diary

What's in my bag.

Hi everyone, I'll start off my first blog post with a quick peek at what's in my bag when I am traveling or heading to a location for landscape/seascape shoot.  

Cameras

Nikon D700 - My trusty companion & my current workhorse. This camera has proven to fit my needs when faced with any challenges I take. It includes a tough magnesium alloy metal body that withstands fair amount of extreme weather conditions & excellent ergonomics. This body has already faced harsh winds, salt water, sand, accidental drops and even mud, & still standing strong. 

One of my favorite aspects of D700, is its big bright viewfinder. Although its not 100%, it still gives a good view & loads of necessary information, before taking that shot. This keeps me focused on composition, while allowing me to change settings on the fly. 

Nikon D7000 - My backup camera for now, & when I need a crop factor. This little gem also does bracketing & the user modes prove to be very useful. I wish I had them on my D700! 

Fujifilm X-E1 - A latest addition to my travel rig, this tiny thing has helped me take my work to a completely new level. Scouting, setup & execution has never been easier. The X-Trans sensor quality has been superb, & very comparable or better then most flagship APS-C DSLRs out there. Once I get more comfortable, I'll post thoughts on this fun little camera. 

 

Lenses

Nikon 18-35mm f/3.4-4.5 D  - This little guy fits most of my wide angle zoom needs for now.Although it exhibits distortion on wide end, it still performs well above for its price point. Fairly built, but includes a very fast focusing mechanism

Nikon 50mm f/1.8 G - A nifty little lens for candid & portrait shots, that I usually carry around, just in case. 

Tokina 17mm f/3.5 - An old rare lens, but has superior performance, compared to some new generation lens. All manual, all metal, & built like a tank, I got this used for dirt cheap & use it for most of my night shots. Being rectilinear, it helps to compose like the way I want to. 

Nikon 70-210mm f/4 - Another old FX lens, made for a short while. Superior optics and built for dirt cheap price. 

 

 

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