I have a lot of clients, friends and family ask me what I use to shoot with… well, that depends on the situation, but what I can tell you is the equipment that I own and use regularly.
I have four camera bodies. I recently added the Nikon D4 to my line up! It’s the top of the line professional camera body by Nikon and it’s fabulous. I now use my Nikon D700 as my main back up. While the camera is just a tool in what I do, I still find that it is important to use the best possible tools to help me achieve what I want from a shoot. I also have a D80, which is rarely used anymore and is primarily just for back up “in-case” (knock on wood) something ever happens to my D700. When I have time I pull out my F5 or my Bronica. I usually only use my film cameras for personal work or projects.
Now on to the glass (lenses). I have:
Nikkor 50mm 1.4G that comes in handy in tight spaces.
Nikkor 105mm 2.8 for those up close shots
and my favorite lens, the Nikkor 135mm 2.0DC it’s a dream lens that I waited for almost a year to get my hands on (it’s almost always back-ordered!).
Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8 for some excellent ultra wide shots.
I love Black Rapids WS-1 strap because it is comfortable and easy to switch between cameras.
While I do prefer to use as much available light as I can, for super low light situations or to improve the lighting I use the SB-900
Another great tool I use is the L-358 light meter by Sekonic
I work on a Mac Pro Tower (I lovingly call it the beast) with a 30″ Cinema Display (the better to see you with…) which is no longer in production.
I also use a Cintiq along with my 30″ display.
And there you have it! All of my goodies that I use to make your photographs beautiful.