Taylor Davidson · The gear I use for daily photography

What I use for daily photography and professional shoots.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Micro 4/3 camera.

I made the switch to Micro 4/3 in early 2013 with this Olympus OM-D E-M5 and I’ve stuck with it ever since. It’s my everyday, walkaround camera that use for the vast majority of my personal work so far this year. I had always traditionally used Canon gear (1Ds, 5D, 5D MKII, 7D, Rebel, etc.), but made the switch to Micro 4/3 for a different style of shooting and life. I’m starting to look around a bit, though, as this is the longest I’ve gone without switching cameras and I’m looking at the new Sony cameras and the Leica Q as potential additions to my photography gear.

Panasonic 20mm/F1.7 II Lens

Great prime lens, a new addition, but I find I leave it on my camera more often than not.

Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm/F2.8 Lens

Great lens for everyday, all-around use. It’s the lens I use when I shoot professionally with this camera.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Camera

I’ve rented this and the MKII for years for professional shoots. Always great.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens

My preferred lens for event photography.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Use it every single day.

Moment Superfish lens for Apple iPhone 7 Plus

I started using Moment lenses back in 2014, and worked with the company from 2015 to 2017. These lenses attach to your smartphone and extend the capabilities of mobile photography. I’ve used the 18mm Wide and 60mm Tele, but I find I use the fisheye more than anything else these days, especially for video.

Instagram and EyeEm for sharing; VSCO for editing

Always changing, always evolving. But I’ve stuck with the same sharing and editing platforms for awhile now.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7K 10.1 MP Camera

I use the older LX3, but the LX series are great pocket cameras for serious photographers.

BlackRapid RS10SC-1AO Metro Camera Strap

I’ve used Black Rapid straps since 2008, and have loved them. They have fit my shooting style for years.

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