Current Equipment used in the creation of my images

CANON CAMERA BODIES
EOS R5 EOS 5Dsr EOS 7D Mk II
 
CANON CAMERA BODIES (Converted to IR)
D60
Infra-Red (720Nm)
EOS 1D Mk IV
Infra-Red (830Nm)
5D Mk 1
Infra-Red (830Nm)

Cameras can be converted to take InfraRed images
By

Advanced Camera Services Limited
Unit 10, Linmore Court,
Thexton Road Industrial Estate,
Watton, Norfolk IP25 6NG
01953 889 324
https://advancedcameraservices.co.uk


 
CANON LENSES
70 - 200mm f4L IS II USM
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100 - 400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II
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16 -35mm f4L IS II USM
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24 - 70mm f2.8L II
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20mm f2.8 USM
 
100mm f2.8L IS Macro
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MPE-E 65mm f2.8 1 - 5X Macro
 

1.4x Extender III
2x Extender III
12mm Extension tube
25mm Extension tube

EF 50mm f1.8 USM STM
EF 24mm f2.8
 

Kase Wolverine Revolution 77mm and 82mmPro ND Filter Kit.
Magnetic, Shockproof Tembered opticalo Glass with Colour Coded rings including:
CPL, ND8, ND64, ND1000, Lens cap and Case.

About this item
  • Includes CPL Filter, ND8 3 Stop Filter, ND64 6 Stop Filter and ND1000 10 Stop Neutral Density Filters
  • Color Coded Filter Rings: Blue ND8, Yellow ND64, Red ND1000, Silver CPL.
  • Inlaid Adapter Provides Closer Mount. Includes Removal Tool.
  • International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.
  • To use your Magnetic Circular Filters on smaller lens sizes, make sure you check out "KASE" Magnetic Step-Up Rings, these are designed especially to be used on these filters.
 

77mm

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82mm

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SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB CF Express Card Type B, up to 1500MB/s, for RAW 4K video

Speeds That Surpass Other Cards High-speed consistent recording and enhanced workflow efficiency far beyond existing SanDisk cards are the result of read speeds of up to 1700MB/s and 1400MB/s write speedscan write them.

64, 128, 256, 512GB + CF Express Cardreader available via Amazon link

 


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Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC 32 GB Memory Card up to 280MB/s

Modern Cameras can write images extremely fast, so I needed a memory card that could quickly record images to avoid waiting
between shots. At the time of buying my SDHC memory cards,
Extreme Pro were the best available. These cards are capable of recording images faster than my camera can write them.

32, 64, 128, 256, 512GB available via Amazon link

 


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Sandisk CompactFlash cards Extreme Pro
up to 160MB/s

Modern Cameras can write images extremely fast, so I needed a memory card that could quickly record images to avoid waiting between shots.

16, 32, 64, 128, 256GB available via Amazon link

 


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SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Reader

  • Optimized SpeedWith USB 3.1 Gen2 speeds the SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Reader optimizes the performance of the CFexpress Card Type B2 for smooth, efficient workflow from location to post production.
  • For CFexpress Card Type BThis reader unleashes the CFexpress Card Type B2 speeds and keeps you working the way you want.
  • USB-C ConnectivityDesigned to connect with the latest laptops and devices, the CFexpress Card Reader is ready for the newest USB-C technology.
  • USB-C Cable IncludedTo provide greater flexibility and a more organized workspace, the CFexpress Card Reader comes with a .5 meter USB-C cable.

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SanDisk ImageMate PRO USB-C
Multi-Card Reader/Writer


Technical Details
  • Plug-and-play multi-format card reader for SDHC and SDXC, microSD, and CompactFlash cards
  • Works with UHS-II, UHS-I and non-UHS SD and microSD cards and CompactFlash cards up to UDMA 7
  • Fast transfer speeds of up to 312MB/s for SD and microSD cards, up to 160MB/s for CompactFlash cards
  • USB 3.0 interface can move content up to 10x faster than USB 2.0 interface, backwards-compatible with USB 2.0
  • Works with Windows and Mac computers

MacroPod Battery-Powered Three Head LED Macro Light


  • The MacroPod On Camera Light for Video features a flexible gooseneck arm, which gives you 360 degrees of control with the light source direction. This makes it easy to adjust the angle of the lighting so that your subject can be lit from either side and/or from overhead.

  • MarcoPod LED Light for Macro Photography consists of 3 separate LED lamps, each with a light output of 1W. This gives sufficient brightness control whilst still retaining exceptional battery life. The colour temperature is 5000-5500K.

  • You can attach focus caps to the MarcoPod to achieve a narrower beam and allow you to better focus and concentrate the light onto certain key spots on your subject.

  • It comes with a set of diffuser caps, which diffuses the light, to give you control, and reduce specularity.

