In the bag
Here is some of my current equipment:
- Cameras: Canon R3, Canon 1DX Mark III and some other Canon cameras
- Lenses: Canon RF100-500, RF 24-105, Canon 500mm F4 IS II, Canon 1.4X III teleconverter and a few other Canon lenses
- Flash: Canon 580 EX II with Wimberley flash bracket and Better Beamer flash extender
- Tripods: carbon fiber Induro 404L and Gitzo 1325
- Ground pod: Naturescapes Skimmer Ground Pod II
- Gimbal heads: Wimberley II Head (WH-200), Wimberley Sidekick
- Ballhead: RRS BH-55
- Lens raincoat: Lenscoat
- Backpack: Tamrac G-32, Think Tank Glass Taxi Limo, Think Tank Airport Security V3.0
- Computer: Dell PC
- Monitor: BenQ 27″
- Software: Photoshop CC, NIK Collection, Topaz AI software
Tim, I’m looking forward to taking your Featherfest classes in April. Love your photographs – very inspiring to me. Your composition and lighting is great. My wife and I were at Featherfest last year for the first time, and this year we have a full schedule of activities planned.
Can I ask some equipment advice? I currently don’t own a telephoto lens, and would like to get into bird/wildlife photography, and was wondering if you think I should just go out and buy the 100-400 or should I rent it for a week first and try it. I was also considering the 400 5.6.
Georgetown Tx (just north of Austin)
Dentist by day, birder and photographer the rest of the time
February 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm
Hey Ken. Glad to hear that you can make it down to FeatherFest again this year and attend some of my classes. It will be fun sharing what I know about bird photography.
For lenses, I’d recommend that you rent the ones that you are looking at to make sure you get what you want. I debated between the 100-400 and 400 prime before going with the 100-400. I really like the zoom and the IS and don’t regret getting it several years ago. Some people don’t like the push/pull zoom so it may make sense to try it out first before investing that kind of money.
Look forward to meeting you and your wife in April.
February 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm
Thanks Tim, that sounds like a good way to go. I’m sure I’ll enjoy either one – the zoom seems more flexible though. See you in April-
February 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm
Tim, I’m looking forward to taking your Featherfest classes in April also!
I have a canon 500d with a 70 /300 not IS they say with a crop sensor x 1.6
will this == 480 will this be as good as a tel coverter limited budget
March 10, 2012 at 7:23 am
sorry this is my email
March 10, 2012 at 7:28 am
Hey Billy. Thanks for signing up for my classes. I just sent you an e-mail about teleconverters. I’m not a major fan unless you’ve got the real high end lenses.
March 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm