I have started DSLR photography quite some years ago with a Canon EOS 1000D. This beginner camera model has allowed me to learn a basic understanding of photography. In 2014, I felt ready for a more advanced camera model and went for the Canon EOS 7D. From my point of view, this camera is absolutely fantastic. The 7D excels in focus speed, burst rate, high resolution, durability and many other factors. Although for architecture photography, a full frame camera is certainly the ideal choice, the 7D gives me the extra flexibility that is sometimes required when travelling.
Camera bodies are nothing without appropriate lenses. For the 7D with its resolution of almost 20 million pixels, it is crucial to use lenses that can transform a high resolution onto the sensor. Here is a list of lenses I use:
- Canon EF-S 10-18mm F/4.5-5.6 IS STM
- Canon EF-S 17-55mm F/2.8 IS USM
- Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 IS USM L
- Canon TS-E 17mm F/4 L
Many types of photography such as HDR, night-time or time-lapse photography can only be performed by using another piece of equipment – a tripod. Such a static camera mount is an absolute must have for architecture and interior design photography. Having started with an aluminum tripod from Calumet Photographic, I currently use the Sirui N-1204X carbon fibre tripod for weight reasons along with the Sirui K-10X tripod head. Also, I use a Manfrotto 190 XB Aluminum Tripod and the Manfrotto MA 410 for projects where weight is no concern.
- Various SanDisk Ultra / Extreme Flash Cards [16GB]
- B+W Neutral Glass Filters
- B+W 67mm XS-PRO Digital Polarizer
- B+W 67mm Neutral Density 64x Filter
- Various Tiffen Neutral Density Filters
- Yongnuo Speedlite YN-560
- Yongnuo Remote Flash Triggers
- Canon Leather Hand Strap
- Tamrac Evolution 8 Camera Bag