Although gear is not the most important part of a photo, it can be insightful to see what a photographer uses. It’s not about the camera or lens, but often a small and silly piece of kit helps your photo a long way. These are the pieces of kit I use regularly.
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Camera and lenses
- Nikon d850: A full frame camera body that gives me enough flexibility in resolution and ISO for all situations.
- Nikon 50mm 1.8: The cheapest of my kit, but also the most used one. Perfect for portraits.
- Sigma 10-20mm 5.6: One I rarely use, but it’s great in smaller rooms.
- Nikon 28 – 300mm 3.5 (soon to be replaced): The most versatile one. I’m splitting it up in an 18-35 and 70-200mm though.
- 70-200mm: If I post a photo of a bug or plant, it’s usually made with this one.
- Huawei P20 Pro: I always have this one with me. It has such a powerful sensor!
- MPOW 3 in 1 lenses: I only use the macro lens of this set, but it’s a brilliant one!
- Zhiyun Smooth Q: As soon as I find the time I’ll pick up vlogging. And this piece of kit is essential for it.
- Sony XQD: Faster than SD-cards, which I need for my professional photography.
- 2 times 64 GB
- 4 times 32 GB
- Kalahari card wallet: Cause I like organizing even the smallest pieces of gear.
- Caruba SD-card holder: Same as the Kalahari wallet, but for my SD-cards.
- Hoya Circular polarisation filter: A polarisation filter helps for reflections and on bright sunny days.
- Haida Variable ND filter: ND-filters are for those long exposure shots.
- Matin convertor rings: This allows me to screw the filters on all my lenses.
- Manfrotto travel tripod: I don’t often use a tripod, but this light one helps me when I need to.
- FalconEyes mini reflector: I don’t use this actually. I don’t know why I got it.
- FalconEyes reflector: Now this one is useful. It helps you light portraits indoor and outdoor.
- Nikon SB-700 Speedlight: Sometimes you need to flash, in which case you better use a proper flash.
- Mennon Gray Cards: Sometimes you need some help setting your white balance.
- Zhiyun Crane 2: It’s heavy, but it stabilizes your camera very well.
- Rode video mic pro+: Even expensive DSLRs don’t have proper microphones, but this one is great and affordable!
- GoPro Hero 5 session: A birthday present I got and will play with a lot!
- Adobe Lightroom: For my main editing
- VSCOcam: for those quick smartphone photos
What gear do you like to use? Let me know in the comments below!