Jacki’s bag

So with Google Analytics I can see what keywords people use when arriving at my site. It seems alot of you have typed in Jacki Bruniquel Equipment, Jacki Bruniquel Lenses, Jacki Bruniquel Wide Angle lens. So I decided to do this quick blog post on my equipment. I am a Nikon girl and I have shot Nikon since moving over to digital. I also have a wonderful Fuj XT2 which I won at the Admired in Africa 2016 comp. Here goes …..



4 professional Nikon full frame bodies – 1 Nikon D4, 2 Nikon D750’s 1 D700 Bodies
Fuji XT2


Nikon 24 – 70mm f/2.8 FX
Nikon 14 – 24 mm f2.8 FX
Nikon 50mm f1.4 FX
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 FX
Nikon 85mm 1.4
Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Lens
Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art Lens


Nikon SP 800
Nikon SP 900
2 Nikon SP 900
Elenchrom Ranger Pack


x2 Pocket Wizard TT5’s
1 Pocket Wizard TT1
x2 Pocket Wizard Plus 2 Transceivers


Various filters, lightstands, umbrellas, Sandisk and Lexar Memory Cards, Magmod Flash adaptors, Lume cubes, rechargeable Enaloop batteries, Reflectors, Sunbounce, Manfrotto tripod, Lowepro Backpack, StormCase,


Mamiya RB 67 with various lenses
A few other vintage film cameras


I have bought pretty much most of my equipment from Orms in Cape Town. The reason for this is that I have a long relationship with Mike Orms and consider him a friend. He has given me really great prices on everything and has personally looked after me. I really appreciate the service that they give me and am therefore a loyal customer. Nikon also really looks after pros who have bought their equipment here and paid their taxes. If anything goes wrong or even if you just need a service they bump you up to the top of the queue so you don’t have to wait around for weeks to get your gear back.


As a newbie photographer you may look at all of this and want to curl up into a ball and cry. This equipment has cost me a fortune but that is why I am not a cheap photographer, I take my craft very seriously. When I first started out I remember feeling like I would never ever be able to afford all this expensive gear. But, I put my mind to it and I worked hard,  I made sacrifices and I made the decision that I WOULD BE ABLE TO BUY MY GEAR. And then ….. I did! The truth is there are now other things that I want like fancy lighting and better bodies and so on. With photography it just never seems to end.


  1. erica on August 24, 2011 at 11:40 am

    and the most important part of the gear is the feet…..cause photography would be very difficult without them….LoL!
    (on the lighter side)

  2. Katy on August 24, 2011 at 11:42 am

    One day i will have that much equipment!! 1 x Nikon D700 down and more to follow 🙂

  3. Jason on August 24, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    you forgot the Mac’s….

  4. Anne on August 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you Jacki for sharing all your gadgets most especially for your encouragement.. 🙂

  5. Kim on August 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    You are right, you gotta start where you can and you’ll grow and aquire the right equipment. I’m also a Nikon girl. I worked on the cruise ships as a ship’s photographer and we only used Nikon. It’s a great product! Thanks J!

  6. helene on August 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Jac’s when you do shoots near water, what sort of protection do you use on your camera and how often do you get your equipment professionally cleaned?
    love following your blog XXXX

  7. ammar on August 31, 2011 at 12:36 am

    this is really Great colection i have nikon d700 and 50mm 1.8 ,
    and i think my next lenses will be wide angle , what you think the better chose will be around 1000 $

  8. Lauren kriedemann on September 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    we shoot with basically the same equipment xx

  9. Surrey wedding photography on November 6, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Jac’s I am a canon shooter but after looking at the quality of your images I think I might go to the dark side.

  10. Paddy on May 21, 2012 at 11:13 am


    Great blog Jax, I use a Sony a700 and a100 (wildlife, life and my dogs), the 700 has started to do strange things and looking to have it fully serviced and cleaned in the hope this issues will be sorted.

    WHO is qualified (experience in servicing semi pro SLR’s) in SA to do this and do you recommend anyone ?


  11. Kaspars on July 29, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    This is really Great colection!!
    I have nikon d700 and 50mm 1.4 and 85mm f1.8. Soon will buy 24-70 🙂
    I’ll hope that one day I will be on top too.

    Thank you for sharing and inspiration!

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