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Camera Gear of White House Photographer Pete Souza

Camera Gear of White House Photographer Pete Souza

Ever wondered what is inside the camera bag of the Photographer of President of the United States! Pete Souza is the Chief Official White House Photographer.  For the ever-shifting dynamic  circumstances, Pete has the ultimate stripped-down kit to perform in every condition.

He does not shoot with a Top of the Line Nikon D5 or a Canon 1Dx. A look inside his camera bag reveals that he uses two Canon 5D Mark III bodies.

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Canon 5D Mark III is one of the most popular full frame camera from the house of Canon and is equally loved by all kinds of Photographer be it photojournalism or wedding or event or portrait. The ability of this camera is fantastic for all kinds of photography.

May 2016 – The president waits pensively before a public speech.
May 2016 – The president waits pensively before a public speech.

He couples the 5D Mark III bodies with Canon 135mm f/2.0 L and 35mm f/1.4 L. The 135mm is one of the sharpest lens and a great lens for outdoor portraits where he can use it to shoot some fantastic candids from some distance.

Apart from these two fantastic primes he also carries a Canon 24-70 F/2.8 L II lens which comes in handy when some zoom is required while delivering tack sharp photographs.

March 2009 – Running down the White House’s East Colonnade with Bo, the family dog
March 2009 – Running down the White House’s East Colonnade with Bo, the family dog

Apart from these two camera bodies and the three lenses, he also carries a pocket friendly Fujifilm X100T which sports a large sensor inside a compact body.

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