I have used a number of different camera systems over the years but these days (excepting iPhone shots for Instagram) essentially all of my photographs are made with Nikon digital cameras. I currently have four Nikon camera bodies, and as stupid as that sounds they all get used: The Df is my camera for street and general photography, the D5 is for general nature work and is paired with a D500 for Africa and other wildlife photography, and the D800E is used primarily for landscapes. Lenses and accessories for the Nikon system (not all carried at once!) include:
  • 14-24mm f/2.8 AF-S VR
  • 16-35mm f/4.0 AF-S VR
  • 24-70mm f/2.8 AF-S
  • 24-120mm f/4.0 AF-S VR
  • 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S VR II or f/4.0 AF-S VR
  • 300mm f/4.0E PF AF-S VR
  • 200-400mm f/4.0 AF-S VR
  • 500mm f/4.0 AF-S VR
  • 105mm f/2.8 AF-S VR Micro
  • 24mm f/3.5 PC-E
  • TC-14E-II and TC-17E-II teleconverters
  • 77mm polarizing filter
  • Lee neutral density and graduated neutral density filters
  • SanDisk Compact Flash cards
  • HyperDrive storage viewers for digital file backup
I use Gitzo carbon fibre tripods with Really Right Stuff ball heads; or the Wimberley Version II gimbal head for telephoto lenses. All cameras and lenses are fitted with plates from Kirk, Markins, or Really Right Stuff.

Equipment is carried in one of a number of ThinkTank Photo, MindShift Gear, or Gura camera bags and backpacks, selected according to camera outfit, destination, and mode of travel.

Most of the images in my current portfolio are digital captures, but those in the Archive gallery were taken on film, most with large-format cameras. For many years my primary camera was the Ebony SV45TE, a hand-crafted 4x5" field camera from Japan, which regrettably has fallen into disuse with the discontinuation of nearly all 4x5 transparency films and the quality of the newest digital cameras.