Equipment

My equipment past and present
I started off humbly enough with a manual focus Ricoh KR10 SLR. A lovely little SLR which was great to cut my teeth on. Just enough technology to allow me to get to grips with exposure and shutter speed control but allowing me to concentrate on composition and depth of field.

I then moved on to a Minolta 700. Much more technology, better handling and all the options an amateur photographer could want. This is when I really started take photography a little more seriously and began to understand the pros and cons of film vs slide.

Fujichrome Velvia became my firm favourite.

After investing in a stack of kit for my Minolta I moved on to the Minolta 7D digital SLR. This finally gave me access to all the functionality I thought I needed with the added bonus that I could indulge myself with my boyhood dream of playing in a darkroom, all be it a digital one.

When Sony bought the Minolta camera technology, I thought the days of my kit were numbered so I upgraded to Canon, with the Canon 400D camera and a range of lenses.

I've now moved onto the Canon 7D - a beautiful, sophisticated camera. My Xmas wish list now has an ever growing list of Canon accessories.

I have recently upgraded to full frame with the Canon 5D Mark III, with Canon EF 24-105 L series lens. There is a phenomenal difference in detail captured. The camera is extremely sophisticated giving a huge amount of control to the user.

Current Camera Equipment
  • Canon 5 Mark III
  • Canon EF 105 L USM Macro
  • Canon EF 17-35 L USM
  • Canon EF 24-105 L USM
  • Sigma DG 150-500 HSM
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 28-135mm USM
  • Canon 75-300mm USM
  • Sigma EX 105mm DG Macro
  • Sigma EX 10-20mm DC HSM
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX II
  • Canon PowerShot G9
  • Velbon PH-157Q tripod
  • Manfrotto 479B monopod