Gear I use

Photography is not all about gear but good gear I feel is essential and I like to use the best equipment for the job I’m hired to do. The following is a list of photography-related equipment that I own and use when appropriate. I’ll rent specific equipment which I don’t keep in stock if it suits a client’s needs.

 

Camera bodies (and accessories)

  • Nikon D4S

  • Nikon D810

  • Really Right Stuff L brackets (BD5-L + BD810-L)

  • EN-EL-18 batteries (x3)

  • EN-EL15a batteries (x2)

  • Battery charger (x2 each D4S + D810)

  • Giottos Rocket Air Blower

  • Hoodman loupe

Camera lenses (and accessories)

  • Nikon 24mm F1.4

  • Nikon 50mm F1.8

  • Nikon 85mm F1.8 (I often think about purchasing the F1.4 version instead)

  • Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 VR II

  • Hoya Pro-1 Digital UV filters (x1 for each lens)

  • Lee Filter Adapter Rings (x1 for each lens, used to attach Lee filter holder)

  • Lee lens cap (x1 for for each lens above)

  • Zeiss lens wipes

  • Lens cloths

  • Lenspen LP1

Rent when appropriate;

  • Nikon 14-24mm F2.8

  • Nikon 16-35mm F4

  • Nikon 24-70mm F2.8

  • Nikon 35mm F1.4

  • Nikon 300mm F4

Memory cards/card readers

  • Lexar XQD cards (collection x32GB, x64GB, x128GB)

  • SanDisk Extreme Pro CF cards (collection x16GB, x32GB, x128GB)

  • SanDisk Extreme Pro SD cards (collection x16GB, x32GB, x128GB)

  • Card reader (x2 CF)

  • Card reader (x2 XQD)

  • USB cable (x2 D4S + D810)

Filters

  • Lee Filters filter holder

  • Lee Filters ND Graduated Filter 0.75 ND (2.5-Stop) Medium

  • Lee Filters ND filter 1.8 ProGlass IRND 6-Stop

  • Lee Filters 105mm adapter ring

  • Lee Filters 105mm Landscape Circular Polariser

Rent when appropriate;

  • Lee Filters ND filter 4.5 ProGlass IRND 15-Stop

Lighting

  • Nikon SB-910 speedlights (x3 plus x24 Sanyo Eneloop Pro rechargeable AA batteries)

  • Sekonic L-308S light meter

Rent when appropriate;

  • Elinchrom ELB 400 or ELB 1200 strobes (HS To Go Kits)

  • Elinchrom HS head

Light modifiers

  • Lastolite Ezybox Softbox (54cm)

  • Lastolite Ezybox Pro Square (60cm - accepts x2 speedlights or x1 Elinchrom head with a spigot adapter)

  • Lastolite Fabric Grid (x2 for the above)

  • Elinchrom High Performance Reflector (26cm)

  • Honl speed strap (x2)

  • Honl Grid (x2)

  • Honl Gobo Bounce Card

  • Rogue FlashBender

  • Calumet Umbrella

  • Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector

  • Gels (in a multitude of colours, e.g. 1/4 CTO)

  • Nikon clip-on filters (UV/CTO)

Rent when appropriate;

  • California Sunbounce

Colour management

  • Lastolite white balance card

  • X-Rite i1 monitor calibrator

Remote transmitters/transceivers

  • Pocketwizard Mini TT1 Wireless Transmitter

  • Pocketwizard AC3 Zone Controller

  • Pocketwizard TT5 Wireless Receivers (x3)

  • Calumet Trigger Set (x1 Transmitter and x1 Receiver)

  • Rechargeable batteries (For all the above, where available, e.g. Sanyo Eneloop Pro, plus plenty spare)

  • Calumet Flash Sync Cable (backup option)

Rent when appropriate;

  • Elinchrom Skyport Plus HS transmitter

Tripods/lightstands

  • Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 Carbon Fibre tripod

  • Kirk BH-1 ballhead

  • Joby Focus Tripod

  • Manfrotto monopod

  • Calumet cushioned lightstands (x3)

Bags/cases/travelling

  • Joby Ultrafit Sling Strap

  • Zing Pro SLR neoprene case

  • F-Stop Loka

  • F-Stop Satori

  • F-Stop ICUs (x1 each Micro, S, M, L, XL, Gate)

  • F-Stop Gatekeepers

  • Lowepro Lens Case (various)

  • Lowepro Photo Sport AW200

  • Lowepro Toploader AW75

  • iWorkcase On-Location Workstation

  • Pelican 1095cc laptop case

  • Pelican 1510 camera case

  • Pocketwizard G-Wiz Trunk Case

Weatherproofing

  • Ewa Marine U-BXP100 underwater housing

  • Op-Tech Rainsleeve waterproof covers (x2)

  • Dry bags

  • Drying cloths (Synthetic and chamois leather)

  • Lens cloths

  • Golf umbrella

Computing

  • Apple iMac (21.5in and 12Gb RAM)

  • Apple Macbook Pro (13in)

  • Apple iPad

  • Apple iPad charger

  • Apple iPhone

  • Chargers (x4 for desktop, laptop, iPad, iPhone)

  • European/US travel plug adapter (x2)

  • Powertraveller Powermonkey Extreme (USB charger and cable)

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign)

  • Nik Collection (e.g. Silver Efex Pro 2)

  • USB cable - D4S (Tethertools TetherPro USB 2.0 to Mini-B 5-Pin)

  • USB cable - D810 (Tethertools TetherPro USB 3.0 to Micro-B Right Angle)

  • Camranger (including charger, battery & cable)

Mobile apps

  • Evernote (helps me keep track of everything)

  • Sunseeker / Fatmap / Google Maps (location scouting)

  • Easy Release (model releases)

  • Squarespace (on-the-go website updates, e.g. blog)

  • Adobe Lightroom CC (on-the-go digital asset management)

  • Dropbox Pro (on-the-go file sharing)

Backup/storage

  • Western Digital hard drives (x5 mirrored drives, on and off-site)

  • Dropbox Pro

  • Crashplan