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My Current Gear

Gear is a funny thing. People say "gear doesn't matter"...then ask what gear I use to make photos and videos. To satisfy that curiosity, here's a list of what I'm using currently:



  • Main photography camera: Nikon Z7ii

I bought a Z6 to replace my trusty Pentax K3ii...which died after being exposed to torrential rains. I had wanted to move to full-frame for some time and the Z6 was a good all-rounder, with excellent low-light performance, amazing image quality and solid video performance. Eventually I wanted higher resolution and other capabilities and upgraded to the Z7ii.

  • Main video cameras: Canon M50 and Z6

The M50 was my first video camera. It has served me faithfully for a few years now and shows no signs of stopping. It's capable of taking stills, but I've only ever used it for video. Love its autofocus capabilities. With the addition of the Z7ii to my camera bag I use the Z6 for video as well.

  • Action/travel camera: GoPro HERO8 Black

A later video addition. The GoPro actually works better for travel videos than the M50 or Z6 because it is so small, light and can be completely immersed. I'm not a fan of the still images it produces, but who uses a GoPro for stills?


  • Wide-angle zoom lens: Nikkor 14-30mm f/4 S

  • Normal zoom lens: Nikkor 24-70mm f/4 S

  • Telephoto zoom lens: Sigma 150-600mm f/5.6-6/3 DG OS HSM Contemporary


  • Camera Pack: Gregory Stout 35 litre

Fooled you. The Gregory Stout isn't a dedicated camera pack, but it is the one I use most often when I'm out making photos. I improvised a camera insert for the Gregory by buying a used camera bag in Tucson, Arizona for $10 and ripping the straps off it. Honestly, it works as well as any dedicated camera pack I've ever had, including the excellent Atlas Athlete that it replaced.

I formerly provided affiliate links for my equipment. But no one used them, so I took them down. If you want to buy any of this equipment I recommend The Camera Store in Calgary, Alberta.

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