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Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 5D Mark III (MPB); Canon battery grip; Peak Design Clutch and Clip.

I bought this body used in the summer of 2019 and it has been really excellent so far. The grip and clip are also outstanding.

Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L USM

While this lens is incredibly heavy, I found a second hand one for a reasonable price and I am very pleased with the quality of photos I am getting with it. Fully deserves its reputation. (MPB)

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM

I picked this one up at the same time I got the 28-70 and the 5D body. When I was shooting my old Canon 1000D (APS-C sensor) I used the Canon 10-22mm EF-S lens and I would have missed it. I have really enjoyed using this one. (MPB)

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

This is a great telephoto zoom that doesn't break the bank or your back. I am consistently amazed at the image stablisation. I carried this over from the 1000D so lost a little bit of equivalent zoom but at 300mm it is still more than enough.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

The renowned budget 50mm has been in my bag since almost the beginning. It will soon be time to pass it on to someone else and switch to either the new version (which has acquired USM) or a used f/1.4. (MPB)

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

The tiny "pancake" lens is great for "normal" perspectives, I love shooting landscapes outside with it. If you pop it on and take the battery grip off, also super inconspicuous. STM is a great compromise as it is quiet and pretty fast, and small enough to fit in the package. (MPB)

Manfrotto ProLight backpack RedBee-310

When I bought the 5D body I needed a bigger camera bag - that much weight wouldn't work on the over-the-shoulder bag I used to have. The requirements were pretty simple - comfortable, big enough for everything on this page and a bit more, side access, quick camera access, won't break the bank. Turns out it's quite tricky to do that all in one bag, but this one does the job. (Manfrotto)