Technical Stuff

 

I've added this page, somewhat reluctantly, after receiving several requests from visitors to the site. Reluctantly, because many years of experience have led me to staunchly believe that far too much is made of the type and make of equipment that is used by an individual photographer when, at the end of the day it's the person behind the viewfinder that determines the final image and not whether he uses a Canon or a Nikon. OK, so there maybe a few who are so very motivated by their brand new, all singing and dancing, expensive camera that their photography actually does improve - marginally, but these are a tiny majority. Digital printers are perhaps alone in the respect that, in most cases, the quality of print you produce (as opposed to its content) is pretty much directly proportionate to the amount of money you spend. This is also true of paper and ink. Cheap paper and/or cheap ink = poor quality prints. Why on earth would you want to use cheap consumables in a printer that cost a king's ransom? Beats me!

Anyway, for those who really must know what I use, here's the latest list, which is up to date at 19th., June, 2015.

Cameras

Canon 6D - bought new

Canon 5D Mk III - bought new

Canon EOS 30D - secondhand

Canon EOS 350D - the 'garden' camera.  Scruffy, filthy dirty, bits missing, flash doesn't work, but it still produces good quality files.

Canon S110 (compact) - my car camera

Canon G5 X

Lenses

Canon EF 17-40 mm F/4.0 L USM

Canon EF 24-105 mm F/4 L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 L IS USM

Canon EF 300mm F/4 L IS USM 

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 Mark 1 - The original EOS 'kit' lens from the 90s and now quite rare in good condition.  Arguably the best, most rugged 50mm f/1.8 Canon ever made.

Sigma 18-50 f2.8 (Digital only - Canon fit)

Tamron SP 100mm f/2.8 Macro

Canon 1.4x Mk III Extender

Canon 2x Mk II Extender

Digital Printers

Epson Stylus Photo R3000 + Epson inks.

Consumables

The full range of PermaJet papers, matched to the image being printed where possible.

Original Epson inks only.

So there we are, hardly an exciting bag full, but it does what I need it to do which is, in a nutshell, to produce photographs and then prints of a standard sufficient to get accepted, and occasionally win awards, in top international exhibitions both in the UK and abroad. 

As I said before, it's not what you've got, but what you do with it that counts!