Using a Canon Digital Rebel XSi 12.2 MP Digital SLR Camera. I LOVE this camera! It came with a 18-55mm lens, but recently I added a macro lens Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Digital SLR Lens for closeups. I’ve been able to get some really sharp close up photos of insect and flowers.
There is a newer version of my camera available that also shoots HD video! While I won’t be upgrading anytime soon, if you are thinking about buying a Canon EOS, you should check this Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
My most recent addition is this Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Telephoto Zoom Lens. This is the lens I used to take the moon photos. I bought the camera and lens from Amazon.com.
A tripod is essential for close-ups and telephoto shots. I’ve tested a few tripods and actually bought one a Best Buy last week but it is too flimsy and I am afraid it will tip over. It did not have a wide enough base. I am returning it since I found this Quantaray QSX-9500 – Tripod at Ritz Camera. It is heavy duty with a wider base for stability.