Just Taking Pictures

Buddy is an ideal photo subject. He remains still and doesn’t seem to mind the camera lens constantly being pointed in his direction. Maddox just ignores me, per usual. Daphney on the other hand has to be denied the urge to get her canine bicuspids onto my best ‘glass’ or ‘bodies’.

What are ‘glass and bodies”? I am not taking about a Crate and Barrel Fashion Model, (I really don’t think there is such a thing.) I am referring to a Digital Camera consisting of a camera body with removable interchangeable lens (glass). A popular question Sugar and Spice receives is  “What type of camera do you use?”

I have collected an arsenal over the years. DH’s back-up plan if he ever can’t find an approriate gift has always been camera equipment. Here is what I covet.

Canon PowerShot SD1200IS 10 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.5-inch LCD (Silver)
Canon Powershot (2 – Brown and Grey)


Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only - Black)
Canon Rebel Ti Body


Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Canon D50 Body



Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras


Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras


Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras



Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras


Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras

 And to round out the pile, a super flash

Canon 550 EX Flash for G6, G5, G3, G2, G1, Pro1, Pro90 & all EOS SLR Cameras
a Canon 550ex Speedlight


I use it all, but yes, some pieces of equipment more than others. If you had to pin me down to select a desert island choice, it would be, drum roll please:

The Canon 50D Body with a 50mm Lens.

I am able to take clear photos with very little distortion or softness. It is sharp, small, light, inexpensive compared to a “L” lens (more about that later) and with an f1.4 aperture, fast. I love its image quality. With my style of photography, me and this lens seem to get along groovy.

On a last note, I have purchased my pieces from either Amazon.com or B and H Photo and Video in New York. I trust them. Be careful out on the streets, there are PLENTY of online shady camera stores. I have painfully argued with undoubtedly an Ex-Con from Jersey, politely telling him “shame on you – does your Mother know what you do!”. Now come to think of it, she likely was the mafia mob boss behind the operation in the back room counting the loot.  Citibank finally went after them, I was refunded the money, and have no further details except this “camera store” can no longer be found online. So shop around and use a trusted verified site.

One more time if word links make you uncomfortable:




5 responses

  1. Buddy rocks. My first dog was named Buddy!

    Wow, in the camera department, you can outgeek ANYONE. Hands freakin’ DOWN!

    Even Suz!

    Great stuff. Keep on snappin’!

    June 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm

  2. Lynne McCartney

    Maddox is rocking that hat, wish I could get Alex to wear one!!

    June 11, 2010 at 5:14 am

  3. and you now have the Epiphanie bag to carry your arsenal! Looking forward to your upcoming “bank” shots.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:26 am

  4. Pingback: What type of camera should I buy? | Sugar and Spice

  5. I’m glad I found this post! Great information, tips, and links here. thanks! I shoot the Canon 50D, too. It’s a great camera!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:24 am

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