Equipment

1. Canon EOS 550D (Body)

When it’s the best in class, it’s easy to fascinate the world
The EOS 550D incorporates Canon’s cutting-edge technologies such as a DIGIC 4 image processor, 9-point AF system and a 63 dual zone layer metering sensor found in the EOS 7D for total image control.
18.0 megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor
ISO 100-6400, expandable to 12800
Full HD recording in 24, 25 and 30fps

2. Canon EOS 7D (Body)

Capture adventures with the E0S 7D. With features such as live LCD screen viewing, a 63 dual zone layer metering sensor and HD video at 1920 x 1080 resolution, it captures great scenes at any take.
18.0 megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor
ISO 100-6400, expandable to 12800
Full HD recording in 24, 25 and 30fps

3. Canon EOS 60D (Body)

Designed to realize your perfect shot, the 60D’s pairing of two state-of-the-art sensor and image processor allows it to capture action at a slick 5.3fps while the shutter speed range of 1/8000 sec ensures that nothing escapes your vision.
18.0 megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor
In-camera post processing
3-inch wide Vari-Angle LCD

4. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens

The EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS USM is a professional EF mount telephoto zoom lens introduced by Canon Inc. in September 1998. It is a high performance tele-photo lens ideal for sports and wildlife photography which has received high ratings from purchasers at Amazon.com and B&H Photo Video. Photographers using APS-C cameras must apply a crop factor of 1.6x, effectively bringing the focal range to 160–640mm. This is an advantage for crop body users as it is a relatively cheaper alternative to the long prime lenses that cost significantly more.

This lens is compatible with the Canon Extender EF tele-converters on newer EOS bodies. Auto-focus works only on the 1.4× Extender (and only with cameras that can autofocus at f/8) and image stabilizer (IS) works with both 1.4× and 2× Extenders. The newer copies of these lens are more consistent and very sharp 3 to 4 years after its first launch. The best compromised lens for Canon, not as sharp as prime or 70–200mm f/2.8 IS II or 70–200mm f/4 IS but close enough and far better than consumer lenses, well built and smooth zoom.

Whilst an excellent performing lens optically, the design originated before the large scale advent of digital single lens reflex cameras. The 'trombone' nature of the design necessitates that the lens sucks in air when zoomed from shorter focal lengths to longer focal lengths. Unfortunately, with nothing to prevent it, it also sucks in any airborne dust. Although this was not considered a problem when used with cameras that used photographic film, the dust can settle on the sensor of digital cameras leaving a permanent mark on every subsequent photograph until it is cleaned off. Newer cameras with dust reduction systems have somewhat mitigated this problem.

5. Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens

Introduced in 1995, the Canon EF 75–300mm lens f/4–5.6 is a telephoto zoom lens for Canon EOS single-lens reflex cameras with an EF lens mount. There are 3 basic types of the lens: the IS USM (Image Stabilization, Ultra Sonic Motor), the USM (USM, no IS) and non-USM (no USM, no IS). All 3 types are generally considered to be low-end consumer-level lenses.
The Canon EF 75–300mm f/4–5.6 IS USM Lens was Canon's first Image Stabilized lens. Even with IS it is considered a consumer-grade lens.

The non-USM versions are generally considered very low grade consumer lenses with the USM versions only slightly superior in build quality and 'feel'. None of the versions (USM or not) support full-time manual (FTM) focusing. The optics are similar in the IS USM and USM versions. The USM feature is signified by the gold "Ultrasonic Motor" text wrapped around the barrel of the lens. The original USM lens caps also says "Ultrasonic" although caution is advised as lens caps are often swapped and should not be counted upon as indicative of the actual lens' features.

6. Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

The Canon EF-S 18–55mm lens f/3.5–5.6 is a Canon-produced wide-angle to mid telephoto zoom lens for digital single-lens reflex cameras with an EF-S lens mount. The field of view has a 35 mm equivalent focal length of 28.8–88mm, and it is a standard kit lens on Canon's consumer APS-C DSLRs.
There have been eight iterations of this lens, five of which are discontinued and three of which are currently in production.

2 comments:

  1. Can you please help me decide between Canon 60D and 600D? This is going to be my first DSLR and I want to use it for street photography and shooting animals.
    Thanks

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    1. I would suggest you to go for 70D instead of 600D or 60D. 70D has lot of features in it.

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