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For all the people, curious to find out what photography gear I currently use to create my images, you may see the list below. I am predominantly a SONY ALPHA Shooter. For an extensive list of all my gadgets, please checkout my  Kit Page

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Sony FE 400mm f / 2.8 GM OSS Lens

Light, Portable, Fast and Accurate. The Sony FE 400mm f / 2.8 GM OSS Lens is the ultimate wildlife lens in the Sony Alpha Lens line-up. Works really well with high AF Fidelity even with the 2x and 1.4x Teleconverters.

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Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens

My first Sony lens, incredibly fast, portable and sharp. This one lens was so versatile that I ended up moving to Sony gears after using it. The amazing minimum focussing distance on this also allows for macro shots and closeup shots of birds. Highly recommend if you are looking for a good all purpose lens.

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Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens

My most recent purchase, this lens grew on me super quick. I had used it a few times in the field and was amazed by its potential for wildlife photography. Subjects that are close to the camera are rendered amazingly sharp and the lens is able to blur the background extremely well with the 1.8 aperture. Teamed up with A1 and APS-C crop option leaves a powerful 200mm f1.8 lens in the users hands. Definitely recommend over a 70-200 if you are okay to forgo the versatility for a prime lens.

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Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens

Most places I travel to for birds are also havens for macro subjects. This is the reason why I picked up this amazing macro lens and it produces fantastic results. A must-have for anyone using sony system and enjoys macro photography.

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Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens

An amazing non G MASTER portrait lens which is great value for money. Light, fast, flawlessly and with beautiful bokeh. I use this lens on anything other than wildlife. Highly Recommended.

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Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens 

This incredible all purpose G MASTER lens is so versatile and is the most recent one to be added to the kit. Super impressed with its performance. Perfect for some wildlife environmental shots, people, portraits and close ups.

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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens

Whenever I travel to any destination, I ensure to capture some nature scapes or landscapes of the place. This incredibly sharp lens just allows me to capture brilliant wide angle images with immaculate detail. Also works as a great vlogging and travel lens.

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Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter

A really handy teleconverter that extends the range of my 400mm 2.8 lens to 560mm at F4. Works incredible well with no loss of AF and Speed.

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Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter

Another powerful teleconverter that makes my 400mm f2.8 extend to the range of 800mm f5.6 with minimal impact on AF and Speed. Perfect for the tiny birds on perches or large birds that is flying a bit too far.

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Sony Alpha A1 Mirrorless Digital Camera

The ONE that rules all. Small, Fast and Powerful. A beast of a camera. Sony’s flagship camera. 50 megapixel full-frame, 30 frames per second burst mode, 8k 30 -4k 120 -1080 120fps video, flicker free shutter firing, silent shooting mirrorless camera. The first time I used it, there was no turning back from it.

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Sony Alpha A9 II Mirrorless Digital Camera

The A92 is amazing camera capable of 20fps at 24 megapixels. A perfect body for shooting low light action and wildlife images. Great compliment to my primary camera, the Sony A1.

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Sony Alpha A7C Mirrorless Digital Camera

This compact full frame camera is my vlogging body. It has the newer flip screen offered on Sony Cameras that allow for easily monitoring your videos. Offers latest Face/Eye tacking capabilities. Additionally, the 24 megapixel allows for some great shots as well when travelling. 

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Sony VG-C4EM Vertical Grip

An amazing battery grip that provides adequate grip and comfort teamed up with my A1 mirrorless camera. Extremely useful while shooting and switching between vertical & horizontal framing. Also extends the overall shooting time by double the number of shots.

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