Amateur photography by

VICTOR MENDONCA

Gear

Here's a list of the equipment I use, or used, for my photos. My advice is that equipment does not make a great photographer, it only helps you build and do things a little easier. But composition and photographer's eyes is something that technology cannot do for you.

Gear - Photography @Wazem
=> First Equipment
 

Canon EOS 1000D/XS

This was my first camera body, and it was a great starting one for me. The Canon XS has simple menu's while still allowing you to work on all the basic DSLR functions.  

 
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
 
This is a great wide lens for the Canon XS. I used this lens for all my indoor event photos where I didn't have a lot of space to photograph people.

 

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens
 
Yes this is a kit lens, but you'd be impressed with the bokeh that this lens has. An amazing zoom lens for the price you pay.

 

Phottix Battery Grip
 
I initially bought a battery grip so I'd have more battery life for an all day event. Now i'ts one of the things that I cannot go without.

 

Uwinka Leather Camera Hand Strap
 
This is the first thing I add to my camera bodies. I feel naked without it.

 

Shoot RS-60E3 Remote Shutter Release
 
A very simple eBay type remote trigger. It has a half shutter (not something you would usually use), and it's great for both landscape and self portraits.
Gear - Photography @Wazem
 
=> Current Equipment

 

Canon EOS 6D

This is my new body as of September 2013. Coming from an entry DSLR this is a big step, and I'm loving it.

 

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens

This is for sure the most used lens between all the lenses I own. The range and quality is amazing, and at 24mm I can even get some of the chromatic aberration that we love on a wide lens.

 

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens

Don't worry if you can't afford the hight price of a 2.8, this lens will still do an outstanding performance.

 

Rokinon FE14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Lens

A great low cost wide angle lens.

 

Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens

Great starter fisheye for great price.

 

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens

Also called a trainning lens... this is the best lens you can buy for the amount you pay. Amazing quality and outstanding bokeh.

 

Vertax E13 Battery Grip

One of the first accessories I bought after I upgraded my body to the 6D. 

 

Fotopro X4i-E Travel Tripod

Small and light. I carry this tripod strapped to my camera bag everywhere I go. 

 

Hoya 77mm R72 Infrared Filter

 

 

Hoya 77mm Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 Pro 1 Filter

 

Gear - Photography @Wazem
 
=> Lighting Equipment

 

Canon 430EX II Speedlite

Great unit for basic photography. It does not work in master mode, but it's still a great investivement. And if you ever decide to buy a higher model you can use this unit as slave.

 

Yongnuo RF-602 Wireless Controller

Cheap and does what it says. Can beat the price of $20 for trasmitter and receiver.

 

Pixel Flashgun Cable for Canon

Great for studio photography where you need ETTL. Also great for macro photography.

 

eBay Diffuser

This is a must have for anyone who owns a flash unit. You can buy one on eBay for a buck and they make a huge difference when bouncing flash.

 

Cowboy Studio Portable Universal Flash Diffuser Softbox

I bought this softbox to use with my macro gear. Still waiting for the bracket and tripod mount to arrive.

 

Photoflex 30

Gear - Photography @Wazem
 


=> Macro Equipment

 

Neewer Macro Extension Tube Set for Extreme Close-Ups

These are cheap and great to have. So far this will give the best and sharpest photos compared to the other macro lens accessories that I have.

 

Polaroid 67mm Close Up Lens Kit (+1, +2, +4, +10)

Cheap and simple to use. I usually don't go over the +4 filter as the chromatic aberration is really high.

 

Polaroid 52mm Macro Reverse Mount

Great a small little tool to have on your everyday bag.

 

Dual-L Flash Bracket for Canon

This is one of the cheap eBay flash brackets. Still waiting for it to arrive.

 

 

Fotomate 2 Way Macro Focusing Rail

Waiting for it to arrive