Canon EOS 5DS R

My Gear

Canon EOS 5DS R
Canon EOS 5DS R

I keep changing my photography gear fairly frequently depending on my needs. I am a strong believer of the quote made by David duCheminRemember, gear is good, but vision is better. Here are the my current Photography Gear. Purchases from B&H Photo using these links will help you support this blog.

Body
Canon EOS 5DS R
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 70D
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera

Lenses
Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon
Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for Canon EF
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L Tilt-Shift Lens
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM
Canon MP-E 65 f/2.8 1-5X Macro
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

Flashes
Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash
Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash
ExpoImaging RAC160-2 Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter
Godox Witstro AD360 Powerful & Portable Flash
Godox Ving V860c E-TTL Li-ion Camera Flash for Canon
Elinchrom FRX 400 Strobes Kit

Accessories
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender
Canon EF 2.0x III Extender
Kenko extension tube set
RS-80N3 Remote Switch
Canon Off-camera Shoe Cord 2 Remote flash cable
Canon Right Angle Finder

Memory cards
1 Lexar 32GB Professional 1000x UDMA CF card
1 Lexar 32GB Professional 1066x UDMA CF card
1 SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I U3 SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)

Support
Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Sirui N-3204X Carbon Fiber Tripod
Gitzo GM5561T Monopod
The Acratech GP Ball Head
M-3.6 Mongoose Gimbal Action Head
Acratech Quick Release plates
Ergo Rest Multi Stand Tripod

Bags
Gura Gear Kiboko 30L Backpack
Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack
Think Tank Photo Glass Taxi Backpack
Vanguard Up-Rise II 45 Photo Backpack
Lowepro Lens Case 5

Computer & Software
Self built desktop, Intel 4th generation i7 4770 Processor, 32GB RAM, almost 8 TB internal storage, Nvidia GTX 760 video card, Multibooted 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 with several flavors of Linux on 30″ Dell U3011 Monitor, Wacom Intuos 5 Tablet. Levnovo y-50-70 Laptop, Couple of Nexus Tablets and Motorola Moto-X 2014 mobile phone.

My workflow is mainly based on Adobe Lightroom. I’ve used it since the very first public beta release and love it. I can’t imagine my photographic life without Adobe Lightroom. And then the big daddy of all graphic tools – Adobe Photoshop CC which I tend to use sparingly after getting Adobe Lightroom.

Previous cameras (Now Sold)
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
SJCAM SJ4000 Action Camera
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Digital Camera
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 40D
Panasonic Lumix FZ50
Canon S2IS

Wish list
Sony 7R II

Previous cameras (Now Sold)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
SJCAM SJ4000 Action Camera
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Digital Camera
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 40D
Panasonic Lumix FZ50
Canon S2IS

Previous lenses (Now Sold)

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens
Samyang 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon
Samyang 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon Mount
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Autofocus Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Autofocus Lens
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Autofocus Lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

33 thoughts on “My Gear

  1. A very good collection of electronic gadgets, thank you so much, i got to know more about the gadget world…
    i liked your amazing photography too.
    i’m going to be a frequent visitor of your website from today.
    once again thank you so much for your support.
    -Naveen
    9844498098

  2. Br.Krishna, I’m really mazed by your multifaceted personality. Are you human??? πŸ™‚
    Nevertheless, I was searching for Mulyadi/ Malyadi bird sanctuary and I chanced upon this site and forgot what I was searching. Your photographs are extremely good! From now on I have to visit this site often…
    I am from Bangalore and heard lots of migratory birds have come to Mulyadi, so if you know about that place please do share some information like how to reach the place from Bangalore, and the season of migratory birds.. so on.
    Nice to chance upon this site.

  3. Dear Anagha,
    How did you know that I am not human. I was about to become Superman but failed one last test which would have qualified me becoming one. πŸ˜‰
    Nice to hear from you. Thanks for dropping by my website and seeing it. Keep visiting it I usually post 1-2 posts every week on different subjects.
    Please do comment and criticize my work so that I can attain that Superman state soon πŸ˜‰

    I have been to a Mallyadi Bird Sanctaury. It is a around 11Km from Kundapur on Kundapur – Udupi Highway. When you proceed 10km from Kundapur to Udupi there is a local bus stop called Thekatte.
    Turn left and proceed 1 Km in a good tarred road to reach Mallyadi Temple. In front of the temple there is around 60 acres of Old clay pit which hold rain water and becomes bird sanctuary.
    It is winter migratory ground for many migratory bird which visit us from North India and beyond. Since the area is large birds are well dispersed and not easily visible.
    Feb- March is the best time as water dries up and birds congregate in a small area. End of march water will be totally dry and bird also disappear.
    If you need any other help please let me know. I can arrange trip there provided I am also free (sunday)

  4. Great collection! your gear does not list 300mm 4L/IS USM. Looks like you have the 2.8 now. Did you sell the 4L? I am looking to buy one. By the way, I am a friend of Shiva Nayak.
    Your pictures are awesome too!

  5. It is quite cheap in USA (almost 20-25% cheaper) as compared to here in India. But when you import you get around 27% duty on the items. That makes the whole transaction worthless. B&H service is impeccable as always. They are very prompt in replacement. Once filters I ordered got stolen in transit by the courier. They replaced without even asking for proof etc, within a week.

