Lars van der Loo Gear

CAMERAS | LENSES | ACCESSORIES | and more…

Hey everybody! Welcome to my gear page. Here, I have listed and commented on all the photography gear I use. Besides cameras and lenses, I added auxillary gear such as tripods and cleaning gear as well. I have also included links to reviews. In the future, I hope more items will be added.

If you have any questions about any of the gear listed below, please contact me through my special contact page.

All photographs on this page are my own.

 

CAMERAS

 

Canon EOS 70D

This is my main camera for every kind of photography. It has great image quality, low noise and outstanding video capabilities.

 

Canon EOS 450D

I have owned this camera since 2008 and I owe a lot to it. This camera fueled my passion for photography and served as a great tool for learning the basics. It now serves as my backup camera.

 

GoPro HERO

I bought this basic, cheapest GoPro variant right after I started diving. To date, underwater videography is still the main purpose of this camera.

 

LENSES

 

Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Recently, I replaced the 18-55mm kit lens with this fast piece of art. This lens is often descibed as the very best lens for APS-C cameras. Many reviewers argue that this lens in fact deserved the L-label. It is now my main walkaround lens for everyday use, and it offers outstanding image quality.

 

Canon 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

This lens is the little brother of the more expensive Canon 10-22mm, without sacrificing image quality. I use this lens for wide landscapes or cityscapes.

 

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM

This latest successor to the famous ‘plastic fantastic’ has fantastic image quality and very soft bokeh, especially when looking at the price of this lens. It serves as my short portrait lens and medium-long walkaround lens.

 

Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

This budget telephoto lens has served me well through the years. I mainly use it for photographing wildlife, details of landscapes or cities, and portraits. Ultimately, this will probably the first lens I will replace.

 

ACCESSORIES

 

Cleaning

The Giotto Rocket Air and LensPen Elite are indispensable tools for keeping my gear clean. The rocket blower offers enough force to remove almost all dust particles, and the LensPen’s carbon-based cleaning brush can clean fingerprints and greasy spots from every glass surface.

 

Remotes

I use both a cheap eBay remote control as a very simple shutter release, as well as the Yongnuo Timer Shutter Release TC-80 for more advanced shutter control when doing timelapse photography.

 

Steadicam Curve

The Steadicam Curve offers easy stabilization of GoPro footage, whilst still being small enough to fit in a small bag. It is a bit difficult to balance, but once achieved, it really helps to improve al GoPro footage.

 

Bobber

I use this cheap floating Bobber, which I bought on DealExtreme, as the main handle for underwater filming with my GoPro HERO. It is easy to use and it has never failed me.