Kevin's Wildlife Gear List

January 4, 2017

The gear I use has been cultivated through years of research to facilitate our needs in wildlife photography.  I am not sponsored by any companies and, while I am loyal to certain brands that have served me well, I know there are other makes and models of gear that will do the job.  I am of the mind-set to try as much as I can to buy once and to have it last as long as possible.  As with all things in the electronic world it is difficult to keep to that policy when we constantly have bigger and better screaming at us.  Being patient and skipping generations of new models is one way of achieving that.  So, what's in my bag?  Here is an itemized list of what can be seen in the photo above...

  • Canon 5d mk iii
  • Canon 1dx ii
  • Gitzo Gt3542 XLS tripod
  • Jobu gimbal
  • Skimmer
  • Flash bracket
  • Walk stool
  • Canon 2x canon 600rt speedlights
  • Better beamer
  • Canon Flash Transmitter
  • Canon 2x 2x extender v 3
  • Canon 1x 1.4 extender v 3
  • Canon 24-70 L lens
  • Canon 100-400 v ii lens
  • Canon 1x 12mm extention tube
  • Canon 1x 25mm extention tube
  • Canon 500mm f4 lens ii
  • Monopod
  • Gorilla pod
  • Go pro clamp pod
  • Lexar card reader system thunderbolt
  • 2x 1 terabyte Hard Drives
  • Hoodman Hoodloupe
  • Cam Ranger
  • Lap Top - Asus
  • Mouse
  • Eneloop rechargeable batteries
  • Lens Cleaners
  • Canon Battery Charger 5D iii
  • Canon Battery Charger 1dx ii
  • Extra Batteries
  • Suri Tripod Head
  • Lexar Compact Flash Cards
  • Lexar SD Cards
  • Mono pod
  • Clamp for Flash Or Other needs

My list is constantly evolving.  In fact, since the time of taking this photo, some of our tools have changed.  For example, I now use the MagMod MagBeam in place of the Better Beamer.  The ease of use of the MagMod and its performance made this an easy choice. I have also added the small Wacom Tablet. I have become very use to a pen tablet in our editing world and to be with out it is tough.  And of course, when Sheryl is shooting with me, our list becomes a new monster (a Sherpa would come in handy!).

Everyone has a different perspective on what works best for them and there are many factors to consider.  For me, it's a combination of the quality of image, the direction we are headed, and the ability to travel as light as possible.

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