Photo Gear

Over the past several years have amassed quite an arsenal of gear to pursue the art, science, and technology of photography.

Although one can be quite successful with a limited amount of gear (e.g., a good camera and lens is really all that’s necessary), professionals and amateurs alike often eventually acquire a sizable collection. Given the continuing evolution of digital photography, the ease with which one can acquire new gear with merely the click of a mouse, and the rapid introduction of new & better products, it’s certainly easy to add more.

Camera & Lens

Mirrorless BodyNikonZ624.5 MP / FX Format / 4K Ultra HD
Zoom LensNikon14-24mm f/2.8 SZ Mount / 112mm Filter / 3.5″ x 5.0″ 23 oz
Zoom LensNikon24-70mm f/2.8 SZ Mount / 82mm Filter / 3.5″ x 5.0″ 25 oz
Zoom LensNikon70-200mm f/2.8 VR SZ Mount / 77mm Filter / 3.6″ x 8.7″ 48 oz
Prime LensNikon85mm f/1.8 SZ Mount / 67mm Filter / 3.0″ x 3.9″ 17 oz
Zoom LensNikon24-70mm f/4 SZ Mount / 72mm Filter / 3.1″ x 3.5″ 18 oz
DroneDJIMavic Air12.0 MP / 4K Ultra HD
Action CameraGoProHERO9 Black20.0 MP / 5K 30 fps & 4K 60 fps


TripodGitzoG1258 Mountaineer Reporter 6X RapidCarbon Fiber / Series 2
Ball HeadRRSBH-40 Lever-Release ClampQR
Bubble LevelGitzoGLEVEL2 Center Column Bubble LevelGitzo Series 2 Tripod
Tripod BagGitzoGE11P Tripod Bag30¼”L


MonopodGitzoG1568 Mountaineer MK2 ReporterCarbon Fiber
QR ClampKirkQRC-2.5 Quick Release ClampQR 2½”
Tripod BagGitzoGC1101 Tripod Bag25½”L

Mini Tripod

Mini TripodSwitchPodDSLR Tripod
Mini TripodManfrottoPIXI Mini Tripod (MTPIXI-B)
Ball HeadJobyBall Head 5KQR
ClampManfrottoUniversal Smartphone Clamp, Pro (MCPIXI)iPhone Mount
ClampManfrottoUniversal Smartphone Clamp, Basic (MCCLAMP)iPhone Mount

Filters Flash & Light Modifiers

FilterNikonCircular Polarizer II Slim67mm (Z 85mm f/1.8)
FilterNikonCircular Polarizer II Slim72mm (Z 24-70mm f/4)
FilterNikonCircular Polarizer II Slim77mm (Z 70-200mm f/2.8)
Light PanelLume CubePanel Mini Bi Color Continuous LED60 LED
Light PaintLEDLenserP7 Flashlight450-40 Lumens
Light PaintLEDLenserFilter SetP7 Flashlight
Light PaintAZLOCTO (Color Temp Orange) Warming Gels, 38″ x 8″

Microphones & Accessories

MicrophoneRodeWireless GO Compact Digital Microphone System2.4GHz
MicrophoneRodeLavalier GO Omnidirectional Lavalier MicrophoneWireless GO
MicrophoneRodeVideoMic Pro+ On-Camera Shotgun Condenser Microphone
Microphone AccessoryRodeDeadCat VMP+VideoMic Pro+

Backpacks Slings & Camera Bags

BackpackIncaseDSLR Pro PackCamera, Laptop, & Tablet – Nikon Z6 camera, 3-4 lenses, photo accessories + laptop & tablet. Fits under airline seat. 26 Liter. 12″ x 9″ x 20″ (W x H x L)
SlingPeak DesignEveryday Sling 6L V2Drone – Mavic Air drone, controller, extra batteries, charger & other accessories.
SlingPeak DesignEveryday Sling 5L V1

Nikon Z6 Camera & Lens Accessories

BatteryNikonEN-EL15b Lithium-Ion Battery, 3 OfNikon Z6
Memory CardSonyQXD G, 2 Of1 @ 120 GB, 1 @ 32GB
QR L BracketKirkBL-Z Camera “L” BracketNikon Z6
QR Lens FootKirkLP-70 Lens FootNikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 S
Shutter ReleasePixelTW-283 DC2 Wireless Remote Shutter ReleaseNikon Z6 / Transmitter & Receiver
Shutter ReleaseNikonMC-DC2 Wired Shutter Release (#25395)Nikon Z6
Lens AdaptorNikonMount Adaptor FTZF Mount To Z Mount

DJI Mavic Air Drone & Accessories

BatteryDJIMavic Air Intelligent Flight Battery, 4 OfDJI Mavic Air
Memory CardSanDisk128 GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-1 V30 SD CardSD
Phone MountSkyreatMavic Air Aluminum Remote Controller Mount
Lens FiltersNeewerPro Lens Filter Kit (Polarizer & Neutral Density)DJI Mavic Air / 6 Pc
Landing PadPGYTECH20″ Fast Fold Landing Launching Pad ProSquare
Landing PadPGYTECH75mm Landing Launching PadRound
Drone StorageTineerMavic Air Silicone Propeller Blade StabilizersDJI Mavic Air / 4 Pc Red / Propeller Storage Holders/Guards

GoPro HERO9 Black Camera Accessories

Memory CardSamsung512GB Evo Select 100MB/s U3 MicroSDXC CardSD
GripGoPro3 Way Grip-Arm-Tripod
GripGoProHandler Floating Hand Grip
Mic & AdaptorGoProMedia ModHERO9 Black
MountGoProSuction Cup Mount
AccessoriesGoProGrab Bag9 Pc
AccessoriesGoBUDiWrench and Small Gear Bag

Camera Straps & Clips

Wrist StrapPeak DesignCuff V3Used most often
Camera ClipPeak DesignCapture Camera Clip V3
Camera ClipPeak DesignPro Pad V2Capture Clip Accessory
Shoulder StrapPeak DesignSlide Lite1.3″ Wide
Shoulder StrapPeak DesignLeash.75″ Wide / Used least often

Lens Cleaning & Dust Removal

Dust RemovalMagicFiberMicrofiber Cleaning Cloths
Dust RemovalGiottosRocket Air Blower, 3 Of1 Large & 2 Small
Dust RemovalDeltaCamel Hair Brush
Dust RemovalKinetronicsStaticWisk Brush
Dust RemovalKinetronicsSpecGrabber Pro
Dust RemovalPEC-PADNon Abrasive Photo Wipes
Lens CleanerFormula MCLens Cleaner
Lens CleanerRORResidual Oil Remover

Bits & Bobs

Gray/Color TargetX-RiteColorChecker Passport
Tool SetSmallRigFolding Tool Set #AAK23637 in 1 Screwdriver Set
Memory Card CaseMindShiftCard-Again Memory Card WalletHolds 4 XQD or SD Cards
Filter CaseMindShiftFilter Nest Mini Filter PouchHolds 4 Filters Up To 82mm
Gaffer TapeGenericGaffer Tape, 1″ Black & 1″ White
Head LampPetzlACTIK Headlamp 350 Lumens
Head LampPetzlTacTikka Plus 4 LED #E49P
Head LampEnergizerLED Headlamp 360 Lumens IPX4
Winter GlovesLoweProPhotographer’s Gloves