Camera Kit

From this page you can access seperate detailed pages containing information on my ever expanding camera kit.

Nikon D200

The Nikon D200 was announced on 1st November 2005, some three and a half years since Nikon revealed their first prosumer digital SLR, the D100. It's fair to say however that the D200 is a completely different beast altogether, it shares far more with its 'bigger brother' the the D2X than its earlier namesake. The D200 has the robust build quality of the D2X, a 10.2 million pixel CCD sensor and a compact design more like the D100. Just as the D100 the D200 has a CCD sensor, unlike the D2X which utilized a CMOS sensor. more

Nikon MB-D200 Battery Grip

To gain more power, and grip, Nikon designed the new MB-D200 Battery-pack. It is attached under the D200 camera. The Nikon MB-D200 takes one or two rechargeable Nikon EN-EL3e Li-ion batteries or six AA alkaline, NiMH, lithium, nickel manganese batteries. It is equipped with a shutter-release button and main- and sub-command dials for improved operation when taking photographs in vertical orientation. more

AF-S Zoom-Nikkor ED 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF DX VR Lens

Nikon UK is pleased to announce the versatile AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED.

Compact, lightweight and packed with an array of advanced features, the AF-S DZ VR Zoom-Nikkor lens offers 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED focal range length and 11.1x zoom coupled with Nikon ED glass, Silent Wave Motor and enhanced Vibration Reduction (VR II). more

50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens

The optical construction is made of 6 elements in 5 groups without any special elements. The minimum focus distance is 0.45m resulting in a max. object magnification of 1:6.6. The filter size is 52mm. As hinted above the lens is very compact (64x39mm) and light-weight (155g). The aperture mechanism feature 7 aperture blades. more

Sigma APO 100-300mm f4 EX IF HSM Telephoto Zoom Lens

The ideal telephoto zoom lens for Digital SLR cameras

This telephoto zoom lens provides a large F4 aperture at all focal lengths. With minimal light-fall-off, superior peripheral brightness is ensured. It’s the ideal lens for digital SLR cameras. more

Sigma 10-20mm F4 - 5.6 EX HSM DC Zoom lens

Sigma presented the Wide-angle Zoom 10-20 f4-5.6 EX HSM DC at the beginning of 2006, entering to be part of the lens groups dedicated to the digital world sensors in the 10mm range. This lens is designed to be used in digital cameras, since it can not be used in the 35mm analogical format: the results would be disastrous, showing a strong vignetting throughout all its zoom range. more

Sigma APO 1.4x EX DG Teleconverter

The 1.4 EX is placed between the lens and the camera, and it allows the photographer to use the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens as a 98-280m f/4 lens, and the 300mm f/2.8 lens as a 420mm f/4 lens; the high optical performance is maintained and the AF speed is not affected. more

Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens

The Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP macro is a recent update to the highly popular AF 90mm f/2.8 SP macro. The lens is a designated Di (Digitally Integrated) lens which refers to an optimized lens design for image sensors specially regarding chromatic aberrations (CAs). Tamron also improved the coating of the lens elements to take care of the more pronounced reflections from the image sensor. The lens belongs to Tamron's SP (Super Performance) line up indicating a professional grade lens similar to Sigma's EX lenses. more

Nikon Speedlight SB-800

The new i-TTL Flash Control system supports automatic balanced fill flash that delivers outstanding results as well as new creative possibilities. i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash flash control employs Nikon's new Advanced Data Communication system to introduce an improved method for the monitor pre-flash and wireless operation that marks an evolution in higher precision over Nikon's acclaimed D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash control system and forms the core of the new Creative Lighting System. more

Cokin P Filter System

The French photographer Jean Coquin, invented the concept of creative filter photography. Introduced in the market either in the late 70's or early 80's, it soon became most popular. Of course I immediately tried it. The plastic holders have four slots, one for rotating filters, three for rectangular. A common practice among pros then was to saw off the last slot to maximize vignetting prevention with wide angles. more

Manfrotto 055PROB Tripod (Black)

Designed for the professional photographer, this is an extremely versatile tripod, ideal for small, medium format cameras, digital or conventional type.

The tripod has an easily removed centre column that just as easily re-fits as a horizontal lateral arm. Not only does this allow the camera to be offset from leg position, it provides the simplest way possible to shoot from directly overhead. more

Manfrotto 488RCO Midi Ball Head

Same as the 488 but equipped with a 030-14 quick-release camera plate with a secondary safety catch and two spirit levels for precise levelling on both vertical or horizontal axis.

The new 488RCO replaces the 168 Heavy-Duty Double Action Ball Head and features a separate fast action ratchet lever for 360° pan and an easy to grip locking knob for +90°-90° tilt movements. more

Manfrotto 680B Compact Monopod

Black anodized aluminium four section monopod featuring sure rubber grip, wrist carrying strap, quick action lever leg lock system with 45° flip, large 2.3" camera/head platform with plastic cover and dual 1/4-20" - 3/8" camera screw. more

Tamrac Expedition 5

For traveling with and protecting a full complement of camera gear, the Expedition 5 Photo Backpack is fully padded with thick, closed-cell foam. Inside, the adjustable foam-padded divider system has foam pillars to cradle and secure a camera with a long lens attached. The bottom is foam-padded with a plastic insert for shock protection. Two Windowpane-Mesh™ pockets keep accessories organized. The foam-padded shoulder straps feature Tamrac's Strap Accessory System™ (S.A.S.™) slots to attach our optional S.A.S.™ components and are held in place with a quick-release sternum strap. more

Lowepro SlingShot 200 AW

Perfect for photojournalists, the SlingShot 200 AW uses a unique sling design to go from "carry mode" to "ready mode" in just seconds. Carried comfortably on the back, it easily rotates to the front so you can get to your camera quickly. The SlingShot 200 AW holds an SLR with mid-range zoom lens attached 3-4 extra lenses, cables and accessories and has a full access lid to make loading it a snap. more