Below is a list of the gear I currently use as well as some favourite kit that I may not use anymore but can strongly recommend. The links are affiliate links so purchasing through those links means you don’t have to spend any extra but I get a small commission on the sale which goes toward supporting me and my work.

CameraS

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Sony A7iii

This is my current workhorse. I find 24mp to be a good balance between detailed shots and low noise so it’s my main body for still photographs. That said, it’s a fantastic all-rounder with its amazing video capabilities too.

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Sony A7Sii

At only 12mp the low-light video quality of this camera is insane and what I use to film my Astro Vlogs. It’s also been astro modified by JTW Astronomy to get increased sensitivity in hydrogen alpha emission nebula.

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Canon 6D

Before I switched to Sony I used a Canon 6D and a lot of the images in my portfolio are from this camera. It’s now an absolute bargain after the release of the (pointless) 6Dmkii as well. Still a competitive noise performer to this day.

Lenses

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Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

A versatile and good all-round lens and performs great for astro at f/2.8. Pretty lightweight for an f/2.8 zoom but comes with a heavy price tag.

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Sigma 14mm f/1.8 art

Big, heavy and expensive, but an absolute beast of a performer. Super sharp and lack of vignetting when stepped down makes it great in low light.

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Samyang 24mm f/1.4

My favourite lens for landscape astrophotography. Great performance at f/2.8 and very affordable. The 24mm focal length is also really versatile

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Samyang 20mm f/1.8

Another great performer for an affordable price from Samyang. Best used at f/2.8 and pretty lightweight.

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Tokina Firin 20mm f/2

Not the best in terms of aberrations but incredibly sharp. Super small and lightweight too.

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 art

Super sharp and decent wide open, though best when stopped down to f/2.8-4. You pay the price of weight for great performance.

Sigma 8mm f/3.5

This fisheye lens covers a 180° field of view meaning you can capture the entire sky in a single exposure on full-frame! Great for meteor showers or capturing a sky full of aurora.

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Samyang 14mm f/2.8

A very popular lens in astrophotography given its price and performance. A bit old now and a newer version available but still a great choice especially for those just starting out

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Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L

Although I sold this lens as I switched to Sony I can attest to it being a very versatile lens. Great for wide angle starry landscapes or for the occasional zoom like shooting noctilucent clouds.

 
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Samyang 135mm f/2

Again, amazing performance for a great price from Samyang. Great at f/2 and even better at f/2.8. Super sharp lens and proven in the astro community.

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 C

A lens I like to call the Moon Bazooka as I mainly bought it for moon photography. I’ve even captured the Moon and Saturn in the same exposure with Saturn’s rings visible at 600mm!