Gearlists for Nicholas Kong – Bodies and Lenses
Sometimes, people do ask me what gear am I using for my jobs. Therefore, I created a list today. Let’s have a look at what gear I use currently to create images for my clients. The list might change overtime because I have GAS (acquisition syndrome) towards my photography gears.Camera bodies:
Canon EOS-1V for film photography
I normally carry 2 camera bodies (Canon 5D Mark III) for jobs. These bodies are workhorses; high ISO capability, amazing focusing system, great ergonomics and many more. I’m not sure what improvement Canon will be putting in the coming Canon 5D Mark IV since the current Mark III is just amazing. Sometimes I thought of getting a Canon 1DX because I love Canon 1 series camera. However, the 5D Mark III is just as good as the 1DX. Probably the 1DX is more suitable for sports photography with it’s higher frame per second.
Another camera body (Canon EOS-1V) will be there to capture some moments in film. Especially in black and white film. Images captured in film are timeless. You can’t check on the screen for errors on the spot. You will only know what you will be getting after having it developed. List of lenses from left to right:
I like to use prime lens a lot. Every lens has it’s different usage. My favourite lens is the Canon 50mm f1.2L. It gives character to the image and the bokeh it creates is just unique. However it can be soft and slow to focus at times.
The next in list will be the 85mm f1.2L II. The images it create will have a 3D pop. It’s very sharp and have beautiful bokeh. The downside of the lens is that it is very big and heavy, slow to focus and create a lot of chromatic aberration at large apertures.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Wedding Photographer – Nicholas Kong Photographer