The A7RII and the A7II. Before digital I used Minolta and the Olympus OM2s. In digital I've used small-sensor super-zooms, compacts, micro four thirds and APS-C cameras. Full-frame Sony E-Mount is where I've (happily) ended up.Lenses
Voigtlander 15mm, f/4.5 III I use it with the Metabones M to E adaptor. I talked about the lens on the blog in April 2015.
Sigma 24mm, f/1.4 Art Wide and fast, big and heavy. Made for the Canon-Mount. I use it with the Sigma Mount Converter MC-11.
Sony/Zeiss 35mm, f/2.8 Small, light, and sharp.
Zeiss 50mm, f/2.0 (Loxia) Manual focus and manual aperture. I reviewed this lens in March 2015.
Sony/Zeiss 55mm, f/1.8 Sharp, and reasonably fast.
Sigma 85mm, f/1.4 Art A fast, sharp, really big and heavy, Canon-Mount, Sigma "Art" that requires the MC-11, Mount Converter.
Samyang 135mm, f/2.0 It's a native E-Mount, but with manual aperture and focus.
Sony 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 An underrated kit lens.
Sony G 70-200mm, f/4.0 Small and light, but f/4.0.Memory (SDXC cards)
Lexar SDXC Cards High-quality memory cards are a no-brainer. I've never used any other cards and I've never lost a shot.Batteries
Wasabi Batteries Affordable from Blue Nook in the US. For speedlights and LEDs I use rechargeable, eneloop pro AAs.Bags
The Domke F-2 Big enough for two bodies and the 24, 55, 85, 135, and 70-200mm lenses. Comfortable to carry and the strap (with woven in rubber) stays on my shoulder.
For walking around, the smaller Domke F-5XB (in black).Camera Straps
Peak Design Straps particularly the "Cuff," and the "Slide." I wrote about these in November 2015.Lighting
Big and small 5-in-1 reflectors, Lastolite diffuser, Rotolight Neos (LEDs), an RL48B (LED), and Cactus RF60 speedlights, with a V6 IIs trigger.Exposure Meter
The Sekonic L-308S Simple and inexpensive.Tripod
Benro's A-0691 Aluminium with the B00 Ball Head Fine, but discontinued.Software and Apps
Lightroom, Photoshop, Silver Efex Pro 2 (and the rest of the Nik Suite, now from Google).Music
Triple Scoop Music is my source for music.Monitor Calibration
x-rite i1 Display Pro Works on my non-Apple monitor.Computer
The MAC Pro (OS10 Sierra).Printer
Epson's Stylus Pro 3880 I'll run it 'til it dies.Printer Profiles
ImageScience.com.au My source for custom ICC colour profiles.Support
Sony's Australian PRO Support program.Papers
I've settled on three, cut-sheet papers:
- Canson Platine Fibre Rag: Great blacks and a neutral white. A cotton, resin-coated paper that's also robust (as fine-art papers go).
- Epson Hot Press Natural: Smooth, with no gloss, but very warm.
- Canson Baryta Photographique: With a Baryta coating, it has a wide colour gamut.