I started shooting in 1999 with a Canon A-1, a variety of SSC and L lenses including a Canon 35mm Tilt/Shift lens for lighthouse/architecture photos. I advanced into a Mamiya 1000S 645 med format with a Sekor 50mm f4 Shift lens and a 150mm portrait lens. I learned how to shoot manual on film with filters and incident metering. To move into AF for wildlife I started with a Canon Rebel 2000 with a 28-80mm and a 75-300mm III USM lens. My digital world started with a Canon Rebel XTi, then a T5i. I am currently saving for a T7i.
In Your Bag
Cameras: Canon Rebel T5i. Canon SX40 24-840mm, Canon SX520HS, 24-1008mm
Lenses: Canon 18-55mm EF-S f3.5-5.6 IS, Canon 50mm EF f1.8 II Gaussian optics, Canon 55-250mm EF-S f4-5.6 IS II, Canon 75-300mm f4-5.6 III USM.
Accessories: Sekonic L-718 meter, misc everything..... xtra batteries, filters, doo-dads, Vello extension tube set. Manfrotto 3021 Pro tripod, Barska AF11604 pistol grip head.