“Your photos are beautiful, you must have a great camera.”

I’m sometimes being asked what camera and lenses I use, so here’s the answer. 

But let me start with this short story:

  

A photographer was invited to have dinner at someone’s house. When he arrived, the host welcomed him with this compliment: “Your pictures are beautiful. You must have a great camera!” At the end of the delicious dinner, the photographer felt that it was his turn to compliment the host: « The meal was excellent. You must have a great oven! ». 


Joke aside, it does matter to have a good camera, good lenses, even good accessories (and a good team). There are pictures that you can only do with a professional camera with a specific lens. But the opposite is true: there are pictures that you can do with a smartphone that you cannot do with a professional camera if you don’t have the right lens. 


So just remember 2 things: 

  • Having a good camera and a good lens matters.
  • Being a good photographer matters even more


My cameras: 

I shoot with a Sony a7RIII 35mm full-frame camera. 

It has a super high-resolution of 42 megapixels. I also shoot with a Sony A7RII 35mm full-frame camera, with the same high-resolution. I often have both cameras with me, to be able to shoot with two lenses without losing time changing them.


I shoot sometimes with my old Olympus OM30 film camera, my first reflex camera, and sometimes I shoot just with my iPhone. 


My lenses:

90% of the time, I shoot with a Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8.  

It’s my favorite lens, especially for street style and portraits.  

Beside this, I use the following lenses, depending on the situation and on the kind of photography I need: 

Samyang 14mm F2.8

Zeiss 35mm F1.4
Zeiss 55mm F1.8
Sony 90mm F2.8
Samyang 135mm F2.0


Now you know!

If you need a photographer, contact me here


PS: If you ask me what is the most amazing lens I ever shot with, it would be the Leica Noctilux 50mm F0.95. I didn’t even know that a lens could open that wide, and as Leica says it well: it out-performs the human eye. Only the price is a bit less attractive: about 10,000€.


PPS: If you’re looking for a good photo & video equipment store in Paris, I strongly recommend: 

Selection Photo Video: 4, rue de Laborde - 75008 Paris


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