One of the questions which all photography enthusiasts love to share and check with fellow photographers is the equipment and gear a photographer has and uses. Now it must be said that there is no holy grail for photography, and one keeps always expanding and evolving in his equipment.
Since the time I have started photography, I was intrigued by the Sony Mirrorless realm. Lighter then the equivalent DSLRs, I first purchased a Nex 5, then a Nex 6 and finally the a6000 before I upgraded to fullframe. Its been quite a journey...
My current setup is as follows:
I cannot stress how much the JB handgrip improves the handling of the camera. I have also tried a Meike vertical grip, however the JB grip is just better - lighter, takes less space and adds a vintage look to the camera!
- Batis 85mm f1.8
- Batis 18mm f2.8
- Sel55z f1.8 (used for travel)
- Sel1635z (I use this exclusively for landscape and travel work mostly)
These are the main lenses I am currently using for my work at the moment. For weddings I use an all prime lens approach, giving me the best possible sharpness, depth of field and sensitivity.
I am currently using two Nissin di700 together with their air controller which can wirelessly trigger them. These are mainly used in photoshoots or for the posed moments.
- Optech sholder strap
- Holdfast Moneymaker leather strap
- Think Tank mirrorless camera bag
- Lowepro Flipside 300
- WD My Book Duo 12TB (2 x 6TB)
Multiple 128Gb, 64GB SD Cards... the A7rii produces images of 42MP!
I find this setup flawless for portraits and wedding photography and now with the A7rii the focus speed and accuracy is really upto DSLR standards. The IQ is flawless and I have made a decision to use the two bodies both with prime lenses attached, giving me different views during a wedding or a shootout, mostly shooting in a wide open fashion.
Updated in March 2016, with the purchase of the A7rii replacing my A7s. ;)
Updated in Jan 2017, with the purchase of the Batis 18mm for superwide shoots
Updated in July 2017, with the purchase of the RX1Rii