As I share with my collectors, other enthusiasts and even more-so, people who are looking to get into photography, one of the questions that is nearly inevitable is “What kind of camera do you use?”

Oddly, with photography you would think that would be a simple response and one that is given quite often is “The one you have with you!”.  Or the ever popular “It isn’t the camera, its the photographer!”.  While both of these responses certainly have some merit, the first is limited to a behavior of always having your camera with you and the second is certainly subjective. But both are 100% correct! This is my stuff that I am comfortable with. Some of it is pushing 30 years old and still producing amazing images!

What do I use?  Here is a rather exhaustive list:

  • Nikon D850
  • Nikon D810
  • Nikon 70-200 2.8 FE
  • Nikon 80-200 2.8D
  • Nikon 16-35 4.0
  • Sigma 50mm 1.4DG ART
  • Nikon 60mm Micro 2.8D
  • Nikon 24mm 2.8D
  • Sony RX100M3
  • Nikon 35ti
  • Mamiya 220
  • Nikonos V (w/24 and 35mm Lenses)
  • iPhone 8+
  • DJI Spark Drone
  • MindShift BackLight 26L – This is my bag!
  • Manfrotto 055 Carbon Tripod
  • Acratech GP Ball Head
  • Breakthrough Photography X4 ND6 & ND10 Filters
  • Breakthrough Photography X4 UV Filters
  • Breakthrough Photography X4 CP Filters
  • MIOPS SMART Remote trigger
  • SMDV-RFN-4s Remote trigger
  • Apple iMac for social media and marketing
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15″ 2017 for post processing
  • LG Ultrafine 4G 21″ display
  • Apple iPad Pro
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Wacom Intuos PT-451

Those are the primary items that get regular use.  I have all of my images printed by a 3rd party printer with full color matching on calibrated monitors.  I do have a small Canon printer for test images and such.

That is the list that works for me and certainly doesn’t mean that you need that much stuff, or that you can’t have a completely different portfolio of tools at your disposal.  That is what works for me.

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out and ask!  Happy shooting!

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