What's In My Bag?

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I am often asked what gear I use, so this is what is in my bag!

CAMERA

I shoot 90% of my images with the Nikon D750. My favourite thing about this camera is the tilt screen. I like to capture low angles, very close to (almost in!) the water and being able to tilt the screen saves me so much time and guesswork and allows me to use very quickly. It also has excellent dynamic range and excellent image quality.

I also carry the Olympus Tough TG-4 waterproof camera with me for days when I want to be very close to or even in the water and for when the tide is particularly big and I don't want to risk damaging the Nikon. This is a powerful little point and shoot camera that shoots in raw (yay!) and has great picture quality for the sensor size.    

LENSES

I love shooting wide angles so my most used lens is the Nikon 16-35mm f4. I also use the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 and for night shoots or even wider angles, I use the Samyang 14mm f2.8. This is a fantastic little lens for the price. It doesn't autofocus so you need to be comfortable with manual focus. Very, very occasionally, I also use the sigma 70-200.

TRIPOD

My everyday tripod is a Manfrotto 290 XT carbon fibre tripod with a 324RC2 joystick head. As the tripod is carbon fibre, it's lighter to carry around which helps when I am also carrying a camera, several lenses and a drone! I find the joystick head to be super easy especially for moving quickly between landscape and portrait shots. 

When I am travelling I use a Velbon UT-43D mainly because it is incredibly compact when it is packed away. It's also light but sturdy and is very useful for locations where bigger tripods are not allowed. 

Finally, I also carry a small Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod. This is a tiny little tripod which I pair with my Olympus TG-4 Tough camera. It can even handle the weight of my Nikon D750 with my 16-35mm lens if I want to get very low or for locations where normal tripods are frowned upon.

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