Jack Nichols Photography | Night sky and landscape photographer in Seattle, Washington | Seattle photographer
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Gear List

Gear List

Below is a partial list of some of the photo gear I use to make the photos you see here. I only recommend some of it. Gear is a very personal choice, and the gear I choose to own and use reflects the work I do.


  • Canon 6d
  • Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III
  • Canon 24-105mm f/4L
  • Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS
  • Vello Shutterboss
  • Oben carbon fiber tripod
  • Acratech GV2 ballhead
  • B+W CPL and UV Filters, various sizes


  • Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS
  • Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
  • Canon 50mm f/1.8
  • Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
  • Canon 1.4x III Extender
  • Rokinon 14/2.8
  • Rokinon 24/1.4
  • Canon G7X Mark II
  • SkyWatcher Star Adventurer (star tracking mount)
  • LEE Big Stopper
  • Singh-Ray Gold-n-Blue CPL
  • Breakthrough ND and Night Sky filters
  • Godox flashes and triggers
  • Light modifiers and stands from Godox, Rogue, and Westcott

A lot of folks also ask me about some of the outdoor gear I use. Seattle has a very wet climate, and I often travel to very cold or very hot places. Some of the gear I've found helpful:

  • F-Stop backpacks and ICUs. The ICUs are awesome as they fit in many packs beyond just the F-Stop.
  • Grivel backpacks. This is my go-to pack for overnight expeditions.
  • Jackets from Mont Bell and Feathered Friends
  • Black Diamond climbing equipment
  • Hilleberg tents
  • MSR water filtration systems
  • Outdoor Research gloves, hats, rain gear, and accessories. I particularly like the Stormtracker gloves for photography.
  • La Sportiva footwear
  • Eddie Bauer pants and shirts
  • Helly Hansen base layers. I've worn their LIFA stuff for over 15 years and it is the best base layer I've ever used.
  • DeLorme InReach two-way satellite messaging device. Great for getting help or just staying in touch.

If you work for one of these companies, or know someone who does, I'd love to chat. :)