Evan is well known because of his landscape photos and city photos he’s from the United States he’s based in Atlanta, Giorgia. he decided to start his blog about photography street photos, he also started to upload tutorials about how to improve your photo skills to teach and motivate the new generations of creatives.

We are actually subscribers of his YouTube channel and we do know that he’s basically using a single camera and a few lenses, so we are going to talk a lot about his main camera and right after that we’re going to find what lens he is actually using. 

EVAN RANFT CAMERA GEAR 

THE NIKON D780 

Evan’s Main Camera

Source: Evan's YouTube Channel

Evan's Main Camera

This camera is basically a replacement for the D750, one of the best DSLR’s ever made, so the challenge is huge. it’s still built around a 24MP sensor and 51-point AF system but the more you use this camera the more you’ll be able to find how powerful this machine is.

A lot of aspects of the camera including autofocus, video performance, and interval shooting have been significantly improved, bringing a lot of the Z6’s capabilities to Nikon’s venerable F-mount. 

KEY SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 24.5MP BSI CMOS full frame-sensor with on-sensor phase detection.
  • 7 frame per second shooting.
  • UHD 4K capture at up to 30p from the full width of the sensor
  • 51-point AF module supported by 180,000-pixel RGB metering sensor
  • 273 point on-sensor PDAF in live view (sensitive to -4 EV)
  • 3.2’’, 2.36M-dot touchscreen
  • Shutter range of 900 – 1/8000 sec
  • 10-bit video output over HDMI
  • 2260 shots per charge with the viewfinder
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots 
  • Snapbridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi system

KEYS TAKEAWAYS:

  • Gains a dedicated AF-ON button 
  • The tilting screen is now touch-sensitive 
  • The onboard flash has been eliminated 
  • No contacts for portrait orientation controls on a battery grip 
  • The battery can be charged over USB-C 

When we talk about the battery life Canon really improves a lot with this one the D780 promises an impressive level of battery endurance when shot through the viewfinder, and with the possibility to charge it over the camera’s USB.C socket. 

Battery life is rated to an impressive 2260 shots per charge for viewfinder shooting. No figure has yet been given for live view mode.

Evan Ranft’s Favorite Lens

NIKON 85MM 1.4 G

Source: Evan's YouTube Channel

Evan's Favorite Lens

A lot of photographers are actually using this kind of lens to capture images with some pop. The Nikon 85mm f/1.4G measures 3.3 by 3.4 inches (HD), weighs 1.3 pounds and supports 77mm front filters. The Nikon 85mm is housed in a black polycarbonate barrel, which is very resistant.

The lens itself is not optically stabilized. It’s less of an issue for still capture, as the lens will typically be used for portraiture at a wider aperture in conjunction with off-camera lighting.

PROS

  • Very sharp
  • Minimal distortion 
  • Bright aperture 
  • Classic portrait focal length 
  • Relatively lightweight 

CONS

  • Pricier than third-party options
  • Omits optical stabilization
  • Strong vignette at f/1.4 and f/2

Evan’s Daily Photo Camera

LEICA Q-P (EVAN’S DAILY PHOTO CAMERA)

Source: Evan's YouTube Channel

Evan's Daily Photo Camera

Intuitive, pragmatic, and ergonomic. The controls of the Leica Q provide quick access to all relevant options and opportunities. For example, autofocus can be set either using buttons or via the touch screen, this camera is a very good deal if you need something always ready to shoot at every place you might go into.

If you prefer to focus manually the Laica Q-P will assist you with the Focus-Peaking and Live View Zoom technology, making everything easier for you.

This camera is a high-end full-frame enthusiast compact with a 24MP CMOS sensor and no anti-aliasing filter. It is an update for the original Q which removes the trademark ‘red dot’ on the front plate with Leica script on the top. The shutter is quieter than on the Q and the on/off switch has been refined as well.

QUICK SPECS

  • Body type: Large sensor compact
  • Max Resolution 6000 x 4000
  • Effective Pixels: 24MP 
  • Sensor Size: Full frame (36 x 34 mm)
  • Sensor Type: CMOS 
  • ISO: Auto, 100-50000 
  • Focal Length (equiv.): 28 mm
  • Max Aperture: F1.7-16
  • Focal Length mult. 1x
  • Articulated LCD: Fixed 
  • Screen Size: 3’’
  • Screen dots: 1,040,000
  • Max shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.
  • Format: MPEG-4, H.264
  • Storage types: SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • USB: USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
  • Weight (inc. batteries): 640g (1.41 lb)
  • Dimensions: 130 x 80 x 93 mm (5.12 x 3.15 x 3.66’’)
  • GPS: None

Alright Thanks for reading!

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Rainer

Rainer

Junior Writer at The Unboxings

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