My Gear List

Quite frankly, I'm not sure why I keep creating and updating gear pages... but guess it keeps me sane. At some point, I'll want to upgrade to a full frame lens... at which point, the Tamron 15-50/2.8 has to go since it was designed for the APS-C sized sensor.

I've also started to migrate away from Sony/Minolta specific equipment, moving to the PocketWizard model for reliable flash triggering, but also so that should I make use of someone else's studio... I'll be able to trigger their flashes. Cuz.. close your eyes and pick a studio... they're probably using Pocket Wizards or have the 3.5mm jack for flash triggering.

Not sure how it happened, but at some point, I just started using all Manfrotto support hardware. Others have recommended brands like Gitzo and the like, but maybe it's just me, but I really dig the heavier and over designed aspects of the Manfrotto brand. I'm also quite fond of their RC2 plate system. Though everyone I know is urging me to move to the Arca-Swiss mount... have you seen the prices!?

Future Gear:

  • Sony Alpha A77 + vertical grip
  • Sony 15-50mm/2.8 SSM 
  • UHS-I 16GB and 32GB SDXC

Camera Bodies:
  • Sony Alpha A700 DSLR (discontinued)
Camera Lenses:
  • Sony 50mm/1.4
  • Tamron 17-50mm/2.8
  • Sony 70-200mm/2.8
Camera Support:
  • Manfrotto 334B Monopod
  • Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod
  • Manfrotto 468MG
  • Cotton Carrier Vest 
Camera Bags:
  • LowePro 350EX (first should bag.. nice, but hard to open)
  • LowePro FastPack 350 (huge and VERY comfortable... but very bulky)
  • LowePro Classified 160 AW (shoulder bag, looks like a normal bag, very easy to use)
 Light Gear:
  • Minolta 5600HS(D) flash head (56 meter GN and IR slaving from main camera, awesome)
  • LumePro LP160 flash head (42 meter GN with myriad of slave/trigger options)
  • HV pack for 5600HS(D) (drops recycle time down to 1 second or less)
  • 2 x Pocket Wizard Plus II's (omg are they awesome...pricey though)
  • 2 x folded lightstands (they're lightstands...)
  • 2 x 43" Westcott double fold umbrellas (shoot through and reflect, let's light the whole room! They also fold down to 16" in length!)
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Adobe Lightroom 3
  • Bibble Labs Pro 5.x
  • Topaz Labs DeNoise 5 (awesome noise removal tool!)
Flash Cards:
  • 3 x 16GB RiData 233X Compact Flash
  • 2 x 16GB PhotoFast 533X+ Compact Flash
  • 1 x 32GB PhotoFast 533X Compact Flash