Paul’s Kit List
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.