I've been asked several time what type of camera I have, well, you gotta know I'm a Canon kinda gal.
My first DSLR was a Canon 70D which is a cropped sensor body that came with two basic lenses. It was great for about 2 years, I even bought additional [used] lenses including a 70-200mm f/2.8 and a 24-70mm f/2.8.
With the discovery of night sky photography came the realization that my equipment needed an upgrade and thus the search for a full frame camera began. Because of compatibility with my existing lenses, Canon was the preferred brand. I had few options, all of them great, no way I could go wrong with either. The winner was the EOS 6D Mark ii mainly for the following reasons:
It is full frame DSLR. I was not ready to jump into the mirrorless technology
It is not as expensive as the 5D Mark ii
The LCD touchscreen swivel system. Facilitates composing in compromised spaces
To complete my set up, I have the following lenses:
Canon 16-35 mm f/4.0
Canon 24-70 mm f/2.8
Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8
Canon extender 1.4x
Sigma art 24mm f/1.4
Canon 50mm f/1.8
My current tripod is the Benro Mach3. It's made of carbon fiber so it's super light. My preference is for twist locks because the others keep pinching my fingers (ouch!) I also went for three sections because, although makes the tripod longer (24.9") harder to fit in a carry-on, it is also faster to setup so that was an acceptable trade-off for me. Additionally, this tripod converts to monopod for extra stability when using big telephoto lenses and the main section can be inverted for even lower/closer wide-angle compositions.
Of course, my rig wouldn't be complete without some Neutral Density (ND) filters. After trying various brands and types, I've settled with these that I love:
Breakthrough NDs (3,6,10 stops) and GND (2 and 3 stops) 150mm
Nisi circular polarizer
Nisi filter holder
Back in 2020, I left behind my case with all filters in Trona Pinnacles (CA), it was such a loss. I came back to search but no luck finding it. Following a friend's recommendation, I now have an Apple airtag in my case so I get alerts if I am leaving it behind... just sayin'
Depending on your type of photography you'll need more or less equipment. If you are just starting to look, check out this article I wrote on how to chose your first camera.
What is your type of photography? what's in your bag? which is the most important component in your set up?