Chris has utilized both Nikon and Canon systems extensively. He currently works primarily with the Nikon system.

His current standard camera setup consists of:

Nikon D3X
Nikon D3S
Nikon D3S
Nikon 600mm f4 VR
Nikon 300mm f2.8 VR or 200-400mm f4 VR
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR II
Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
Nikon 17-35mm f2.8 or Nikon 14-24mm f2.8
Nikon 105mm f4 Micro
Sigma 15mm Fisheye f2.8
Nikon TC 14E II, 17E II, and 20E III
Tamrac Expedition 8X
Kinesis long lens bag for 600mm VR with second D3 attached

Landscape photography setup consists of:

Nikon D810
Nikon D800e or D800 Full Spectrum
Nikon 14-24mm f2.8
Nikon 24mm PC-E f3.5
Nikon 45mm PC-E f2.8
Nikon 85mm PC-E f2.8
Nikon 200mm f4 Micro or Nikon 80-400 f4.5-5.6 VR
Sigma 15mm f2.8 Fisheye
Tamrac Expedition 8X

Event/Night photography setup consists of:

Nikon D3S
Nikon D3S
Nikon 14-24mm 2.8
Nikon 24mm f1.4
Sigma 35mm f1.4
Nikon 85mm f1.4
Nikon 200mm f2
Sometimes with 24-70 and/or 70-200
Tamrac Expedition 8X
Rapid Strap Harness

Lightweight DX setup consists of:

Nikon D750
Nikon 17-35mm
Nikon 24-85mm 3.5-4.5
Nikon 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 VR
Tamrac Adventure 9


Primary tripods/monopods
Fiesol CT-3441T w/ Markins Emil for light weight for extended hiking
RRS  TVC-34L w/ Markins M20 for small lenses
Gitzo 5541LS w/ Wimberley for 600mm lens
Gitzo 3551 w/ Bogen monopod head


Additional lenses that Chris utilizes when needed are:

Nikon 24mm f2.8
Nikon 28mm f2
Nikon 35mm f2
Nikon 50mm f1.4
Nikon 50mm f1.2
Nikon 55mm f2.8 Micro
Nikon 105 f2.5
Nikon 180 f2.8
Nikon 300mm f4.5
Nikon 500mm f4



Current flash system consistes of:

Nikon SB-900 X 4
Nikon SB-800 X 6
Nikon SB-400 X 2
Nikon SC-28
Nikon SC-29
Nikon SD-9
Nikon SD-8



Kirk, RRS, and Wimberly L brackets, lens plates, and flash brackets are used