IT’S NOT THE CAMERA, IT’S THE PHOTOGRAPHER

they say "it's the photographer and not the camera that create the photo"

Yes it is true, but wildlife photography has very unique equipment needs. Wildlife photographers spend hours waiting for the right moment ! You need a right equipment and you must be prepared for that moment ! You also need much more outdoor equipment as a wildlife photographer ! You don't need the latest and the most expensive gear, but it must be good for your needs ! Wildlife Photography is the main focus and I always try using the equipment that works best for me. I am not locked to a newest stuff , but instead I simply use what I find best for the job.  So here is some of my gear, that i use for my work !

Cameras and Lenses


Canon EOS 1DX
Canon EOS 1DX
Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Canon EOS R
Canon EOS R

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

Canon EF Extenders
Canon EF Extenders
Canon EF 70-200mm f4/L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f4/L IS USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Accessories


F-stop Tilopa ( my main backpack for wildlife photography )
F-stop Tilopa ( my main backpack for wildlife photography )
Gitzo Systematic GT3532LS Carbon Tripod
Gitzo Systematic GT3532LS Carbon Tripod
Benro BH2 Gimbal Head
Benro BH2 Gimbal Head

Manfrotto 681B Alu Monopod
Manfrotto 681B Alu Monopod
Sirui K-30X Ball Head
Sirui K-30X Ball Head
Manfrotto 732CY M-Y Carbon Tripod
Manfrotto 732CY M-Y Carbon Tripod

Canon 580EX II Speedlites
Canon 580EX II Speedlites
Profoto AirSync Kit
Profoto AirSync Kit
LEE Filters 100 System ( nd grad filters, little stopper, polarizing filter )
LEE Filters 100 System ( nd grad filters, little stopper, polarizing filter )

Lowepro Vertex 300AW ( use for my backup backpack )
Lowepro Vertex 300AW ( use for my backup backpack )
DJI Mavic Mini ( great for quick aerial shots )
DJI Mavic Mini ( great for quick aerial shots )
Peli Hard Case ( great for traveling to protect your gear )
Peli Hard Case ( great for traveling to protect your gear )

Special Equipment for Wildlife and Nature Photography


Trail Cameras (must-have for every wildlife photographer )
Trail Cameras (must-have for every wildlife photographer )
Nikon Prostaff 7s 8x42 ( binoculars are a must-have for every outdoor photographer )
Nikon Prostaff 7s 8x42 ( binoculars are a must-have for every outdoor photographer )
AquaTech Sport Shield ( protection against nearly any conditions - wind, sand, rain and snow )
AquaTech Sport Shield ( protection against nearly any conditions - wind, sand, rain and snow )

Garmin GPSmap 62s  ( handheld gps device with superior satellite reception in remote places )
Garmin GPSmap 62s ( handheld gps device with superior satellite reception in remote places )
Petzl NAO Plus Headlamp ( never get caught in the dark without a good headlamp )
Petzl NAO Plus Headlamp ( never get caught in the dark without a good headlamp )
Portable Bluetooth Speaker and Smartphone (must-have for every bird photographer )
Portable Bluetooth Speaker and Smartphone (must-have for every bird photographer )

Floating Hide ( for photographing birds and wildlife in a wetland area )
Floating Hide ( for photographing birds and wildlife in a wetland area )
Camo Gear ( camouflage clothing and other camo gear  for wildlife photography )
Camo Gear ( camouflage clothing and other camo gear for wildlife photography )
Hide Tent ( special camouflage hide tent for photography and wildlife watching )
Hide Tent ( special camouflage hide tent for photography and wildlife watching )

Multi Tool, Knife, Axe ( there is always something to do, especially in the forest  )
Multi Tool, Knife, Axe ( there is always something to do, especially in the forest )
First Aid Kit ( no one can ever be prepared enough for surprise disasters, so you never know when you’ll need it  )
First Aid Kit ( no one can ever be prepared enough for surprise disasters, so you never know when you’ll need it )
Mountaineering Gear (for the higher region of the Alps, especially in winter season )
Mountaineering Gear (for the higher region of the Alps, especially in winter season )

Post Production


Apple MacBook Pro + Dell U2515H Monitor
Apple MacBook Pro + Dell U2515H Monitor
External Hard Drives ( 4x4TB, 2x2TB, 3x1TB )
External Hard Drives ( 4x4TB, 2x2TB, 3x1TB )
Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 printer
Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 printer

Studio Equipment


Sometimes i do portraits of people in the studio, i also photograph domestic pets like dogs, cats etc.  For those kind of work i use some studio equipment for better lighting  - monolight, sofbox, beauty dish, umbrella, reflector, led light etc. 

Bowens Gemini 500R
Bowens Gemini 500R
Profoto AirSync Kit
Profoto AirSync Kit
Profoto White + Silver Umbrella
Profoto White + Silver Umbrella

Bowens Lumiair Softbox
Bowens Lumiair Softbox
Manfrotto Studio Stands
Manfrotto Studio Stands
Profoto Reflector
Profoto Reflector

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