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Camera Gear

Peter discusses and shows you his current cameras, lenses and accessories. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comment box below!

Really Right Stuff
X-Rite ColorChecker
Metabones adapter
Roto Light
Teather Tools
Flash Bracket

28 comments on “Camera Gear

  • capturedlight says:


    What model of the Root Light are you using? Also can you go into the difference between using a mirrorless camera versus a DSLR that has the mirror up in live view?


  • Hi Peter and your great asistent, first of all I love your videos, love your way how you shot and way you live, you talk…Great job! Second, please be patient with my english I’m H5D-50 CCD user…I spent one month with X1D I…I fall in love with 90mm lens and cmos sensor and ISO. But what I really don’t like was electronic viewfinder, its blackout and speed. Please, help me I made a decision to sold my ccd H5D-50 and buy cmos. H6D-50c or X1D II…80% I’m shooting portrait in studio. How many time do you need to be familier vith X1D viewfinder and speed ? I can buy only one of them because of my money….what you wil buy if you will have money for only one H6D-50c and keep 80/150/50 lens or X1D II with 80/45/150…thank you for your help with decision. Best regards Jan

    • Thanks heaps, we love feedback like this, but shh don’t tell Bec she’s great. No need to apologise for your English, it’s my first language and I still can’t speak it properly 🙂
      I love the H6D but it’s dead, they aren’t making a new one and no new stuff so it’s end of line sadly. I haven’t used the new X1D, so I’d suggest you get a demo and try it out, but if you don’t like it get a H6D. I’m also not a fan of blackout time but I get around it by keeping both eyes open when I shoot. I love the 50/100/150 with the H6D, and love the 80 on the X1D, but it’s hard to answer your questions because my answers are about taste, bet advice I can give is to get a kit and go play to find what you love for your style.

      • Thank You ! I get H6D-50c + orange point 80mm in set ! It came yesterday and I’m so happy…it is absolutely perfect !!! I saw you how you are photoshooting with both eyes opened in some video…I tried this and I have to say, your are “crazy chameleon” :-))) I can’t do it . Your latest video about “How we meet with Beck”…it is excellent TOP…it makes me happy and smile. I like you both and wish you the best ! Jan ps: I tried your lighting with 2umbrella (under/up position) + over lighting backround for BW picture of 2 milf aged ladies (owners of beauty salon) and it was GREAT ! They love the photo…only a little of retouching was necessary. THANK YOU 🙂

  • tangowithw says:


    How do you compare the Zeiss Otus lens series to the Hasselblad and do you agree with the opinion that Otus lenses deliver a medium format experience to full-frame cameras?
    Also, do you have ane experience with modern mirrorless glass?
    I used to shoot on a Nikon D850 and after I tried new Nikon S glass I’ve instantly switched to Z system, even though it’s just f1.8.

    I’m thinking of buying Otus 85 but unfortunately, I can’t rent it or find it in stock in my town


    • Hi Andrey,
      The Otus lenses are every bit as good as the Hasselblad lenses, optically the Otus is probably better, they’re sharper edge to edge. When I put an Otus on a Sony it makes the quality of picures much closer to medium format, but I still prefer a larger sensor, I wish I could put Otus lenses on my Hasselblad.
      With mirrorless, the Sony glass is really good, I haven’t used the Fuji but I’ve heard its really good.
      Look up your local distributor for Zeiss and call or email saying you want to try an Otus 85, they arrange and organise for you to test one.

  • Peter, I have an H6D 50c and a camera stand. What ball head/mount are you using? I notice you just slip your camera off the stand… You could save me a lot of trial and error… Thx!

  • Blake Mistich says:

    @Peter I bought the X2D today but am also getting an SL2. I am a Leica shooter but they do not currently have a mirrorless medium format camera. My question is will you be replacing your SL2 with the X2D or have you been happy enough with the SL2 as your on location camera?

      • I wonder whether you finally tried the X2D? I am hesitant between X2D and the SL (perhaps the SL2 or even upcoming SL3). I am somehow attracted by X2D but overall I think the price is somewhat insane (in particular of lenses) and there is some issues with it. Also 100MP is a lot even though it allows cropping which I like. As you said in one of your videos, ‘gear is to make me happy, not so much for image quality’. So which of the two makes you more ‘happy’ ? I assume SL2 but can you elaborate a bit why?
        I do like your videos and got inspired by them….

  • Asam Akhtar says:

    Hi Peter, I’ve got Hasselbad h6d 100c and was looking for RSS base plate to put the camera on a tripod. But I have not been able to find any.
    I have RSS tripod and ball head. What should I do? Thanks.

  • Chris Boldon says:

    I know you are also shooting a Leica SL2 and have a lot of adapted M lenses. Is there any reason you haven’t tried an M11, since it can be tethered? Or is the focus patch too much of a pain to use in the studio?

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