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I'm always curious what equipment other
photographers use, so I will begin with a
general list of my gear.
  • Gitzo GT5541LS CF with LensMaster RH-2 gimbal
  • Gitzo 1348 CF with LensMaster RH-1 gimbal
  • Feisol CM-1741 monopod with LensMaster M-1 gimbal
  • VariZoom Chickenfoot Monopod with LensMaster M-1 gimbal
  • VariZoom Chickenfoot Monopod with LensMaster T-1 gimbal
  • Manfrotto 685B Neotec monopod with 357 Pro QR
        adapter/357PL plate on a 234 tilt head
  • Bean bags - small, medium and large sizes
  • Walkstool - (support for my behind)

  • Other Main Gear
  • Canon 420 EX flash
  • Gura Gear Bataflae 32L backpack
  • Custom Front-zippered Holster
  • Canon Bodies
  • 7D
  • two 1D mkIV's

  • Canon Lenses
  • EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
  • EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
  • EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM
  • EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM
  • EF 1.4x II Teleconverters
  • Kenko Auto Extension Tube set

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    Projects, Articles & Reviews Gallery (thumbnails)

      Photographing North Carolina's wild horses   

         Beyond my listing of equipment above, there are all sorts of accessories I use for different shooting situations. A great many of these accessories I've made myself. Far too often the commercial items are unjustifiably expensive, or don't really work for what I need, or the thing I need simply doesn't exist. Consequently, I often have to invent them myself. (see the "Projects, Articles & Reviews" links at right or the "Custom Equipment Articles" pull down menu in the top bar)

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    Carolina Wild Photo - the BLOG
          I can't say my homemade creations are always the most elegant things of beauty, but they get the job done, and usually cost less than commercial items that don't quite do what I need. In any case, it's the results that matter. Some of my creations are now in their second, third, or even fourth revision, as I frequently come up with ways to improve upon something after having used it in the field. I am in a constant quest for ways to improve my photography and make the process easier. I continually have new ideas to try, which I share in these pages, along with my thoughts, reviews, suggestions and tips on equipment and technique that I think might be helpful. I hope you find some of this stuff useful, whether as-is, or as the spark for your own creativity. So, please take time to look through my articles. Maybe there's a gem in there for you.


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