What’s in my Gear Bag?


 

Chris Sgaraglino: on set of “Harmel’s Ranch Resort”

When someone tells a photographer that “their camera must be really good,” chances are the photographer will respond with an eye roll. The debate surrounding gear verses skill in the photography world is a tired albeit consistent discussion. Let’s not kid ourselves, gear does in fact matter. You don’t want someone showing up for your “professional” shoot with a point-n-shoot camera and a tripod that will not hold a hummingbird – your just not going to be satisfied with the results.

Beyond the obvious fact that one needs a great camera to create great photographs, there are a multitude of optional equipment and components that can be used to produce a professional shoot and bring your project to the next level. None of the items described on this page are necessary for your project. They are simply additional tools that I may take advantage of to make things easier for me to achieve the results you are looking for.

Still Photography

Cameras:
Nikon D810 FX Full Frame
Nikon D500 DX Crop Sensor
Nikon D700 Full Frame

Lenses:
Nikon 20mm f/2.8D AF
Nikon 24mm f/2.8D AF
Nikon 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro
Nikon 85mm f/1.8D AF
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8D ED AF
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8D ED AF
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF VR II
Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 ED AF VR
Nikon 300mm f/4D ED AF
Nikon 600mm f/4G ED AF VR
Nikon 1.4x AF II Teleconverter
Nikon 2.0x AF II Teleconverter

Flash, Strobes & Hot Lights:
Nikon SB-900 Speedlights
Nikon SB-800 Speedlights
Nikon SB-600 Speedlight
SU-800 Speedlight Commander
FX4 Better Beemer
Honl Light Modifiers
Wescott Softboxes & Umbrellas
Lumiquest Softboxes

Tripods & Heads:
Gitzo, Kirk, Slik, Manfroto, Giottos

Lighting Stands:
Bogen & Smith-Victor

Filters:
The Cokin P Filter System
Cokin Neutral Density Grads:
One, Two and Three-Stop Soft-Edged
Cokin Neutral Density Two and Three-Stop
Cokin Creative Filters
Hoya & Tiffen Circular Polarizers

Other Gear:
MB-D10 Battery Grip
Think Tank Camera Cases

Film, Video & Sound

Cameras:
Sony HXR-NX5u 1080p Pro Camcorder
Nikon D810 1080p HD DSLR
(6) GoPro HD 3/4 1080p Action Cams

Audio:
Sony ECM-NV1 Shotgun Microphone
Rode VideoMic Shotgun Microphone
JuicedLink DSLR Mixer & Pre-Amp
Audio-Technica Pro 24-CM Mini-Shotgun
Audio-Technica R100x Dual Channel Wireless Receiver
Audio-Technica T101x Wireless Transmitter
Azden Dual-Channel UHF Twin Receiver
Azden Twin Body-Pack Transmitters
Tram TR50BML Lapel Microphone
Azden Lapel Microphones
Audix OM2 Handheld Microphone
Zoom H4n & H2 Field Recorder
Mackie 402-VLZ3 Mic & Line Mixer
Rode Boompole with ATS RAM Cradle

Lights:
6- 600w/300w Halogens
2 – 500w Halogens
24″ Softboxes
200w spot/flood Halogen
Barndoors
On-Camera:
160 LED Dimmable Bank
CK-7XLR Mini 35w w/Barndoors

Camera Support:
Manfrotto Sticks & Fluid Heads
Manfrotto Fluid Monopod
GlideCam 4000 Pro Sled
GlideCam/SteadiCam Vest
Shape (Spider) Shoulder Mount Rig
Igus 3′ Portable Slider
Doorway Dolly
8′ CobraCrane Jib w/3′ Extension

Other Gear:
MB-D10 Battery Grip
Studio Pro Portable Backdrop System
10×10 Muslin Backdrops
10×12 Chroma-Key Green Screen
10×7 Sun Scrim
Reflectors & Diffusers
Hyperdisk 250gb portable drive.
Kata Bags & Cases

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