I just bought a Canon 600D Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Cameraand I have a couple of Nikon SB25 strobe lights. The lenses I have are old and need to be replaced. I am using a 28 – 80 Canon EF lens and I expect to buy a ‘Nifty Fifty’ lens soon. My son has a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens
that he is willing to let me have for a good price.
I have a good tripod to use but some day I could do with getting something like a Manfrotto with a fancy fluid head on it. I have a Gorilla Pod tripod which is vey useful and holds the Canon Vixia video camera just perfect. Not sure how it will do with the heavier DSLR on it.
In my studio I have a softbox and some LED lights to light up a green screen and a battery operated small video light which is designed for the top of a camera. I put it on light stands I have. Could really do with a a couple more of the LED lights for use in the studio.
I have a couple of the studio umbrellas to use alongside the softbox.
I wanted the Panasonic GH2 but got the Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera
as the price was better for the 600D. I can see that in a year or so there will be an upgrade to the GH2 and it will be very tempting. I was sorely tempted by the GH2 as it was. It does do video better than the Canon despite having a smaller sensor. The EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) type of camera is the future and maybe I could afford the Sony NEX-7 in a while. The EVIL cameras are lighter and smaller, great for the guerrilla style film making and just need to have bigger sensors to be on par with the present day DSLR cameras.