I use the following gear:
- Canon EOS 7D Mk II + BG-E16 Battery Grip
- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
- Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
- Canon EF 70-200 f2.8L IS II USM
- Canon EF 24-70 f2.8L II USM
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
- Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x
- Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
- Samyang 14mm f/2.8
- Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
- Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash
- Voking TTL Macro Ring Light (Canon)
- Phottix 4 Way Macro Focusing Rail Slider
- Manfrotto Monopod – 680B
- Manfrotto Tripod – 190XPROB Legs and 804RC2 Head
- Sidemount Wimberley Head (WH-200-S)
- Lee Filters – ND Hard Grad (0.3, 0.6, 0.9) Set + Big Stopper + Little Stopper
- Hoya 82mm Polariser
- Promaster 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
Of course I’d love a Canon 1DX and EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM … you can only dream!
Increasingly I’m being asked about what gear is best for nature photography, especially birds. Here are some useful links:
Here is an excellent note from Australian bird photographer, Duade Paton, about the Canon 400mm f/5.6L USM – one of the two lenses (along with the 100-400 tele) that I use for bird photography. It’s an oldie but a goodie and superb for birds in flight.
I’ve recently (August 2015) picked up the new Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM – click here for a review. It won’t replace the trusty 400 prime just yet but looks like it will make a terrific companion.
Some other reviews of this lens:
This series of instructional videos, featuring the great bird photographer Arthur Morris, is well worth a look.