What’s in my kit bag
2 x Sony A7iii
1 x Zeiss 25mm f2 lens
1x Zeiss 85mm f1.8 lens
2 x Nissin 160a flash units
1 x Nissin AIr 10s controller
2 x spider holster
1 x Vanguard Alta Fly 49T roller bag
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weddings with Nikon DSLR camera’s, I decided to move over to mirrorless and trade in my trusty reliable but outdated D3’s for the Sony A7iii.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 and 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.
24mp full frame BSI CMOS sensor
93% autofocus coverage, 693 phase detection points, 425 for contrast detection
Oversampled 4k/24p video taken from full width
In body image stabilisation10fps continuous shooting
2.36m0dot OLED viewfinder, 0.78x magnification
larger Z type battery
Dual SD memory card slots
USB 3.1 Type C
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
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