Recommended Gear

I’ve been shooting for over 30 years now, and I’ve never been happier with my gear than I am my current refined selection, which you can find below, by category.

If you’re just getting started, please don’t think that you need all of this to become a great photographer. Gear can certainly open new doors and enable you in various ways, but every gear purchase should open up specific creative doors or help you to overcome obstacles you find yourself up against often.

For example, you might be shooting with a 24-70mm lens, but regularly feel the need for something wider. You might have a 70-200mm lens, but finding it falls short for bird photography. Consider buying an Extender (teleconverter) or if you are going to move into wildlife photography, you might opt for a longer telephoto lens.

The gear in these lists is what I’m currently using, or the newer version that I would buy if I were to buy now. My recommendations are based on real-world use in the field or studio. If I don’t believe in a product, it doesn’t make the list. It’s as simple as that.

Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning when you buy, Martin Bailey Photography K.K. receives a modest commission payment. By using these links you help to support this web site and podcast at no extra cost to yourself.

Thank you!

Martin Bailey.

Recommended Gear by Category

Select one of the categories below to check out my recommended gear pages on B&H Photo.

Wildlife & Landscape

Landscape & Wildlife


Studio Gear

Studio Equipment


Color Management

Color Management


Fine Art Printing

Fine Art Printing





Check out our various review Podcasts here

Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Tripod with Leveling Base and BH-55 B

Camera Supports & Plates

I buy my camera supports, camera and lens plates and L-Brackets from Really Right Stuff, which can also now be bought on B&H Photo. The engineering is second to none, and you can tell that these guys really, really love what they do.

For more information on what I actually use and why I love it, listen to the Podcast I did on the subject here.

Really Right Stuff Camera Supports Review

And also…

Tripods—What, When and Why I Use Them

My main tripod is the TVC-34L with a Leveling Base and BH-55 ball-head.


Capture One Pro

For my digital workflow, I use Phase One’s Capture One Pro for its incredible image quality and customizability. You can download and try Capture One Pro for free and to get you up and running, check out my tutorials.


Breathing Color

I use only Breathing Color inkjet media for my fine art printing. In my opinion there simply is nothing that comes even close on the market.

For a discount of $20 on an order of $20 or more, use the code MBP20 when checking out.