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 & Accessories

Nikon D810

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

Nikon SB900

Gitzo 3530LSV

Nikon D800E

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

MB-D12

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 
      ThinkTank Airport Acceleration
      ThinkTank Airport International
      ThinkTank Airport Ultralight
      ThinkTank Airport Security
      Kinesis Belt/Pouch System
 

 

 

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 D810 or Sony Alpha 7R
AF-S 14-24 f/2.8G
Zeiss 21mm f/2.8
AF-S 24-70 f/2.8G
Zeiss 25mm f/2
Carl Zeiss FE 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 non financial partner in www.Naturescapes.net

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