My Gear Recommendations

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.

My Gear:

Cameras & Lenses

Olympus E-M1 … or whatever works best for you.  Be honest with yourself!

Filters

B+W Pro UV Filters     | Amazon |

Singh-Ray Polarizers      |

Support

Really Right Stuff L-Plate for E-M1

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 |

Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ballhead

Really Right Stuff BH-25 Ballhead

Gitzo Traveler Tripod     | Amazon |

Really Right Stuff Panoramic Package

Really Right Stuff Panoramic 192 FAS Nodal Slide

Flashes

Pocket Wizard Plus X triggers     | Amazon |

Einstein 640 lights

Bags, Cards, Accessories

Lexar Pro cards     | Amazon |

San Disk Pro cards     | Amazon |

Think Tank Photo Straps     | Amazon |

DSPTCH Wrist Straps

Think Tank Photo Bags

Mindshift Gear Backpacks     | Amazon |

F-Stop Gear Backpacks

ExpoDisc     | Amazon |

Epson Printers

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.

Editing: Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo

Resizing: AlienSkin Blow Up

Coloring & Treatments: AlienSkin Exposure

HDR: Oloneo

Panoramas: PTGUI & Pano2VR

 

 

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