This year Fstoppers will be awarding the best photographic equipment of 2015. I have an idea of what my favorite gear is but I don't want to leave anything out and so I want to hear from you. What pieces of your kit deserve recognition?
Let me start off by saying that although the list we compile will be the "best gear of 2015," it does not mean that this gear had to be released this year. Some equipment, especially things like camera bags and tripods, do not see upgrades very often. As long as the gear is currently available to buy, it has potential to make this list.
Below I've added a few categories that we know we will have. In the comments below please let me know which product you believe should win each category. If you can think of additional categories feel free to post them below as well.
Best Tripod System under $500
Best Tripod System over $500
Best Camera Backpack
Best Camera Shoulder Bag
Best Camera Roller Bag
Best Entry DSLR
Best DSLR Under $2500
Best DSLR Over $2500
Best Mirrorless Camera Under $1500
Best Mirrorless Camera Under $2500
Best Mirrorless Camera Over $2500
Best Lenses (we are still trying to figure out how to categorize these)
Best Point and Shoot Camera Under $400
Best Point and Shoot Camera Over $400
Best Strobe Lighting System (Budget)
Best Strobe Lighting System (High End)
Best Speedlite System (Budget)
Best Speedlite System (High End)
Best Constant Lighting System (Budget)
Best Constant Lighting System (High End)
Best Slider System
Best Camera Stabilizer
Best Photography Accessory Under $200
Best Photography Accessory Over $200
Best Drone/Aerial System
Most Innovative Product
I'm sure that I am leaving out a bunch of different categories so please let me know if there are any that we should add. I look forward to hearing which products you believe are the current best in the market.