The D3 is our main workhorse. Of all the weddings I have shot, over 50% of the shots were taken with the D3. The speed and durability is uncompromised. In my experience, the auto-focus is twice as fast and accurate as my trusty D700. I don’t think even the D800 can beat its speed. Absolutely a must have if you are serious about photographing fast paced events.
The affordable and lightweight alternative to the D3 when speed and durability (bang-er-bility) is not so much of a concern. Under the right lighting condition, it will produce an image equal to that of our D3.
The D300 is a good backup to our camera system. The DX sensor allow us to take zoomed in, candid shots of people at weddings.
This flash is worth every penny since it is our biggest, baddest, and most reliable flash. Nikon have really gone out of their way to improve on the SB-800 such as power deliver, light coverage and recycling time.
Part of the holy trinity of Nikon zooms, the ultra-wide allows me to capture big groups of people when I don’t have the space to move back. Absolutely necessary if you want to be ready in all situtations.
Part of the holy trinity of Nikon zooms, the normal zoom is best for smaller events where super wide and super zoom is not necessary. This len, event though it has super fast focus just like the other two trinity lens, it sits mainly in the camera bag as a backup in case the other two fails to perform.
Part of the holy trinity of Nikon zooms, the super zoom is a must have for weddings since I cannot stress how annoying it is for the guests to have a photographer stand right in front of the action 100% of the time. It is a heavy, fast, accurate zoom that will let you catch moments from far away. It also has the potential of defending you from threats from small animals.
One of my favourite prime, it is light and sharp. At F1.4 you can have some shallow depth of field shots that is simply not possible with the other lens.
In my opinion, the sharpest primes I have. This lens is mainly used for my detail shots. It is simply not useful for anything that moves since the focus is so slow. Despite the shortcoming, it stays on me 100% of the time because of the macro capability.
Nikon 85/2.8 Tilt-Shift
Another cool prime that can give you results no other lens can. This lens splits its time in my bag and on my holster.
Studio Power Packs
Speedotron 2401sx 2400ws Power Pack
The 2401sx provides the ultimate in dependable power. It has fan cooling and is built to handle continuous flashing over a prolonged period of time. This is the pack of choice for sports photographers to install in stadium rafters. It has a built-in LV trigger.
Speedotron 102 2400ws heads
The versatile 102 universal light unit is excellent for all-round use in the studio and on location. It has aluminum construction with high-efficiency cooling fan, and includes a 2400Ws plug-in vented flash tube, switched 250W quartz model lamp, 11.5″ grid reflector, and 20′ power cable.
Lowel Omni Light 500W tunsten
The wide focusing range of the Omni-light makes it a flexible key or back-light. Add diffusion or an umbrella, and it’s a soft fill source. Swap the power cord & lamp and it becomes a battery powered, hand-held light.
Speedotron 22″ BEAUTY
To help control the beam angle and hardness of light, grids are available from 3° to 40° for the 7″ reflectors, 10° to 35° for the 11.5″ reflector, in 20° for the 16″ and 20″ reflectors, and in 35° for the 22″.
PocketWizard, just raised the bar in wireless radio technology again with the launch of the New Plus II Transceiver. Faster, smarter and easier to use, just connect the Plus II to your camera and/or flash and you are wireless-ready. The Plus II offers all the popular features of the successful PLUS Transmitter/Receiver system but that’s where the similarity ends.
Datacolor SPYDER 3 PRO – DAS3P
Get the best from your monitor and your images using the Datacolor Spyder 4 Express, the ideal display profiling solution that quickly calibrates a single display computer or laptop in just a few simple steps. Check the before-and-after screens and you’ll see the improvement instantaneously on your monitor. Improved accuracy and stability, the fourth generation Spyder 4 Express includes double-shielded color filters for a precise color match to CIE color standards and improved long term stability.
Sandisk Reader USB 2.0
Transfer photos and video faster with the new ImageMate® All-in-One USB 3.0 CardReader/Writer. Based on USB 3.0 interface transfer performance of up to 500MB/s (speed is also depended on the card used), this card reader/writer reduces transfer time when downloading data from card to computer and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices .This compact reader supports all major card formats (Compact Flash, Secure Digital and Memory Stick). Its sleek vertical design and small footprint make this a great choice for stylish and fast photo and video transfer.