Current Equipment used in the creation of my images

CANON CAMERA BODIES
EOS 5DSR
 
EOS 1D Mk IV
The current model is EOS 1DX
 
CANON CAMERA BODIES (Converted to IR)
D60
Infra-Red (720Nm)
EOS1D Mk II
Infra-Red (830Nm)
5D Mk 1
Infra-Red (830Nm)
Cameras can be converted to take InfraRed images
By
 
Advanced Camera Services Limited
Unit 10, Linmore Court,
Thexton Road Industrial Estate,
Watton, Norfolk IP25 6NG
01953 889 324
 
CANON LENSES
400mm
f5.6L

100-400mm
f/4.5-5.6L IS II

70-200mm
f2.8 L IS II USM

24 - 70mm
f2.8L II USM

24-105mm
f4L IS USM
17-40mm
f4.0L

16-35 mm
f4L IS USM
   


20mm f2.8
100mm f2.8L IS Macro

180mm
f/3.5 L USM Macro
 
Canon MP-E 65mm
f/2.8 1-5X Macro

1.4x Extender III
 
2 x Extender III


12 mm extension tube
 
25 mm extension tube

Canon EF 50 mm
f/1.8 II

 
Canon EF 24mm
f/2.8

 
Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash
If my macro work dictates the need for flash, then this is flashgun set-up that I use.
It clips onto my canon MP-E 65mm macro lens as it stands, but it needs a Canon adaper ring to clip onto my Canon 180mm macro lens and my Canon 100mm 2.8L IS macro lens.
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Sandberg 10400 mAh Outdoor PowerBank
  • With the Outdoor Power Bank 10400 mAh in your luggage you won't run out of power on your phone or other portable devices when you're far away from a socket.
  • Backup power in the wilderness
  • Sturdy and rainproof

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Daylight Balanced Modelling Light

POWERED BY 4 x AA BATTERIES or AC

For most of my macro photography I used to find that reflectors were very useful fror reflecting light to illuminate the very dark areas, this was providing that you had light to reflect.

I now use this daylight balanced light (instead of a reflector) mounted on a Joby Gorillapod to illuminate where needed. It is compact, wirefree and is an ULTRA BRIGHT 64 x LED video and digital camera modelling light with a dimmer control.

If I need less illumination minimum setting, I move the light further away or cover with one or more layers of a white handkerchief

Two or more of these light can be clipped together to make a larger light.

Flight Logistics SUN POSITION COMPASS

Much of my Landscape Photography is planned in advance and it is useful to know the position of the sun beforehand.
This cheap and simple to use compass, allows me to predict the position of the sun.
Simply line the compass with the North. The months of the year are indicated on the base and it indicates for each month where the sun will rise and set.

Click on the logo to the left to find where to buy them

Mudder Rain Cover Protector
Rainproof for Canon, Nikon and other Digital SLR Cameras

This is an essential part of my equipment to keep the rain out of my camera.


Insect Repellant?
Avon Skin So Soft (Original)

This is not equipment used I hear you say, but I when I go to Scotland, the Outer Hebrides or even my own Derbyshire, there are times when the midges make life hell for taking photos.
I find that
Avon Skin So Soft really does reduces midge attacks.

Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC 32 GB Memory Card up to 280MB/s

Modern Cameras can write images extremely fast, so I needed a memory card that could quickly record images to avoid waiting
between shots. At the time of buying my SDHC memory cards,
Extreme Pro were the best available. These cards are capable of recording images faster than my camera can write them.

Sandisk CompactFlash cards Extreme Pro
up to 160MB/s

Modern Cameras can write images extremely fast, so I needed a memory card that could quickly record images to avoid waiting between shots.

Lexar Professional 500MB/s USB 3.0 Dual Slot Reader

Technical Details
  • Leverages SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology for high-speed file transfers, with a USB interface speed up to 500MB/s
  • Ultimate high-speed performance to accelerate digital workflow
  • Maximizes speed and bandwidth of USB 3.0 computers, and supports the latest UDMA CompactFlash (including UDMA 7), SDXCTM, and SD UHS-I (SD 3.0) card formats
  • Enables concurrent and card-to-card file transfers
  • Pop-up design protects card slots when not in use
NEC SpectraView Reference 242 LED Monitor

The NEC SpectraView Reference 242 is a high-end, 24" professional performance monitor using the latest 10-bit AH-IPS with GB-R LED backlight for obtaining best picture quality and colour accuracy.

True Colours - with a wide colour gamut (108.6% size / 99.3% coverage AdobeRGB) and hardware calibration with 14-bit LUT (look up table) for 42-bit colour control and gamma correction, irrespective of colour and input.

Seagate Backup 8 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for PC and Mac with Integrated 2 Port USB Hub

  • Two integrated high-speed USB 3.0 ports on the front allow you to connect and recharge your other USB devices
  • Formatted for Windows computers out of the box
  • Install the provided NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting
  • Install the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device, and back up all of the photos and videos from your device to your Seagate drive or to the cloud.

