My urbex gear

Good urbex gear is important. Not only you need good photography gear, a flashlight, tripod and other tools are essential. Here is a list of equipment i use.


I started photographing with an analogue Nikon F50. But my first urbex shoot was with a small Pentax compact camera. In 2005 i bought my first proper digital reflex camera, the D70 from Nikon. I replaced that camera in 2008 with a Nikon D300, which was replaced by the Nikon D700, my first full frame camera.

I had a Nikon D800 for a short time, but i sold it to buy the Nikon D750 in 2015. Today, I still use the D750. It’s a fantastic camera.

I also use other cameras on my trips. I had the Fuji X100 and X70, but today I mostly use my Sony RX100 V from 2017. It’s a nice small camera that gives professional results. The best thing: it fits in my pocket!


The Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 and the Irix 11mm f4 are my two favourite lenses. I have a Sigma 28mm f1.4 Macro to shoot details.

In the early days iI used the Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 and Nikon 20-35mm f2.8 on my full frame cameras. For my D300 I used the Sigma 12-24mm, Nikon 18-70mm and the Tamron 28-70mm.

Other equipment

To take proper photos you need a tripod. I have a Sirui carbon tripod. You also need a good flashlight to find your way in dark rooms.

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