EquipmentThe most common questions that photographers are faced with relate to the camera brand or the megapixels count of the specific model. But neither the camera model nor the megapixel count is a criteria for great images. I recently read the comparison of a photographer with a cook. Would anybody ask a cook after a delicious meal what kind of pots he uses for cooking?

Great photos can be taken with any recent or even older DSLR. Much more important than the brand or the megapixels count of the camera is the understanding of the lighting conditions on location and the correct exposure. For this purpose, the knowledge about aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity is critical. Those who understand this interaction may use their camera in manual mode without using any automatic functions. However, even if the image is correctly exposed, it is more the stunning light, right angle of view or composition of a photo  that draws the viewer into its spell …

Of course, every photo enthusiast is interested in the camera technology and therefore I give a brief overview of my current camera gear:

  • Nikon D810
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24 mm 1:2,8G ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm 1:1,8G ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1,8G ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1,4G
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1:1,8G
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70–200 mm 1:2,8G ED VR II
  • Haida 150mm Filterholder
  • Lee 150mm Graduated Neutral Density Filters GND 0.6 / 0.9 soft / hard
  • Formatt Hitech Firecrest 150mm Neutral Density Filters ND 1.8 and ND 3.0
  • Lee 150mm Resin Neutal Density Filter ND 0.9
  • Haida 150mm Circ. Polarizer
  • Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Carbon Tripod
  • Arca-Swiss D4 Classic Head
  • Terrascape ONESIXFIVE Filter Bag
  • F-Stop Loka + ICU Pro Medium

This kit of equipment was assembled after hours of research and consideration of my own experience. It currently represents an optimum for my personal requirements. If you would like to learn how i use this equipment for my shots i look forward to share my experience.

My recommended camera gear

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