Jake’s Gear

Below you’ll find a list of all the equipment I use almost everyday. Now this list isn’t a guide telling you what to buy and what not to buy, that is something that you’ll have to consider yourself, but I hope it gives you an idea of what gear may be good to look at!

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CAMERAS

Nikon D810 – The predecessor to the D800. This camera is my go to for almost everything I do, from landscape to portraits it can do it all! In my opinion one of the best all round DSLR’s on the market today. Canada – Amazon  / USA – Amazon 

Nikon D300s – I use this camera for mostly wildlife photography as it gets me a slightly longer focal length equivalent. Even though its older, it still produces wonderful images and is very fast! Canada – Amazon  / USA – Amazon 

Fujifilm X-T1 – This is my go to travel camera! Its wonderfully built, delivers excellent images and the lenses are just spectacular! I could shoot all day with this camera and the best part is it’s so light my back doesn’t hurt at the end of the day! Canada – Amazon  / USA – Amazon 

Fujifilm X100s – My pocket camera! I’ve tried all sorts of small pocket cameras from Sony, to Panasonic, to Nikon but I have always gone back to the X100s. It has a sharp little 23mm f2 lens and that amazing 16mp sensor fuji has become known for. You honestly cannot go wrong with this camera or any of the preceding cameras! Canada – Amazon  / USA – Amazon 

Fujifilm GA645ZI – Now, this is not your usual camera, It’s a medium format film rangefinder. When it was built in the late 90’s it was considered one of the best travel medium format cameras, and its just a joy to use! If your in the market for a film medium format rangefinder, strongly consider this camera!

Lenses

Nikon 85mm f1.8g – The 85mm focal length is one of the classic focal lengths that every photographer should at least try! For portrait photographers it pretty much a mandatory focal length. But it has many more uses other than portraits, medium telephoto lenses are great for some forms of food and product photographer, but also has its place in landscape photography. This specific example of the 85mm is extremely sharp, very light, and quick to focus, what more could you ask for in a lens? Canada – Amazon  / USA – Amazon 

Nikon 50mm f1.8g  – The nifty fifty! A lens that every photographer should own! Its cheap, sharp, fast to focus, everything a lens should be. The 50mm is a great entry into portrait photography, being significantly cheaper than the 85mm focal length, and still giving you a very nice bokeh. If you don’t have one of these lenses, go out and get one now! Canada – Amazon  / USA – Amazon 

January 30, 2017