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What's in My Camera Bag?

I've been asked quite a bit about what camera gear I use.  This page is a list of my gear that I carry and use regularly for my Landscape and Nature Photography.

Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera

The Sony A7R V is a groundbreaking camera that redefines the boundaries of high-resolution photography, setting a new standard for mirrorless full-frame cameras. Boasting an impressive 61-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, this camera delivers unrivaled image quality for my Landscape Photography, capturing every detail with stunning clarity.

One of the standout features of the A7R V is its exceptional dynamic range and low-light performance. The back-illuminated sensor, coupled with advanced image processing algorithms, allows photographers to push the boundaries of creativity, capturing scenes with rich tonal gradations and minimal noise even in challenging lighting conditions.

The autofocus system of the A7R V is nothing short of remarkable. With 693 phase-detection autofocus points covering approximately 79% of the image area, this camera ensures fast and precise focusing, whether shooting stills or capturing high-quality 4K videos. Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking further elevate the autofocus capabilities, making it an ideal tool for capturing portraits, wildlife, or any fast-moving subjects.

The robust build of the A7R V reflects Sony's commitment to durability and ergonomics. The magnesium alloy body provides a solid feel in hand, and the weather-sealing ensures resilience against dust and moisture, allowing photographers to confidently venture into various shooting environments. The redesigned grip enhances comfort during prolonged use, contributing to a seamless shooting experience.

The electronic viewfinder (EVF) is a joy to use, offering a high resolution of 9.44 million dots for a lifelike viewing experience. The 4-axis multi-angle monitor further adds versatility to the camera's design, facilitating creative composition from various angles.

The Sony A7R V stands as a testament to Sony's innovation in the mirrorless camera market. With its unprecedented resolution, advanced autofocus system, and durable build, it caters to the demands of discerning photographers and professionals alike. Whether capturing intricate details in landscapes, portraiture, or high-resolution video, the A7R IV sets a new benchmark for what a mirrorless camera can achieve. It's a powerful tool that empowers photographers to unleash their creative vision with uncompromising image quality.

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Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera

The Sony A7R III is a formidable contender in the realm of full-frame mirrorless cameras, seamlessly blending cutting-edge technology with practical functionality. Boasting a 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, this camera delivers exceptional image quality with a perfect balance of resolution and low-light performance.  Many of my Colorado Nightscape Photos were captured with this awesome camera.

One of the standout features of the A7R III is its impressive autofocus system. With 399 phase-detection points and 425 contrast-detection points, covering a vast portion of the frame, the camera ensures swift and precise focusing even in challenging shooting conditions. Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking add a layer of sophistication, making it an ideal choice for capturing portraits and fast-paced subjects with unparalleled accuracy.

The camera's 5-axis in-body image stabilization is a game-changer for photographers who demand optimal sharpness. Whether shooting handheld in low light or capturing video on the move, this stabilization system compensates for camera shake, resulting in consistently crisp images and smooth footage.

In terms of video capabilities, the A7R III doesn't disappoint. It supports 4K HDR recording with a wide dynamic range, offering filmmakers and content creators the tools to produce cinematic-quality videos. The inclusion of S-Log3 and Hybrid Log-Gamma ensures flexibility in post-production, allowing for creative control over the final output.

The robust build of the A7R III reflects Sony's commitment to durability and user-friendly design. The magnesium alloy body provides a solid feel, and the weather-sealing protects the camera from dust and moisture, making it suitable for various shooting environments. The tilting touchscreen LCD and high-resolution electronic viewfinder further enhance the shooting experience, offering versatility in composing shots.

The Sony A7R III is a workhorse that excels in both still photography and videography. Its high-resolution sensor, advanced autofocus system, in-body stabilization, and robust build make it a versatile tool for photographers and filmmakers alike. Whether you're capturing intricate details in landscapes or navigating fast-paced scenes, the A7R III delivers exceptional performance, making it a reliable choice for professionals and enthusiasts seeking uncompromising image quality.

