I have to admit that I always liked Canon's digital cameras, especially the consumer products (Powershot). I bought my first digital camera, a Canon Powershot S300, in September 2001 - just before my trip to Japan. I used it for more than three years and I am still impressed by the quality of the pictures.

In 2004 I bought the Canon Powershot Pro1, which was a huge improvement. I used it for a year.

Finally in 2005 I got the Canon EOS 20D and most of the lenses. This is my primary camera right now.


One of the disadvantages of Canon's consumer cameras is that they all have an apect ratio of 4:3.

Resolution S300 Pro1
3264 x 2448   *
1600 x 1200 * *


Canon Powershot S300
(IXUS 300)
Canon Powershot Pro1
Canon EOS 20D

EF-S Lenses

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

L Lenses

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Flashes, Lights, and Diffusers

Canon Speedlite 580EX
Canon Speedlite 430EX ||
Sekonic L-308s


Aputure Trigmaster Plus
Canon Timer Remote Control TC80N3
Makezine's Flashkit


I also use various diffuser, which is a compromise between expensive lighting equipment and all the gear you actually want to carry around...

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Gary Fong's Lightsphere II (clear & cloud)
STO-FEN Omni-Bounce
LumiQuest Softbox
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