Scott’s gear

 

Here is a list of the equipment I use (but see the important note below):

 

• Nikon D7100 DSLR body

• Nikon D7000 DSLR body

• Nikon D5000 DSLR body

• Nikon Coolpix 3100 point-and-shoot camera

• Canon Powershot A4000 IS point-and-shoot camera

• Nikkor 17-55mm F/2.8G ED zoom lens

• Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED zoom lens

• Nikkor 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED zoom lens

• Tokina 12-24m F/4 AT-X PRO DXII “Soupcan Stan” zoom lens

• Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD zoom

• Tamron SP AF 2X tele-converter (Nikon AF-s)

Nikon MB-D15 grip

Nikon MB-D11 grip

• Tamrac PRO12 bag

• Tamrac Aerospeed 85 photo backpack

• Bogen 3033 tripod with a Bogen 3047 head

• Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod with a MH054MO-Q2 ball head

• Tiffen circular polarizer filter

• Promaster variable Neutral Density filter 

• HiTech graduated Neutral Density filters (0.3, 0.6 + 0.9)

• Nikon ML-L3 remote shutter release

 

Software:

 

• Nikon View NX2

• Adobe Photoshop 8.0

• Faststone Image Viewer

• Paint Shop Pro 8


If you are wondering why I don’t shoot full-frame it’s because of $$$.  Eventually, I’ll switch to full-frame, but it’s not in my budget as of now.

Besides, it’s great to shoot with the most modern gear and the best stuff you can get in your hands, but a Nikon D800E and $20,000 worth of lenses will NOT assure you of great images.  As Galen Rowell said, “cameras are stupid”, so YOU are the one that make the difference between an image you delete, or one you put on the wall.