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Standard Zoom Lens

The Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 OSS lens stands out as a versatile and reliable workhorse for photographers seeking a high-quality zoom lens with a broad focal range. This lens effortlessly combines a 24-105mm focal length with a constant f/4 aperture, making it a go-to choice for a wide array of Landscape and Nature scenarios.

One of the lens's notable features is its Optical SteadyShot (OSS) image stabilization technology. This comes in handy when shooting in low-light conditions or at longer focal lengths, providing up to 4 stops of stabilization. The result is sharp, blur-free images, even in challenging shooting environments.

The optical design of the FE 24-105mm f/4 OSS lens is commendable. It incorporates four aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements, effectively minimizing aberrations and distortions. This results in images with impressive clarity, color accuracy, and minimal chromatic aberration across the entire zoom range.

The lens's constant f/4 aperture adds a layer of consistency to your photography. Whether you're zooming in on a distant subject or capturing a wide-angle scene, the f/4 aperture ensures that you have a consistent exposure and depth of field, providing creative flexibility without compromising image quality.

Autofocus performance is another strong suit of the FE 24-105mm f/4 OSS lens. The Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) autofocus system is not only fast but also remarkably quiet, making it suitable for both photo and video applications. This silent and precise autofocus is particularly advantageous when shooting in quiet environments or capturing video with sound.

The build quality of the lens is robust, featuring a dust and moisture-resistant design. This makes it well-suited for various shooting conditions, giving photographers the confidence to explore diverse environments without compromising the lens's performance.

The Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 OSS lens excels as an all-in-one solution for photographers seeking a versatile zoom lens. Its optical excellence, reliable image stabilization, constant aperture, and robust build make it a valuable addition to the camera bag of enthusiasts and professionals alike. Whether you're capturing landscapes, portraits, or events, this lens proves itself as a dependable and high-performing tool for a wide range of photographic pursuits.

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The Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS lens is a masterpiece of optical engineering that delivers exceptional performance and versatility for photographers who demand the best in telephoto capabilities. This lens is a true gem in Sony's G Master series, showcasing the brand's commitment to delivering professional-grade optics.  This my go-to lens for Wildlife Photography.

One of the standout features of this lens is its impressive focal range, ranging from 100mm to an expansive 400mm. This makes it an ideal choice for wildlife photography, sports events, and any situation where capturing distant subjects with remarkable detail is crucial. The lens incorporates advanced optical elements, including two Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) elements and one Super ED element, which effectively minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure outstanding image quality with minimal distortion.

The build quality of the Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS is nothing short of exceptional. Constructed with a durable and lightweight magnesium alloy, the lens feels robust in hand while remaining relatively compact for its class. The weather-sealed design adds another layer of confidence for photographers working in challenging environments, ensuring the lens can withstand dust and moisture without compromising performance.

The optical stabilization system (OSS) is another highlight of this lens, providing up to 5 stops of compensation for camera shake. This feature is a game-changer, especially when shooting at longer focal lengths or in low-light conditions. The autofocus is fast, accurate, and virtually silent, thanks to the combination of double linear motor and DDSSM (Direct Drive SSM) drive systems, making it an excellent choice for capturing fast-paced action with precision.

The Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS is a top-tier telephoto zoom lens that lives up to the high standards of Sony's G Master series. Its exceptional image quality, robust build, and advanced features make it an indispensable tool for professional and enthusiast photographers alike, providing them with the means to capture stunning, high-resolution images in a wide range of scenarios.

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This lens is very sharp and excellent for night photography.

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The Samyang 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus Lens is a stellar addition to the world of wide-angle lenses, delivering exceptional performance and versatility for Sony E-mount users. With its ultra-wide 14mm focal length and a fast f/2.8 aperture, this lens opens up a realm of creative possibilities for photographers.  Many of my wide angle Nightscape Photos were captured with this lens.

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FLM CP34-L4 II 10X Carbon Fiber Series II Tripod

Lightweight, very sturdy, and tall Carbon Fiber tripod. Click for more details.

Primary Camera
Backup Camera
Primay Lens
Telephoto Lens
Wide Angle Lens
Main Tripod
Sony Wide Angle

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