My Gear

Yes gear matters, but your vision is more important. Hopefully this will cut down on the e-mails about what gear I use. Studying the work of great photographers is a better use of your time than obsessing about cameras and lenses. Get out there and photograph.

My Leica Equipment

I have been a dedicated Leica M shooter since the mid 1980's. I have used various screwmount and bayonet mount Leica cameras. The older models that standout the most were a 1956 Leica M3 and a 1977 Leica M4-2. For many years my standard kit was a black M6 loaded with black and white film and a chrome M6 loaded with Kodachrome.

Leica M10

Leica M10

Finally the digital model has returned to the size of the film Leica's. This is really an outstanding camera. The best features are having a mechanical ISO dial that is visible when the camera is picked up and the larger image in the rangefinder for when I am wearing glasses.

Leica M (240)

Leica M (240)

I just can't describe how happy I am with this camera. It goes everywhere with me and shows a lot of wear these days. I don't use the video capabilities on this camera and wished it was a bit thinner but in reality I love this camera.

Leica Lenses

Leica Lenses

LEICA 35mm SUMMICRON 2.0

LEICA 50mm SUMMICRON 2.0

LEICA 50mm NOCTILUX 1.0

LEICA 90mm TELE-ELMARIT 2.8

Almost all of my images were taken with the Summicrons. If had to chose only one lens it would be the 50mm. I have a neutral density filter mounted to the Noctilux that rarely is removed. I just like the glow that the older Noctiliux imparts to an image.

LEICA TABLE TOP TRIPOD WITH LARGE BALL HEAD

LEICA TABLE TOP TRIPOD WITH LARGE BALL HEAD

The Leica Tabletop tripod is my most used accessory. I have had mine for over 30 years. I highly recommend getting one. Yes it is very expensive but it is built like a tank. I have shot with a 4 x 5 view camera with mine. Very stable.

B+W 60mm NETURAL DENSITY 0.6 FILTER

B+W 39mm NETURAL DENSITY 1.8 FILTER

Spare LEICA batteries

THINK TANK PHOTO SD PIXEL POCKET ROCKET

LEXAR 32 GB 400X SD CARD - 12

MOLESKINE notebook

LENS PEN

THINK TANK PHOTO RETROSPECTIVE 5 bag for film cameras

ONA PRINCE STREET

ONA PRINCE STREET

The quest is finally over. If you want to carry 2 Leica's and 4 lenses, this is the perfect bag. Room to carry an iPad, extra batteries, and more. Bonus points for the beautiful leather. 

My Commercial Equipment

NIKON D3s

NIKON D800

NIKON 14-24

NIKON 24-70

NIKON 24 PC-E

NIKON 50 1.4

NIKON 85 1.4

NIKON 105 MICRO

NIKON 200 MICRO

NIKON 70-200

NIKON 70-300

NIKON SB-800

NIKON SB-910 X2

NIKON R1-C1 MACRO FLASH

POCKET WIZARD FLEX TT5

POCKET WIZARD MINI TT1

BRONCOLOR MOVE 1200L LIGHTS

LENS PEN

REALLY RIGHT STUFF TVC-23, BH-40, AND PLATES

THANK TANK PHOTO INTERNATIONAL ROLLER, URBAN DISGUISE 50, RETROSPECTIVE 5 AND 10

ASSORTED CAMERA AND FLASH BATTERIES

LEXAR 32GB CF CARDS X 10

THINK TANK PHOTO PIXEL POCKET ROCKET

Post Processing

imac

27" iMac

Apple iPad Pro 9.7"

Wacom Intuos Tablet

Mackie HR824MKII Monitors

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai Film Scanner

Bretford Acculight 48" Light Table

Lexar USB Card Reader

Sound Devices 722 Audio Recorder

Sennheiser Microphones

Adobe Photoshop CC

Adobe Lightroom CC

Capture One Pro 9

Nik Complete Collection

Topaz Adjust

Apple Final Cut Pro

Apple Motion

DaVinci Resolve

Scrivener

Xrite ColorMunki Display

G-Technology Hard Drives