My Gear

Gear I use and recommend

One of the most common questions I receive is about the sort of gear I use as a professional photographer and writer.  I’ve decided to compile the list of both equipment I personally use, and the equipment I recommend.  If you have any questions or comments about any of the gear listed here, please contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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Use or
Recommend?
Equipment Photo
Use Canon 1Ds Mark II

(Replaced with 1Ds Mark III)

Canon 1Ds Mark III
Use Canon 1D Mark IIn

(Replaced with 1D Mark III)

Canon 1D Mark III
Use Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3 Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3
Use Canon 5D Mark II Canon 5D Mark II
Use Canon BG-E6 Battery Grip Canon BG-E6 Battery Grip
Recommend Zoom H4N Handy Mobile 4-Track Recorder Zoom H4N Handy Mobile 4-Track Recorder
Use Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Video Shotgun
Microphone
Sennheiser MKE-400 Compact Video Shotgun Microphone
Use Canon RC-1 Wireless Remote Control Canon RC-1 Wireless Remote Control
Recommend Canon 7D Canon 7D
Use Canon 500mm F4L IS Canon 500mm F4L IS
Use Lenscoat for 500mm

Realtree Max-4D Pattern

Lenscoat for 500mm
Use Canon Drop-in Circular Polarizer (modified
by Singh-Ray)
Canon Drop-in Circular Polarizer
Use Canon 24-70mm F2.8L Canon 24-70 F2.8L
Use Singh-Ray Lighter Brighter Warming Polarizer Singh-Ray Lighter Brighter Warming Polarizer
Use Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS
Use Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS Canon 100-400 F4.5-5.6L IShttp://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/162616-USA/Canon_2577A002AA_100_400mm_f_4_5_5_6L_IS_USM.html
Use Wimberley P20 Lens Plate Wimberley P20 Telephoto Lens Plate
Use Canon 65mm F2.8  MP-E Macro Canon 65mm MP-E
Use Velbon Super Mag Slider Macro Rail Velbon Super Mag Macro Rail
Use Kaiser RS1 Copy Stand Kaiser RS1 Copy Stand
Use Canon 1.4x Extender II (Teleconverter) Canon 1.4x Extender II (Teleconverter)
Use Canon 2x Extender II (Teleconverter) Canon 2x Extender II (Teleconverter)
Use Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX APO DG HSM Macro Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX APO Macro
Use Kenko Extension Tube Set DG

(12, 20 & 36mm tubes)

Kenko Extension Tube Set DG
Use Lens
Align Pro Focus Calibration System
Lens Align Pro Focus Calibration System
Use Canon 580EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe Mount
Flash for
E-TTL-II
Canon 580EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe Mount Flash for E-TTL-II
Use FX3 Better Beamer Flash Extender FX3 Better Beamer Flash Extender
Use Canon CP-E4 Compact Battery Pack Canon CP-E4 Compact Battery Pack
Use Canon OC-E3 Off Camera Shoe Cord 3 –
TTL
Canon OC-E3 Off Camera Shoe Cord 3
Use Wimberley Combo 1 Telephoto Combo Flash
Bracket
Wimberley Combo 1 Telephoto Combo Flash Bracket
Use Kirk LP-3 Replacement Arca-Type Quick
Release Lens
Plate for Canon 500mm
Kirk LP-3 Replacement Lens Foot for Canon 500mm
Use Gitzo
3541XLS Systematic 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Gitzo GT3541XLS Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Use Jobu-Design BWG-Pro Gimbal Tripod Head Jobu-Design BWG-Pro Gimbal Head
Use Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ballhead

with B2 AS II Clamp

Really Right Stuff BH-55
Use 2 Axis Flash Hot Shoe Bubble Level 2 Axis Flash Hot Shoe Bubble Level
Use Tamrac Velocity 6x Compact Sling Pack Tamrac Velocity 6x Compact Sling Pack
Use Gepe Card Safe Extreme Watertight Case Gepe Card Safe Extreme Watertight Case
Use Hyperdrive COLORSPACE UDMA 500GB Hyperdrive COLORSPACE UDMA 500GB
Use Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Epson Stylus Pro 3800
Use Behringer XENYX 1002 – 10 Channel Mixer Behringer XENYX 1002 - 10 Channel Mixer
Use Audio-Technica Pro 8-HEX Hyper-Cardoid
Dyanamic
Microphone
Pro 8-Hex Hyper-Cardoid Dynamic Microphone
Use Behringer UCA202 – Low Latency 2 Input / 2
Output
USB/Audio Interface with Digital Out
USA202 USB IO
Use X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management
Solution
X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution
Use Adobe Photoshop CS4 Photoshop CS4
Use Adobe Lightroom 2.4 Adobe Lightroom 2.4
Use Nik Software Complete Collection for
Photoshop,
Lightroom and Aperture
Nik Software Complete Collection for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture
Use Adobe Premiere Elements Video Editing
Software
Adobe Premiere Elements Video Editing Software
Recommend Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Camera Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Camera
Recommend Canon PowerShot SD940 Digital Camera Canon PowerShot SD940 Digital Camera
Recommend Canon VIXIA HF20 Dual Flash Memory High
Definition Camcorder
Canon VIXIA HF20 Dual Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder