E.J. Peiker, Nature Photographer

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For those interested in what equipment I carry in the field, I have created this page.  Below you will find the equipment I carry in different photographic situations. 

Cameras

Lenses

Lighting

Support

Nikon D810

Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G

Nikon SB900

Gitzo 3530LSV

Nikon D800E + MB-D12

Sigma 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye

4th Generation Flash Bracket

Really Right Stuff TVC-24L

Nikon D7100

Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 T* Distagon

Wimberley Flash Bracket 

Gitzo 1297

Sony Alpha 7R

Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G

LiteDisk 12" Translucent

Gitzo 1228

 

Zeiss FE 24-70 f/4 T* Vario-Tessar

LiteDisk 30" Translucent

Gitzo G126

 

Zeiss 25mm f/2 T* Distagon

LiteDisk 12" White/Gold

Gitzo 1430

 

Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.8G

LiteDisk 30" White/Gold

Wimberley Head II

 

Sigma 35mm f/1.4G

Flash Extender

4th Generation Mongoose 3.6

 

Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Lumiquest Softbox

Really Right Stuff BH-55

 

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Giottos Lightstands

Really Right Stuff BH-40

 

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II

Manfrotto Lightstands

Really Right Stuff BH-30

  

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4G VR

Lightning Bug Lightning Detector

NatureScapes Skimmer

  

Sony FE 70-200 f/4 G

 Adorama DLRL48 Ring Light

B&W Filters

 

Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6GVR

Nissin i40 Flash Cokin Filters
  Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro  

SinghRay Filters

  Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4   Zeiss Filters
  Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4G VR   Kirk Lens Collars
  Nikon TC-14e III   Really Right Stuff Plates 
  Nikon TC-17e II   Harbor Designs Flash Extender
      Polarie Vixen Star Tracker
      NatureScapes Lens Feet
      4th Generation Lens Feet 
 

 

 

Polarie Vixen Star Tracker

 

Landscape

My typical Landscape equipment list is as follows.  I carry the equipment in a Kinesis Belt with appropriately sized pouches:
 
Nikon D800E or Sony Alpha 7R
AF-S 14-24 f/2.8G
Zeiss 21mm f/2.8
Zeiss 25mm f/2
Carl Zeiss 24-70 f/4
AF-S 28mm f/1.8G
AF-S 35mm f/1.4G
AF-S 50mm f/1.4G
AF-S 70-200 f/4G VR
Nissin i40 Flash
Really Right Stuff TVC-24L Tripod
Really Right Stuff BH-55 or BH-40
Singh-Ray LB Polarizer, B+W 4 stop Neutral Density Filter, Cokin Variable Neutral Density Filter

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Birds/Wildlife

Wildlife photography can be pain inducing since this requires very heavy equipment.  I typically use the following:
 
Nikon D800E with MB-D12 (often in 1.2x or DX crop mode)
  • AF-S 500mm f/4G VR
    AF-S 300mm f/4 or 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 VR
    AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II
    TC-14e II
    TC-17e II
    SB-900 Flash with off camera shoe cord and FX-6 Flash Extender
    Gitzo 3530 CF tripod
    Wimberley Head II or 4th Generation Mongoose 3.6

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    Disclaimers:
     
    E.J. Peiker conducts consulting services and product design services for a number of photographic product companies.  The companies change from time to time:
     
    E.J. Peiker is a consultant for LensCoat and receives compensation from LensCoat for consultation services.  www.lenscoat.com
     
    E.J. Peiker writes for and is supported by Singh-Ray Filters and receives non-monetary compensation from Singh-Ray Filters. www.singh-ray.com
     
    E.J. Peiker is a Wimberley Professional Services featured photographer and receives non-monetary compensation from Wimberley.  Visit Wimberley at www.tripodhead.com
     
    E.J. Peiker is a member of Nikon Professional Services and receives some services free of charge from Nikon Corp.  www.nikonpro.com
     
    E.J. Peiker and EJPhoto.com is sponsored by Hunt's Photo and Video - New England's largest photography retailer.  Visit them at www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/
     
    E.J. Peiker is a founding partner in www.Naturescapes.net

     

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