LaCie 8TB USB 3.0
Desktop External Hard Drive

  • 3mm solid aluminium casing keeps your data solidly protected
  • Stylish, sophisticated finish perfectly matches your MacBook®
  • Automatic backup software and Time Machine® compatibility provide seamless backup of your important data
  • Compatible with PC & Mac
  • 2 year warranty
Sanyo eneloop XX HR-3UWXB - AA Batteries (Pack of 8)

2,550 mAh (Minimum 2,450 mAh) - Powered by eneloop Technology - With 2 Heiba Electronics Storage Boxes

  • High Capacity (min. 2450mAh)
  • Low-Self-Discharge
  • 4pcs
  • 1,2V Ni-MH



SENSOR CLEANING
GIOTTO 1900 ROCKET AIR BLOWER

This unusual looking Hand Air Blower is very powerful and is probably the best blower on the market for cleaning the sensor in your SLR Digital Camera.


Visible Dust

Quasar Sensor Loupe:
A tool that can be used to identify the smallest spots with the highest resolution.The NEW Quasar Sensor Loupe 7X has six super bright LEDs with vari-angled orientation to help create a 3D image of dust particles.
Viewing your sensor helps to avoid unnecessary cleaning, saving time, cleaning consumables, and most importantly, reduces the risk of damaging delicate and expensive camera components.

Advanced Cleaning Kits

Advanced Cleaning Kits contain a comprehensive mix of components for cleaning your camera's sensor, lenses and body.

ARCTIC BUTTERFLY 724 (Super Bright)

Self-cleaning and self-charging brush, designed for light cleaning of a digital SLR sensor.


TRIPODS and TRIPOD HEADS
A lot of people would not include a tripod in their equipment list but it is such a vital item in obtaining sharp images. 
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BH-55 LR: Full-sized ballhead
with Lever Release Clamp
 
BH-40 LR II: Mid-sized ballhead
with Lever Release Clamp
These two ball heads are my prefered tripod heads.
 



I prefer to use use "L" plates to connect my camera to my Really Right Stuff Ball Heads to ensure a sturdy connection particulaly when using the camera in vertical orientation.
   
L-plate for Canon EOS-1D-Mark IV.  
Tutorial on how to use an L-Plate
FEISOL CT-3372-Rapid - Large Tournament Class
Carbon Fibre Tripod

I consider this to be my main tripod for walking. It is sturdy, very stable and light.

At just 1.72 kg, the CT-3372-Rapid offers the additional durability you need while making transport and setup effortless. In our three-section heavy-duty tripod class, nothing comes close to the FEISOL CT-3372-Rapid for lightweight performance.

Constructed of high grade 6061 T6 solid block aluminum, the FEISOL CT-3372-Rapid can easily handle loads of over 11.8 kg. Inheriting all the superior specifications found in our tournament class tripods, the CT-3372-Rapid is an engineering success

Some additional advantages of the FEISOL CT-3372-Rapid to consider: 
- FEISOL's new Rapid anti-leg-rotation technology
- Maximum height of 150 cm – more with optional center column
- A load capacity of 12 kg
- Remarkably lightweight construction – just 1.72 kg
- Maximum leg tube diameter of 37 cm
- Preset leg angles at 25, 50, and 75 degrees
- A load capacity of 12 kg
- incl. tripod bag and hook 




SOFTWARE USED

Adobe
Photoshop CC

(Creative Cloud)

ON1 PHOTO RAW 2017.5


This NEW all-in-one photo organizer, editor, raw processor, and effects app is just what you've been waiting for. ON1 Photo RAW 2017.5 features our new super fast and state-of-the-art raw processing engine and image-processing pipeline, ON1 Photo RAW. It also includes the best new and must have ON1 editing features and tools for opening, viewing, and editing photos in an instant. This next generation of ON1 Photo works where you need it, as a standalone app, a plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® & Lightroom®, or a host app for other editing apps.

No Subscription Required | For Mac and Windows.

Adobe
Dreamweaver CC

(Creative Cloud)

(This software used to create this website)



A2 PRINTER 

 
EPSON STYLUS PRO 3800
Current model now
EPSON SURECOLOR SC-P800
A2 COLOUR INKJET PRINTER



PRINT VIEWING

Graflite
TrueColour Lighting

Print accessment needs to be done underdaylight viewing conditions and for this purpose I use a daylight balanced Graflite Task Lamp.





MONITOR CALIBRATION

i1Display Pro by X-Rite

Professional Display Calibration for the Most Demanding Color Perfectionists

The i1Display Pro is the ultimate choice for discerning photographers, filmmakers, designers and imaging professionals looking for the highest level of on-screen color accuracy for displays, laptops and projectors. Two user modes (Basic and Advanced) provide serious Color Perfectionists with the perfect combination of unrivaled color precision, speed, options and controls to fit any workflow.





PRINT STORAGE
 

NOMAD of Market Harborough are the leading supplier of quality cases to store and protect your mounted prints in.(click on logo to visit their website)



PAPERS