What's in my camera bag?

While clients are most concerned about the images, photographers are often curious about the gear other photographers use.

The selection of gear I use is based on a number of compromises such as size, weight, cost, reliability, flexibility, and the availability of service, in addition to the essentials of sensor performance and lens optical quality.

 

Canon System:

 

Canon EOS 5DsR (50 megapixel) DSLR camera body

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (30 megapixel) DSLR camera body

 

Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS lens

Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L II IS

Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS lens

Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L II IS lens

 

Canon EF 15mm f2.8 fish-eye lens

Canon TS-E 17mm f4L tilt-shift lens

Canon TS-E 24mm f3.5L II tilt-shift lens

Canon EF 100mm f2.8L IS macro lens

Canon EF 500mm f4L II IS super-telephoto lens


Carl Zeiss Distagon 21mm f2.8 ZE lens

 

The Canon system is my current workhorse, primarily because the lenses are better than any other system out there, but also because of superior autofocus performance and much better reliability than competing brands. 

 

Sony System:

 

Sony A7R Mark II (42 megapixel) mirrorless camera body


Sony "Carl Zeiss" FE 16-35mm f4 ZA OSS lens

Sony "Carl Zeiss" FE 24-70mm f4 ZA OSS lens

Sony "Carl Zeiss" FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS lens

Sony FE 55mm f1.8 "Carl Zeiss" lens

Sony FE 90mm f2.8 G OSS macro lens


I'm considering adding more Sony FE-mount lenses, but most of the copies I've tested do not perform as well as the Canon equivalents, and none of Sony's products are reliably weather-sealed, something that matters a lot living and working here on the west (wet) coast.