MY GEAR…

 

Field Equipment:

  • Nikon D850 — primary camera body

  • Zeiss Milvus lens lineup (more info below):

    • 21mm f2.8

    • 50mm f1.4

    • 85mm f1.4

  • Wine Country Camera filters and filter holder (more info below)

  • Induro CT314 — primary tripod

  • Really Right Stuff BH-55 — ball head

  • Vello ShutterBoss II — wireless remote shutter release

  • Hoodman Hoodloupe

  • ThinkTank Speed Racer — camera bag (discontinued)

  • MindShift Filter Hive — filter pouch

  • Rocket Blower (small)

 

ZEISS Milvus

When I bought the Nikon D850, which is what I would consider to be an ultra-high resolution camera (as far as DLSR’s are concerned), I quickly realized that the sensor was out-resolving the current lenses in my kit. It was time to make the upgrade to ZEISS, and what a wonderful upgrade it was. Working with these lenses has been remarkable in every aspect. Please take a moment to learn more below…

 

Wine Country Camera

I’ve worked with quite a few filters and filter-holders over the years and I can say with absolute certainty that the Wine Country Camera system is by far the best one I’ve used. It has the ability to adjust the integrated polarizer—or remove it entirely—and move the horizon of the graduated filter all BEFORE the ND filter has been placed in the holder. For any of you that have ever worked with a 10-stop filter (or darker), you will know that you simply can’t see through them, so having the ability to make these adjustments in-advance is priceless. Please take a moment to learn more below…

 

Studio Equipment:

  • iMac 27” Retina — Late 2014

  • MacBook Pro 15” Retina — Late 2013

  • Epson 3880 printer

  • Drobo 5D3 — external hard drive unit

  • RØDE Podmic (for recording training videos)

  • Wacom Intuos 3 (pen tablet)

  • Logitech MX Master (mouse)

  • Adobe Creative Cloud

  • ScreenFlow (screen recording software)