canon eos 400d

For about 4 years I use the Canon EOS 400D with the Battery Grip BG-E3. The BG-E3 batterygrip gives you extra energie because it contains two batteries. I uses two NB-2LH battery packs to get extra long usage. For extra assurance you can use an extra part that goes with it and were you can put six AA-batteries. The battery grip also gives the camera some extra body. When you use a bigger lense it is easier to keep your camera sready.

In april 2015 I bought the Canon EOS 70D. This is a great camera with a 20,3 megapixel sensor which has a number of interesting extra features. I use this camera together with the 18-135 mm IS STM lense.
Canon EOS 70D


After bying the Canon EOS 400D I went looking for a good and affordable allround lense which combines wide angle and tele features. After reading several reviews I finaly chose the Sigma 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 ii dc os hsm. This lense uses the Sigma OS (Optical Stabilizer) system. Sigma promisses an extra 4 stops. Last but not least it has the new function HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor). With this feature you get a silent and fast autofocus.
For extreme tele and when making photos of for example animals I use another Sigma lense. The Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO RF DG OS HSM has just as the 18-200 the Optical Stabilizer and the Hyper Sonic Motor. Minimal focus distance is 150 cm for the complete range of zoom and a maximum factor of 1:4.2 and makes it very suitable for close-up photography.






When you use the Sigma 120-400 telelense a monopod or tripod is absolutely necessary.

First I have the Manfrotto Monopod. This monopod is an ideal solution when travelling; suitable for photo- and video. You can use it in any situation, especially in places where there is no space for a tripod.

My tripod is a Velbon Sherpa 750R. A tripod with 4 sections in each "leg". It is a tripod with high stability and because of the four sections you can make it rather small. After folding it, the tripod has a length of 55 cm. This tripod is very suitabe for macro photography.