My Equipment

I often get emails asking me what equipment do I currently use. It has became nearly impossible to answer all of them so I decided to put up this page. Hoping this will answer many of the questions I frequently get. Here is the complete list of my equipment along with links to purchase it from the highly trusted Adorama & B&H Photo Online Stores, The most trusted  photo retail stores on the internet.

Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera  


The Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera is more than a DSLR, it’s a broadcast quality video camera as well. Driving both still and video capture is the FX-format CMOS 36.3Mp sensor and the powerful EXPEED 3 image-processing engine.

To learn more about the NIKON D800E or to purchase at  B&H Photo click here.









Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels

The EOS 5D Mark II features a huge, full-frame sensor. A 21.1-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers images of up to 5616 x 3744 pixels. And since it is full-frame, all lenses will deliver the angle of view they would on a 35mm camera without a conversion factor. Thanks to improved noise reduction technologies, images shot even at highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth. The EOS 5D Mark II was the first digital EOS to offer recording of Full HD video in Live View Mode. Capable of shooting clips almost half an hour long at full 1080 resolution, the EOS 5D Mark II does amazing double duty, making it possible to shoot broadcast quality video on your camera by simply changing settings.

To learn more about the Canon 5D MK II or to purchase at  B&H Photo click here.


Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens

The Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens is an extreme ultra-wide zoom, wide-aperture lens that delivers edge-to-corner sharpness that can surpass that of equivalent fixed focal-length lenses. It features a Nano Crystal coating to reduce the effects of ghost and flare, combined with 2 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements and PGM aspherical lenses that help control chromatic aberrations. These all combine to enhance sharpness and contrast.
To learn more about the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G or to purchase at B&H Photo Click Here


Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras

The Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter allows a Nikon G type (no manual aperture ring) lens to be mounted onto Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras. Although the lens will fit physically, automatic diaphragm (AE metering), or any other functions, are not retained using this adapter. The adapter does not transfer any function from the camera body to the lens.
To learn more about the Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter or to purchase at B&H Photo Click Here

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens.

Retaining the excellent performance at maximum aperture of the much larger f/2.8L IS but in a smaller and more travel-friendly size, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens is a professional zoom telephoto suitable for a broad range of applications from sports to portraiture. It is fully compatible with the Extender EF 1.4x II and 2x II teleconverters (requires f/8 AF sensitivity with EF 2x II), and its built-in image stabilizer allows the equivalent hand-holding ability of a shutter speed 4 steps faster-making this a great lens for capturing still subjects with a telephoto perspective in very low light. The stabilizer can be activated to only correct shake in the vertical axis for panning action when desired as well.

To learn more about the Canon 70-200L F4 IS or to purchase at B&H photo Click Here.

Additional Gear

Gitzo GT1541 Series 1 4-Section Mountaineer Carbon Fiber Tripod.

When Gitzo launched the Mountaineer tripods in 1994, they were the World’s first carbon fiber tripods. Ever since then they’ve set the standard for performance and quality. The main feature of GT1541 is the new 6X carbon fiber tube, made of a unique structure of 6 crossed layers that maximises rigidity, vibration absorption and lightweight performance.

X tube has a high density structure made of top quality ultra-thin carbon fibers (7µm or 0.007 mm). Built-in Anti Leg Rotation is now a feature of the whole carbon fiber range. Mountaineer tripods have been further improved with features and details that increase performance, versatility and quality. The smallest and lightest tripod in the Gitzo range, Series 00 offers surprisingly good rigidity. Ideal for spotting scopes, binoculars, compact cameras and DSLR with lenses up to 175mm.

To learn more about the Gitzo 1541 or to purchase
at Adorama Click Here or B&H photo Click Here

Manfrotto 327RC2 Joystick Head

The Manfrotto 327RC2 Joystick Head is constructed of magnesium, providing superior performance and durability, making it the best choice for advanced users with high-end and full frame cameras. The joystick design offers a uniquely ergonomic way of quickly unlocking, moving and blocking your camera. You can frame and reposition the head freely and frequently to get the perfect photo: grip the head to move the camera and as soon as you release, it locks securely in place.

To learn more about the Manfrotto 327RC2 Joystick Head or to purchase
at B&H photo Click Here


My Camera Bags

F-Stop Satori EXP

Sixty-two liter capacity and universal compatibility with our ICU’smakes the Satori EXP the most adaptable camera transport system available. Whether you’re out for multiple nights with just the essentials,or an afternoon shoot with a studio in-tow, the SATORI EXP carries what you need, how you need it.

To learn more about the F-Stop Satori EXP or to purchase directly from F-Stop Click Here



F-Stop Guru

The day-tripping Guru is all about versatility. Its discreet looks areequally at home on the trail or in an open-air market in Quito. A 28-litercapacity holds a surprising amount of gear and it ’s got plenty of external attachments for expansion with accessories or multi-sportgear-carrying options.

To learn more about the F-Stop Guru or to purchase directly from F-Stop Click Here

Steve Griffin - December 12, 2010 - 9:55 am

Thanks for the info on your equipment. I have most of the same in Canon equipment but needed help with the filter system. I really enjoy your web site and thanks again.

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Tiago Cena - January 11, 2011 - 9:05 pm

Thank you for sharing your gear info! It can be used as a good reference for buying the best equipment!
I’d like to ask you a couple of questions: have you ever used the 105mm Heliopan without the Lee holder and the ring mounted on the 21mm Zeiss? I mean, do you sometimes use the polarizer attached to this lens with a step-up ring? And have you noticed vignetting on the 21mm Zeiss either if the Lee holder and adapter ring or with a step-up ring?
Thank you again and greetings from Brazil.

Antonius Plaian - January 22, 2011 - 2:36 am

Thanks for the info especially about the filters you are using. May I ask you for an image to show us how the filter are stacked (polarizer + GND) on holder?

Fiat lux!

Patrick Di Fruscia - February 3, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Hi Antonio, thank you very much for your is a link where you can view how everything is stacked up..Polarizer in front with NDs behind hope this helps my friend

Patrick Di Fruscia - February 3, 2011 - 2:46 pm

Hi Tiago

You will need to use the Lee foundation kit with a wide angle 82mm ring for the Zeiss lens…it would be stacked up like this and there is no vignetting on the 21mm

Prakash Dudhalkar - August 25, 2012 - 5:37 pm

Excellent work. Many many thanks for information about gears. Prakash Dudhalkar, Mumbai.

Bambang Dwi Wijayanto - November 9, 2012 - 1:26 pm

I Like IT.

Imran Maskeen - November 13, 2012 - 9:51 am

I must say that you are doing wonders in photography. keep up the good work.

Marcell Puzsar Photography - January 8, 2013 - 8:00 am

Do you use both Canon and Nikon systems?

Angel Ybañez - April 12, 2013 - 12:33 pm


Tario Regina - September 12, 2013 - 9:52 pm

You are one of the most inspirational artists I have seen. Today is my first time visiting your site and I already love your work.:)

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