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What's in my camera bag?

August 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

One question every photographer gets is "What kind of camera do you use?" so I've decided that I was going to share the gear I use on most occasions. I'll probably miss one or two things but I'll stick to what I use on a regular basis. 

I think it might be best to start with my camera. I currently am shooting with a Sony a6000 mirrorless camera. I've been using it for almost two years. Prior to that, I was using a Nikon D7100 DSLR camera. I made the jump over to Sony after trying it out and deciding that it was the right move for me. Maybe in the future I will make a list of WHY I switched from Nikon to Sony but that'll come later.

If I had to pick my favourite lens, it would be my Sony FE85mm f1.8 prime lens. It's definitely my most sharp lens but also gives me a great depth of field on my APS-C camera, especially when shooting at f1.8. My second lens would be my Sony SEL 50mm f1.8 lens. My favourite lens with the Nikon was my 50mm f1.8 lens so it was a no-brainer to go out and get the Sony equivalent to add to my arsenal. I also have a Sony 16mm f2.8 lens, but it's not very often i use this lens unless I'm going for an incredibly wide frame. 

I exclusively use off camera lighting in various forms. Typically I use Godox branded flashes, ranging from a AD600 and the AD200 to a single Rotolight Neo LED light. Different situations call for different lighting and different modifiers. I have a collection of various sizes/styles of modifiers ranging from strip boxes, octobox, pop up square soft box to a beauty dish. 

 

Single Strobe in SoftboxLit using a single Godox AD600 strobe in a Westcott Rapid Box XL Rotolight NeoUsing a single Rotolight Neo in a brolly style umbrella on location at Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls. Multiple LightsThis image was lit with two strobes and a speedlight. Godox AD600 in Westcott Rapid Box XL in front camera right Godox AD200 in Godox strip box in back on camera left. Speedlight with Godox strip box in back on camera left facing the yellow Savage backdrop.


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