“Hi, my name is Andy, and I am a recovering equipmentaholic”
An admitted “gearhead,” I thought it would be fun to list my photographic equipment, ala some of the pro’s websites out there, so all of you who are aspiring to be more like me :-), will know what I carry and shoot with. So, here goes:
Sony A7 Full Frame (“FX”) mirrorless
- Zeiss 24-70 f.4 Zoom Lens
- Sony 70-200 f4 Zoom Lens
- Nikon Lens Adapter and some old Nikon Glass on occasion
integrated Zeiss vario-sonar f1.8-2.8 24-70 equivalent
- Sirui Lightweight foldable carbon fiber tripod with “Arca-Swiss” type Ball Head
- Sirui Ultralight, packable carbon fiber tripod with “Arca-Swiss” type Ball Head
- Wireless remote
I also carry some assorted “other” items – such as B&W CPL filters, bubble level, and an assortment of square ND filters (1, 2, 4, and 6 stop). My equipment list has been “winnowed” down over the past couple years. “Less is more” …….. and LIGHTER 🙂
Camera Bags ….
I don’t use bags or backpacks. They are limiting and in my experience you will never find the right one. I have used both and find that they actually make shooting more difficult. I do use a vest (often referred to in my self-deprecating posts as my “dork-vest.” 🙂 ). It is not a name brand photo-vest. I look for zippered pockets (for security), and lightweight. I have found that several large pockets work better than many smaller, “dedicated” photo vest pockets. I try to carry only what I am going to absolutely need in the field.