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Camera Equipment and Reviews

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A7R Professional Full-frame Digital Camera - 36 megapixels,
Produces superb 100mb files

Likes: Great camera, I really enjoy using it, light weight, good image quality. At last, a tilting screen! Great on/off button compared to Canon.
Dislikes: Menu System

Lenses: - I use a Metabones adaptor and Canon lenses



6D Full-frame Digital Camera - 20 megapixels

Likes: Great spare camera, good image quality, horizon leveller
Dislikes: No flash, On/Off switch position, no tilting screen

Canon 6D

5D MkII Professional Full-frame Digital Camera - 21 megapixels
********CONVERTED TO INFRARED********

Produces superb 60mb files
Likes: Great camera, I really enjoy using it, good infrared image quality
Dislikes: No flash, On/Off switch position



Previously owned cameras also used to take images on this website: -

Read my Mamiya lens tests here

               
Cambo Wide DS Technical Camera with Schneider Apo-Digitar XL lenses (with P45 digital back, 39 Megapixels resolution) NOW SOLD

Likes: Lenses, simply the best. Jaw-dropping quality. Fantastic detail. Great camera with plenty of shift movement.
Dislikes: Completely spoiled my ability to like the Mamiya 35mm lens! Lenses easily flare, and are slow because of the centre filters. Big.
Lenses: - Schneider Digitar XL 24mm, 35mm & 47mm. Great lenses, but would have liked a 24mm with movements!
Cambo WDS
Phase One Logo 

645AF (used with P45 digital back, 39 Megapixels resolution)
Likes: Easy to use
Dislikes: Wide angle lenses should be better. Camera battery system (6xAA) - fiddly to use and charge

Lenses: - Mamiya 120mm macro (10/10), Phase One 75-150mm (10/10), 50mm Shift lens (8/10), 105-210mm (8/10), 300mm (8/10), Extension tube 3 ALL NOW SOLD

 Read my Mamiya lens tests here
Phase One 645AF

D800E Professional Full-frame Digital Camera - 36 megapixels,
Produces superb 100mb files NOW SOLD

Likes: Great camera, I really enjoyed using it, good image quality. Built in flash & horizon leveller. Great on/off button compared to Canon.
Dislikes: No tilting screen, poor menu setup, too many Nikon lenses aren't up to the job; their tilt/shifts are dated

Lenses: - 70-200 f/2.8 VR (9/10), 24mm PC-E (7/10)
16-35mm f4 (7/10), 1.4x convertor (8/10), 105mm Macro (9/10) Voigtlander 40mm (9/10) ALL NOW SOLD
Nikon D800E

Canon 1DS MkII Professional Full-frame Digital Camera

Produces superb 47mb files
Likes: Ground-breaking camera, built like a tank, high image quality, battery life amazing
Dislikes: No flash, On/Off switch position, no sensor cleaning, depreciation (bought for £5100, sold for £1750)

Canon 1DS MkII

Wista SP
5x4 inch large format camera, Rodenstock 90mm and Fujinon 150mm lenses

Fuji GSW 690II 6x9cm medium format camera with fixed 65mm lens

Bronica SQA 6x6cm medium format camera with 40mm, 50mm, 80mm, 150mm lenses, S-36 extension tube

Rolleiflex 2.8F 6x6cm medium format camera with fixed 80mm lens



Filters:
- Polarisers, Neutral Density ND4 and
B&W 10 stop ND

Bags: - Lowepro Nature Trekker, Lowepro 300

Software: - Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC
Canon Printer

Printer: - Canon PRO-2000 (9/10)

Tripods: - Manfrotto 055 XPro and 055 MF4


Manfrotto 055 XPro shown, plus I use an MN410 Geared Head for precise composing

Tripod

Read my Mamiya lens tests here


Mamiya 120mm macro review | Mamiya 105-210mm review | Mamiya 55-110mm review
Mamiya 300mm review | Mamiya 50mm Shift lens review