Gear

I use the following gear:

  • Canon EOS 7D Mk II
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 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
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L 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

Gear

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.

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