I have always used Nikon equipment starting with the Nikkormat body which I bought in 1972 in Singapore along with a Nikon 50mm 2.8 lens.  Since then I have had a series of cameras as newer models came onto the market – Nikon FE, Nikon 801, Nikon F3. Nikon F4, Nikon F5.  My first digital body was the Nikon D100 followed by the Nikon D1X, Nikon D2X, Nikon D3. I now currently use the Nikon D3X camera body.  I have recently bought a Nikon D800E, which is a 36.5 million pixel camera body, so it records a lot of information on RAW files with each file size being 205 megabites.

I use a wide range of lenses

• Nikkor 10.5mm f2.8 AF DX IF-ED Fisheye

• Nikkor AF-S 17 – 35mm f2.

• PC Micro Nikkor 85mm shift and tilt marcro

• Nikkor AF-S 24 – 120mm f3.5 – 5.6  VR ED

• AF-S Nikkor 70 – 210mm f2.8  VR ED

• AF-S Nikkor 200 – 400mm f4  VR ED

In addition I currently use the converter:-

• AF-S Nikon teleconverter TC  17ED 1.7x

• Nikon DR right-angle viewfinder

I use a tripod whenever I can especially when I need to stop down to increase depth of field of field such as when I am working with textural images on tree bark and rock formations.  I have several tripods and a variety of heads and like the combination of using Gitzo legs and Manfroto heads.