Ivan Pedretti

My first camera was a Canon 500D with the classic Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.5-5.6 IS I purchased in the end of 2009. My first passion was photographing animals, birds, and then the telephoto macro. Then I fell in love with the landscapes and especially the night photography of the landscape. So I bought a Tokina 11-16mm f/2,8 AT-X Pro DX, and it was perfect for my type of photography. The landscapes were much better, and and the nightshots became my passion. With this kit I took many panoramics. I have also an old Canon EF 35-70mm f/3,5-4,5.

Then I won a Sony a7 mirrorless full frame camera, so I went to full frame, and I took a Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical for Canon for my nightscapes, so I use also two canon to sony adapters, viltrox adapter. I have also the Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS from the Sony a7 kit. The sony a7 is much better about night photohgraphy, low noise and high dynamic range.

I have some filters for my landscapes, an Haida ND1.8 filter, Haida ND1000 filter, and a Circular polarizer, in addition I have a GND 0.9 soft Lee filter.

In the bag I usually carry a led headlamp, batteries, memory cards, 2 cameras, 2 lens, filters, and my selfmade panoramic head to take shots with the camera in vertical or horizontal versions.

I use a Benro A0690T Travel tripod and a Giottos YTL PRO carbon fiber tripod. For portraits or weddings I use 2 flashes, a Yongnuo YN-560 II and Yongnuo YN-565 II. I will follow the sony FE-Mount lens releases and replace all my Canon lenses with mirror-less specific lenses.

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Inside Ivan’s camera bag:

  • Nice pix, be interested in seeing a DIY piece on that ‘selfmade panoramic head’ you got yourself!

  • Hi Ivan :)
    Im in the market for anew Camer and I’ve been tossing up whether I should purchase the Sony a7 or the a7r. I see that you have an a7 in your kit, and was wondering if that’s what you used for the Milky Way shots? My main purpose for the camera will be night and aurora photos.
    Cheers