Paris in Four Months


My Camera

My Canon EOS 5D Mark II by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

A lot of people ask me about what kind of camera gear I use for my photographs so here we go:

When I first moved to Paris (in February 2012) I used a Nikon D3100 with a 35mm f/1.8 lens. So all the photos taken in the beginning when I started out are most likely taken with this camera camera and lens. For beginners in photography (or for someone who doesn't like to carry around a super heavy camera but still want good photos) I can really recommend something in this range of cameras. There are obviously new camera models being released every single second, so by now this must be a pretty ancient one...

I later updated my camera equipment and got myself a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. I bought this camera since I wanted to work even more on my photography but also start doing it on a professional level. With this camera I use three different lenses: a 35mm f/2.050mm f/1.4 (which I use for most of my photos), 24-105mm and a 85mm f/1.8.

After shooting with this camera for a while I made the decision to upgrade to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III but still use the lenses I previously mentioned along with the 50mm f/1.2 lens. I also invested in a smaller camera, which I love to bring with me on holidays and when I don’t travel for work, called Sony A7R. I’m constantly impressed by what this tiny little thing can create. For this camera house I use a 55mm lens.

Please note that just because you get yourself the most expensive and complicated camera on the market, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your photos will become absolutely amazing. Photography, just like anything else takes a lot of practice. I own the same camera as many of myfavourite photographers but that doesn’t mean that we take the same photos, there’s so much more involved than just the technical equipment. My suggestions is therefore, for anyone who’s thinking about buying a camera, to do your research and go for the camera that will suit your needs the best.