About a day after receiving some new gear from Paul Buff, I had a shoot. I mentioned posting up my review(s) on some of the new gear once I've had a chance to use it. Truth be told, I'm not a huge...review type of person. I'll render my opinion on what I think of the gear and how it's beneficial to me or not, but, to "review" per se' sort of makes me seem like one of those gear experts with an opinion that may make a difference to some. In reality, I'm just a photographer and I love messing with gear and using whatever tools help me to achieve my goals. Oh, and one more thing....I'm pretty damn lazy lately with the blogging thing so, don't have too much time to get into it all! Also, I haven't yet figured out how to post a new post to a particular page. (Like this should be on my GEAR page.) Anyway, I'll figure it out eventually. While on the gear thing though, the image below is an "after hours" shot of some equipment in my studio. Figured I'd share/list some of the collection of toys I've amassed thus far because I know some people like to know what other photographers are using. It's always a work in progress yes?
1. Paul Buff Einstein 640 strobe with 22" white beauty dish. 2. Bowen's large soft box 3. Studio tripod (Calumet) 4. 22" beauty dish grid and silver beauty dish (Calumet) 5. Silver/White reflector 6. Profoto Acute2 ring flash and Profoto Acute 2r 1200 power pack 7. Sekonic L-358 light meter. 8. Paul Buff Vagabond Mini power pack. 9. Set of 4 Paul Buff honeycomb grids. 10. Paul Buff 7" silver reflector. 11. Set of Bowen's Gemini GM 500r strobes. 12. Set of 2 Pocket Wizard Plus II's (laying somewhere in there.) 13. Arri 300w Fresnel, Arri 650w Fresnel (on loan). 15. Assorted umbrellas - Calumet 46"Silver , Wescott 7' Parabolic Silver, Set of Bowen's 36" Silver/white umbrellas. 16. Lenses: Nikon 70-200mm VR II, Nikon 50mm 1.8G, Nikon 85mm 1.4D, Nikon 105mm 2.8 macro. Nikon 24-70mm 2.8G (not shown...because it's on camera!) 17. Camera(s)- Nikon d800, Nikon d90. 18. 2 Nikon SB-800 speedlights. 19. An assortment of C-stands, light stands, A clamps, gaffer tape, duct tape, miscellaneous cables, cords and wires. 20. Background - Manfrotto Autopole set up and seamless.
There are some random things missing here, but, that's the basics really. I use an assortment of memory cards and for batteries, I'm pretty partial these days to Eneloops.
Couple of other pics of gear- That one above there an iphone pic.
Einstein with 22" beauty dish.