My Real Rig
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM
My first foray into full-frame photography. I decided to pick this up because as I started to really focus on my Nightscape photography. A full-frame camera has considerably better noise control at high ISOs, and that’s a huge concern when you’re trying to shoot the cosmos.
My Light Rig
Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera
I’m not exactly a slacker but I don’t always want to lug my professional camera and lenses around. I used SnapSort.com to discover the G16. It doesn’t have the most megapixels. It doesn’t have the most zoom. But it does essentially function like an SLR with a robust Manual Mode, meaning I can control my shots as if I brought along my fancy camera. It also shoots at a high frame rate and comes with a viewfinder (super rare for a newish camera) for a minimum of shutter lag and better functionality in really bright situations (like on a ski hill).
When I forget my point & shoot, I at least have my trusty phone to take photos with. It’s definitely the worst of these three cameras, but it’s also the most convenient. For a cameraphone it’s good enough. But honestly I would prefer this option: want a camera with some optical zoom, a bigger lens, and then it just has an Android phone strapped to it. Bulky, yes. But who the hell actually talks on their phone anymore?
Anyhoo – stay tuned for photos!