Current Gear.

A few of you have expressed an interest in seeing this list 😉

So, here goes…


—Nikon D850.

—Nikon D500.


—Nikon 28mm f/1.4E.

—Nikon 200mm f/2.


I’ve been photographing with the D500 since May and with the D850 since September; the 28mm f/1.4 and 200mm f/2 lenses were also introduced in September.

The 28mm stays on the D850.

The 200mm stays on the D500.

The image quality from both set-ups is of a high calibre, to say the least.

Admittedly (and predictably) the one thing I’ve missed after all of these months is photographing with a rangefinder, but I think I have sorted that out.

(Hint: what’s old is new again.)

Happy New Year!



14 thoughts on “Current Gear.

  1. greg g49 says:

    Well, now THAT’S settled, I think I’ll head on out to see the new Star Wars movie… again. Have a Happy New Year. 🙂

  2. John G. says:

    Well, thank you for sharing. I do appreciate it, only out of admiration of your photos.

    “What’s old is new again”? I’m not real good at reading between the lines, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say you have (or will have) another M9.

    Thanks again.

    • Thank you John, I’ve appreciated your patience.

      Without being too coy, I am currently evaluating a rangefinder but I don’t want to discuss it yet… not because I don’t want to discuss gear again, but because I don’t know yet if it’s functioning properly.

  3. gmlane says:

    Peter, thanks for sharing. I have been wanting to ask what you are using for gear but decided to respect your desire to keep it private. I also didn’t ask because I really do believe that it’s not the gear but the photographer. And your photography is consistently good regardless of the gear that you use. Since 2010, I have stayed with the M9 and two lenses (50 Lux ASPH Black Chrome edition and 35 Lux ASPH) not because I think I couldn’t get the images I want from other cameras but because I just like using a rangefinder and of course consider the M9 even with its drawbacks still special. However, I must confess that I do reflect from time to time about the M10 and its ISO capability. Happy New Year to you and your family, and I look forward to seeing your images in 2018.

    • Thank you for respecting my wishes until I was ready to announce.

      As for the M9, it really is a special camera. I know you are tempted by the higher ISO capabilities of other cameras (I too have been in the past) but there is nothing you can’t photograph with an M9 and f/1.4 aperture lens. If it’s working for you, I would stick with it because it’s giving you a look that you can’t get with the M10 (or any other camera).

  4. Damn. I was rather enjoying your vow of silence! I’m also betting that there is one lens that you did not disclose here. 😉 Well, you have to have some secrets. Otherwise it’s no fun!

    • I was enjoying my silence too but I feel recharged and ready to talk now.

      Your suspicions are wrong my friend. For the last 3 – 4 months I’ve only been using the 2 cameras and 2 lenses I’ve listed and > 90% if the time it’s only been the D850 + 28/1.4E.

  5. jkjod says:

    Kanto M3 – Dunh, dunh, duuuuuuuuuuuuunh…

  6. Wakingmist says:

    The Nikon 28mm f/1.4 is one of my all time favorite lenses. Great pick! Looking forward to seeing more images.

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