The Gear I Use To Document Your Special Day
What’s in my kit bag
2 x Sony A7iii
1 x Zeiss 25mm f2 Lens
1x Zeiss 85mm f1.8 Lens
1 x Zeiss 135mm f2.8
2 x Nissin 160a Flash Units
1 x Nissin Air 10s Controller
1 x Vanguard Alta Fly 49T Roller Case
2 x Spider Light Holster Kits
1 x Spider Medium Lens Pouch
1 x Spider Monkey Holster Kit
1 x Spider Light Thin Plate (For Tripod Plates)
My Camera History
Over a decade of photographing weddings with Nikon DSLR camera’s, I decided to move over to mirrorless and trade in my trusty reliable but outdated D3’s for the Sony A7iii.
I’ve been shooting with Nikon cameras for longer than I care to remember, my first Nikon digital camera was the D70s and over the years I’ve owned everything from the D700 to the D3, then finally the D4, the natural progression was towards the Nikon D850, but then I became interested in the Fuji system, mainly the XT3, however, I felt it didn’t offer me what I needed in a professional way.
When I first saw a colleague using the sony A7iii at a major conference in Liverpool in 2018 I was taken a back at how small and compact the system was and wasnt sure if such a small camera was suitable for real professional work, (camera make snobbery) but the images he took that day were stunning and that got me thinking.
I’d heard the menu system on the A7iii was horrible, so with that in mind, I went on a mission to find out if this camera was right for me and the things I do, Seven months later, I finally own the Sony A7iii and honestly I can say its fantastic, it’s not perfect but no camera is.
After a very long and drawn out evaluation of the Sony A7III, I made the decision to put myself through the financial turmoil of changing a full camera system.
Capture the peaks of more decisive moments with the α7 III from Sony packing newly developed back-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor and other advanced imaging innovations, high-speed response, ease of operation, and reliable durability that are ready for various shooting needs.
For further information click on here sony link
Zeiss Batis 25mm f2
Short close-focusing distance, high speed, fast autofocus, and a wide field angle for the full frame: the professional lens for exceptional perspectives in landscape, architecture, street photography and photojournalism.
The very close focusing distance of the 25 mm wide-angle lens supports the creative implementation of exceptional perspectives. An extremely uniform image quality is ensured right into the corners of the image.
For further information on Zeiss 25mm Lens click here Zeiss
Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8
High speed, fast autofocus, and optical image stabilizer – in an easy telephoto range for the full frame
The perfect companion for portrait, event, and wedding photography
Thanks to a speed of 1:1.8, very low depths of field can be used creatively
The optical image stabilization allows for successful hand-held shooting even in poor light conditions
With a focal length of 85 mm, the lens is the perfect companion for portrait, event, and wedding photography
For further information on the Zeiss 85 f1.8 lens click here Zeiss
Zeiss Batis 135mm F2.8
Long focal length, fast autofocus, optical image stabilization. Thanks to the outstanding correction of all chromatic aberrations, the ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 is a high-performance telephoto lens with an Apo Sonnar design. The lens is the optimum solution for medium-distance portrait photography.
For more information on the Zeiss 135mm f2.8 click here Zeiss
Nissin Air 10s Controller
As Off-camera flash shooting is a fantastic way to create a stylish and well lit situation, a stable wireless system becomes more important.
The Air10s controllers are designed to have sustainable performance to control flashes in an easier way with longer connection distances.
For further information on the Nissin Air 10s Controller click here Nissin
Nissin i60A Flash Unit
Mirrorless cameras are now a professional option and they also need professional flashes to work with them. However, traditional on-camera flashes are just too large and heavy to achieve a good balance for the camera. This problem has been solved with design which is light and powerful at the same time
For further information on the Nissin i60a flash unit click here Nissin
Vanguard Alta Fly 49T
The ALTA FLY 49T is a small carry-on trolley that packs a lot more than you would imagine
It will fit 1-2 Pro DSLRs, 5-7 lenses up, 2 flash units, accessories, a 14” laptop, a tablet and carry a tripod.
For more information click here Vanguard
Spider Medium Lens Pouch
This professional lens pouch easily attaches directly to your photo belt, and allows you to store your lens without removing the lens hood!
For more information click here Spider
Spider Light Holster Set
The Spider Light Holster is the strapless, belt mounted camera holster system for mirrorless and lightweight DSLR camera.
Our holster provides fast access to your camera in a
2 piece system that is as ruggedly strong as it is easy to use.
For more information click here Spider
Spider Light Thin Plate (For Tripod Plates)
The stainless steel SpiderLight Thin Plate provides compatibility between your tripod system and Spider Holster, fitting between any tripod quick-release plate and mirrorless camera body. It doesn’t interfere with access to the battery door on most mirrorless bodies. Streamline your carrying experience when switching between holstering mirrorless cameras and using your tripod. Spider
Benro Slim Tripod Kit Carbon Fibre
The Benro Slim TSL08CN00 is a lightweight Carbon Fiber tripod kit which features a slim profile shoulder allowing for the tripod legs to be more compact when folded. With a maximum weight capacity of 8.8 lb this tripod is ideal for mirrorless and compact DSLR cameras. Benro