What Camera Gear I Use

One of the most frequently asked questions I get asked is what camera gear I use. While I still believe it is most important to have a unique perspective rather than an expensive camera, I still find it interesting and useful to see what other photographers shoot on. Below I laid out the gear that can most commonly be found in my camera bag!

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Sony ar7iii - I have recently added the Sony to my kit and it has become my go-to camera along with the 55mm lens. The image quality, size, and low light capabilities are just a few reasons I have been preferring it over my Nikon. My photography style keeps me on my feet and running around the city rather than setting up with a tripod, so having a camera that has great low light capability without needing a tripod is a big reason I upgraded. The file sizes are massive and the amount of detailed captured in this camera is really incredible.

Sony 55mm f/1.8 - This is my favorite lens I have ever shot with. The lens is very fast, extremely sharp, and is relatively inexpensive. It is also compact and extremely portable. I feel having the 55mm focal length is the perfect balance between being too wide or too tight when photographing in the city.

Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 - A wide angle lens is a must when photographing in the city. This has been a nice lens to be able to capture a variety of wide focal lengths, and the 2.8 aperture still allows me to use it well in low light situations. The only downside is that it is heavy and not as sharp as the prime lenses I am used to shooting with. 

Nikon d750 - This has been my primary camera for the past five years and what I’ve used for most of my images. It has never malfunctioned and still works great, even though some of the rubber grips is finally slipping off. Compared to other full frame DSLRs I’ve found it is lighter and still has great image quality and dynamic range.

Nikon 24mm f/1.8 - This is my favorite wide angle lens for capturing cityscapes or buildings. The image lens is very sharp and the 1.8 aperture allows for low light situations.

Nikon 50mm f/1.8 - If I head out to shoot around the city this will be the lens I will use the most frequently with my Nikon. It has almost no distortion and is a good balance between too wide or too tight. 

Nikon 85mm f/1.8 - This is my favorite lens for portraits or capturing streets scenes where I want more compression in the photo or focus on architectural details. The wide aperture allows for beautiful bokeh and depth of field.

Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 - I originally purchased this lens for my trip to Antarctica for wildlife photography, but it has started to become one of my favorite lenses to use in the city. It is very fun to use a long lens in the city and get unique perspectives through the compression created by the 200mm focal length. It is much cheaper than the Nikon lens and I have had a great experience with the sharpness and performance.

Manfrotto Befree GT Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod - I do not use tripods often for my photography but have used this for some interior shoots. It is able to easily support all of my cameras and lenses and folds up into a compact size, easy for traveling.

**I am not sponsored by any of these companies and what I wrote is from my personal experience.**