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"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


What Kind Of Camera?

This is probably the most commonly asked question when discussing photography with someone. Before I answer the question I have to make one important point. The camera, lens and other hardware are just tools. They can not create good images by themselves anymore than the tools of a cabinet maker can create beautiful furniture without a craftsman who knows how to use them.
With that being said…on to the topic of equipment.

Photos on this blog were taken with a Fuji S2Pro, a Nikon D70, a Nikon D90,
a Nikon D7000, D7100 and D500.  All are digital single lens reflex camera bodies with 1.5 crop sensors.

My most recent acquisition is the Tamron 150-600mm lens (x 1.5 crop factor = 225-900mm equivalent).  I also use a Nikon 80-400mm VR lens (x 1.5 crop factor = 120-600mm equivalent). When I need a shorter focal length, I use the Nikon 18-200mm VR lens (x 1.5 crop factor = 27-300mm equivalent) or a Nikon 300mm (x 1.5 crop factor = 450mm equivalent).
For photography of small objects, insects, etc. I use a Nikon 105 mm micro lens. If I need a bit more reach I use a Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DG 1.4x or 2.0x AF teleconverter.

I rarely use electronic flash but, when I must, I use a Nikon SB800 or Nikon SB80DX.

You don't need the latest, biggest, most expensive camera to take good photos.  Here is a link to some excellent information about pixels, resolution, and good photographs: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/mpmyth.htm

I am always happy to discuss photography equipment and techniques so feel free to ask questions or leave comments. 

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