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Canon MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite
If my macro work dictates the need for flash, then this is flashgun set-up that I use.
It clips onto my canon MP-E 65mm macro lens as it stands, but it needs a Canon adaper ring to clip onto my Canon 100mm 2.8L IS macro lens.
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SanDisk Extreme 1TB Portable NVMe SSD

(This is my on the move storage device)

  • Get NVMe solid state performance featuring 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds in a portable, high-capacity drive that’s perfect for creating amazing content or capturing incredible footage
  • Up to two-meter drop protection and IP55 water and dust resistance mean this tough drive can take a beating
  • Travel worry-free with a 5-year limited warranty (See official SanDisk website) and a durable silicon shell that offers a premium feel and added protection to the drive’s exterior
  • Use the handy carabiner loop to secure it to your belt loop or backpack for extra peace of mind
  • Help keep private content private with the included password protection featuring 256‐bit AES hardware encryption (Password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption and is supported by Windows 8, Windows 10 and macOS v10.9+ (Software download required for Mac, see official SanDisk website)
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Insect Repellant?
Avon Skin So Soft (Original)

This is not equipment used I hear you say, but I when I go to Scotland, The Outer Hebrides or even my own Derbyshire, there are times when the midges make life hell for taking photos.
I find that
Avon Skin So Soft really does reduces midge attacks.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4809726/Avon-2-25-moisturiser-Royal-Marines-swear-by.html


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Lifesystems Pop-Up Mosquito, Insect and Midge Head Net Hat

  • COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT: A compact, lightweight pop-up mosquito and midge head net hat made with fine black mesh with 1001 holes per square inch. Supplied with it's own compact bag with drawstring closure, for easy portability
  • FULL ENCLOSURE TO HEAD AND NECK: Will protect the head, face and neck from annoying flying insects when outdoors
  • SAFE AND SECURE: Includes a toggled draw cord, to ensure maximum protection and to keep all flying insects away from the face
  • IDEAL for use in areas with a high population of small and biting insects, for example in beekeeping, fishing, jungle exploration, hiking, tropical travel and other outdoor activities
  • STRONG AND RELIABLE: manufactured from tough, multi-filament polyester

This is the Midge Hat that I use.


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NEC SpectraView Reference 242 LED Monitor

The NEC SpectraView Reference 242 is a high-end, 24" professional performance monitor using the latest 10-bit AH-IPS with GB-R LED backlight for obtaining best picture quality and colour accuracy.

True Colours - with a wide colour gamut (108.6% size / 99.3% coverage AdobeRGB) and hardware calibration with 14-bit LUT (look up table) for 42-bit colour control and gamma correction, irrespective of colour and input.


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Seagate Backup Plus Hub, 10TB, External Hard Drive Desktop, USB 3.0, 2 USB Ports, for Computer Desktop Workstation PC Laptop Mac

  • Store and access content for years with up to 14TB in a USB drive
  • A great external hard drive for Mac and Windows, this hub can charge mobile devices and transfer files from USB cameras and USB thumb drives via its two USB 3.0 ports
  • Use seamlessly between Windows and Mac by installing the provided NTFS driver for Mac
  • Complimentary four-month membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan’s photo and video editing apps. (Must be redeemed within 1 year of drive registration. Not available in all countries)
  • Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included two-year limited warranty External desktop hard drive offers two front-facing, high-speed USB 3.0 ports for connecting to and recharging other USB devices like phones, cameras, and tablets 3 year APAC



SENSOR CLEANING

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VSGO Tumbler Filter Air Blower Dust Cleaner for DSLR Camera Sensor/Lens/Filters Cleaning

  • [Vsgo Brand Concept] If you are not satisfied with the camera blowing or cleaning kit you are using now, and if you like creative products and are willing to pursue better cleaning and physical examination, please try Vsgo. Vsgo adheres to the original concept giving customers the best cleaning and physical examination. We believe that you will Marvel at its quality and experience after using our products!
  • [Special Tumbler Design] Tumbler design, easy to place on the desk, will not lie on one side. It adopts new generation of innovative materials, with upgraded elasticity, comfortable feel and dust-free.
  • [Small Body, Strong Wind] The air volume is upgraded and the dust blowing efficiency is increased by 1.2 times, which can easily blow away stubborn dust.
  • [Special One-way Air Technology]: The camera air blower is manufactured by special technology, one-way air inlet channel.
  • [Perfect for Multiple Scenes] You can use it to clean your camera when taking photos outdoors, to clean your handicrafts and plants in daily life, and even to clean your equipment or coffee machine when traveling and camping.


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JJC Sensor Loupe with 7x Magnification & Ultra-bright LEDs for DSLR Mirrorless Cameras Sensor Cleaning.


