My Gear.


Over the years I have owned various makes of binoculars and birding scopes but eventually upgraded to my current 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.


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 some of the wildlife I encounter and although very much an amateur I am enjoying the challenge and also extending my interest in Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies.

Canon EOS 80D [Recent purchase 7/2017]

Canon EOS 450D (Backup body)

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.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 100mm Macro f1/USM2.8 L IS [Recent purchase 7/2017]

Canon Extension Tube EF25 II

Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x Cannon AF Converter

Canon Powershot S95 - A very handy pocket camera and good for some macro work.

Cannon PowerShot SX50 HS - Handy for videos and holiday snaps.

Manfrotto 294A4 Monopod


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