So I often get asked about the equipment I use for my work. Both in the field and in the digital darkroom so I thought I’d share a complete list here with everybody. I’ve used B&H PHOTO for years now and cannot speak highly enough of them. Highly recommended.
My workstation is a custom built PC, built for me by PERFORMANCE PERSONAL COMPUTERS. I highly recommend them. My workstation cost me about 3k and it is incredible. In fact you couldn’t even build a Mac Pro with this feature set, and if you could it would probably run you at least 10k. These guys will custom build your system from the ground up and they are true experts. Just so you have an idea of what I got for 3k:
4.8ghz 8-core I-7 processor (overclocked)
4tb (4X1TB) Western Digital Caviar Black ENTERPRISE GRADE Drives in RAID O (for speed. i have a separate external drive set up for RAID 1)
Additional 1tb Caviar Black for internal Storage and OS
And much more. And believe me when I tell you this makes my post production work so efficient. I highly recommend the investment in a capable workstation.
Hasselblad X-pan : If I could just have one camera it would be a very close call between this and the M9. A panoramic camera originally built with landscape photographers in mind it is my all time favorite street camera. The panoramic format opens up a whole new world and the lenses are just superb! Its worth noting that Fujifilm made the X-Pan for Hasselblad. Both the body and the lenses. Now Hasselblad discontinued the X-Pan range some time back so EBAY would be the place to look as you cannot buy them new any longer. And on EBAY the X-pan can easily cost you between $3000-$5000 used. However the Fujifilm TX1&TX2′s can be found for around $2000. And again it is the exact same camera and lenses as the Hasselblad X-Pan just with Fuji branding.