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1 x Canon 1Dx – My favourite.
1 x Canon 1D lV – My second favourite.
1 x Canon 500mm f4 IS L USM Lens – A brilliant lens, able to get you close up and personal without stressing the specie.
1 x Canon 100mm/400mm f4/5.6 IS L USM MKII Lens – An excellent piece of kit to help cover that gap between 200mm and 500mm.
1 x Canon 70mm/200mm f2.8 IS L USM MKII Lens – A lens with fantastic optics and speed.
1 x Canon 24/70mm f2.8 USM lens – A superb mid range focal length lens.
1 x Canon 16/35mm f2.8 USM lens – An excellent lens for wide angle or extremely close up work.
1 x Canon 1.4mm Extender – This goes everywhere just in case.
1 x Canon 2x Extender – Be warned when using a 2x extender, you will need excellent bright light.
1 x Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro lens – A very nice lens which is that bit lighter.
1 x Canon 180mm f3.5 Macro lens – This is without question my favourite macro lens, it allows you to work just that little bit further away from the subject.
2 x Canon 580 MKII Flash Guns – The distance which these flashes throw is quite considerable.
2 x Canon 540 Flash Guns – These work brilliantly in conjunction with all the rest of my gear.
1 x Canon 4 channel remote flash triggering system.
A selection of “Lee” filters including the “Big & Little Stopper”, Polariser and Grad’s. – These are without question, the worlds finest filters available.
1 x Arca Swiss QR Ball Head – This goes between the tripod and the sidekick
1 x Gimbell Side Kick – An excellent piece of kit offering full control to my 500 f4 lens
1 x Gitzo Carbon Fibre Tripod – An brilliant tripod with legs which open to 90% and a maximum height of 7ft
2 x LowePro AW Rucksacks – Both protect all my gear from the elements whilst at the same time providing spare outside pockets complete with outside covers
1 x Billingham Pro Shoulder Bag
1 x Beech Trolley – Ideal for using when the terrain allows
Johns Street & Field Pouch
(Whenever you see John out on a shoot, he will always be wearing his belt & pouch)
1 x Notebook, Pen, Pencil & ID – Always wanted to make those little notes.
1 x Penknife – Every photographers accessorie.
1 x Canon AngleFinder – Great for low level work.
1 x Spare Battery – A must just in case. My batteries are compatible to both camera’s.
1 x Cleaning Cloth, Pen and Blower – Just in case you are working in a dirty or windy environment.
1 x Card wallet (containing 10 x 8Gb Compact Flash cards for simultaneous back up for my 1Dx) – You never want to run out of memory!!
1 x Card wallet (containing 10 x 4Gb Compact Flash cards & 10 x 4Gb SD cards for simultaineous back up for my 1D MK IV) – You never want to run out of memory!!
1 pair x Clear lens glasses with neck strap – I wear glasses but not for actually taking any pictures.
You can also securely affix “Street & Field” pouches to accommodate extra equipment and lenses to the belt.
Johns Studio Gear
3 x Bowens StreamLite – lights and diffusers – These are ideal as they are daylight calibrated and cold lights.
3 x Bowens Streamlight tripods and boom arms – These are really sturdy
2 x Manfrotto “Lumie” lights (1 low and 1 Medium emmision) plus colour filters.
2 x Photographic work tents – When using a tent, the object to be photographed is placed in a tent and lit through the sides, tops, and bottoms.
1 x Photographic work table – A white table with back is ideal when you wish to work with your lights very close to the subject matter and reflectors.
6 x Coloured Tent Backdrops – This gives me a choice of what to use and avoids additional post production work.
1 x Manfrotto tripod with centre column and boom arm – Provides 100% flexibility.
1 x Manfrotto Fluid Head (Operational 360 Degrees)
1 x Macro vernier drive – This fits between the tripod and the camera and is adjusted in both directions with the aid of two vernier worm, one course and one fine.
3 x Sets of Novoflex Macro Scaffolding – Ideal for holding the finest and most delicate of items in position.
2 x Camera cable remote control systems – These create a totally free of vibration shot.
1 x Plamp – An example of a “Plamp” is it can be affixed to a tripod leg and then to the stem of a flower with no damage.
Assorted clamping systems – Bits and pieces which you collect over the years.
Assorted accessories and filters – Bits and pieces which you collect over the years.
1 x “Mac Pro” with an Eizo ColorEdge CG241W screen – Both are 100% brilliant!!
1 x Apple “MacBook Air” laptop – Again brilliant, I’d be lost without it.
1 x Epson Stylus Pro 4800 printer – A brilliant printing machine up to A2 working with 8 x Epson Ultra Chrome K3 Inks.
1 x Brother HL-3040CN 4 x colour laser printer – A good office slave for producing course and workshop documents on.
1 x HP Laser Printer P1102 – My office workhorse (Mono).
1 x ColourMunki calibration system – This calibrates and profiles my photographic computer system, printers and papers.
2 x “Lacie” 1TB external hard drives – Extremely reliable.
4 x “Western Digital” 2TB external hard drives in a “Raid” format – Extremely reliable.
1 x Custom made routing system used for all my wireless and internet connections.
1 x “Lightroom V5.7”. This is now being used to replace Aperture V3. All the images managed in Aperture V3 have now been transferred to Lightroom.
1 x “Adobe Photoshop CS5” – This is the package of software l fall to when I need additional functions
1 x “Nik” software package – An absolutely brilliant package providing five different
1 x “onOne” Genuine Fractals – This is an amazing package to “interpolate” an image up or down in size
1 x MacPhun software package
1 x Pixel Bender software package
2 x Mac “Office & Presentation” software packages – As you would expect, all up to parr and in parallel with the “Mac” brand
Many thanks, have fun and
“Keep on Clickin”
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