Category: Equipment

Equipment – New 50mm F/1.8


My tried and tested 50mm finally died 🙁

<a moment of silence>

I initially bought the lens back ~2007 off a coworker that had two because he loved it so much. It’s been my go-to lens for travel, portraiture, and anything not sports for the last umpteen years. I think everyone should learn on / have at least one prime in their bag. This lens is a sharp workhorse that’s always helped me get the job done.

Now, enter the new guy

He’s a little smaller, lighter, and quieter (all good things). Hopefully, we’ll have half as many adventures together as his predecessor.

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Equipment – Canon 300mm f/2.8


I recently posted about the images I shot at the Vancouver Nighthawks Tryout. For this shoot I rented a Canon 300mm f/2.8 from Beau Photo. You can see the monster sized piece of glass pictured below…

Kurtis Stewart rents a Canon 300mm f/2.8 lens

It was definitely a whole different experience shooting with this beast vs. my regular 24-70mm. The weight and the fact it’s a fixed lens take a little getting used to but the images I was able to get were well worth it.

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Equipment – Fenix LD12 Flashlight


I was recently on a shoot at night in the pitch dark under the Burrard Bridge (read as: Moria). After whipping out my iPhone for the upmteenth time I vowed to get a decent flashlight for assisting. Enter the Fenix LD12….

Kurtis Stewart's Fenix LD12 Flashlight

About the size of a roll of quarters this flashlight is essentially like having the sun in your hands…with 4 brightness levels. I picked this little gem up at Vancouver Battery. Danny, the owner, is just about the nicest dam guy ever. If you ever need batteries or flashlights, tell him Kurtis sent you!

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