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Gear

In my opinion, having "an eye for photography" will always be more important than owning the latest state-of-the-art gear. However, these days technology is not to be overlooked, so having more megapixels is an advantage in eg. post-processing.

As I travel a lot it is not always easy to carry all of my gear with me, but still I do so !  Often it is a real challenge, in particular on longer trips or hikes, but I do not want to miss out on a shot because I didn't bring a particular lens.

So here's a list of my gear.

Camera and Lenses:

  • Nikon D850: I love this camera because it delivers rock solid image quality, has great weather sealing and loads of other features. I think it is arguably the best DSLR of all times.  

  • Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 G1: I like the bold compositions with strong foregrounds that I can make with ultra wide angle zoomlens. Because it is a fast lens it is great for shooting the milky way and northern lights.

  • Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2: I use this lens a lot because it is relatively lightweight and takes screw-on filters. I choose this lens whenever I don't want the ultra wide angle effect/options for shooting.

  • Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2: This telezoom lens is super sharp over the entire zoom range. The maximum aperture of f/2.8 always gives me the option to create a shallow depth of field.
     

Tripod and head:

  • Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 055 Carbon tripod: It is not very light and compact, but makes up for it in rigid stability, height (+2m) and low (almost ground level). 

  • Manfotto XPRO Magnesium ballhead with 200PL Quick Release plate: I chose this because it perfectly fits my tripod and has the quick release fitting/plate.

  • Manfrotto MS050M4-Q2 L-bracket: this bracket came with 2 quick release plates pre-mounted, making it ideal for switching the camera from vertical to horizontal and back.

 

Filters:

  • K&F Concept screw-on ND-filters: I use variable ND8 to ND2000 filters on my 24-70 (82mm version) and 70-200mm (77mm version) lenses. Because of the design of the 15-30 lens I am still looking for a special adapter and holder that takes large 150mm filters. These are big and heavy and the only serious downside of this lens.

For post processing, when I'm back home,  I use the following :

  • custom BTO X-book (i7processor - 32GB ram): All of my work is done from this laptop.

  • LG 65in 100Hz 4K monitor: this large screen is very usefull for pixel peeking.

  • Adobe Lightroom: I do all my editing/post-processing with LR.

  • Adobe Photoshop: When editing I might also take my images into PS for some advanced features (like deleting things, focus and/or image stacking,....).

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