  6. looks like u are going to add the Canon 1DX to that already drool wish list!!!!! i would love to hear your expert opinion about why/how the 1DX might or might not be better than the 5D mark II and 1D mark IV combined….

  7. Yes as you suggested i have added upcoming Canon EOS 1DX to my wish list. It has all the great stuff included. As you can see whole canon community is gaga over the new entrant. It is the combination of 5Dmark II & 1D Mark IV. What I miss is the focusing ability even at f/8 which 1D Mark IV had. It is a small price to pay for all the other benefit which I am going to gain from 1DX. I am booking the camera and my 1D mark IV will be for sale in Feb 2012 πŸ™‚ I might keep the 5DMark II for the backup. There are quite a lot of Studio photographers who were expecting 36 megapixel behemoth from Canon as a replacement for 1Ds mark III. Now 18 megapixel 1DX replacing it must be very disappointing for them. I really don’t understand the stupid megapixel race, I am happy that Canon stuck to saner 18 megapixel.
    Regards
    Krishna Mohan

  8. Hello Dr. Krishna Mohan,
    Amazing Photography! I am a big fan of your’s. Got u r reference through Sampath,MRPL. I live in Muscat. Amatuer Photographer. very new.
    I have got Nkon D5100. wish to buy Tamron 70-200/2.8 through Amazaon. Also would like to buy a teleconverter for this lens. Any advise on this lense.
    Warm Regards,
    Sharief

  9. Dear Shane Kevin,
    It is a difficult question to answer. I liked the choice of lenses which canon offered. I was a Nikon user during film days, but in digital I preferred Canon. I have nothing against Nikon, Sony or others. Once you start using one systems you need to use only that brand since I cannot combine a Nikon lens with canon body or Vice versa. I would really love to have a Nikon body with Canon lens and a Sony sensor πŸ˜‰
    Regards and thanks for visiting my website

  10. Would you recommend the Canon Speedlite 270EX as a fill flash for glamour and travel photography?

    I found your website when I clicked on a small camera icon on my own website of a Orealando Hawk Moth. I have searched the web in the past for a picture, but found nothing except for the picture that I had taken.

    – Shane Kevin
    Ttrillion 23

  11. Dear Shane,
    What you have on your website is moth called Daphnis nerii (Oleander Sphinx Moth or Oleander Hawk-Moth). I also have plenty of photos of this common hawk moth on my website below

    I think you mean 270EX II flash as 270 EX is discontinued. The Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash is great for fill flash on cameras that do not come with a built-in flash – such as the Canon EOS 5D Mark II or III. The small size and close-to-line-of-site (creating less secondary shadow) are advantages for this use. But on a camera that has built in flash it is equivalent to that flash in power.

    I strongly encourage you to read the Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash & Canon Speedlite 320EX Flash before making your purchase decision. The 320EX and 430EX II’s additional features and power are valuable in my opinion. 320EX wears the second-lowest Canon flash price. It is a very good value – a very useful tool.

  12. Mind blowing collection. Your clicks (photographs) detail description of everything is really amazing.
    I was searching some photographs on MV Kavaratti (we are planning for Lakshadweep trip) and got into your website through google search and lost!
    I am just a beginner (so called hobby photographer with Nikon D7000 and 18-105 lens), always hunger of information on the subject.
    Thanks

  13. That’s a mind boggling collection of lenses & gears you have there…..it might take I don’t know how many years for me…..if I were to step into your shoes…..hahahahahaha. I really admire your dedication armed with skillful utilization of your Knowledge & Techniques……you simply STAND OUT OF THE CROWD SIR……hats off……!!!

  14. Hello,
    I really liked your photos.i have a nikon coolpix s6300 and have clicked some photos.One of the best is of a shikhra.I could send it if you want.

  15. Dear Krishna Mohan,

    The plural of camera gear is “gear” and not “gears”.
    Gears are what you find in automobiles and other machinery.

    Please do correct it.

    Thank you

  16. Mr. Krishna Mohan,
    Happen to come across your Facebook page – Mangalore Photography Club Photo-Critic Group. Have been your follower since then.
    Learnt a lot and desire to keep learning a lot from you. Have been following the B&H Site for Video based training. Thanks your able guidance and insights. This blog will be another inspirational site for enthusiasts like us.

  17. Hello Sir,

    You are doing a real good job!!! i have benefited a lot reading your blogs.. i’m on my way to buy Sigma/Tamron 150-600mm lens (budget friendly), however i see that you have sold yours.. is there any specific reason (is it a bad one)?

  18. Dear Ram,
    Not at all bad. I have 300mm f/2.8 & 500mm f/4 So having 150-600 is redundant. In fact I purchased it just for review (similar to 7D mark II) and immediately sold it. For that price performance ration there is nothing to beat Tammy 150-600. Gladly recommend.
    Thanks for contacting me

  19. Hi Dr Krishi,

    You seem to have sold a good number of lens and camera bodies. How do you manage? Please let me know the the best platform to sell used camera gear & accessories.

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