My Kit

Camera Kit

I have been committed to Canon equipment from my early days of photography and have stuck with them mainly because of the investment in lenses. The earlier lenses I used for my film camera were able to be used for the new digital models. Having said that of course there was ultimately a need to upgrade the lenses to match the higher resolution of the camera sensor. I have made a commitment to purchase the Canon 'L' lenses which offer higher quality and precision, albeit at a cost. The list below is my current lineup of camera bodies, lenses and peripherals.

Camera Bodies
Canon 5D MkIII
Canon 5D MkII
Canon G9
Casio EX-FH100
Apple iPhone5s

Camera Lenses
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L
Canon 28-70mm f/2.8 L
Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 L
Canon 24mm f/2.8
Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 50mm f/1.2 L
Canon 85mm f/1.2 L
Canon TS-E f/17mmL
Canon Extender 1.4x II

Sandisk Extreme 32GB
Sandisk Extreme 32GB
Sandisk Extreme 32GB
Sandisk Extreme 32GB
Sandisk Extreme 16GB
Sandisk Extreme 16GB
Sandisk Extreme IV 8GB
Sandisk Extreme IV 8GB
Sandisk Extreme IV 8GB
Sandisk Extreme III 4GB
Sandisk Extreme III 2GB
Sandisk Ultra 1GB
Lexar 1GB
Lexar 1GB

Epson P2000 40GB

Promote Control

Audio Kit

Digital Audio Recorder
Roland Edirol R-09

Soundman OKM II binaural microphones

Computer Kit

Apple MacBookPro 15" 2.2 GHz Intel Quad Core i7 8GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM 1x internal 750Gb disk
Apple MacPro 2 x 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 10GB 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM
Apple iPad 64Gb WiFi 3G

Internal Storage
1 x internal 1TB Western Digital disk (OS/Apps)
2 x 2TB Western Digital internal RAID disks
1 x 2TB Western Digital internal disk (Time Machine)

External Storage
Western Digital DAS 2 x 2TB
Western Digital NAS 2 x 3TB
Western Digital NAS 2 x 3TB

Apple Cinema Display 30"

Epson Stylus Pro 3885

WiFi 3G 64Gb

Software Kit

In the new digital age the use of software in your photo processing workflow is unavoidable. I actually like this as it now gives you complete control over your workflow from image capture to final processed print. Of course during the old days of film I could always blame the poor final photograph on the film processing lab but now I either take the credit or the criticism!

At the early days of my digital photography I made a decision to take RAW photos as it offered advantages in post-processing capabilities and the ability to retain the original data that was captured without any compression or other manipulation. This I believe to be a very good decision and in many situations have managed to salvage what would have been a disastrous photo had it been taken in jpeg format. In those days I was using a PC and utilizing a RAW conversion software. This result in a complex folder system of RAW files and processed files which was troublesome to manage and heavy of the disk space usage.

My move to the Apple platform a few years ago was spurred by their use of the Intel chip in their machines (knowing that I could always run my existing Windows applications if necessary). This move was to prove an excellent idea and with the use of Aperture to catalogue, manage and process my RAW files I optimized my workflow drastically. Within a few weeks I had removed the Windows partition on my Apple and found alternative post-processing solutions on the Mac platform for all of my needs.

Aperture Ver. 3.5.1
Noise Ninja Noise Reduction Ver. 2.2.0a
Autopano Pro Ver. 2.5.2
Fotomagico Ver 3.7.6
Posterino 2.3.1
iWatermark Ver. 3.2.0
PhotoMatix Pro Ver. 4.0.2
Adobe Photoshop Elements Ver. 6.0
iDVD Ver. 7.0.4
iMovie Ver. 8.0.6
GarageBand Ver. 5.1

Aperture Plugins
PhotoMatixPro HDR Tone Mapping Ver. 2.0
Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.004 Ver. x64
Nik Colour Efex Pro 3.110 x64
Nik HDR Efex Pro 1.204 x64
Nik Viveza 2 Ver. 2.007
Noise Ninja Noise Reduction Ver. 2.0.7
Topaz Fusion Express2 Adjust Ver. 5.0.0
onOne Perfect Photo Suite 8