Camera Gear


Shipwreck at Inverness

Photo: Bob Lurie

 

 

Here’s what I shoot with:

Cameras:

  • Fujifilm XT-2 Mirrorless
  • Nikon D800
  • Panasonic Lumix LX-100
  • iPhone X

Lenses:

  • Fujinon 18-55 f/2.8
  • Fujinon 35mm f/2 Prime
  • Fujinon 90mm f/2 Prime
  • Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
  • Nikon 70-200mm VR  f/2.8 and a 1.7x Teleconverter
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.4 Prime

Other:

  • 3 Legged Thing Punks Corey Tripod
  • Feisol Tripod and Ball Head
  • Kenko extension tubes
  • Nikon Speedlight SB-600 Flash
  • Nikon Circular Polarizers
  • Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filters
  • Lowepro Flipside 400w Camera Backpack

Editing Software:

  • Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC
  • Nik Collection
  • Luminar 
  • Topaz Texture 

 

 

 

38 comments

  1. Jane, this list is extremely helpful. I’m shooting with a Nikon D5300. So far I’m shooting with adjustable lenses: an 18-55mm and a 55-200mm. I’m looking to expand my lenses, and I can use this list as one of reference points. Thank you!

    • Hi Hanna, I’m happy this helped. Those two lenses cover a good distance. You may also want to explore prime lenses such as the 35mm or 50mm. They have fantastic clarity and are at lower price points than zooms. Thanks for following and stopping by. Happy to help if you have any other questions. 🙂

  2. Hi Jane,
    gear talk again … 🙂 Like you, I have a Nikon D800 with a whole range of excellent lenses, from wide-angle to macro and 500mm. I love the lenses, that’s what makes it so hard to switch. I had almost decided to go for the D850, but I have no settled for the Fuji XT-3. Mainly because of the weight. Is your Nikon collection dust since you got the Fuji? 😉
    Thanks for taking the time to response. x

    • Hi Hanne, It was a big decision to move away from Nikon after many happy years. I have been very happy with the X-T2. A fairly challenging learning curve at first, and I am still diving into all its capabilities, but overall, I am very pleased with the results and the way it handles. I use the Nikon occasionally for the 70-200mm but really, it is collecting dust. I cannot imagine lugging it on a trip at this point. I have a tiny backpack that I put my X-T2 in with a couple of prime lenses (the f/2 Fujinon prime lenses are excellent) and I am set.
      I also got a very light, compact tripod that works great. No more aching back. Really, now I can’t believe the years of long hikes and traveling I did with that Nikon D800 and 24-70 f2.8 over my shoulder! No regrets but…
      There is a lot of chatter about the new Nikon mirrorless cameras with which our Nikkor lenses would work, but again, it’s all about the weight (and lack thereof!). I hope this helps. Please let me know what you decide. 🙂

  3. Hi Jane, I know I’ve asked similar things in the past, but I am (again) considering moving to a Fuji x-t2. I have a few Canon lenses that I am considering buying an adaptor and using on the Fuji. I understand that would be shooting in full manual. What I don’t remember was if you attempt to do this with your Nikon lenses and Fuji?
    Also, I am using Luminar now, just started a few weeks ago, what is your opinion on how Luminar handles Fuji files?
    Thanks, as always, for your time,
    Cheers,
    Amy

    • Hi Amy,
      There’s also the new X-T3 with a few improvements.
      I do not use my Nikon lenses on the Fuji. (as much as I miss them) Mainly, those big lenses defeat the purpose of having such a wonderfully lightweight camera. Plus, the downside of the camera not talking to the lens.
      I just never went down that road after I switched to Fuji. Plus, Fuji has such great lenses. The F/2 primes are terrific among others.

      I use Luminar occasionally but not enough to comment on how it handles Fuji. I am almost all LR at this point. I used to use Nik all the time, and haven’t found the need as much lately.
      Always happy to help. Good luck going mirrorless…you (and your back) will love it. Amazing camera.
      Jane

  4. I’m new at the NIKON club 😀 I have a NIKON D5300 and two lenses: Macro-lens Nikon DX VR AF-S Micro NIKKOR 85mm 1:3.5G ED and 18-140mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED also Nikon DX VR. For that, I used a Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ7. I only miss a good telephoto lens, but all that material is not cheap! So, I have to wait untill I can give myself a present 😀 That’s a joke, my husband will always give his share 🙂 But for now I’m Happy 😀
    Warm regards, Heidi

  5. I use Nikon D750 and love it.

  6. Jane, Thanks for stopping by my blog/site. You have Beautiful photos!! We have similar Gear. I just upgraded from a D800 to the D810 and Love it!

  7. Nice equipment… moreover you know how to take advantage of it!

  8. Thanks for the info – as a long-time camera geek I am always interested in what other people are using…

  9. Happen to stop by you blog. Very nice. I used to be a Pentax K10D user with 4 different lens to interchange when needed, but have since changed to a Nikon D7000 with 2 different Lens. Pentax has nice equipment, but I don’t think that it’s quite as good as Nikon. I have not gotten out with it that much, because it’s so cold for me. I’m looking forward to using it more. Best Wishes.

    • Hi Les, I was just sending you a thank you on your blog. I appreciate your visits here. I bet you are enjoying your Nikon– I have had three different ones over the years. What lenses do you have?

      • Hello there, Jane. In response to your question I have a Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 72mm & a Nikkor 18-140mm 3.5-5.6 68mm Lens’s. I had to go get the camera to look. Have not had it that long. Only about 2 weeks, so I’ve got allot of learning to do with it. Thanks for asking.

  10. Jane, I’m loving your beautiful photos! Thank you, Jane. Love, Joyce

  11. Hi Jane. Are you have with your Tamron 10-24 mm?

    • Hi Paula, Yes, I am. It was a wonderful gift from a group of friends for my birthday… nice friends! Although I am very loyal to Nikon, this lens has proven to be a terrific alternative. It has been wonderful and I use it quite a bit. (At the time, the Nikon version was not available due to the tsunami a few years ago.)

  12. Hi Jane….

    Your images are exhibiting strong photographic/artistic elements. Yet, it is obvious all that you capture is fine tuned and enhanced with your eyes and soul. The Hoh Rainforest is incredible…. Your photos make me want to take off and go there immediately…. with ALL my equipment in tow.
    If I ever get a chance to come to San Fran… when you are there, I would love for us to plan a shoot together.
    Many thanks for an invite to your breathtaking website. Let your passion for photography overflow and never cease.

    In friendship…
    pamela~~~~

    • Hi Pamela, Thank you very much! How kind of you to take a moment to let me know– your insights are really appreciated. You would love the rainforest and certainly, if you ever make it out to SF, it would be great to shoot together. It is wonderful sharing our passion for photography… I hope you are enjoying the summer shoots! Can’t wait to see your images.

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