You can take a good shot with any camera, that is a fact. It is also true that using excellent equipment will allow you to take great shots with more control. Equipment is important, it improves your chances of capturing what you want, more of the time. Here is what’s in my bag.
Main Camera Body & Lenses.
Sony α7r – This is still a powerful workhorse even if the 3rd generation is out now.
- Full-frame compact system camera
- 36.4 MP CMOS sensor
- Contrast-detect AF system
- 2.4million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder
- Dust/moisture-resistant magnesium-alloy body
- Full HD (1920×1080) video, 60p with audio level & clean HDMI output
- 4K photo output and support for TRILUMINOS display
- 3.0″ tiltable LCD, 1.23million dots
- NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity
- ISO 100-25,600
- Professional choice for landscape photographers
Various Lenses both native Sony, Zeiss and also Samyang.
Kase Wolverine Filters – I am pleased to say I am an official UK ambassador for Kase Filters, These are excellent, virtually unbreakable, pro HD glass, scratch proof, and moisture repellant filters.
- K100 Holder System
- CPL Slimline Polariser
- S-GND Soft Grads .9 and 1.2
- H-GND Hard Grads .9
- R-GND Reverse Grad 1.2
- C-GND Centre Grad 1.2
- ND 6 stop and 10 Stop
- Neutral Night – Unnatural Light filter
Visit Kasefilters.com for more info.
Also in the bag.
Other essential items that I carry are as follows…
- A Manfrotto BeFree or 190 Tripod both with Ball Heads – Used for almost all my landscape shots
- A Peak Design Capture Pro and Slide Light
- Cleaning Kit – Need I explain? Lens wipes, microfibre cloth etc
- Towels – I always carry some flannel size towels too, very useful if shooting in less than perfect conditions when needing to wipe down equipment
- Remote Timer for Long Exposure shots
- Camera Bag – I favour a backpack type camera bag. It is especially useful when yomping to locations to shoot landscapes
- Memory Cards – Yes, plural! Firstly, useful if you run out of space. Secondly never have just one. Every photographer will have, at some point, turned on their camera to realise the memory card is still sat in its reader somewhere!
- Battery Charger and Power Bank – You never want to be left short of charge!
My camera history.
Samsung NX1 – This is still my backup body.
Samsung NX1000 – My 1st real interchangeable lens camera, it was a great bit of kit.
Panasonic FZ45 – A great Bridge camera with 24x Zoom. I did a lot of miles with this camera and got some great shots.
Kodak Z650 – The camera that ignited in me the photography bug. This camera was a great piece of kit in its time.