Photography Gear - CAMERAS & LENSES

I often get emails asking me what equipment do I currently use and truly believe in. It has become nearly impossible to answer all of them so I decided to put up this page. Hoping this will answer many of the questions I frequently get. Here is the complete list of my equipment along with links to purchase it from the highly trusted B&H Photo Online Store. 


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Canon 5DSR – It’s All in the Detail


Providing the full resolving power of its new sensor, the EOS 5DS R DSLR Camera from Canon is a variant of the 5DS with the sensor’s low-pass filter rendered neutral. By cancelling the effect of the filter, the 50.6MP sensor is enabled to deliver an even higher resolution with more intricate details. The potential downside to this is that the cancellation function brings with it the greater possibility of moiré and other color artifacts. This is a camera for those interested in the utmost resolution from the sensor and the ability to control color artifacts either in-camera or with post-processing software.


More Resolution for Bigger Images – New 50.6 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS sensor


The EOS 5DS R camera features Canon’s newest full-frame CMOS sensor. At 50.6 Megapixels, it’s the highest resolution sensor in the history of EOS. It captures 8712 x 5813 effective pixels, delivering images with an unprecedented level of realism perfect for large-scale commercial printing, fine art, significant crops and any number of other high-end applications. Thanks to this amazing sensor, engineered to work in concert with dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, the EOS 5DS R is a remarkable, high-resolution camera with impressive performance.


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Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens


A truly versatile wide-angle zoom featuring an advanced optical design and constant f/4 maximum aperture, the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens is a member of the esteemed L-series of lenses designed for full-frame EOS DSLRs. One Super UD element and one UD element offer a significant reduction in chromatic aberrations while four aspherical elements help to minimize distortions throughout the zoom range and provide consistent edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination. Both SWC and ASC coatings have been applied to the elements in order to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy. Ideally suited for landscape and architectural photography, this lens covers ultra-wide to wide-angle perspectives and backs up its versatile zoom range with sophisticated optical components and intuitive handling.


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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens


The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens from Canon is a high performance, water-resistant, ultra wide-angle L-series zoom lens. An f/2.8 maximum aperture is effective in low light situations and offers shallow depth of field focus control. The optical design has been improved to offer better edge-to-edge image quality. In addition, it features 3 high-precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo. Its ultrasonic motor (USM) and improved AF algorithms will help the lens to focus faster and quieter. Precise manual focus is supported even in One Shot AF mode and a truly round aperture results in pleasing background blur.


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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens


The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens from Canon improves upon its predecessor, one of the most acclaimed lenses in the Canon EF line, with superior performance, increased speed and optical quality.

This lens construction consists of one fluorite and five ultra-low dispersion optical elements which help deliver the sharpness and reduced aberrations. The IS II Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths and features two modes for stabilization of still objects and while panning to follow moving subjects. An ultrasonic focusing motor provides fast, smooth and silent autofocus action.

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens


This redesigned EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens from Canon ups the ante for optical performance for a professional standard zoom lens. It has one Super UD lens element and two UD lens elements that minimize chromatic aberrations in the periphery at wide-angle, as well as reducing color blurring around the edges of the subject. In addition, two types of aspherical lenses are combined to help reduce spherical aberration over the entire image area, as well as through the full zoom range. Optimized lens coatings help ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting.


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Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender


The EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender from Canon is a high-performance super-telephoto zoom lens with a built-in 1.4x extender that converts the focal range and maximum aperture to 280-560mm f/5.6. The extender is located at the base of the lens and applied with a simple lever switch.

An Image Stabilization system offers up to four shutter speed stops of compensation against camera movement, which is ideal in low-light situations and when shooting at its long focal lengths. Three IS modes are available, each optimized for your specific subject. There is a mode ideal for static subjects, one for panning with moving subjects and an Exposure Only mode that applies stabilization only during exposure, offering you the speed you need to follow fast, erratically moving subjects.

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Photography Gear - Aerial Photography

DJI – Phantom 4 Quadcopter


A sleek new design with magnesium unibody construction, obstacle avoidance sensor, dynamic range enhancing video modes, and a two-point-of-contact gimbal mount are just some the features DJI have introduced with the Phantom 4 Quadcopter. Thanks to improvements in efficiency as well as its intelligent power management system, the quadcopter boasts up to 28 minutes flying time. Its camera shoots DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video at 24/25 fps and UHD 4K (3480 x 2160) at up to 30 fps. There is also a 120 fps mode in 1080p resolution for slow-motion effects. The camera will also take 12MP still photos in either DNG RAW or JPEG, with single shot, HDR, burst, and time-lapse modes to choose from.


