Many photographers who visit this site and who attend my workshops and lectures are invariably interested in the gear that I use so here's a list of the current equipment that I own. Of course, it doesn't all travel with me at the same time and like all nature photographers it changes depending on the location and/or species that I am photographing. To carry it all I use Lowepro and Think Tank backpacks.
“Cameras and lenses are simply tools to place our unique vision on film. Concentrate on equipment and you’ll take technically good photographs. Concentrate on seeing the light’s magic colours and your images will stir the soul.”
Lenses (all Nikon unless otherwise stated)
14mm f/2.8 Samyang
15mm f/2.8 Sigma fisheye
105mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor
200mm f/4 Micro-Nikkor
TC-14B 1.4x tele-converter
SC-17 off-camera cable
Lee ND grads: 0.6 soft-edge, 0.6 hard-edge, 0.9 hard-edge
Lee ProGlass ND 3-stop
Lee Big Stopper
Nikon 3T and 6T close-up lens
|Tripod & heads|
Manfrotto 055 CX3 carbon-fibre
Markins M10 ball-head
For use with the above I use Kirk camera/lens plates and L-bracket
Manfrotto 701 HDV video head
Acratech Levelling Base. Essential for panoramas
Nodal Ninja Pano Head. To avoid parallax when shooting close-up panoramas.
BreezeBrowser Pro. My go-to software for the initial editing process.
Wildlife Watching Supplies Dome Hide Standard
Wildlife watching Supplies Double beanbag
Storm Jacket covers