  • Powered by 2 x CR-2032 batteries or USB sources, 7x magnification extra-low dispersion glass with 6pcs dust illuminating bright lighted LEDS
  • Sensor scope designed for inspecting image sensors of DSLR or mirrorless cameras cleanings
  • Great value and really shows up sensor dust that is not visible with the naked eye, easy to use
  • The front of the sensor scope comes with multiple mount sizes which helps to place the sensor scope on your camera mount firmly
  • Package includes: 1 x Sensor Luope, 2 x CR-2032 Batteries, 1 x Storage Pouch, 1 x Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth

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Digital SLR/CSC Cleaning Kit Large

TThis comprehensive kit contains everything you need to clean the major parts, including sensor and lenses of a modern Digital SLR or CSC camera.

Supplied in a handy zipped pouch, the contents can be individually replaced when required.

Full instructions are supplied with the kit, along with our handy sensor cleaning guide.

The kit is available in 4 versions, each with a different width sensor cleaning swab.

Kit Contents:

  • 12 x Just Ltd Ultra Soft Swabs
  • 1 x Gamma Lens and Sensor Cleaner (59ml)
  • 1 x Blower
  • 1 x Lens Cleaning Tissue Pack
  • 1 x Microfibre Cleaning Cloth
  • 1 x AntiStatic Cleaning Cloth
  • 1 x Speckgrabber
  • 10 x Disposable MF Cloth
  • 1 x Lipstick Brush
  • 1 x Carry Case with Belt Loop

Carry Case Size 19cm x 13cm x 7cm approx.

 

Arctic Butterfly® 724X Super Bright Sensor Brush®
for cleaning sensor of digital cameras
(Super bright)

Self-cleaning and self-charging brush, designed for light cleaning of a digital SLR sensor.


 
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TRIPODS and TRIPOD HEADS
A lot of people would not include a tripod in their equipment list but it is such a vital item in obtaining sharp images. 

This is currently my main tripod


Leofoto - Poseidon LP-324C- Carbon Fibre Tripod
Resistant to Corrosion
Ideal for Use in Wet Conditions

  • 10-layer carbon
  • Twist-Lock system - adjusting the length of the tripod legs with just one hand
  • Low-maintenance because of special locking system
  • Small minimum working height thanks to the tiltable tripod legs
  • 10-year warranty
 
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BH-55 LR: Full-sized ballhead
with Lever Release Clamp
 
BH-40 LR II: Mid-sized ballhead
with Lever Release Clamp
These two ball heads are my prefered tripod heads.
 



I prefer to use use "L" plates to connect my camera to my Really Right Stuff Ball Heads to ensure a sturdy connection particulaly when using the camera in vertical orientation.
   
L-plate for Canon EOS-1D-Mark IV.  
Tutorial on how to use an L-Plate



SOFTWARE USED

Adobe
Photoshop

HELICON FOCUS
(Focus Stacking Software)

Focus stacking software: a post-processing technique that extends the depth of field in your photographs.To use this technique, you take several images of the same scene, focusing your lens on a different part of the object for each shot. Then you can use Helicon Focus to blend all the sharp areas together and
produce a completely sharp image.

 

Adobe
Dreamweaver CC

(Creative Cloud)

(This software used to create this website)



A2 PRINTER 

 
EPSON SURECOLOR SC-P800
A2 COLOUR INKJET PRINTER



PRINT VIEWING

Calibrite GrafiLite

LED Desktop Colour Assessment Lamp

 

View prints and colour swatches in standardised lighting conditions, day or night, with the Calibrite GrafiLite powered by professional quality
CRI 95+ LED. This compact space-saving desk lamp with a neutral grey viewing mat is ideal for desktop colour selection, assessment and matching.

  • Three colour temperature settings: natural daylight (5,000K), store light (4,000K), home light (2,700K)




MONITOR CALIBRATION
 

Datacolor SpyderX Elite:Monitor Calibration designed for expert and professional Photographers

 
About this item:
  • THE FASTEST SPYDER EVER: Calibrating your monitor to achieve colour precision now takes just a minute or two – several times faster than previous models.
  • THE MOST ACCURATE SPYDER EVER: Groundbreaking lens-based colour engine provides a higher level of colour accuracy for multiple monitors. SpyderX Elite features room-light monitoring, automatic profile changing and significantly more precise screen colour, shadow detail and white balance.
  • THE EASIEST-TO-USE SPYDER EVER: SpyderX Elite is so intuitive, you don’t have to be a colour expert. It features quick and easy single-click calibration and wizard workflow with 12 predefined calibration targets for advanced colour accuracy.
  • SEE THE DIFFERENCE INSTANTLY: SpyderProof functionality provides before-and-after evaluation of your display and allows you to see the difference using your own images.




PRINT STORAGE
 

NOMAD of Market Harborough are the leading supplier of quality cases to store and protect your mounted prints in.
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PAPERS