Moose’s Gear Locker

page updated 09.01.22

When heading out the door for a shoot, I grab from the Gear Locker the gear I envision required to bring the story to life.
Below is the basic kit I have for the main genres I work in.

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Wildlife Kit

Nikon Z 9 x2 (Settings) (Video)
Nikon Z 30
Nikkor 800f5.6 AFS (Text ) (Video)
Nikkor 180-400f4VR (Text)(Video)
Nikkor Z400f4.5 (Text) (Video)
Nikkor Z70-200f2.8 (Text) (Video)
Nikkor Z105f2.8 MC (Text)
Nikkor Z24-120f4 (Text)
Nikkor Z24-70f2.8 (Text) (Video)
Nikkor Z40f2
Nikkor Z14-24f2.8 (Text)
Nikkor 8-15Fish (Text) (Video)
Nikon ZTC-2x
Nikon ZTC-1.4x
Nikon TC-14e III (Video)
Profoto A10
SB-5000 AF Speedlight (Video)
Nikon R1C1 (Text)
WR-R10 & WR-11a (Text) (Video)
Nikon SD-9 (Text)
BetterBeamer (Text) (Video)
Nikon NC filters on ALL lenses (Text)
Nikon Slim Polarizer (Text)
4TB Samsung SSD (x2)
Platyball Heads Ergo / Elite (Video)
Gitzo 5562SGT (Maintenance Video)
Zenelli Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head (Video)
Platypod Max Ultra (Video)
Profoto B1 System (Text) (Video)
packed in Think Tank Logistic (Video)
Profoto B2 System (Text) (Video)
packed in Think Tank Logistic
Ninja V (Video)

Aviation Kit

Nikon Z 9 x2 (Settings) (Video)
Nikon Z 30
Nikkor 180-400f4VR (Text)(Video)
Nikkor Z400f4.5 (Text) (Video)
Nikkor Z70-200f2.8 (Text) (Video)
Nikkor Z24-120f4 (Text)
Nikkor Z24-70f2.8 (Video)
Nikkor Z105f2.8 MC (Text)
Nikkor Z40f2
Nikkor Z14-24f2.8 (Text)
Nikkor 8-15Fish (Text) (Video)
Nikon ZTC-1.4x
Profoto A10
SB-5000 AF Speedlight (Video)
WR-R10 & WR-11a (Text) (Video)
Nikon NC filters on ALL lenses (Text)
Nikon Slim Polarizer (Text)
4TB Samsung SSD (x2)
Platyball Head Elite (Video)
Platypod Max Ultra (Video)
Ninja V (Video)

Landscape Kit

Nikon Z 9 x2 (Settings) (Video)
Nikon Z 30
Nikkor 180-400f4VR (Text)(Video)
Nikkor Z400f4.5 (Text) (Video)
Nikkor Z70-200f2.8 (Text) (Video)
Nikkor Z24-120f4 (Text)
Nikkor Z24-200f4-6.3 (Text)
Nikkor Z105f2.8 MC (Text)
Nikkor Z24-70f2.8 (Video)
Nikkor Z14-24f2.8 (Text)
Nikkor 8-15Fish (Text) (Video)
Nikon ZTC-2x Nikon ZTC-1.4x
Nikon NC filters on ALL lenses (Text)
Nikon Slim Polarizer (Text)
4TB Samsung SSD (x2)
Platyball Heads Ergo (Video)
Platypod Max Ultra (Video)

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What Goes into My Gear Selections?

The gear you own infuences your storytelling and your style of photography. Since as a photographer you are constantly learning and as a person you’re continually growing bringing more to your photography, your camera kit contents will naturally evolve. At least, that’s how it is for me. What you see above is the gear in my entire locker currently and below you can see how it’s evolved.

We all need to be unique and true to ourselves in our approach to photography. So cloning what I have in my kit in your kit does not guarantee you photographic success and possibly robs you of your own potential. So why is this page here then? Because photographers like knowing about the equipment I own. You must understand this though, the contents of my kit are based on my style of storytelling photographically the projects I am currently working on. And that’s based on my years behind the camera photographing wildlife, aviation, landscapes, life. There’s a lot that goes on in gear selection, the biggest part being the constant push to improve. It’s what I call the Darwin Theory of Photography – evolve or perish!

How do I select my camera gear? That’s a damn good question since at times, there is no logic to it. First, it’s in the Nikon line because that’s what I shoot. (And why Nikon, because they stood behind me in the beginning (and still do) and I’m a loyal person). After that, it’s the tools (bodies, lenses, accessories) that permit me to visually interpret the world in my viewfinder so I can communicate the wonders I am so fortunate and photograph. The first three decades behind the camera were literally focused on just wildlife and now there is aviation. My kit has evolved accordingly.

This information is here to make it easier for you to do the same thing if you so choose, and make a difference! I don’t care what brand you shoot, I just care you shoot and you share your images that can change the world! You could sum the gear I own as simply as

What I’m Photographing + Story I want to Tell = Gear Used to Make Photograph

I’m constantly being asked how I travel with my gear. Basically, all gear goes with me on the plane in the overhead in either our MP-1v2, MP-3v2 or a Think Tank Roller. Tripod, chargers, and cables and lighting gear go as checked luggage. Knock on wood but with over a million air miles, I’ve never had an issue.

And strictly for trivia, here’s how the product shots use to be taken (I’ve updated it since this posting). They were all done with the marvelous 70-180macro. It’s a common question so generated a simple page with the info.

Gear that was in the locker once

Bodies
Nikon D6 (Settings)(Video)
Nikon Z 6II (Settings)
Nikon Z6 (Settings) (Video)
Nikon Z7 (Settings) (Video)
Nikon D5 (Settings)(Video)
Nikon D850 (Settings)(Video) (Still in Video Locker)
Nikon D500 (Settings)(Video)
Nikon D750 (Settings)(Video)
Nikon D4s (Video) (Settings)
Nikon Df (Text) (Video) (Settings)
Nikon D810 (Video) (Settings)
Nikon D4 (Text) (Settings)
Nikon D800 (Settings)
Nikon D3s (Text)

Lenses
Nikon 600f4VR AFS (Text) (Video)
Nikon 500PF (Video)
Nikon 200-400VR2 AFS (Text) (Video)
Nikon 80-400mmAFS (Text) (Video) (Still in Video Locker)
Nikkor 70-200f4 VR (Text) (Video)
Nikkor 300 PF (Text) (Video)
Nikkor 105f/1.4AFS (Text)(Video)
Nikon 50f1.4 AFS (Text) (Video) (used for Zoom)
Nikon 24-70AFSVR (Text) (Video)
Nikon 24-70AFS (Text) (Video)
Nikon 70-200VR2 (Text) (Video)
Nikon 14-24AFS (Text)
Nikkor Z14-30f4 (Video) (Still in Video Locker)
Nikkor Z24-70f4 (Video) (Still in Video Locker)
Nikon 18-35mmAFS (Text) (Video)
Nikon 200f2 VR (Text) (Video)
Nikon 24-120AFS (Video)
Nikon 24f3.5 PC-E (Text) (Video)
Nikon 85f/1.8
Nikon 45f2.8 PC-E (Text) (Video)
Nikon 105f/2.8 VR AFS (Text) (Video)
Nikon 16f2.8 Fisheye (Text) (Video)
Nikon TC-20e III (Text) (Video)
Nikon TC-17e II (Text) (Video)
Nikon SB-910 w/Dome (Text) (Video)
Nikon MC-36 (Text) (Video)

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