Current Equipment used in the creation of my images

CANON CAMERA BODIES
EOS 5DS R
 
EOS 7D Mk II
 
CANON CAMERA BODIES (Converted to IR)
D60
Infra-Red (720Nm)
EOS1D 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
400mm
f5.6L

100-400mm
f/4.5-5.6L IS II

70-200mm
f2.8 L IS II USM

24 - 70mm
f2.8L II USM

24-105mm
f4L IS USM
16-35 mm
f4L IS USM


20mm f2.8
100mm f2.8L IS Macro

180mm
f/3.5 L USM Macro
 
Canon MP-E 65mm
f/2.8 1-5X Macro

1.4x Extender III
 
2 x Extender III


12 mm extension tube
 
25 mm extension tube

Canon EF 50 mm
f/1.8 II

 
Canon EF 24mm
f/2.8

 
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 SSD

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)

B+W 77mm HTC Kaesemann Circular Polarizer

  • New generation of Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer with 1 - 1.5 f-stop loss. Before up to a 3 stop loss.
  • This filter uses our standard B+W F-Pro filter mount, which has a front accessory thread and is made of brass. 24mm full frame lens use.
  • MRC by B+W is not only an extraordinarily effective multiple layer coating, it is also harder than glass. It protects filters from scratches, and it is also water and dirt repellent, thus facilitating filter maintenance.
Sandberg 10400 mAh Outdoor PowerBank
  • With the Outdoor Power Bank 10400 mAh in your luggage you won't run out of power on your phone or other portable devices when you're far away from a socket.
  • Backup power in the wilderness
  • Sturdy and rainproof

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Daylight Balanced Modelling Light
Godox LED64 Continuous On Camera LED Panel light Portable Dimmable Camcorder for DSLR Canon Nikon etc

For most of my macro photography I used to find that reflectors were very useful fror reflecting light to illuminate the very dark areas, this was providing that you had light to reflect.

Instead of a reflector, I now use this daylight balanced light, mounted on a Joby Gorillapod to illuminate where needed. It is compact, wirefree and is an ULTRA BRIGHT 64 x LED video and digital camera modelling light with a dimmer control.

If I need less illumination minimum setting, I move the light further away or cover with one or more layers of a white handkerchief

Two or more of these light can be clipped together to make a larger light.

Mudder Rain Cover Protector
Rainproof for Canon, Nikon and other Digital SLR Cameras

This is an essential part of my equipment to keep the rain out of my camera.


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.

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.

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.

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


Technical Details
  • Works with UHS-II, UHS-I and non-UHS SD and microSD cards, and CompactFlash cards up to UDMA 7
  • Super-fast transfer speeds
  • Compatible with USB 3.0, backwards-compatible with USB 2.0
  • Works with Windows and Mac computers
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.

Seagate Backup 8 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for PC and Mac with Integrated 2 Port USB Hub

  • Two integrated high-speed USB 3.0 ports on the front allow you to connect and recharge your other USB devices
  • Formatted for Windows computers out of the box
  • Install the provided NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting
  • Install the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device, and back up all of the photos and videos from your device to your Seagate drive or to the cloud.

LaCie 8TB USB 3.0
Desktop External Hard Drive

  • 3mm solid aluminium casing keeps your data solidly protected
  • Stylish, sophisticated finish perfectly matches your MacBook®
  • Automatic backup software and Time Machine® compatibility provide seamless backup of your important data
  • Compatible with PC & Mac
  • 2 year warranty



SENSOR CLEANING

Rocket-Shaped Air Blower
Professional Rocket Air Blower Duster for DSLR Camera CCD, Lens, Keyboard Cleaning

This Air Blower is perfect for cleaning you camera CCD and lenses.



Visible Dust

Quasar Sensor Loupe:
A tool that can be used to identify the smallest spots with the highest resolution.The NEW Quasar Sensor Loupe 7X has six super bright LEDs with vari-angled orientation to help create a 3D image of dust particles.
Viewing your sensor helps to avoid unnecessary cleaning, saving time, cleaning consumables, and most importantly, reduces the risk of damaging delicate and expensive camera components.