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Photography Gear - TRIPODS & BALLHEAD

Really Right Stuff TVC24 Carbon Fibre Tripod


The TVC-24 is our compact Versa Series 2 tripod, designed to fit inside most airline-approved carry-on bags (with tripod head removed).


Versa Series 2 Tripods are smaller and lighter than our Series 3 ‘pods, and perfectly complement our BH-40 ballhead. They offer the benefits of both a compact traveler and a Versa-style tripod, all in one. Every structural and technological innovation found in the original TVC-33 has been carried over, including our “big and thin” carbon fiber tubes and SureGrip™ apex lock system.


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Really Right Stuff BH-55LR Full Size Ballhead


The BH-55 is the culmination of years of iterative development based on first-hand experience and abundant input from seasoned professionals and enthusiasts. Our goal was to build the perfect general-purpose ballhead. Our premise was that aesthetics needn’t play second fiddle to functionality, that operation should be intuitive and predictable, and that your investment should be rewarded with years of satisfaction.

The BH-55 offers up to 45 degrees of tilt in all directions, and up to 90-degrees in the two drop-notches. The largest of the three control knobs independently controls the tension of the main ball joint. The midsize knurled knob features independent control of the panning base, which features laser engraved degree markers every 2.5 degrees. The smallest control knob works in concert with the main lock knob to set a minimum amount of resistance on the ball joint at all times, independent of the main lock knob being fully loosened or not.

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Filters & Holders

Formatt Hitech Firecrest Patrick Di Fruscia 100mm Signature Edition Pro Essentials Kit

This Firecrest Patrick Di Fruscia 100mm Signature Edition Pro Essentials Kit from Formatt Hitechcontains two filters that can be used individually or in combination to improve the results of your photography by preventing overexposure, as well as a circular polarizer to prevent distracting reflections or glare. The included filters consist of an 82mm Firecrest circular polarizer, a 100 x 100mm Firecrest solid neutral density filter that reduces the amount of light entering a lens by four stops, and a 100 x 150mm Firecrest three-stop graduated neutral density filter that features a soft-edged line of transition between its dense and clear areas. Together, these neutral density filters provide a versatile solution for various lighting conditions and horizon lines.

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Rhino Carbon Fibre Camera Slider 2FT and 4 Ft


The Rhino Carbon Fiber 24″ and 42″ lengths. The ultimate portable motorized slider. Motorize with Rhino Motion for simple and precise movement. Center mountable carbon fiber rails support most loads. The most versatile slider in the World. Built ultra light, built simple, built for adventure. Move your story with Rhino Slider. Pair with Rhino Motion and create amazing visuals with Live Motion and Time Lapse. Swap rails when the shot changes and automatically pan with Rhino Arc.


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Photography Gear - Camera Bags



The Action X50 is our action sports workhorse. It’s designed for photographers who need to carry a lot of gear yet still be agile and part of the action. It features an adjustable harness to achieve a perfect fit, and removable belt to quickly streamline the bag for urban or event situations. A removable helmet holder, TPU ski compression straps and newly revised side-access system with YKK splashguard zippers round out the set of adventure-friendly features. Like all Action X series packs, it has a space efficient and expandable roll-top with quick access zipper. Finally, it delivers convenience to aggressive and time-sensitive action photography situations via its newly improved side camera access.

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Photography Gear - Editing Tools

Apple 27″ iMac Desktop Computer


The vision behind iMac has never wavered: transform the desktop experience by fitting powerful, easy-to-use technology into an elegant, all-in-one design. The new iMac takes that idea to the next level — giving you even more amazing tools to do just about anything. iMac is packed with the latest processors, faster memory and phenomenal graphics. All coming to life on the brightest, most vibrant Retina display ever on a Mac. It’s the total package — powered up.


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Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium)


The medium Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet from Wacom is the versatile choice among creative professionals. Combining Wacom’s accurate pressure pen capabilities and multi-touch gestures, this medium-sized tablet gives you ample room to design, sketch, paint, retouch and create with ease.


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