Interview with Jay Cassario

If there’s one guy who has an interesting photography gear setup, it’s wedding photographer Jay Cassario. As a photography gear reviewer for both SLR Lounge and Shotkit, he gets his hands on all the latest gear, and it seems that a lot of that gear winds up eventually in his own camera bag!

Jay’s been doing great reviews for Shotkit for a while now, (ONA Astoria, Nikon 58mm f/1.4, Nikon Df, Sony a7ii)  so I thought it was about time to get to know him a bit better via an interview.

This year will be an exciting one for Jay, embarking on a merger in his photography business amongst other things, so we chat a little about what this entails and the challenges that lie ahead. For anyone starting out in wedding photography, I’m sure you’ll be able to relate.

The majority of the interview is to do with photography gear, a subject that we are both passionate about. We talk about the varied cameras and lenses he used to shoot his portfolio images, then focus on Jay’s latest toy – the full frame, mirrorless Sony a7ii camera.

Due to the current lack of Sony prime lenses, Jay chooses to shoot the a7ii with Leica lenses, producing some amazing results. We discuss why Jay thinks the Sony a7ii used in conjunction with Leica glass is such a great combination for his style of photography.

I hope you enjoy the interview. If you have any questions at all, leave us a comment below and I’m sure Jay will be more than happy to help. If you’d like to read more about Jay’s kit, check out his Shotkit submission here.

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Inside Jay’s camera bag:

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