My Present Cameras and Kit
A lot of people ask me what cameras and lenses I have so I thought I would add as section to my blog showing you what kit I own and my views on them!
Christmas 2011 and I received this little Fuji X10 Retro Digital Camera which I have been using for the last month or so and I am very impressed with the results!
Here are a few of the fantastic features that this little X10 has to offer;
4x manual optical zoom featuring Fujifilm’s new Intelligent Digital Zoom technology that doubles telephoto capabilities and provides up to 8x zoom.
Fast power start-up; the X10 is fully ready to shoot in approximately 0.8 seconds using the on/off power switch built into the lens ring (must be in Quick Start mode).
High-contrast and wide viewing-angle 2.8” 460K dot high contrast LCD screen that provides excellent viewing even outdoors and in bright sunlight. Diverse manual shooting modes that can be selected according to scene type (Program / Aperture
Priority / Shutter Speed Priority / Manual).
Four diverse auto bracketing functions for exposure, ISO sensitivity, dynamic range and film simulation RAW shooting and in-camera RAW processing (SilkyPix RAW conversion software supplied in-box).
Best-in-class3 1080p Full HD movie recording capabilities.
Film Simulation Modes (eight setting are available, including Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA).
Manual pop-up flash with a range of 7 meters (approximately 23 feet).
Electronic horizon leveling gauge to ensure that the camera is being held level, and histogram display to check image gradation and a Motion Panorama 360° for seamless 360-degree panoramic shooting
My Nikon D80 DSLR
My main Camera is a Nikon D80 DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera with a D80 double battery grip that allows shutter use in landscape and portrait mode, the battery grip excepts 2 x Nikon batteries which when fully charhed will last for days of constant use, the DSLR provides me with a lot of highly functional features and it is a lovely camera to use. The lens which spends most time on the camera is an Nikon 18-135mm F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX IFED lens with a lens hood, I also own a Nikon D70 DSLR camera and that one was my first introduction into DSLR cameras, I don’t really use this camera too much now but bring it out for special occasions!
At present I have the following DSLR lenses which provide a variety of differing varieties of photography scenarios;
My Present Lenses
- Nikon 18-70mm ED Kit Lens (fantastic all round lens).
- Sigma 70-300mm APOms Lens (great zoom capability with a great macro ability as well).
- Sigma 105mm DG EX Macro Sigma Lens (nothing can beat this lens for its macro capability).
- Sigma 18-200 F3.5 – 6.3 DC lens (another great all round lens that stays attached to my D70 most of the time).
- Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX IFED
- Nikon 18-105 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX IFED (this one has just been bought (July 2012) and is stuck to the D80 at the moment).
Nikon Speedlight SB 800
I have a Nikon Speedlight SB 800 flash system which really is a must if you intend to take images in difficult light conditions i.e. Wedding Photography, Portraiture Photography and christenings etc.
My Manfrotto PRO B Tripod and Manfrotto 322 Grip Action Ball Head
My Lowepro AW Mini Trekker and my Billingham 335 Canvas Bag
A camera bag is an accessory which is often ignored yet provides fantastic benefits to its users. The main function of a camera bag is to protect your camera from external aspects such as the extreme heat of the sun, rainfall, dust, and most importantly scratches. Moreover, a camera bag safeguards your camera from the possibility to incur heavy damage if you accidentally knock into something or when the camera has been by chance dropped 🙂