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Recommended Gear
Recommended Gear from Ryan Watkins Photography



The following is a list of gear I use and recommend.

By using the links provided I receive a percentage of the sale of the gear sold through amazon.

* indicates gear no longer in production but may be found in the B&H used department or on keh.com

** indicates gear that can not be purchased from amazon but will have a link to where it can be purchased elsewhere



Primary – Nikon D600 *

Backup – Nikon D200 *

For Personal Work and Location Scouting – iPhone 5s and iPhone 8 *


Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Lens

Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 Lens

Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 Lens *

Nikon 18-35mm f.3.5-4.5 Lens *

Lensbaby 2.0 *


Alienbee B1600 Strobe ** available here 

Paul C Buff Vagabond Mini ** available here

Yongnuo Speedlite YN560-II

Yongnuo 506N Flash Triggers (use as receiver)

Yongnuo 506N-II Flash Triggers (use as transmitter and receiver with both Yongnuo and Alienbee)

Wein Sync Universal IR Infrared Flash Trigger (only use indoor at close range with Yongnuo and Alienbee)

Nikon AS-15 Sync Terminal Adaptor Hot Shoe To PC (use as backup with sync cord for Alienbee)

Phottix US-a3 Universal Swivel

Westcott Pocketbox 8×12

Phototek Softlighter

Westcott X Drop System

Various Umbrellas (mostly shoot thru) use with both Yongnuo and Alienbee


Feisol Carbon Fiber CT-3371 Tripod

Kirk B3 Ball Head

Kirk L Bracket for Nikon D600 *

Manfrotto Super Clamp

Shurtape 672 Gaffers Tape ** available here

Color Checker Passport

Rode Video Mic Pro


Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan including both Lightroom and Photoshop ** available here 

Nik Collections ** available for free from Google

Rental Studios



Last here is a helpful article about purchasing gear on a budget

4 Ways to Save Money on New Photography Gear

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Photographer/Retoucher at Ryan Watkins Photography
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