Gear Gear and more Gear!

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.Ansel Adams

For all you camera equipment enthusiast out there. Here is a list of all the photography equipment and tools that I use for my shoots. Understand that equipment changes from year to year. I am not a proponent to update my cameras every time a new version of my camera that comes out. So the question one may ask is how often do you change the camera. The short answer is every 3-4 generations unless it breaks. Without further ado, here is the list.

Camera Gear:

  1. Main Camera: Canon EOS-1DX Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  2. Backup Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body
  3. Travel Camera: Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) – Black
  4. If all else fails camera: Apple iPhone 8, 64GB, Space Gray – Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

Lenses: ( Note: The lenses I use are professional-grade lenses, so I’ve included the consumer level equivalent lenses as well )

  1. Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras ( Consumer Version >>> Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens )
  2. Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens ( Consumer Version >>>: here: )
  3. Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Wide Angle Lens – 2750B002
  4. Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens ( Discontinued )
  5. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens, White – 3044C002

Backup Lens:

  1. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens

Specialty Lenses: I will bring these to my wedding, fashion and beauty photoshoots.

  1. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens
  2. Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Ultra Wide Tilt-Shift

Flashes and Studio Lighting Equipment

  1. Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT
  2. Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash
  3. LumoPro LP180s ( Discontinued ) – I have been using these inexpensive flashes since 2015. They are rock solid and are still performing to this day so I haven’t needed to upgrade.
  4. Profoto B2 250 AirTTL Location Kit with B2 250 AirTTL Power Pack, 2X B2 Head, 2X Li-Ion Battery, Carrying Bag, Location Bag, Battery Charger – Bundle Air Remote TTL-C Transmitter (Canon)
  5. Manfrotto 1004BAC 144-Inch Air Cushioned Aluminum Master Light Stand with 4 Sections and 3 Risers, 3-Pack (Black)

Gear and Travel Bags

  1. Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager 30 – Rolling Gear Case
  2. Think Tank Photo Airport International V3.0 Carry On (Black)
  3. Think Tank Photo Streetwalker Pro V2.0 Backpack (Black) – Great if you need to carry and laptop along with you.
  4. Think Tank Photo Streetwalker V2.0 Backpack (Black) – Slightly small than the Pro version without the laptop pocket. I use this for smaller event photography jobs.

Computer and Software

  1. Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan with 1TB | 1 Year Subscription (Mac Download)
  2. Apple 15.4in MacBook Pro Laptop (Retina, Touch Bar, 2.6GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (MR942LL/A) (2018 Model)
  3. Capture One 11 Photo Editing Software | Single User, 3 seats | Mac [Download] – I use this for editorial, fashion, lookbook photoshoots for tethered capture. Superfast tethered capture.

Miscellaneous Quality of Life Gear and Equipment that just make things easier.

  1. BLACKRAPID Classic Retro (RS4) Camera Strap
  2. Eneloop 70-ZP2A-6D26 AAA 4th Generation NiMH Pre-Charged Rechargeable 2100 Cycles Battery with Holder Pack of 8
  3. PocketWizard FlexTT6 for Canon cameras Radio Trigger to trigger off-camera flash (TTL or manual)
  4. PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver Black
  5. Pro Gaffer Gaffers Tape, 2 in x 55 yd, Black
  6. Assorted clamps