For those interested, here is my current recommendation of equipment and services. This is what I use, love, and recommend wholeheartedly. It works for me, it might work for you.
Cameras & Lenses
Olympus E-M1 … or whatever works best for you. Be honest with yourself!
B+W Pro UV Filters | Amazon |
Really Right Stuff Lens Foot for Pro 40-150mm F/2.8 (It’s the same as what works on the 50-200mm.)
Feisol Elite 3472 Tripod | Amazon |
Feisol Elite 3472 Leveling | Amazon |
Gitzo Traveler Tripod | Amazon |
Bags, Cards, Accessories
Lexar Pro cards | Amazon |
San Disk Pro cards | Amazon |
Think Tank Photo Straps | Amazon |
ExpoDisc | Amazon |
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Paper | Amazon |
Equipment Rental: LensRentals
Used Equipment: Keh Camera
Equipment Store: B & H Photo
Printing & Print Product: Pilot Imaging
Web Gallery: Smugmug (Get 20% off too!) Smugmug is awesome, and I can offer your 14-day free trial and 20% off if you do go with them! Sweet!
WebSite Host: APhotofolio
Medium Format Dealer & Rental: Capture Integration
Raw Development and Cataloging: Adobe Lightroom This is the secret link to get to the page where you can actually still BUY and DOWNLOAD Lightroom without a subscription! Scroll down to lightroom and it should say $149 and buy next to it. If you DO want a subscription for some reason, you can just click on any lightroom link from adobe.com.
Tethered Capture and Developement Phase One Capture One Lightroom tethers too…but the tethering features of C1 are amazing! Especially the selective color adjustments! Imagine you can make someone’s red dress a different color, and each shot comes in that color regardless of the pose or motion! Yeah C1 can do that.
Resizing: AlienSkin Blow Up
Coloring & Treatments: AlienSkin Exposure
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