5 years ago, when I first started traveling, I figured I’d better get myself a camera to grab a few snapshots of my adventures. I then proceeded to buy the cheapest compact I could find – literally. However, as time went by and I realized how much I enjoyed smashing my camera in people’s, kangaroos’ and flowers’ faces, I decided to invest in an entry-level DSLR, the Canon EOS400D, complete with basic kit lenses. This is how it all started.
Although I no longer own any of these cameras, which got broken or given away, I have managed to invest in the sweet gear I am now using:
* Canon EOS 7D
* Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II
* Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM
* Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 IS USM
I also own a small point-and-shoot, the Canon Powershot D10. Being compact, shockproof and above all waterproof, it’s a very handy little back up camera to have whenever I don’t fancy carrying 5 kg of gear, want to take a quick snapshot or feel like doing some photography underwater or in pouring rain.
This is all neatly put away in one of those fantastic Lowepro backpacks, and comes with a few bits and pieces such as a circular polarizing filter, a spare battery and a cleaning kit. Of course, by now, the filter is chipped, the spare battery has been lost and the gear is plastered in red outback dust – all is well in Wonderland.