Like most nature photographers I use DSLR equipment augmented with a smaller mirrorless system. Gone are the days when my equipment ranged from 35mm Nikon SLRs through Hasselblad medium format to Sinar 4×5 film cameras. I sold most of my film based camera and darkroom gear about ten years ago, since then it is all digital. I have been using Nikon cameras and lenses for decades.  A list of my gear, as of the autumn of 2017, is listed below.

I’ve recently expanded my gear by adding the Olympus OM-D E1 MK II camera and a couple of Zuiko Pro lenses to my equipment arsenal. This is to provide me with a lightweight option for times when weight savings is of paramount concern. At the same time I revamped my Nikon lens system. I omitted a few lenses that, due to incorporating the Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens into my system, I didn’t use for a long time. The Tamron’s zoom range covers those that I omitted and optically works well for me.

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Nikon Gear:

AF-S Nikkor 20mm f1.8G ED
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8G ED
AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm f2.8G ED
AF-S Nikkor 500mm f4E FL ED
Tamron 150-600mm f5/6.3  G2
TC-14E III 1.4x teleconverter

D810, and D500 cameras

SB 800 Flashes

Olympus Gear:

OM-D E1 MK II + HLD-9 battery grip
Zuiko ED 300mm f4 IS Pro
Zuiko ED 12-100mm f4 IS Pro
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter
Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f2.8-4 lens

Other Gear:

Benro C2580T tripod, V1 ball head
Benro C3570T tripod, Gimbal head

ThinkTank Glass Limo backpack

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