Digital SLR/CSC Cleaning Kit Large

This 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 Ultra-Soft Swabs    
  • 1 x Gamma Fluid (59ml)    
  • 1 x Blower   
  • 1 x Speckgrabber
  • 10 x Disposable MF Cloth
  • 1 x Microfibre Cloth    
  • 1 x Antistatic Cloth    
  • 1 x Lens Tissue Pack    
  • 1 x Carry Case. 
  • 1 x Lipstick Brush

Digital SLR/CSC Cleaning Kit Large

ARCTIC BUTTERFLY 724 (Super Bright)

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


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. 
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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
FEISOL CT-3372-Rapid - Large Tournament Class
Carbon Fibre Tripod

I consider this to be my main tripod for walking. It is sturdy, very stable and light.

At just 1.72 kg, the CT-3372-Rapid offers the additional durability you need while making transport and setup effortless. In our three-section heavy-duty tripod class, nothing comes close to the FEISOL CT-3372-Rapid for lightweight performance.

Constructed of high grade 6061 T6 solid block aluminum, the FEISOL CT-3372-Rapid can easily handle loads of over 11.8 kg. Inheriting all the superior specifications found in our tournament class tripods, the CT-3372-Rapid is an engineering success

Some additional advantages of the FEISOL CT-3372-Rapid to consider: 
- FEISOL's new Rapid anti-leg-rotation technology
- Maximum height of 150 cm – more with optional center column
- A load capacity of 12 kg
- Remarkably lightweight construction – just 1.72 kg
- Maximum leg tube diameter of 37 cm
- Preset leg angles at 25, 50, and 75 degrees
- A load capacity of 12 kg
- incl. tripod bag and hook 




SOFTWARE USED

Adobe
Photoshop

ON1 PHOTO RAW 2020


ON1 Photo RAW 2018 includes the essential tools and features every photographer needs in their workflow. Our super fast, non-destructive, and state-of-the-art processing engine gives you an ultra smooth and efficient editing experience.
ON1 Photo RAW is focused on allowing you to get the most out of every photo. Photographers now have a tool with fast photo management, hundreds of customizable photo effects, fast and beautiful HDR, panos, masking and selection tools, layers, and much more—in one app.

No Subscription Required | For Mac and Windows.

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)

Replay Capture Suite
(Applian Technologies)

(This software is used to download my Photographic video tutorials)

Get recording software to capture any video or music, the ultimate video downloader, or a converter to change video and audio formats.
Buy the Suite and get them all!



A2 PRINTER 

 
EPSON SURECOLOR SC-P800
A2 COLOUR INKJET PRINTER



PRINT VIEWING

Grafilite-2
LED desktop colour assessment lamp.

Print accessment needs to be done underdaylight viewing conditions.
For this purpose I use this daylight balanced
Lamp

  • Three colour temperature settings: natural daylight (5,000°k), store light (4,000°k), home light (2,700°k)
  • Dimmer switch function: three illumination intensities for each temperature
  • Professional quality illumination CRI: 95+
  • Includes neutral grey viewing mat (A4)
  • Integrated desk clock/thermometer and convenient USB port

 





MONITOR CALIBRATION
 

Datacolor SpyderX Elite


  • 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.
  • MONITOR TECHNOLOGIES CHANGE AND IMPROVE OVER TIME: SpyderX Elite assures you support for the latest screen types, recent resolutions and gamuts. You don’t have to be a colour expert to achieve high-quality colour on your monitors. The software is advanced but simple to use, from quick and easy single-click calibration to even the most advanced control options




PRINT STORAGE
 

NOMAD of Market Harborough are the leading supplier of quality cases to store and protect your mounted prints in.(click on logo to visit their website)



PAPERS