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Photography Equipment Backup Plan

Here is my photography essentials backup plan.

It’s always a good idea to have a backup for your essential equipment.

You never know when a “glitch” could stop you in your tracks.

In the event of a mechanical failure or even a accidental drop, you should have a fall back plan.

I currently have 3 backup options with varying options.

3. A budget version of my L series package

  • Canon 500d + four batteries and battery grip
  • Sandisk Memory cards 8GB x2
  • 50mm Helios Prime
  • 100mm Macro
  • Sigma 24 70 2.8
  • Flash and spare batteries

2. The second set

  • Canon 550d + four batteries and Battery Grip
  • Sandisk Memory cards 8GB x3
  • 50mm 1.8 mk II
  • canon 24 70 2.8
  • 35mm Prime
  • Flash and spare AA batteries

1. The first set

  • Canon 5d MK2 + 4 Batteries
  • 50mm 1.4
  • 100mm Macro L
  • Canon 70 200 2.8is
  • Flash and spare batteries

I have found myself in a few of situation where my backup equipment has come into play.  This will allow you to seamlessly pick up where you left off, it’s what sets aside the professionals from enthusiasts.


Vintage Lens for DSLR Cameras

It’s worth getting an old lens to make your video look unique. Here I show you my 28mm Prime that I have had for years. It can be easily adapted to new DSLR cameras with an adapter ring.
It will be manual focus of course, so a bit of a palaver but its worth it.
I use is the Vavaron Zoom Control Lever to help me out a bit.


Canon EF 70–200mm f2.8L IS USM

The EF 70–200mm lenses are a group of telephoto zoom full-frame lens made by Canon. The lenses have an EF mount to work with the EOS line of cameras.

The lens comes in seven different versions, all of which have fixed maximum aperture at all focal lengths, and are L-series lenses.

Canon EF 24–70mm 2.8

The Canon EF 24–70mm lens is a family of professional EF mount wide-to-normal zoom lenses manufactured and sold by Canon. The first of the family, the EF 24–70mm f/2.8L, was introduced in 2002 to replace the well-regarded 28–70mm f/2.8L. Two later versions were announced in 2012.

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.