TIM KAUGER

Gear List

I’m of the belief that the best camera is the one you have on you. That said, I’ve always wanted to do a gear writeup, so for your benefit and mine, here it is!

Cameras

Fujifilm X-T3 - The camera that made me fully embrace the Fujiverse. The X-T2 is wonderful, but a bit lacking for long-exposure work, as the sensor would easily heat up and get noisy. The X-T3’s sensor outputs extremely clean long exposures at base ISO, even in warmer temperatures. The added video features and faster burst rate seals the deal. It’s the best camera I’ve ever used.
Nikon N90S - Star of my film shoots. Has the famous “pro Nikon” controls up top, rather than the “auto” mode rotaries. Shutter sounds great. It works great. No complaints! With the exception of a below point-and-shoot, it’s my only film camera.
iPhone XR

Lenses

Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4
Fujifilm 18-55mm f/2.8-4
Fujifilm 23mm f/1.4
Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 - This lens and I have a complicated past, but at the end of the day, it’s one of my all-time favorites. Manually-focusing at f/0.95 is an arduous task, but it always pays off with tack-sharpness and gorgeous falloff into full-frame levels of bokeh. It has its quirks — namely, soft corners, color fringing, and vignetting — but they add to its charm, and you can work around them. It’s that damn good.
Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2

Lights

Nikon SB600 Speedlight
Westcott Icelight

Editing

2017 Macbook Pro
Adobe Suite