Over the years I have owned various makes of binoculars and birding scopes but eventually upgraded to my current Swarovski equipment in 2003.
Swarovski 8.5 x 42 EL Bins
Swarovski ATS 80 HD Scope with 30x WA and 20-60 zoom eyepieces.
Manfrotto 943 Tripod with 128RC head.
Culman Shoulder Pod - Can't remember when I last used it!
For many years I used an Olympus OM10 and OM-1 with various lenses but with the ever increasing costs of film processing I eventually lost interest apart from the usual holiday snaps. Soon after starting this blog my thoughts returned to photography again and I quickly realised that I needed to upgrade from a simple digital compact and eventually purchased a DSLR. This has rekindled the desire to photograph all the wildlife I encounter and although very much an amateur I am enjoying the challenge of improving what I post and also extending my interest in Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies.
Canon EOS 450D
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM - This lens stays permanently attached to the body and whilst I would dearly love a bigger prime lens it will have to do for the time being.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon Extension Tube EF25 II - Very limited use so far!
Canon Powershot S95 - A recent purchase (12/2010) and good for macro work..
Slik Monopod - Rarely used!
|Samsung S1030 plus homemade adaptor.|
Samsung S1030 Compact - Used for digiscoping with an adaptor made by my father.
Swarovski 800TC Photo Adapter - for use with the Canon DSLR.
Swarovski Universal Camera Adaptor (UCA) - for use with a DSLR or a Digital Compact