The key kit that the pros use to take their photographs
A lightweight, compact and ergonomic camera. "The files are beautiful and rich," says Paolo. "But maybe the most striking feature is the autofocus. I have never experienced anything similar; it's very fast and accurate, with an almost magical tracking quality. Once it locks onto the desired subject, it keeps tracking it with extreme precision throughout the frame."
Trusted by the pros, tough and yet relatively light, the 5D Mark IV is ideal for stills or video – making it great for reportage.
A true modern classic: a standard wide-angle lens beloved by reportage photographers for its natural perspective, low-light capability and extraordinary optical performance.
A professional-quality standard zoom that offers outstanding image quality and a fast f/2.8 aperture throughout its range. "This is a wonderful tool overall," says Paolo.
A super-fast and bright lens that gives stunning results even in low light. Paolo says: "Throughout my career I have always used prime lenses, but the range and quality of the new zooms is so good that I find myself using them more and more."
A wide-angle prime lens with a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture and macro capabilities.
The RF lens that sets new standards in photographic performance, delivering supreme sharpness, extra creative control and a low-light performance that's simply remarkable. "This lens is extraordinary," says Paolo.
An essential lens in the professional trio of zooms, the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM is the perfect companion for news, sport and travel. Paolo says: "The new class of lenses are fast and of exceptional quality when fully open."
This lens offers sharpness and versatility with superb super-telephoto power and 5-stop image stabilisation in a compact body.
Engineered for fast frame rate shooting, this flashgun performs in the most demanding situations. "For the most part I work with ambient light, but sometimes I use flash to control and transform the lighting of a situation," says Paolo.
The Canon Extender RF 2x offers sharpness and versatility with 2x extra magnification to double the reach of compatible RF telephoto lenses and zooms.
"Always physical books, not ebooks, are another must. For inspiration, for pleasure, for study, for everything really," Paolo says.
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