Hi everyone, this is my first blog post and I just want to start out by listing out the gears that I
use on my landscape photography trips. I also would like to share with you my thoughts on each
of the equipment.
My List of Photography Gears:
D850 - https://amzn.to/2W9Nmnn
DJI Mavic Pro 2 - https://amzn.to/2Qf2CtO
Lee Filters Foundation Kits - https://amzn.to/2YIlTH1
Lee Filters 4x6 (100x150mm) Neutral Density soft edge grad - https://amzn.to/2YKDQVt
Lowpro Protactic 450 AW - https://amzn.to/2Yxq6Ns
Manfrotto MT190CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod - Bundle with Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO Ball Head - https://amzn.to/2WghI7y
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E - https://amzn.to/30wjqkp
Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED - https://amzn.to/2VFEphn
Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED - https://amzn.to/2HsH5eg
Gitzo Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod -https://amzn.to/2YE2xCU
Fujifilm XT3 - https://amzn.to/2LG8gWW
Fujinon XF 10-24mm F/4.0 - https://amzn.to/2Yt3nC6
FUJIFILM XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 - https://amzn.to/2Yshmbs
Rode VideoMicro - https://amzn.to/2YqZnlF
Field Microphone Zoom H5 - https://amzn.to/2Ysic86
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So let’s get to the list.
Nikon D850- This thing is a beast, it is such a wonderful camera. With a 45.7MP sensor, I can capture high-resolution images and print them at a larger scale. It also gives you a lot of room to crop if need be. There’s also a ton of other functions that I haven't even gotten a chance to test but overall it is a such great camera. The only thing that I would like to warn you about is the file size of the raw image that you get out of the camera. It is around ~50mb per files so your storage will get full pretty quickly, but it is what you expect from a 45.7MP sensor.
DJI Mavic Pro- This drone is also one of my favorite tools that I use often to capture landscape photos. It gives you a different perspective from above and sometimes you get to be lazy and stand in one place to scout for a shot. The downside to this is that there are a lot of restricted locations that you are not allowed to fly, which makes it a very limited tool.
Lee Foundation Kits- This is a standard filter holder that is used to hold 4x4" and 4x6" filters. You will also need to buy adapter rings depending on the size of your lens. Here is the 77mm adapter ring for your 77mm thread lens.
Lee Filters 4x6 (100x150mm) Neutral- Density soft edge grad- So I recently got these filters myself. I only get to use it a couple of times so far but it is a great addition to my filter kits. It is very useful when you want to capture the full dynamic of the scene especially during a sunset or sunrise when there is a lot more light in the sky than the ground. You can get away by bracketing your shots and spending a little more time in post-processing to get a similar result. For me, I rather get it right in the camera and spend less time in post-processing.
Lowepro Protactic 450- I would probably say this is my favorite photography backpack. It can hold all my gears and it is super durable. It gets pretty heavy when you load in all the gears listed from above but it does fit it all. I would recommend getting a good backpack with extra room to start with just in case if you need more room in the future. Otherwise, you will probably end up buying an extra backpack to fit all the gears. I already made that mistake once.
Manfrotto MT190CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber- This is a very sturdy tripod and it has a very unique feature that I love.. This tripod can go from vertical into a horizontal position. It really helps on the field when you need to be creative with your shot. You do have to be careful when you use it horizontally because it can be easily tipped over due to the imbalance mass on the tripod. Another thing is that it is a fairly heavy tripod even though it is made out of carbon fiber. Other than the weight, it is a great tripod to use, so no complaint there.
Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO Ball Head- This ball head is fairly self-explanatory. It is a very durable head and it does everything a ball head suppose to do.
Nikon 20063 70-200mm f/2.8E- I have to say that this is a very expensive lens and it's probably something that I didn't need to have for my landscape photography. That is the only downside that I can say about this lens. The sharpness of this lens is just incredible, with a 100% crop you are able to get so many details out of it and with f2.8 you can use it in any situation. But for landscape, a lighter and cheaper 70-200 f4 would do just fine. Also, another good thing about this lens is that it can focus closer than its predecessor so it definitely comes in handy.
Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 20mm 1.8G- This is the first lens that I have when I started shooting landscape photography. I got it because it is a prime lens and it is a great lens to have. It is very sharp and also very lightweight. In the beginning, this lens helped me a lot in learning about landscape photography because it forces you to zoom with your feet and it helped me develop a sense of how to setup my composition for each of my shot. It also has a 77mm standard filter size so it's a plus for anyone who likes to use filters.