Tried + tested:

 

My photography gear list

My main camera

Nikon D7200 DX-format DSLR

I love this camera. It produces quality images while still offering a resolution of 24 megapixels. A great choice for the amateur wildlife photographer.

My previous camera

Nikon D3300 DX-format DSLR

I’ve taken some of my best photos with this camera.

My favorite lens

Nikon 300mm f/2.8 IF ED Lens

This is an old model and a used lens, but it has transformed my photography. The 300mm focal length allows me to photograph numerous animals from a respectful distance, while the 2.8 aperture brings gorgeous brightness to the image even in low-light situations. As you may be able to tell, I’m absolutely in love with this lens.

My telephoto lens

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon

This lens creates stunning, detailed images when there is ample light.

My light bright lens

Nikon 85mm f/1.8D Auto Focus Nikkor Lens

Oof, the glory of the 1.8 aperture! It’s the largest aperture lens I have, and the images do not disappoint.

 

My short and sweet lens

Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Lens

An incredible lens for frogs, flowers and intimate portraits.

 

My close range lens

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens

I love this lens for close range shots of smaller, less active birds or larger birds when they’re flying. It’s a great lens as long as there’s plenty of light.

 

My kit lens

Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens

This is the lens that came with my D3300. It’s a highly underrated lens. Check out this article that showcases the power of the kit lens.

 

My gimbal tripod head

Annsm Aluminum Alloy Gimbal Tripod Head

I use this gimbal head with my big, heavy lenses. It’s another great find for the amateur photographer, as it allows me to track animals while they’re moving. Check out this great video that explains tripod heads.