The images from the Nikon D500 are impressive but have you ever wondered what else is in Tom’s kit bag? Here Nikon give an insight into the rest of the gear Tom uses to get his shots.
As the smaller sibling to the D5, Nikon’s FX-format flagship, the Nikon D500 offers phenomenal power and precision. It offers the same professional standard imagery, in a smaller body. It is incredibly fast to react, focus, and shoot. You can shoot at up to 10 fps, and the high-performance buffer allows up to 200 NEF (RAW) images to be captured during one high-speed burst.
AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G
The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G lens is ideal for capturing sharp, wide landscapes in low light. The wide angle lens enables you to capture the whole scene without any distortion to the quality of the image, and the shallow depth of field adds texture to the image.
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
With a fast maximum aperture and optics designed for high-megapixel DSLRs, Nikon’s new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens captures compelling images with amazing clarity and contrast.
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
This is what I like to call the “Nifty Fifty.” The fast aperture can offer blurred backgrounds in portraiture, comfortable low-light shooting, and fantastic optical quality.
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
The AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G is my favourite lens and the ideal prime lens for portrait photography. The focal length has outstanding optical quality and allows you to capture your subject with incredible detail, whilst the depth of field produces an incredibly smooth bokeh, focusing the eye of the viewer. I would shoot on this all the time if possible.
AF-S MICRO-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8D
The AF-S MICRO-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8D brings the benefits of vibration reduction (VR), resulting in very sharp, high resolution images. It’s high-optical performance enables it to have very useful macro capabilities.
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Designed for digital, this lens rivals that of fixed focal length lenses for edge to corner sharpness, and features a Nano Crystal coating to minimise ghost and flare. It has an extremely versatile standard zoom, which is good for low-light performance whilst maintaining optical quality.
6 x Speedlight SB-5000
The SB-5000 offers unparalleled lighting performance in the field and the studio. The new on-board cooling system allows more than 100 rapid-fire shots to be captured with the flash operating at full power. This flash offers a vast number of features and technology, in a compact package, which still keeps useful old school tech intact, such as SU-4 mode.