I have had many people ask me about the equipment that I use and why I mostly do not mention it on the blog. It is really just because I think that we should spend more time on the creation process and less on the tools that we use in that process. Any of the major brands of camera can produce a great image but they also require use of the gray filter, located between the ears of the photographer in order to create/ see that image in the first place. That being said, here is my current field kit……
CAMERAS & LENSES:
My main camera bodies are the Olympus OMD EM1 and the Lumix GH2. Both of these are my workhorses and have proved themselves reliable time after time in all sorts of weather conditions. I also have a Lumix G5 as a backup just in case.
My lenses are:
Olympus 17mm f/ 1.8
Olympus 45mm f/1.8
Lumix/Leica 25mm f/1.4
Lumix 14 -42 mm
Lumix 45 – 200 mm
Lumix 14 – 140 mm
Lumix 100 -300 mm
I have changed from Canon, both full frame and crop frame, over to the M 4/3 system. Having sold my full frame bodies and my L series lenses I have been happily using the Micro 4/3 ‘s bodies and lenses for all my personal and professional work.
I use Manfrotto, and Induro tripods with Manfrotto, and Acratech ball heads. For some reason I seem to have collected a variety of tripods and heads over the years. Some of these are 20+ years old and come from my commercial photography days. I really need to clean house.
Filters: HiTech, Tiffen, & Cokin, mostly ND..3, 6, & 9 stop, & polarizers.
A few soft focus Cokins are in the mix just for fun.
I use Domke bags, and vests and Lowepro backpacks. I have and use remote releases for all the cameras.
For post processing I use Mac computers with Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom.
This is not to mention all the boots, Gore Tex, parkas, chest waders, and assorted gear I use just to remain comfortable on cold winter days and blazing summer afternoons. That should be another post.