TIM’S GEAR

Nikon D4

My camera of choice is the Nikon D4. The primary reason that I choose this camera is for the extremely high quality image it produces. Along with its weather proofing, durability, and high frame count this camera has excellent noise characteristics at high ISO’s and long exposures.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens

Everyone needs a fast fixed 50mm lens.  These lenses are comparatively inexpensive for the speed they provide.  I use mine in conjunction with my extension tubes for close-up and macro photography.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens

I always used fixed wide angle lenses until I saw the sharpness of the Nikon 14-24mm.  An incredible lens.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens

A photographers workhorse.  The 24-70mm covers often used focal lengths at a fixed wide aperture of f2.8.

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon

The 70-200 is the counterpart to the convenient 24-70.  This lens provides a range of focal lengths at a fixed wide aperture of f2.8. Less expensive than the Nikon but very sharp.

Nikon Speedlight SB-800

The SB-800 has been replaced with the Nikon SB-910 which is the newest top of the line flash. They have improved upon an already great product.

YOUR VERY OWN PERSONAL ASSISTANT

TRIPODS

Gitzo GT2542 Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod

This is my everyday tripod.

Gitzo GT1542T Series 1 Traveler 6x CF 4-Section Tripod with Ball Head

When I need to go light I use the smaller and lighter Gitzo travel tripod.

Oben CT-2491 Carbon Fiber Tripod and BC-139 Ball Head Kit

Acratech GP Ballhead

I LOVE the Acratech line of ball heads.

Acratech Extended Universal L Bracket

Using an “L” bracket allows you to make vertical images without rolling your tripod head over on its side.  This increases overall stability.

Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head

When absolute precision is necessary I use a geared 3 way-pan tilt head from Manfrotto.

FOR YOUR COFFEE and Your PHOTOGRAPHY

FILTERS

B&W Multi-Coated Polarizing Filters

B&W Multi-Coated Polarizing filters for Wide Angle Lenses

B&W Multi-Coated 10 Stop Neutral Density Filters

Variable Neutral Density Filters (Tiffen, B+W)

RUN AROUND IN THE DARK

LIGHT PAINTING GEAR

SureFire G2 Nitrolon Incandescent Flashlight

Great for closer work.

SureFire Z2X CombatLight LED Flashlight

For bigger jobs.

ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Flash Grid with 3-Gel Starter Kit

Gels and grid to alter the shape and color of your flashlight.

CAUSE YOU JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH

BOOKS & VIDEOS

Books

Complete Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers

The Magic of Light Painting

The Realistic HDR Image

Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

HDR Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Videos

Dslr Camera Basics

Perfect Exposure for Digital Photography

Perfect Composition for Digital Photographers

Magic Light: The Landscape Photographers Guide