PHOTO GEAR

While camera equipment itself does not take pictures -- photographers do that -- I am frequently asked as to what equipment I use. Here is a listing of my currently used gear. Don't go out and duplicate this list; buy the equipment you need to take the photographs you like.
But be careful. Let me quote Jack Dykinga: "Cameras and lenses are simply tools to place our unique vision on film or sensor. Concentrate on equipment and you'll take technically good photographs. Concentrate on seeing the light's magic colors and your images will stir the soul."
I use a Lowepro Pro Trekker photo backpack to carry equipment in the field. This large pack has the best harness and strap system of any backpack on the market, consequently it's comfortable to carry all day in the field. It's also a legal carry-on for airline travel within the US if you remove the outside pockets. When I'm working strictly from my vehicle I keep some gear in an shoulder bag and transfer equipment as needed to the Lowepro.

Here's what I currently use:

Camera bodies:
Canon 1Ds Mark III
Leaf Aptus 75s
Hasselblad H1 for film and digital with Leaf Aptus 75s.
Hasselblad lenses: 35mm, 80mm, 50-110mm, 150mm and 210mm .
Canon Lenses:
14 mm f2.8
16-35mm f2.8
24-70mm f2.8
24mm f2.8 Tilt/Shift
70-200mm f2.8 AF-IS
100-400mm f4 AF-IS
500mm f4 AF-IS
Canon teleconverters
Heliopan circular polarizing filters
Heliopan Neutral Density
Accessories:
Canon 580 TTL flash units + off-camera cord
Walt Anderson's Better Beamer flash extender
Canon remote releases
Photoflex LiteDisc diffusers and reflectors

Tripods:
I normally photograph from a tripod. The number of handheld photos I take per year, aside from total flash shots, is miniscule. My standard 3 tripods: Gitzo G1228 , G1548 and GT3541 carbon fiber model with a Novoflex ClassicBall head complete with an quick release disk (all cameras and lenses have mini quick-release disks
mounted on them). For long lens action photography with my 500mm I switch to a Wimberley head.

 
     
 

 


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