I’ve had people ask me what cameras, lens, etc., that I use. Here is a list of my equipment.
(2)- Canon EOS 7D Mark II 20MP Digital SLR
Canon 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 AF wide-angle zoom lens
Canon 24-105mm f4 L series AF IS zoom lens
Tamron 150-600mm f6.3-7 AF IS zoom lens
Tamron 100-400 f4-5.6 AF zoom lens
Tamron 90mm f2.8 AF macro lens
Canon 1.4x tele-converter
Canon 2x tele-converter
Canon 550EX flash
Sekonic L508 light meter
Giottos YTL9313 Tripod
Manfrotto-Bogen 3221G tripod
AcraTech Ultimate GP ballhead
Sto-Fen Omni Light Bounce
Rogue Safari Pop-up Flash Booster
Better Beamer flash Extender
Hi Bob, my name is Sheila and I met you at South Llano State Park a couple or so weeks ago. I asked you what lens you were using (you were getting out of your car). You and your friend told me about the Tamron 600mm lens and gave me your card.
Do you have any photos on your site taken with this Tamron lens?
Thanks so much for a reply. Happy Birding
Hi Sheila, I think I remember you. Thank you for writing. All of the pictures on my blog for the past couple of months, have been taken with that lens.
Have you tested the new Tamron 1500-600mm ? What do you think of it?
That lens is on order and I haven’t received it yet. I added it to my list here a bit prematurely, thinking I would have it by now. Go to dustinabbott.com and he has a great review of it there.
Michael, here is a link to a great review of that lens. http://dustinabbott.net/2014/01/tamron-sp-150-600mm-f5-6-3-di-vc-usd-review/
Hi Bob . . . I would like to discuss equipment with you a little more in depth and get your opinions if you wouldn’t mind giving me a moment of your precious time, Thanks
Sure, Jim, give me a call sometime tomorrow, Wednesday, if you like. I’d be happy to help you if I can.
Not really an equipment question, per se, but is there a guidebook for North American bird identification that you prefer?
Hi Carla. My favorite book is the Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Written by Donald and Lilian Stokes I think it is one of most thorough there is. It also includes a CD with more than 600 bird sounds.
What? No Olympus or Zuiko in there? I do have a ’73 Canon A-1 35mm in the closet I need to blow the dust off of someday…
I fear that you may have trouble finding film for that A-1. It sure was a goodie though. 🙂
Mr. Bob, I was wondering how the Canon SX 40 works-out in the field? Have you had it very long, are there any issues you’re dealing with after trying it out?
I have been wanting something smaller, I have the 5D & 5DIII, but with the 400mm f2.8 and the tripod I’m lugging almost 20 extra pounds around.
I have been looking at alot of different smaller cameras, but nothing has really jumped out at me.
I see where B&HPhoto has the SX40 for $379.00, is that a good price or do you know of someplace better.
I really haven’t used it that much. But as you can see from my photo of the hawk, it is pretty darned sharp. The viewfinder is a bit tiny in my point of view and takes getting used to. That B&H price is about right. You might save a couple of bucks at Amazon, though.
Hi! You have great equipment but the thing i like most are your photos 🙂 love your nature shots.
Thanks, Ponky, I appreciate it very much. 🙂
ooooh, You have the Canon 7D… That’s my dream upgrade. I see you take wonderfull images, but perhaps you could give me your review on the camera?
Yeah, I love the 7D. I thought the 40D was the cat’s meow until I got the 7D. What a surprise! Great color rendition, 18MP for great enlargements, etc. The 7D has it all. 🙂
Wow what a list of camera equipment.