Photographing and posting photos is a big part of the wetshaving hobby for me. I enjoy photographing a lot - just as I enjoy seeing other people's work.
Recently I have been wondering what cameras and gear people use?
I'll start with myself:
I have two cameras; A Sony DSC-H3 and a Canon EOS 20D.
The Sony DSC-H3 is my light travel camera, it is a mid size point-and click 8.1 MP camera with a Carl Zeiss zoom objective. It is a light and compact camera capable of takning decent photos. I usually carry it around in a Samsonite case with an extra battery and memory card.
The Canon EOS 20D (bought used) is a good all-round workhorse D-SLR, being an 8 MP camera it is not impressive, but it is more than enough for my needs. The 20D is the last of Canons D-SLR's to be produced with an ultra sturdy magnesium body, making this camera incredibly tough.
For the 20D I have the following gear:
Canon EF 28-135 mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM objective (bought used). A very good middle-of-the-road all-rounder, capable of doing both decent detail- and distance work and everything in between, it came with the camera, but I would still have picked something like this anyway
Sigma EF-530 DG Standard flash. Cheap and efficient flash, not the most lightweight and streamlined flash on the market, but again; a good all-rounder, like the rest of the package
Canon BG-E2 battery grip (bougt used). I rarely use this as it adds way too much weight to the camera, but it is nice to have for prolonged photoshoots using a tripod
Four batteries (bought used). I have yet to run out of power
Lowepro Nova 170 AW bag. Good sturdy bag with room for camera, flash, extra batteries and memory cards. On Lowepro's homepage it is stated that this bag will containg camera w. mounted objective, flash and 1-2 extra objectives. I am still trying to figure out how it would be possible to fit even a single extra objective into this bag though. If in doubt; go a size up!
PacSafe CarrySafe 100 strap. Anti theft strap with build in steel wires. I do a lot of photography in urban environments, this strap makes it impossible for someone to simply cut the strap and run away with the camera
Bresser tripod. Actually bought for my Sony camera, it is bit too light for the Canon, but it works untill I get my hands on a more sturdy one. I rarely use a tripod anyway
Aside from that I have a Sto-Fen Ombi-Bounce for my flash on the way. A must for detail work like SOTD photos.