For all the people, curious to find out what photography gear I use to capture the images, here is the list of my current set of photographic equipment . I own and use Nikon Equipment currently for my photographic needs.
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Teamed up with the D850 creates a behemoth of a combination of frames per second and Megapixels. A must have accessory for your D850 if you are a wildlife photographer. Framing vertical shots as well is rendered convenient with this add on.
An incredible lens, amazing reach, handhold threshold, excellent build quality and the flouride coating on the front element just keeps everything tidy and clean. Beautiful bokeh, sharpness combined with excellent range for birds and wildlife. My current primary wildlife lens.
My recent companion on long photographic walks and hikes, this amazing lens combined with the 1.4 TC version III is an amazing compact wildlife camera and is a definite recommend to any Nikon user looking for a sharp prime medium telephoto lens. AF is excellent and so is the sharpness even with the teleconverter on it.
Newest addition in my arsenal and most beloved as well. This all purpose lens serves almost any scenario of shooting under the sun, be it short range wildlife, portraits, landscapes and even some macro. With flourite elements and being much lighter, the latest version of the Nikon lens is amazing sharp edge to edge. All focus breathing issues with older versions are resolved in this one and true 70mm and 200mm focal length frames are achieved with this lens. Must have and will always recommend.
This has to be the one focal length I have waited for the longest period and picked up finally. In the past, never felt this range was useful for a wildlife photographer, like me, but in my recent trips to India for tiger Safaris, I realized that the proximity of tigers was something even the 70-200 could not handle with the natural environment. Incredibly sharp in my initial tests and a VR that allows sharp frames at even shutter speeds of 1/10 second, is definitely a great boon. Look forward to get cracking with this lens.
One among the Nikon Trinity lenses, this super wide angle is my best buddy to capture amazing landscapes, cityscapes and wide angled frames. Although fairly old in regards to when it was launched, this lens is still so good that a replacement has not come for it. Highly recommend for nature and landscape photographers.
Well being a nature photographer, we cannot ignore the amazing and beautiful world of insects and tiny creatures that roam this earth. This lens is my go-to lens in my kit for any such macro opportunity. I think this is one of the best one’s that Nikon has to offer. Another great addition in my kit.
Probably the best teleconverter from Nikon to-date. Works amazingly with my Nikon telephoto lenses producing sharp images even in not so favorable lighting. Only caveat is the loss of one-stop light which is expected from any teleconverter. I usually paid the Nikon 300mm lens with this and use that as my hiking gear and it works like a charm.
People might wonder why a wildlife photographer needs a flash. Well, a strong flash allows you to light up dark areas of the subject such as a bird sitting in the shade of trees and also enables the photographer to bring to life the bird’s beautiful plumage detail against a properly lit background. This is exactly what the SB-5000 can do. The wireless triggering capabilities of this flash with my D5 and D850 makes it a hassle-free and best-suited accessory on my hardcore birding trips.
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