My cameras


When I started photography I always wondered what other photographers were using as equipment. So here is what I used for my photos.

Cameras

Nikon D4

This one I bought on 22 of february 2014. Just like the Nikon D2X this is also the king of all current cameras. This camera has a fullframe sensor with 16.2 megapixels. This means that the sensor area per pixel is larger than with the Nikon D2X. It is really unbelievable how much more light sensitive the Nikon D4 is. This is truly a great acquisition which even with higher ISO values barely shows any noise. This means that the shutter time can become even shorter.

Nikon D2X

This one I bought on 15 of Juli 2005. It is really the king of all current cameras. It is not cheap and you can not do anything with it without some good lenses which are also not cheap. But then again, you really have the best. For artistic gymnastics this is also needed because you like to make photos in the worst conditions. Gymnastics is almost always indoor and the gymnasts move very fast. This camera even has a special feature, namely it can take photos using all of its 12.4 megapixels or only use half of them and process them more quickly so that I can take upto 8 photos a second. However, I always use the full 12.4 megapixels.

Konica Minolta Dimage A1

Sony Cybershot DSC S50

Lenses

Nikkor AF-S Zoom 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED (2.5x)

This lens is really great for acro gymnastics. The object to photograph is often higher since gymnasts climb on top of eachother. It is also very light sensitive so perfect for indoor.

Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED (2.9x)

This lens is really great for artistic gymnastics. The object to photograph is often further away. It is also very light sensitive so perfect for indoor.

Flash

Nikon Autofocus Speedlight SB-800

This flash is powerful and can be used very well indoor in a gymnasium. However be aware that during competitions a flash is often not allowed to be used. It could disturb the performing gymnast. Therefore I only use it during gym galas.

Tripod

Manfrotto tripod

Although the Nikon D2X / D4 can take pictures without the need of a tripod, it is still very handy to keep all that weight in the air for a whole day. So I do not have heavy demands on the tripod itself besides being a weightlifter.

Storage

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 Serie (500 GB)

After the Photobox had died I bought this one. Other photoboxes were not available anymore or were more expensive than a complete laptop. Besides the fact that the laptop has even bigger storage, it is also very handy for selecting and editing the photos on the spot.

Conceptronic Photobox (250 GB)

Sitecom Media Drive (30 GB)

Notes

Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300

I bought this smartphone on 26th of november 2012. This is a good replacement for the PDA for making notes.

PDA: HP6915