GEAR

Okay, they say gear doesn't matter. And for the most part I totally agree. One of my favorite quotes about gear is from Ansel Adams.

“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”

But I fall into the group of photographers who consider photography an artistic craft practiced using tools. And those tools include cameras and lenses and such. So for me I search out gear that gets out of my way and lets me create the images that I see. If a piece of my gear doesn't make a strong contribution to what I want to shoot it won't get much use and will soon be replaced. The less I notice a piece of equipment the better I like it.

Unfortunately this means that every photographer will have a different "ideal" equipment list. But since I often get asked what kind of camera or lens I'm using I thought I would maintain list of my "current" gear.

The letters in () is it's typical use: L-Landscape, A-Astrophotography, C-Commericial & T-Time Lapse

CAMERAS

  • Sony Alpha A7Rii 42mp Full Frame Camera (L,A,C)
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R 24mp Full Frame Camera w/ Fixed 35mm f/2.0 Lens (L,A,T)
  • Sony FDA-EVM1K Electronic Viewfinder for RX1R  (L,A,T)
  • Really Right Stuff L-Brackets

LENSES

Brooklyn Bridge
  • Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS (C)
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED (L,A)
  • Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift (L,C)
  • Sony FE 28mm f/2 (L,A)
  • Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift (L,C)
  • Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA (L,A,C)
  • Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS (L,C)
  • Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift (L,C)
  • Contax Vario-Sonnar T* 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 (L)
  • Metabones T Smart Adapter Mark IV for Canon EF
  • Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX

FILTERS

  • 5, 7, 10, 13, & 16 Stop Formatt Hitech 82mm ProStop IRND ND Filters (L)
  • Hoya Circular Polarizing HD (L,C)

CAMERA SUPPORT

  • Gitzo GT2545T Series 2 Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod (L,A,C)
  • Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ballhead with Arca Swiss Quick Release Clamp (L,A,C)
  • FEISOL CT-3441S Traveler Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod (L,A,C)
  • Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Geared Head with Arca Swiss Quick Release (L,A,C)
  • Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Pocket Pod (L,A,T)

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

230 Tinkham Ln
  • NiceFoto 680W N-Flash Wireless Studio Flash w/ wireless trigger (C)
  • (4) Cactus RF60 Wireless Flashes (C)
  • (8) Yongnuo YN560-III Speedlite (C)
  • Fujifilm EF-X20 Flash (C)
  • Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V6 (C)
  • Honl Photo Color Correction Flash Gel Filter Kit (C)
  • Westcott Illuminator 14" Silver/White Reflector (C)
  • Westcott Illuminator 30: Silver/White Reflector (C)
  • (2) Westcott Umbrella - 43"  Collapsible Shoot Through (C)
  • (2) Westcott Umbrella - 43" Collapsible Reflective (C)
  • Photoflex Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 60" (C)
  • Manfrotto 680B Compact Monopod w/ Feet (C)
  • Manfrotto MVM250A Aluminum Monopod with Fluid Base (C)
  • Benro C-068M8 Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod (C)
  • (3) LumoPro LP605 7 Foot Compact Light Stand (C)

CAMERA BAGS

  • F-Stop Gear Lotus Mountain Series Backpack w/ Large Pro ICU (L,C)
  • CourierWare Incognito Messenger Camera Bag
  • ThinkTank Photo TurnStyle 10 Sling Bag
  • Nanuk 940 Case with Dividers (Backup Gear Storage)
  • Pelican 1550 Case with Dividers (Light Equipment) (C)
  • Tenba TTP34 TriPak (Light Stands, Monopods & Umbrellas) (C)

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