I’ve been getting a lot of messages asking me what cameras and lenses I use for my work. So I decided to make a page dedicated to just that.
When I am on the market for a new camera or gear, I always look for three things: quality, weight, and price. I like to have the best results out of my gears without hurting my neck and my pockets. So here are the gears that you will typically see in my camera bag.
The Nikon D750 is my go-to camera. It is my workhorse. It is lightweight. It is perfectly priced. The quality of photos it produces are amazing and the file sizes you get from it are not overkill.
The Nikon D610 serves as my backup camera just in case my workhorse breaks down on a shoot. I also use this camera when I do test shoots with models so I don’t put a lot of mileage on my main body. But don’t get me wrong, the Nikon D610 can really hold its own. It is very lightweight and is very affordable. Perfect for anyone that is trying to get in to full-frame.
When I am not shooting for work or when I am traveling, I normally bring my Fuji X100T. Though the D750 and D610 are both light, I still do not enjoy having them around my neck or my shoulders for long periods of time especially when I am traveling. The Fuji X100T gives me the comfort I am looking for without giving up some quality in my photos.
The Nikon 50mm 1.8G is one of my go-to portrait lens. It is very cheap, produces high quality images, and it is very lightweight. If I am to be asked to choose only one lens to use in a shoot, this will be my choice.
The Nikon 85mm 1.8G is another lens I enjoy using for portraits. This lens checks all the things I look for in a lens. It is cheap, light, and it produces very good results. I normally just bring two lenses to my shoots, this and the 50 are my go-to pair.
Sometimes there are situations that I needed more flexibility from my lens. This is the time I will bring my Nikon 24-70 2.8G ED to my shoot. Though it is very heavy and quite expensive, this lens offers me good quality results and it provides me the flexibility when I need to be quick on my feet and when my environment is not quite friendly.
Just like the 24-70, the Nikon 70-200mm 2.8G ED VR II is a lens that I would bring if a location requires me to have some flexibility. It is also heavy and very expensive. But this lens gives me amazing results. If its not for its weight, I would probably use this a lot more than the 85mm.
The gears and tools that were listed were personally used by me as I grew in this business. Some of the links are affiliate links. Which means that if you make a purchase, I will earn a commission from it. Please feel free not to spend any money on these products unless you feel it will help you in your photography journey.