Paul’s Kit List

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Un­like many Nikon-us­ing pros, most of Paul Har­court Davies’ images are taken with DX-for­mat cam­eras. In­stead of the full­frame FX for­mat, the cropped sen­sors of DX cam­eras are bet­ter suited to the high mag­ni­fi­ca­tions of his macro work, al­low­ing a greater work­ing dis­tance from the sub­ject. A mod­ern pi­o­neer of wide-an­gle macro photography, his lens choices are highly spe­cialised too…

Can you list what is in your typ­i­cal day’s cam­era bag?

Two bod­ies, a Nikon D7100 and a Sony Nex 7, which I use with a home­made adapter to get very close and very wide. My lenses are: Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G VR macro, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro, Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG di­ag­o­nal fish­eye, Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HS. Then there’s a Nikon R1C1 Macro flash , Nikon SB900 flash, var­i­ous dif­fusers, re­flec­tors, a white acrylic panel, odd clamps and a po­lar­is­ing fil­ter. Any­thing else?

I have an­other bag in the car and tend to in­ter­change the two ac­cord­ing to the day: in that one there is a Sigma 180mm f/3.5 macro, Nikon 300mm f/4 and a man­ual fo­cus Nikon 28mm f/2.8.

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