My Gear

Photographing elephants in Tanzania

Photographing elephants in Tanzania


If you have any questions about my gear, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Canon 5 D Mark 3

Canon 7 D

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide Angle lens

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Ultra Wide Angle Zoom lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod

Lowepro Pro Runner 200AW Camera Bag

Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag


Gura Gear Kiboko 22L Camera Bag [no longer available]

Gura Gear Bataflae 32L Camera Bag [no longer available]



15 replies »

  1. Thank you for your post. I started getting into photography after leaving Peru as well. I have a long way to go and still working on how my camera works. I bought a few books for beginners. And every night, i would watch , “YouTube” for tips on photography. I will sign up for classes, for sure. But thanks for you inspiration.


  2. Hi Susan, Got the link to your blog, from the article you wrote for WildEye. Very interesting… I’ll be travelling with WildEye next year. Any suggestions on the lens for the migration safari? (I’m a Canon user too!)


    • Hi! That’s great, what trip will you be taking with Wild Eye? I’ve found that using the 200-400mm with the 1.4 has been the most versatile for my needs. That being said, it’s very expensive to buy. Renting has been a great option, and while not the cheapest that way either I haven’t been disappointed in the investment yet. Wild Eye has a 200-400mm, among other lenses, it can rent you, but I would put whatever you choose on hold asap if you decide to go through them. It makes things quite easy since you don’t have to lug the heavy glass with you when you travel.


  3. Hi, Susan. I came across your blog on Facebook. And I must admit I love your images and admire your work, in particular wildlife shots in Kenya and Tanzania, as I live in Tanzania between Serengeti and Lake Victoria for the past 25 years. Being a total and true amateur and Canon gear user I take courage, reading your way up the level you are now, that I can and should also improve myself, even if my windows of opportunity in the wildlife are mostly limited to times when I host guests and take them to Serengeti, Ngorongoro or Lake Victoria for a day or two. All the best in your future endeavors!


    • I envy your proximity to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Incredibly beautiful places. I hope some day to return. Don’t worry about working up the canon ladder. At the end of the day it’s about your eye and your heart. Some people take breathtaking images with iPhones nowadays.

      Thank you very much for taking the time to comment and review my blog. 🙂


  4. I just stumbled upon this blog and I already love it. It seems as though not only do you travel and say LOOK AT ME! but that you view from the eye of a truly sympathetic, open, and wise journalist. It seems you travel to give and take and not just take. Beautiful blog and I look much forward to reading much more!

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    • Hello! Welcome to the blog. I’m thrilled you stumbled upon it. I do try to be open to each place and do it justice. No image would work if I just took and didn’t give a little something back. Thank you for your kind comments and I’m glad you’ll be back.

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  5. Hi Susan, I’m interested in the Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag that you have. I like that fact that it doesn’t look like a camera bag. I have a 5Dmk3, 24-70 f/2.8 (only 5mm bigger all around than your 24-105) and a 70-200 f/2.8. Although I think it might be a bit heavy, do you think that the camera and both lenses would fit?


  6. Hi!
    I also like photography, but unfortunately not so professionally like you!
    I will follow you because your stories and photos are very good.
    If you would like to know something more about Switzerland…please feel free to visit (and maybe follow) my poor blog about the “Confederation”.
    All the best!


  7. Very nice gears…and i love all your pictures…
    Im just curious
    , do you also use any pocket camera? Im not good in using SLR camera, but I really want to take good picture with minmalist gear, such as pocket camera. And I would like to know if you’re having one and taking good pics with it. Thanx…


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