My Gear.

I just wanted to start off this blog by saying a huge thank you for checking out my website. It's a work in progress and there will be a lot of updates coming over the next few weeks. 

Right, to the blog.

For my first blog post I wanted to talk a little about the gear that I use. I get asked about this quite often so thought it would be a good way to kick things off. 

Camera: My main camera body is a Canon 6D. I purchased the 6D recently after spending a year with the 7D. The difference is incredible.  The image quality and low light/high ISO performance of the 6D is awesome. I picked mine up second hand for around $1000 less than the RRP. If you're looking for camera equipment on a budget then definitely go second hand, just make sure to check the shutter count (less than 10k is ideal and will perform like a new camera). 

 Canon 6D

Canon 6D

Lenses: The lens that is always attached to my camera and my go-to for most of my landscape shoots is the Canon 17-40 F4 L. It's a fantastically sharp and versatile lens and also fairly cheap if picked up second hand as mine was. 

My second lens is the Tamron 70-200 F2.8 DI VC USD. This lens is a beast. It's weighs a whopping 1.47kg. This being said, I still never leave home without it. The image quality and incredible stabilisation make this one of the best 70-200 F2.8 lenses out there. 

 Tamron 70-200 F2.8 DI VC USD

Tamron 70-200 F2.8 DI VC USD

My third and final lens is the remarkably priced Canon 50mm 1.8. I still find it hard to believe that this lens costs so little. The build quality and auto focus system aren't the best but image sharpness is beautiful. My main use for this lens is close up commercial work such as product photography and food and beverage. 

 Canon 50mm F1.8

Canon 50mm F1.8

Filters: There are many different brands out there that promise similar quality, usability and price. I opted for the Nisi V5 system on various recommendations. I use a Nisi V5 filter holder, a CPL (circular polariser), a 1.2 soft edge graduated ND filter, and a ND1000 ten stop ND filter. 

 Nisi V5 Filter System

Nisi V5 Filter System

Tripod: I recently picked up the Mefoto Globetrotter carbon fibre tripod. I've been extremely happy with this awesome tripod so far. I do however have one complaint. It almost seemed as if the tripod hadn't been finished before it was sent out for sale. Everything was loose and I had to spend some time tightening all of the leg sections, ball head and joints. One leg joint even completely fell off whilst I was carrying it on one of my first outings. After some tweaking this it's all now in great working order. The tripod is light and compact and even doubles up as a monopod. 

 Mefoto Globetrotter 

Mefoto Globetrotter 

Editing: For editing I use a MacBook Pro with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. 

 Macbook Pro

Macbook Pro

That about wraps things up. 

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions regarding my gear then please feel free to send me a message via the contact page. 

Thanks again. 

Happy shooting.