additional elements. 

The 50mm focal length, when used with a 35mm film or full-frame sensor, has been widely considered to match the perspective seen by the human eye. 

Canon 50mm lenses have an EF type mount that fits the Canon EOS line of cameras. When pairing a 50mm lens to a Canon DSLR with an APS-C sized sensor, the crop factor effectively turns the 50mm focal length into an 80mm field of view.



What’s in my Camera Bag – Billingham

If you want to travel light then this is the ideal camera bag setup. I show you what’s in my Billingham Hadley Pro bag.

I use the Black Hadley Pro and I like the size of this bag for my Gear. I can easily mix camera equipment such as 50mm 1.4 canon 550d with a 24-70 2.8, A flash and some extra batteries. It is an expensive bag and I have seen cheaper similar bags which you may prefer but I find the billingham stands out as a market leader for its size and convenience.

The Photography Gear I Use – Cameras

A good camera alone does not take good photographs, furthermore be it “Canon” or “Nikon” the brand has no relevance any more. These days there is not much between the two brands in terms of quality of images produced.

I have shot with a basic Canon for a good chunk of my career. My first camera was a Canon 500d and I still use this as my backup camera today. Digital SLRs are what most people would consider a ‘proper’ camera. It’s the type of camera chosen by professional photographers and keen amateurs, and for three broad reasons:

1. larger sensors than compact cameras.

Canon 500d body

Canon 500d m42 vintage 50mm lense

2. Interchangeable lenses

Canon 500d Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM

Canon 500d m42 vintage 135mm lense

3.  You get much more manual control

You can get different creative effects by adjusting the shutter speed, lens aperture and focus yourself rather than leaving it to the camera to do it automatically. Like below a mix of movement in a still image