Basic equipment: Camera and lens

First of all, you'll need a camera and a lens. I used a Canon EOS Rebel T1i and a manual Nikon lens to shoot both Cumulus (2011) and The Well. If you want to know why I chose such a strange combination, please read the following pages. If not, you skip to the Tools section. 

So why did I start my quest by choosing to buy a Canon Rebel? 

Canons, like Nikons, are reliable cameras and the Rebel line is:

  1. Affordable
  2. Shoots in RAW
  3. Compatible with Dragonframe, which is the image capture program I use.
  4. Works with other lenses like those made by Nikon (using an adaptor)

Why is lens compatability important? Because of the dreaded image flicker, you might not be able to use the lens your camera came with. © Philippe Vaucher 2013