Patrick Morrison

An all-original photography blog
Perth, Western Australia

Anonymous said: you're a good photographer, what kind of cameras do you use?

Thanks you for your kind words! There are a few cameras that I use:

  • Canon 600D: My primary camera is a Canon 600D (aka Rebel T3i). I have the two kit lenses (18-55mm and 55-250mm) and most recently the Canon 50mm f1.8. It was my first DSLR and it will be a while before I feel the need to upgrade, it takes beautiful pictures and I have full control over all my settings. I would definitely recommend this as the perfect camera to anyone ready to make a commitment to photography. Great for video as well.
  • Canon 125HS: fits in my pocket and is perfect for times when I don’t want to carry around a big camera, I bring it everywhere with me. I guess it could be replaced mostly with a good smartphone but I love the the sharp pictures and stable video it can get in a snap, perfect for documenting things in everyday life.
  • Canon Powershot SX50: I actually got this one from the West Australian Newspaper as part of a Travel Writing/Photography Competition. It’s killer feature is a 50x zoom lens which will beat out my longest DSLR lens anyday. It’s easy for me to hand to someone who isn’t great with a camera to get some nice stable video and backup photos of events.
  • Lomography Fisheye 2: I have actually written an article on my blog about this but to sum it up it is fun in a camera. It shoots 35mm film and has a wacky distorted fisheye lens. Thanks to my friends for the best birthday present ever.
  • GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition: I bought his camera to go on my failed ”in progress” drone project. Despite not going in the air I have brought it more than 10m underwater (along with my fisheye), on bike rides and down a gorge. Not only a great video camera but an underrated still camera for situation where you don’t want to have to worry about breaking your camera.
  • Sony Xperia Z2: I have only had this phone for a few weeks but I have used it to take hundreds of pictures already. I love that I can practice on the go, the big screen means I get a great sense of how my picture is about to turn out (instead of waiting until I get home). Even though it technically has more megapixels, it still can’t capture the same detail and depth as my 600D, but it’s a great camera for what it is. I can also connect it to my 600D to check on my pictures in the field.  
  • SPIRIT Telescopes: I know this isn’t your conventional camera, but the SPIRT Telescope at the University of West Australia have allowed me to take some pretty incredible pictures. I cover it in the guide I mentioned previously but it may be difficult to get access to, deep sky astrophotography is a pretty niche type of photography.
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