Gear - treyamick
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A listing of my current gear load outs. I made the transition from Nikon to Fuji several years ago, and haven't looked back.  Love Fuji's "eco-system" for their products.

Bodies

Fuji to this point has not created a full-frame sensor for their customers, however they went a step ahead, Medium Format. Fuji announced the GFX 50s at Photokina in 2016, and the camera became available February 28th of 2017.  I received my GFX on February 28th from Competitive Cameras in Dallas.  With a sensor size of 43.8x32.9mm (1.7x) larger in area than that of a full frame, and 51.4 MP, this camera is a beast.

I carry two XT-2's for my weddings and events, these are definitely my work horses.  I carried the predecessor, the XT-1 and really enjoyed it, but with the newer X-Trans CMOS III sensor, dual memory card slots, and joystick on the back, I'm in love.  The XT-2 is the little brother to the GFX and shooting with the two is very natural.  I have tested the weather sealing many times and it hasn't let me down yet!

The Fuji X100F is the newest member of the X100 family.  Released earlier in 2017 this camera packs the same sensor as the XT-2's with a 23mm f/2 leaf lens.  With the crop factor that equates to a 35mm, which is the perfect everyday, carry camera.  Another sweet feature that has been pulled from the X-Pro series is the advanced Hybrid Viewfinder which combines the features of an optical viewfinder (OVF) and electronic viewfinder (EVF). Operate the viewfinder switch lever at the front of the camera body to instantly switch between OVF and EVF makes this camera a lot of fun to shoot with!

Lenses

Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR Lens : I really didn't expect to enjoy this lens as much as I do. Being the first zoom lens on the GFX I decided to give it a shot, and I'm glad I did.  With a 25-51mm (35mm Equivalent) there isn't much this lens can't do.  Although I'd prefer a wider focal length for landscapes,  this is a good "do it all" piece of glass. 

Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens: Fuji's first portrait lens for the GFX, and as always is wonderful. Coming in at 95mm (35mm Equivalent), this lens is a little on the larger side, but theres not much out there that can beat the sharpness of this lens.  I've been using it for corporate headshots, wedding portraits, and styled shoots and have not been disappointed.  

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS Lens: There is no doubt this is a great landscape lens, especially after moving from Nikon where the 14-24mm is king.  I have two small gripes with this lens though: 1) For it being a landscape lens, and many of us tend to push our gear while in the field, why this lens isan't weather sealed is beyond me.  The second is I wish this lens would stop down to f/2.8.  That being said, with an effective 15-36mm focal range this lens comes in handy when I want that extreme wide angle without distortion.

Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR Lens: This is the newest member of my kit and so far I'm loving it.  At my last wedding I left it on one of my XT-2's the entire time.  At 24mm (35mm Equivalent),  f1.4, and weather sealing this has taken the place of the 10-24mm on several shoots.  This might just be my favorite Fuji lens!

Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens: Who doesn't love one of the most used wedding lenses out there? Fuji's 16-55mm is really a 24-82.5mm with conversion and a solid choice if one can only have one lens.  This lens is always close by and I regularly turn to it for environmental portraits and product photography.  It's one of the more expensive offerings from Fuji for the X-Mount, but still $1200 cheaper than the Nikon equivalent.  


Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens: Another one of those must have lenses for me. Definitely the largest lens I carry around, and if it weren't for the fact that I use it constantly, it would stay home.  With the 76-213mm equivalent focal length range this lens is my go to piece of glass for distant subjects or portraits.  The constant f/2.8 aperture is tack sharp.  Also another expensive lens from Fuji but when compared to the Nikon or Canon equivalent you'll be saving over a grand.

Odd & Ends

DJI Mavic Pro: Love them or hate them, drones have a place in photography & videography now days.  That being said, I flew a DJI Phantom 3 a couple of years ago and knew I had to have one.  The Mavic is awesome! The fact it is so compact and that I can travel with gives it a home in my camera bag.  The Phantom Pro 4 really peaked my interest with it's 1" CMOS sensor, but the shear size of traveling with, and having to dedicate a large bag for it swayed me to the Mavic.  The Mavic shoots great 4k video and the images from the 12mp camera aren't half bad either!  My 2 cents on flying a drone. Be respectful to others privacy and follow the laws.

Some of the video's I've shot with the Mavic can be found here.

Vanguard VEO 265CB Carbon Fiber Tripod with TBH-50 Ball Head: Now my goal for 2016 was to find a new travel tripod.  I had a few "must-haves" which included arca-style head, carbon fiber, compact, and flip locks for the legs.  The VEO 265CB checked all the boxes, and better yet didn't break the bank.  It can easily hold my XT-2 or GFX and is quite stable, even in windy conditions.  I've taken on the Pacific Ocean with this little guy, and it held its own! My expensive 3 Legged Thing tripod did not hold up nearly as well as the VEO.  Sadly this model has been discontinued in 2017.

Profoto B2 250 Air TTL To-Go Kit: I'll be the first to admit, Profoto gear is expensive.  That being said, the B2 kit is great.  I constantly have had to wait for my speed lights to recycle while shooting.  The B2 can keep up with no problem! Great battery life, easy to travel with, and all the power you'd need.  The B2 easily overpowers the sun when shooting outside as well. With the Profoto Air Remote for most major brands ( except for Fuji ) shooting TTL or HHS is super easy.  I've been using the Air Remote for Nikon which fires the flash no problem, but obviously, everything is manual. 

Westcott Ice Light 2 LED Light: I have two Ice Lights that I carry all the time.  Being super portable, fairly bright, and having a nice diffused light makes portrait sessions move right along. One thing to note, if your outside during a bright day don't expect to get much help from these lights.  And if using them around...well anyone expect them to want to play with the Ice Lights like Star Wars light sabers!

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