Gears

Before, I thought that the gear is  not that important, I’ve always believed on skills until there’s a situation when I wish I had a particular lens on a particular situation so I stop kidding myself and embraced the fact that a better glass can make my life much easier. Now I only use gears that I know I can rely on. It’s important to understand how every camera equipment plays a part on my shooting style. A kit-lens (loved mine but had to let it go) can produce good photos but not as good as taken from a better glass like the Nikon AF-S 24-70mm F2.8G lens. Like in freehand drawing – different grades of pencil for different lines and strokes to produce an impressive piece of art. Let’s not forget about the skills – a good photographer with not-so-good gears can still produce better photos than a dud with a high-end camera – like a machine-gun with no ammo is useless. If you want to capture the best moments in your life, capture it with the best equipment for best results (no compromise), besides no client will take you seriously of you don’t have the right stuff. Not all is blessed with high-end equipment so make the best out of what you got right now. It takes hard work, skills and dedication to reach our goals.

Here’s a list of my current and former gear I’ve used for the past few years of photography from the basic compact camera up to the professional digital SLR camera and pro lenses. Every photographer always has to start on something so don’t be ashamed of your bridge camera or entry level digital SLR these humble equipment will lead you in the wonderful world of photography. It doesn’t matter if you’re using a kit lens or a super zoom pro lens as long as you know what your doing and you know how to properly utilize your gear then you’re good to go. Upgrade if you feel like going to the next level or doing it as a profession or part-time job. Enjoy photography, enjoy life.

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“What’s inside my camera bag?”

"Nikon D700" This photo was taken with the same set up as you see in this picture - Nikon D700 with AF Nikkor 50mm f1.8D (my humble but totally sharp lens stop down of course).

“Nikon D700”
This photo was taken with the same set up as you see in this picture – Nikon D700 with AF Nikkor 50mm f1.8D (my humble but totally sharp lens stop down of course).

"AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f4G VR" This was shot using Nikon D700 and AF-S Nikkor 105mm f2.8G Micro VR. Awesome lens by the way.

“AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f4G VR”
This was shot using Nikon D700 and AF-S Nikkor 105mm f2.8G Micro VR. Awesome lens by the way.

"AF-S Nikkor 105mm f2.8G Micro VR" This photo was shot with Nikon 16-35mm f4 VRII for my unofficial review of this lens.

“AF-S Nikkor 105mm f2.8G Micro VR”
This photo was shot with Nikon 16-35mm f4 VRII for my unofficial review of this lens.

Current Gear:
Nikon D750
Canon EOS 6D
Nikon D700
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 650D
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8G ED
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G VR II
AF-S Nikkor 105mm f2.8G Micro VR
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.4G
AF-S Nikkor 16-35 f4G VR
Canon 17-40mm F4L USM
Canon 24-105mm F4L IS USM
Canon EF 50mm F1.4
Nikon SB-900 Speedlight
Nikon SB-600 Speedlight
Nikon MB-D10 (vertical grip)
Nikon SG-3IR IR Panel
Phottix Strato 4-in-1 Radio Triggers
Novoflex Nikon G to EOS mount Adapter
Black Rapid RS-Sport
ZOOM H4N Recorder
Manfrotto 190 CX Pro4
Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5  Photo-Movie Head
Manfrotto MVH500 Fluid Video Head
Glidecam HD2000
Kamerar Slider Dolly

Former Gear (RIP):
Nikon D90
Nikon MB-D80 (vertical grip)
Nikkor 35mm F1.8G DX
Tokina ATX 12-24mm f4 AF Pro DX
Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 DC Macro OS HSM
AF Nikkor 50mm f1.8D
AF Nikkor 80-200 f2.8D
Pentax WG-1 w/ GPS

First dSLR Kit (RIP):
Nikon D40
AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR
AS-S Nikkor 55-200mm f4.5-6.0G DX VR

First Digital Camera (RIP):
Fujifilm Finepix S602Z Pro
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P52

Film SLR:
Vivitar V3000N
Vivitar 28-70mm

Camera Bags:
Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW (workhorse)
ThinkTank Retrospec 30
NatGeo W5070 Rucksack 
Crumpler 8 Million Dollar Home (RIP)
Crumpler Customary Barge Deluxe
To view my complete gear visit My Geavity (What's on your bag?).
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