10 Items from a Photographer’s Wish List to Make Santa Faint

I was recently browsing through a B&H catalog and one thing struck me quite a bit, namely this:


Photo by CandyPrincess4
Photo by CandyPrincess4

Okay, it’s Broncolor, one of the best lighting brands, but… It is a reflector! $7000? Come on guys, maybe it goes 0 to 60 mph in 2 seconds? Or what?

Anyway, I thought it would be a nice idea to make a Christmas wishlist from top priced photo stuff. You can show it to your husband/wife/mom/dad if they think that you spend too much on photo gear 😉

So, what do we need? A decent camera with a couple of decent lenses, and a couple of power packs with three flash heads for studio and outdoor lighting.

1. Hasselblad H6D-100c Medium Format DSLR Camera

wishlisthasselb2. Hasselblad HCD 35-90mm f/4-5.6 Autofocus Lens

hasselblad lens zoom

3. Hasselblad HCD 28mm f/4 Autofocus Lens

hasselblad ultra wide angle lens 28

4. Hasselblad Telephoto 300mm f/4.5 Auto Focus Lens

hasselblad tele photo lens 300


Now, the lighting:

5. Broncolor Scoro 3200 S Wi-Fi RFS 2 Power Pack


6. Broncolor Pulso Twin 4 – 2 X 3200 Watt/Second Lamphead


broncolor pulso twin lamp head

7. Broncolor G2 Pulso – 1600 Watt/Second Focusing Lamphead  x2

broncolor pulso lamp head

8. Broncolor Para 222 FT Reflector Umbrella


And an extra set for faster and more remote shooting:

9. Nikon D5 DSLR Digital Camera


10. Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF Autofocus Lens

sigma tele zoom lens 200 500

Total: Over $115,000

And I did not mention all the tripods, reflectors, softboxes, cables, and tons of other accessories that would easily bring it to $150 000.

Of course, this list is a bit weird, because it is soo unlikely to see a fashion photographer with a 500 mm Sigma, or a wildlife shooter with Broncolor or Profoto lights around an elephant (which is slightly more possible). But who knows, who knows…

What seems unbelieveable for hobbyists, will seem okay for world-recognized photographers – so let’s just strive to be among them.


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By George Bailey

George is a professional photographer who sells his photos online. He focuses on both studio and outdoor photography, and also runs a photography blog you should definitely check out at backlightstories.com


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