Hey Guys, my name is Martin and I am a photographer – no not only a photographer but a wedding photographer from Göppingen in Germany.
I have been accompanying newlyweds on their most beautiful day for 10 years now and I love keeping the memories alive and seeing the bright eyes when my couples get their pictures.
Last year, I changed from Canon to Sony – I took the step to change my equipment just because of the weight that I carry around with me all day. I loved my Canon 1D-X but in the long run, it just became too difficult.
Sony A9: My main camera body and I use it every time on the wedding day. This camera is as fast and reliable as an old Porsche and I love it.
Sony A7III: My backup body and normally I don’t use it ;-)
Lumix GX9: This is my party camera and in the evening when the wedding party goes on, I use it with a 7.5mm FishEye for the epic party pics.
Canon 35mm f/1.4: My most used lens. I love the image look that this lens creates and since I still haven’t found a suitable one from Sony, I still use it.
Sigma MC-11 Converter: This is the thing I need to use my Canon lenses on the Sony cameras. The converter works fast and works with all functions of the camera and lens.
Sony 50mm f/1.8: Nice to have.
Sony 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6: Nice to have but not used.
Samyang 14mm f/2.8: This is a new one. I bought it last week and it’s nice to have.
Walimex Pro 7.5mm FishEye: The Party Lens – look at the camera – it’s a great camera, and I shot the pictures with aperture 11 and I never look at what I shot – it’s the Party Machine 😉
3x Godox V860II-S: My Flashes to make my own Light and effects at the party. During the day, I shoot only with available Light.
Godox XPro-O: Trigger for the Lumix.
Godox XPro-S: Trigger for the Sonys.
PeliCase 1510: This Case I bought 6 years ago and it’s my safe. All cameras and lenses are inside and you can use the case to sit or stand on – it just doesn’t matter. It’s the best case.
Tamrac Pro12 Bag: It’s the bag for the flash stuff – all my flash stuff is inside and it’s very big.
Compagnon Messenger 1st Generation: I love my messenger. This was my first leather bag and it’s so soft buffalo Leather.
SmallRig Camera Strap: For my Sony A9.
Some from Walimex and other Brands
Hardware & Software
ASUS ROG Intel i7 Laptop with 32 GB Ram: This is the main computer that I use to edit my pictures. Since I no longer have an office and had to give my room to my little Frida when she was born, I only work with a laptop and this works very well with this machine.
Microsoft Surface Pro Intel i7: It’s the machine to edit my pictures when I go outside or at hotel and vacation. The Surface is always there when I’m on the go. It has a lot of power, is small and light, and allows me to edit my pictures no matter where I am.
ProGrade SD Cards 64GB
DJI Mavic Mini Copter: I use it on the wedding day to capture group pictures of the guests when I have more than 30 People to shoot.
And a lot of glucose drops ;-) for me and the kids at the wedding.
Some clothes and shoes, stuff for the pictures, and a lot of misc things.
I love my job and I love the people at all the weddings I have photographed. Being a wedding photographer is a very hard business sometimes. But when you love that what you do – then is it the right way.