CY365 Podcast Episode 5 : Oh My! Look At The Light It Is Sucking Out of the Room


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In episode #5 we talk about why we chose our cameras, where we purchased them, and what we have on our Christmas lists with some suggestions for you.


The Panelists

Katrina Kennedy – CY365 Founder

Kelly Buss – CY365 Creative Manager


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Notes From The Show

My Etsy Christmas Tree Skirt from The Burlap Cottage


What’s In Kelly’s Bag

Canon 60D

Canon 50mm 1.8

Tamron 28-75  2.8 (for Canon)

Nikon Equivalent (not in Kelly’s bag) 


What’s In Katrina’s Bag

Canon 5D Mark II

Canon 50mm 1.4

Canon 17-40mm L 4.0

Canon 100mm 2.8 macro

Battery Grip


On Kelly’s Christmas List


Remote Shutter Release


On Katrina’s Christmas List
(ridiculously long compared to Kelly’s)

Olloclip 4-1 Lens

The Olloclip Quick-Flip Case

Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 (if Santa wins the lottery)

50mm 2.5 Compact Macro


Recommended For Your Christmas List

Canon 5Ti

Nikon D5200 (this is a bundle, which I don’t normally encourage, but this is priced well)

The Low Light Lens Every Mom Should Consider


As Seen In The Gallery

Jeannie Thiessen’s Whimsy

Liesl Kruger’s Boundless Spirit 


Photo Frame by PaisleePress available at TheLilyPad


What is on your photographic Christmas list this year? Have questions about which camera or lens is right for you?  Let us know in the comments below.


  1. CaroleMac

    Thx tons for all the info this week Ladies. I am really debating btwn the T5i and going up to the 70D. I have been in the Rebel world for awhile, on my third now and loving my T3i for the last couple years but wonder if its time to move out of the Rebels and take the jump to the 70D with all the new WiFi etc capabilities. So thx again for more food for thought.

    • Kelly Buss

      I go with the 70D! It is a bigger body, though, so go hold one. I think you’d love the jump.

  2. Love that you guys are recording again! Love the podcast. I am a Nikon girl. I started out with the D3000 and last year upgraded to the D5100. I love it. I currently have a 50mm 1.8, a 35mm 1.8, and a 55-200mm f4. I asked Santa (hubby) for the Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 for Christmas. I am not a professional, but I am a scrapbooker and serious hobbyist!

    I really enjoyed listening to you gals talk about gear this episode. Keep up the awesome work and can’t wait for the next one!

  3. Caroline Brown

    Hubby & I just bought a Nikon 5200 as an early Christmas present & I LOVE it.
    On my wish list – a low light lens (for moon and aurora photography), a good tripod and an extended use battery (the standard one doesn’t last long enough when shooting sport)

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