Photography Gear Recommended By Smash & Peas

Photography Gear Recommended By Smash & Peas

Written 13 years ago by Mark Evans

We at Smash and Peas believe in bringing you the best photography gear to get out and about with, so we’ve searched out some great bits of kit we think you’ll want in the near future. Have a browse and see if you like anything, buying through these links helps support this site!

Expensive stuff….

Canon 7D

Canons newest DSLR just keeps getting better. The guys in the tech department have finally listened to photographers’ opinions and requests on this one and it really shows. 18 MP CCD, 3 inch LCD, digital spirit level (no more hot-shoe levels!) and built in remote flash controller are just a few of the nifty bells and whistles packed into this DSLR. My only reservation with it is that it doesn’t have a full frame sensor. If that doesn’t bother you, then grab one now!

Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D300s

Nikons latest offering, the D300s, picks up where the popular D300 left off. This time including HD video recording at 720p, live view, improved 7 fps continuous shooting, and dual CF and SD card slots. If you’re a Nikon user then this one will no doubt be on your christmas wish list. Get one here:

Nikon D300S Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Canon Lenses
A lens that never gets a bad review is the Canon F/2.8 70-200mm L USM IS. A superb quality lens that is a must have for all portrait photographers.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens

If your budget wont stretch that far, try the previously reviewed Canon F3.5-5.6 28-135mm USM IS. Solidly built, and a fantastic all round lens, grab one now.

Canon EF – Zoom lens – 28 mm – 135 mm – f/3.5-5.6 IS USM – Canon EF

Nikon Lenses
Nikons worthy answer to the Canon F/2.8 70-200 L USM IS is the Nikon Af-S 70-200/2.8 Vr Ifed G Nikkor. Now if that sounds like a mouthful, it is, but for good reason. This is one of Nikons best lenses, praised for its tack sharpness and smooth Bokeh, and if weight (~1.5kg!) and price aren’t a problem for you, you’ll want this lens.

Nikon Af-S 70-200/2.8 Vr Ifed G Nikkor

A great less expensive alternative to Nikons monster above is the Nikon 18-200MM F3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX. With a massive zoom range and compactness to boot, this really is a go anyway, use anywhere lens.

Nikon 18-200MM F3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX

Less Expensive Stuff…

Giottos Rocket Blower
This is a must have in any photographers kit. Compact enough to fit in anyones bag, and producing a strong squirt of air with little effort, this rocket blower will remove those pesky dust specs from any piece of your expensive photography equipment with out damaging it. Especially useful for getting dust bunnies off your cameras sensor!

Giottos GTAA1900 Rocket Air Blower – Black

Hotshoe Level
An indispensable little piece of equipment for landscape photographers, the hotshoe level, is tiny, super cheap and does the job admirably. (Unless you’ve got a Canon 7D)

Camera Hot Shoe Triple 2 Axis Spirit Bubble Level for Canon Nikon Fuji DSLR/SLR Cameras

Lens Cloth
Another great useful piece is the Spudz Lens Cloth. If you’ve got dust that won’t shift off your lens with the blower then this micro fibre cloth is perfect for simply wiping it away without leaving a smudge. This particular Spudz cloth is doubly handy too, as it’s made from 18% grey cloth so you can get your exposures spot on as well!

Spudz SPYW25 10×10 Micro Fibre Lens Cloth In Pouch -18% Grey

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BloggerDaily  13 years ago

Wow. I wish I could save some fund for these awesome gears.

BlueRose  13 years ago

I have the 70-200 F4 IS and I ADORE it – I couldnt afford the 2.8 and it was way too heavy and bulky. The F4 takes amazing shots, and is light enough to be used as a walk around.

And its lots cheaper than the 2.8 as well :)

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