My Gear - Rock36 Photography by Tom Ulmer

My Gear

What camera do you use?

This is the most common question I am asked  when someone sees my photography.  I shoot with only Canon cameras and lenses (almost always with "L" or pro level lenses).  On each photo in my galleries, you can click on "view details" and it will display which camera and lens combination I used for that specific photo as well as its shutter speed and aperture . 

I am also often asked "what camera should I get as a new photographer starting out?"  My general answer is either Canon or Nikon's entry level DSLR.  This is not to say that other manufacturers don't make great cameras (a good professional photographer friend of mine actually just converted from Canon to Sony) but in my opinion Canon and Nikon have the greatest compatibility with off brand lenses and accessories.  This allows a photographer to not be limited as they find their niche of what they like to shoot. 

Here's what is in my three camera bags...

Camera Bodies

Canon EOS R

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 50D

Retired: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EOS 20D, Canon EOS 10D


Canon 500 f4 L IS USM

Canon 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L IS USM II

Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS USM

Canon 24-70 f2.8 L USM

Canon 24mm Tilt Shift USM

Canon 1.4 EF Extender III

Other Gear

Gitzo 1227 Carbon Tripod

Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ballhead

Canon Speedlight 580 EX Flash

Lowepro Flipside 300 Camera Bag

Lowepro Lens Trekker 600

Kata Photo Backpack

Hoya Circular Polarizer

Hoya MC Close Up +3

Kenda Extension Tube

Canon Remote Shutter Release

Rocket Air Blower Lens Cleaner

Lenspen DSLR Sensor Cleaner

SanDisk and Lexar SD and Compact Flash Cards