I always find gear lists interesting because so much importance is put on the gear rather than the skills. But, it is useful when looking for someone else familiar with the same equipment you use to ask questions (and feel free to do so). I shoot full time, and its easy to accumulate stuff after so long, so the list is extensive. So here goes...
Canon 1DsMkII (primary non-action)
Canon 1DMkII (primary action/sports)
Canon EOS-1N (leftover)
Canon G10 (location scouting and personal use)
Canon 20mm 2.8
Canon 17-40 2.8
Canon 24-70mm 2.8
Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 50mm 1.4 (broken flange)
Canon 85mm 1.2
Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS
Canon 100mm 2.8 macro
Canon 28-135mm 3.5/5.6 IS (stolen, RIP)
Canon 300mm 2.8
Canon 300mm f4 IS (stolen, RIP)
Nikon 85mm 1.8
Nikon 50mm 1.8
Tamon 300mm 2.8 F/Nikon
Polaroid Back for 4x5
Reflex viewfinder for 4x5
Bronica SQ-AI (x2)
120 backs (x2)
220 backs (x2)
Polaroid Back for MF
AE finder, WL finder, Prism finder.
White Lightning x1600(x2)
White Lighting x800(x4)
ABR 800 Ring Flash
Speedotron 1600ws pack
Speedotron 400ws pack
Speedotron M11 heads (x4)
Speedotron M9 heads (x2)
1x 10, 20, 30, 40 deg grid set f/ Speedotron
1x 10, 20, 30, 40 deg grid set f/ WL strobes
22" Beauty Dish (BD)
22" grid for BD
Diffusion socks for BD
1 Ex Lg softbox
2 Lg softbox
3 medium softboxes
3 small softboxes
2 xsmall softbox (used with 580EX kit)
4 Photoflex light panels 36"x72"
Diffusion panels, white, silver, black, gold fabric sets
2 Large California Sun bouncers
X White, silver, gold, white fabrics for sunbouncers
Westcott Scrim Jim overhead scrim kit
18 Light stands, arms, brackets, rings, etc
4 background stands with tiered 3 pole system
Custom made light modifiers
Pocket wizards, 4 receivers, 2 transmitters, 2 transceiver.
Misc snoots, barn doors, cookies, acyrlic mirrors, and flags
Photoflex strobe mounts, speed rings, etc.
Selection of motion film gobos, scrims, etc
2 Canon XH-A1 3CCD Cameras
Assorted wired microphones
1 RX, 2 TX w/ lav mics
Rode Shotgun Mic, wind sock
13" Sony portable monitor
9" Panasonic field montior, 12V powered
Magni Vectorscope & waveform
Mattebox setup and 4x4 filters
Manfroto Fluid head tripod and spreader legs
2 Lowell Totas
2 Lowell Omnis
2 Lowell DP
1 Arri 650
1 Lil Pepper 250w
assorted light modifiers, stands, for hot lights
[[PORTABLE FLASH KIT]]
4 Canon 580EX flashes
1 Nikon SB24
1 Nikon Sb28
3 light weight stands
Custom made snoots, grids, diffusers
1 floor stand
3 custom mounts for doors, walls, bookcases, ceilings, etc
1 Xs softbox
1 small softbox
All fit in a small Tebna tripod case for grab and go portability. Runs wireless or manual with pocket wizards.
Gitzo HD carbon fiber tripod
Gossen 3F ambient/flash color meter
Sekonic L358 flash meter with wireless transmitter
Sekonic L758 digital flash/ambient spot and incident meter.
Camera bags up the wazoo (Domke, Tebna, Lightware, Porta Brace
Filter sets of 77mm, 68mm, and 55mm, ND and polarizers
Keno auto macro extension rings
Lg copy stand, built in strobes
4 Bogen and Gitzo heads for camera stand, tripods, monopod and copy stand
2002 Chrysler Town and Country Limited van
Honda 200EUi generator, 13amp 120V
600W Samlex Inverter 12V to 120V
300W Samlex inverter 12V to 120V
Vagabond Battery/inverter setup 12V to 120V
16 assorted cases for packing above for location
Assorted grip gear, A/C extension cords, ladder, folding cart, etc
Typically stays loaded with the non-expensive gear, so loading and unloading at the studio is very quick.
MacPro 8Core, 16GB memory, dual monitors
MacBook Pro, 4GB memory, dual monitors
2 terrabytes of internal storage
2 terrabytes external storage,
Dual CD/DVD writer (writes 2 DVD's at once! Love it!)
Dual 22" wide screen monitors
Laptop for tethered capture with basic editing.
PC Admin workstation for billing, etc.
Slide scanner for 4x5 to 35mm slides.
Flatbed scanner for printed materials.
Epson R220 for soft proofs and printed CD's.
Epson 680 print for business/office and soft proof backup
HP 7300s for text printing, fax, and basic scanning.
Photoshop CS4, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro studio, After Effects, Capture One, Downloader pro, BreeseBrowser, PhotoMechanic, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, BlinkBid, FotoQuote, ROES lab print
software and many utilities...
2,000 sq ft studio.
9' Salon camera stand.
lots of assorted clamps, brackets, elbows,
Bogen magic arms, etc.
Two 4 roll 9' seamless background wall hangers.
Two office cubicles (mine and assistants work area)
Client lounge area
Set building and storage room.
High speed internet, air conditioned, monitored security alarm system with sound/video monitoring and backups, secure equipment storage safe, latte machine (my favorite ), refig and microwave. And of course, two nice long couches for late night editing sessions .
600 sq ft of storage for props, furniture, staging, etc.
Rolls and rolls of seamless
Bins of assorted junk from past photoshoots (stuff like 1950s phone, indian headdress, wizards hat, box of metal shavings, marbles, old barn boards, a 150lb chain link gate with danger sign, and other wierd stuff 3 racks of wardrobe leftover from client photoshoots. 3 or 4 old folding tables. you get the point My daughter loves scrounging in the storage area for stuff for her room!
And the last but most important 'gear' I have are my assistants Mike and Terry. They keep things running smooth from pre-production until delivery. And if I had to show up with only three things, it would be my camera, Mike and Terry I can't thank them enough for all do.