My Gear

 For any photographer, a camera is the most valued possession. So is mine too, however, till now I don’t use tripod for my Macro photography. I enjoy taking my shots handheld as this gives me the freedom of movement to reach my subjects to the closest and a better composition. I often find myself crawling or lying down to capture the rare moments that my subjects offer me.

As I value my moral responsibility towards my subjects, I do not own a studio set up too and prefer to capture them in their natural habitats. Though this may surprise many of you, it’s against my ethics to carry my subjects back home. I believe there is nothing called a perfect macro setup. Each situation is unique in itself wherein I keep changing the set up of either the flash or the camera. Even the position of the attached gears and the position from where I take the shot are not same for any two photographs.

This is the reason why the EXIF VALUE is of minimal interest to me and is missing from my photographs.

Below are the historical details of the gear I use-

 

IBMACRO Gear Set-up:

2015:

Nikon D7000

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 VC USD

Nissin Di 700 Speedlight

Kenko Auto Extension Tube

DIY Diffuser (Version 01 - custom mode)

 

2016:

Nikon D7100 & Nikon D7200 plus Nikon MB-D15 Battery Grip

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 VC USD

Nikon SB 700 Speedlight & Nissin Di 700 Speedlight

Kenko Auto Extension Tube

Raynox DCR 250

DIY Diffuser (Version 02 - custom mode)

2017:

Nikon D7200 plus Nikon MB-D15 Battery Grip

Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR

Nikon SB 910 Speedlight & Nissin Di 700 Speedlight

Raynox DCR 250

DIY Diffuser (Version 03 & 04 - custom mode)

2018:

Nikon D500 

Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR

Nikon SB 910 Speedlight & Nikon SB 5000 Speedlight

Raynox DCR 250 & Raynox DCR 150

DIY Diffuser (Version 05 & 06 - custom mode)

2019:

Nikon D500 & Nikon D850

Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR

Nikon SB 910 Speedlight & Nikon SB 5000 Speedlight

Raynox DCR 250 & Raynox DCR 150

DIY Diffuser (Version 06 & 07 - custom mode)

2020:

Nikon D500 & Nikon D850

Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR

Nikon 60mm f/2.8G

Nikon SB 910 Speedlight & Nikon SB 5000 Speedlight

Raynox DCR 250 & Raynox DCR 150

DIY Diffuser (Version 06 & 07 - custom mode)

2021:

Nikon Z6 II

Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR

Nikon 60mm f/2.8G

Nikon SB 910 Speedlight & Nikon SB 5000 Speedlight

Raynox DCR 250 & Raynox DCR 150

DIY Diffuser (Version 06 & 07 - custom mode)

Switched to Canon

Canon R5

Canon RF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro

Canon 90D

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro

Canon 600 EX II RT Flash

Manfrotto Tripod 055 with MVH500AH Head

 

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