Gear - Dan Villeneuve Photography

Many of you have asked what I have in my kit. Over the last 13 years or so, I have made a few upgrades and added on as my meager budget allows. Here's what I have currently sitting in my camera bag/studio:


Bodies

I am currently shooting a Nikon D810 (http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/dslr-cameras/d810.html)

As my secondary body, I am using Nikon D7100 (http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/dslr-cameras/1513/D7100.html)

Prior to that, I was using a Nikon D80 (http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product-Archive/dslr-cameras/D80.html)

Before those, I had used various film cameras, including a Kodak Instamatic and Disc Cameras.


Battery Grips

Nikon MB-D12 for the D810 (https://www.adorama.com/inkmbd12.html)

Nikon MB-D15 for the D7100 (https://www.adorama.com/inkmbd15.html)


Intervelometer

Flashpoint Wireless Wave Commander Remote Shutter Release - Nikon 10-Pin Accessory Port (https://www.adorama.com/fpcrr10p.html)


Lenses

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (http://www.tamron-usa.com/product/lenses/a022.html)

Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 Di VC USD (http://www.tamron-usa.com/product/lenses/a012.html)

Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 AF-D ED (http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/80200.htm)

Nikon 18-200mm VR (original) f/3.5-5.6 G ED (http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/18200.htm)

Nikon 50mm f/1.8D (http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/AF-Nikkor-50mm-f%252F1.8D.html)

Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED (http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/AF-S-DX-NIKKOR-10-24mm-f%252F3.5-4.5G-ED.html)


Teleconverters

Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DGX AF 1.4x Teleconverter for Nikon AF-S (http://www.adorama.com/KN14XPNKAFGX.html)

Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DGX AF 2x Teleconverter for Nikon AF D (http://www.adorama.com/KN14XPNKAFGX.html)


Filters

Vü Sion UV Filters 77mm and 52mm

B&W 52mm ND 3.0 ND Filter

Cokin P Series ND Filter Kit (ND2, ND4, ND8)

ProMaster 52mm Circular Polarizer (CPL)

ProOptic 77mm Circular Polarizer (CPL)

ProOptic 77mm ND 2

Quantaray 72mm Circular Polarizer (CPL)

Tiffen 77mm Variable ND Filter


External Lighting

Nikon SB-600 (https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product-archive/flashes/sb-600-af-speedlight.html)

Yongnuo YN300III... I have two units. Great for fill lighting! (https://www.amazon.com/YN300-III-Temperatur-Adjustable-brightness/dp/B00RJSTJ6C)

(https://www.amazon.com/iZOOM-Extreme-Brightness-Lumens-Worklight/dp/B01D1R7UOC)


Tripod

Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod Legs (Black) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UMX7FI/)

SIRUI K-40X 54mm Ballhead with Quick Release (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QC3CMG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Manfrotto 229 3D Super-Pro Head (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017LEESA/)

Monopod Manfrotto 679B Three Section Monopod, Black Anodized (http://www.adorama.com/BG679B.html)

Manfrotto 234RC Swivel Tilt Monopod Head with Quick Release - Supports 5.6 lb (#3229) (http://www.adorama.com/BG3229.html)

Manfrotto 361 Shoulder Brace for Monopods, for Extra Stability (#3248) (http://www.adorama.com/BG3248.html)


Camera Bags

Lowepro Flipside Trek BP 350 AW (http://store.lowepro.com/flipside-trek-bp-350-aw) I absolutely LOVE this bag! It's my go-to bag for most applications.

Lowepro Stealth Reporter D650 AW (http://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-Stealth-Reporter-D650-Camera/dp/B000EXM06U/)

Lowepro DryZone Rover (http://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-34733-DryZone-Rover-Yellow/dp/B000BV9HR0Good for hiking long distances with your gear, but it's a pain to get your gear out. So you don't want to do it often.

Lowepro Rezo TLZ 20 (http://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-Rezo-Digital-Camera-Gadget/dp/B0001XE0PC/)


Software

(Running on a Dell Inspiron XPS 8900, Intel i7-6700K 4GHz processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD (OS), 2TB 7200 SATA Drive (Scratch Drive), 4TB SATA Drive (Archived files), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Video Card (4GB dedicated video memory), Windows 10, Dual 24" Dell U2412M Monitors)

Adobe Photoshop CC / Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) / Adobe Bridge (for organization).

Luminar 2018

Aurora HDR 2018  ( for HDR Tone Mapping) 

Photomatix Pro 5 (for HDR Tone Mapping) - No longer use as Aurora HDR gives much better results.

Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 (for B&W conversion)

Topaz ReMask 4

Topaz Adjust 5


Tablet

Intuos Pro Medium (http://www.wacom.com/en-gb/products/pen-tablets/wacom-intuos-pro). 

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