I like taking pictures. I especially like taking pictures with a good camera. Nowadays I even have a reasonably good camera, like I did in the film era. Here's my setup, which is very heavy and excellent for exercise:
  • Bodies: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark-II, EOS 5D + BG-E4, EOS 3 + PB-E2
  • Lenses: EF 50 mm f/1.8 Mk-I, EF 24-105 mm f/4 L IS USM,
    EF 70-200 mm f/2.8 L IS USM (yum!), EF 300 mm f/4 L IS USM,
    EF 1.4x Mk-II extender, Sigma EX 12-24 f/4-5.6 HSM (yum!),
    Zenitar 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye, MTO 500 mm f/8 Maksutov,
    Kenko DG C/AF 12/20/36 mm extension tubes
  • Flashes: Speedlight 580EX-II and a few other manual flashes with Cactus V4 radio triggers
  • Tripod: Triton FGX-1 tripod + Linhof Profi III ballhead
    + Manfrotto 625 quickrelease + two modified qr-plates
No, I don't always carry everything with me...
My EF 24-105 mm f/4 L IS USM broke. Here's an account of the extensive repairs I did on it.

I also have a Canon PowerShot A720 IS, which is a more reasonable package to carry with me into the wilderness. It supports CHDK, which is good. CHDK support and AA-batteries were my two primary criteria when choosing this camera. It's really very good. Do you want to trade an EF 400 mm f/2.8 L IS USM for it? I'll even throw in a 2 GB SD-card.

Here is a wireless remote trigger for my EOS SLRs which I made out of a wireless doorbell. Later I modified it to work with the PowerShot also (with CHDK).

Antti J. Niskanen <uuki@iki.fi>