On her photographic expeditions, Archambault uses a Canon Digital EOS 5D as her main camera and a Canon Digital EOS Rebel XT (350D) as a backup body. She likes the wide-angle capability that the 5D's full-frame sensor gives her for capturing expansive vistas, and the lens she has used most on recent shoots is her wide-angle zoom, a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM. She also likes to be prepared for any situation, and sometimes finds the compositional elements that interest her in the details of a scene. To capture them, she uses Canon's EF 24-70mm L f/2.8 USM and EF 70-200 mm f/4 IS USM lenses. For travel and outdoor photography, she prefers the 70-200mm f/4 to Canon's f/2.8 lens with the same focal length, because it's smaller and easier to carry, and, she notes, some would argue it's sharper.