They say that equipment doesn’t make a photographer… and they’re right. But producing high resolution professional quality images needs equally professional equipment, even though the bank account and sciatic nerve may suffer.
The equipment I use most often includes…
- Canon EOS 60D camera
- Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM lens
- Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens
- Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG Macro lens
- Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens
- Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 DC HSM lens
… together with all those multipliers, extension tubes, filters and wires you accumulate over the years.
Then there’s my indispensable Manfrotto tripod, tough and reliable companion of many adventures.
But I’m less enthusiastic about the flash which I use only if absolutely necessary. Perhaps it’s because for me, photography is about understanding and working with the existing light to best capture that particular moment, that particular transparency, those reflections and those tones. Everything which makes that subject at that moment unique and different from all others.