Equipment Page

Cameras

Primary

Breathtaking love. 25Mpx, full frame sensor. Fabulous Images and batteries. Rugged (boat anchor). A user interface that's always in shooting mode. Fantastic noise performance.

Secondary

12Mpx, CMOS 66% sensor. Fine image quality, resolution enough for award-winning 24" x 36" images. Rugged. Li Ion batteries.

Lenses

Wide Angle Zoom

Unconditional love. Fabulous glass.

Normal Zoom

Unconditional love. Sharp at both extremes of the focal length. Fast auto-focus. Rugged but heavy.

Telephoto Zoom

Unconditional love - top grade performance. Sharp at both extremes of the focal length. Fast auto-focus. Rugged but heavy.

Teleconverter

Works perfectly, including AF, with the 70-200mm described above. I've only been moderately successful with the TC-20EII+70-200AF-S.

Macro

Nikon 105mm AF Micro f/2.8 D

Pure love. Fabulously sharp. Rugged.

Filters

Attenuation

While this filter covers many f-stops, take care of using too much attenuation. The filter uses two elements and they can light up with lens devils/sunspots.

Warming Circular Polarizer

Pure love. Amazing saturation, can be too much in warm light.

Circular Polarizer

B&W 77mm circular polarizer

Pure love.

Split Neutral Density

77mm split neutral density

Love.

Circular Polarizer

Nikon 52mm circular polarizer

For the 105mm macro lens. Love.

Split Neutral Density

Hoya 52mm split neutral density

For the 105mm macro lens.

 

Cokin 77mm P.057 star 4.

Haven't used it yet.

Split Neutral Density

Cokin 77mm P.120 split neutral density - 1 stop.

Not great glass, but useful to put the split/horizon line where you need it.

Split Neutral Density

Cokin 77mm P.121 split neutral density - two stops.

Not great glass, but useful to put the split/horizon line where you need it.

Diffuser

Cokin 77mm P.840 diffuser - medium diffusion.

Haven't used it yet.

Attenuation

Cokin 77mm P.153 neutral density - two stops.

Not great glass, but useful to keep your shutter open a little longer. Likely now history, replaced now by the Singh-Ray Vari-ND.

Head and Mounting Hardware

Head

Pure love.

Mounting Bracket

Pure love .

Tripod

Tripod

Monfrotto 3021BPRO

Includes a level. It's heavy but I seem to need the weight in rivers a lot.

Software

Image Management

Adobe Lightroom

A great deal of love. Universally accepted, robust and useful, easy on the eyes. Talks well to Photoshop.

Image Editing

Adobe Photoshop CS4

All-but-universally-accepted image editing tool. Very powerful but difficult to learn. One hour of training will save you months of self-teaching.

Web Editing

Dreamweaver CS4

Universally accepted, industry-standard web editing tool

Screensaver Generator

Blumental Screensaver Wonder 4

Works

HDR

Photomatrix Pro 3

Be wawy. Vewy, vewy wawe.

GPS/Topographical Mapping

MapSource

Fantastic technology. Bad news is that they restrict the database to stay on a CD - it's slow --> painful.