My photography gear with Meredith Novario

Nikon d700: Although I recently bought the d750, this is still my main squeeze. We’ve been together since 2009 and I’m having a hard time turning my back on her. When I make the choice to change the Gordy’s strap over to the d750 then I know I’m ready to move on.

Nikon D750

Nikon d750: This is the new kid in town. It’s the real-deal upgrade for the d700 that all of us Nikon people had been waiting for. Plus it has video so that I can have a total monopoly on being the memory keeper in this family. As soon as I finish calibrating my lenses for this body, I expect to fall head over heels in love.

Fuji X100s

Fuji x100s: The Fuji doesn’t get nearly the love it deserves from me despite turning out insanely rich images and being as portable as a necklace. I love being less conspicuous with this bad boy. I also like my lack of lens choices. Sometimes less is just easier. You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.

Sigma 35 1.4

Sigma 35 1.4: I returned my first copy of this lens because it wasn’t up to snuff. The copy I have now goes with me everywhere. It’s an all-purpose lens that works great indoors and outdoors. It’s a reliable and versatile companion with just enough sass to keep things interesting. If it were a car, it’d be a sedan with a built-in DVD player and a sunroof. It’s the marrying type.

Tamron 70-200 2.8 lens

Tamron 70-200 2.8: This is the baseball lens. I bought it with only baseball in mind. The zoom and compression are superb but it’s a beast to carry. I prefer to sit with it. The compression has me curious about what it could do outside of sports like on a busy street corner.  It has turned out to be more interesting than I’d imagined.

Nikon camera lenses of Meredith Novario

Lensbaby Composer Sweet 35: I challenged myself to keep this on my camera for a month. Or was it just a week and it felt like a month? It’s fun and it forced me to be playful but it was a quick affair. I haven’t put it back on my camera since that week or month.

Nikon 50 1.8: I learned how to shoot manually on this little gem. We go way back and although I have no use for this focal length at the moment, I keep it around like a security blanket.

Nikon 24-70 2.8: Before the Sigma 35, this was my BFF. The smaller size and lower aperture of the Sigma won me over. I do prefer a zoom to a prime so it still wins in that department. I dropped this lens before I had insurance. I haven’t been without insurance since.

Satechi Wireless camera remote

Satechi Wireless Remote: This comes in handy for the times when you want to be in the frame. It beats the camera self-timer by miles. It isn’t sexy but it’s functional like a can opener.

desk area of photographer Meredith Novario

Workspace: This is where I get stuff done. It’s also where I don’t get stuff done. In our typhoon-proof base housing, this is my happy corner.  Now you know where to find me.

CM Ketti camera bag

CM Ketti Handbag: This was a gift from one of my favorite CM people, Carolyn Brandt. It’s a camera bag and a purse. I let my daughter fish out the non-camera contents for your viewing pleasure.

miscellaneous camera gear from Meredith Novario

  1. My new wallet that has a roomy pocket for Japanese yen and American dollars. I still don’t keep them separated though.
  2. This is a 500 yen coin that I gave to my son to buy drinks from a vending machine on his recent field trip. They weren’t allowed to use the vending machines and he came home parched.
  3. Burt’s Bees lip stuff is the blurry line between my private face and my public face.
  4. 6 dollar sunglasses because I lose them several times a year.
  5. Dramamine for my boy who gets motion sickness.
  6. A lighter for any impromptu campfires. Always be prepared.
  7. A Pilot pen and none other. A Bic lighter, yes. A Bic pen, never.
  8. Even dressier than Burt’s Bees. I bring these lips straight to the grocery store.
  9. Antihistamines because I itch.
  10. San Disk thumb drive in case I need to transport big files in a jiffy.

5 things you may not know about photographer Meredith Novario