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Craig & Caroline's Kit

Unread post by Craig » Mon May 29, 2006 12:26 pm

Craig & Caroline's Kit.

Here is an update to our kit.

We recently sold our Canon EOS 33, Canon EOS 3000, Canon EOS 300D, Tamron & Sigma lenses to make room (and money) for our new additions (marked with a *)

This also represents our departure from film based photography (except for star trails, but that has more to do with manual mode than media).


Canon EOS 20D
Canon EOS 30D *
Pentax Spotmatic (ancient - used for star trails)
Sony DCR-TRV30E Video Camera (seldom used, not enough hands!)


Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS *
Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 IS L
Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 IS L *


Canon 1.4x Extender *
Canon 2x Extender


UV, Polarising.
Used to have 81A warming, but can do this just as well in software now.


Sandisk Ultra II Compact Flash, 2Gb
Sandisk Ultra II Compact Flash, 4Gb *
Sony MemoryStick 128Mb (for video camera)
DV Tapes

Film Choice:

Fuji Superia 200 (for star trails)


Apple PowerBook G4 15", 1.5Ghz, 1.5GB RAM, Combo Drive, Apple Aperture (Primarily used these days)
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Nokia 6230 Cellphone - Using Bluetooth and GPRS from the notebook to connect to the Internet.

Camera Mounts:

Manfrotto 190 Tripod with Manfrotto 141RC Head
Camstedi Bracket (Car Window) with Manfrotto Ball Grip Head
Manfrotto Super Clamp

Other Stuff:

Canon Speedlite 420EX Flash
Better Beamer Flash Extender (FX1B) *
Canon Cable Release
LowePro PhotoTrekker AW Camera Bag (Big Bag/Backpack)
LowePro Nova 4 Camera Bag (Small Bag)
Lens Pen & Dust Off
Rubber Blower
Extra battery for Canon digital cameras
2 x Bean Bags (actually rice bags!)


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Unread post by crgcanada » Tue May 30, 2006 8:06 pm

My first trip to Kruger will be June 06 and here are the basics.

Digital Bodies
Nikon D2X
Nikon D2H

Nikon 10.5mm DX
Nikon 11 - 24mm DX
Nikon 17-55mm DX
Nikon 70-200mm
Nikon 200-400mm
Nikon 1.4 TC

And all the other stuff to keep this functioning.
49 53 N 97 09 W

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Unread post by bert » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:12 am

Added the 100-400 L IS from Canon after playing around with the one DQ owns.

Real happy with it.

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Unread post by TXDrifter » Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:54 pm

I finally resolved my portable storage problem. :D
Just purchased an Epson P4000 and love it. The clarity of the LCD is outstanding.

Epson P4000 Key Features

Enjoy the freedom of multimedia portability
Makes it easy to share your favorite photos, videos and music — anytime, anywhere — without a computer
Includes a rechargeable battery so it’s always ready to travel
Download and store thousands of digital photos
Includes a high capacity 80GB* hard drive to quickly save images on the spot
View every image with precision clarity and color
Includes a large 3.8" LCD with convenient zoom capability to display photos, videos and more
Features Epson Photo Fine LCD technology for remarkable color and detail
Transfer files quickly and easily
Includes built-in card slots that support Compact
Flash I/II and Secure Digital memory cards (supports additional card types with thirdparty adapter)
Includes Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for fast uploads and downloads to and from your computer
Share and view your photos and videos on screen
Connects to TVs or projectors using an optional third-party video cable
Access hundreds of images with ease
Enables you to create albums to categorize and group your files for easy access and viewing
Windows® and Macintosh® compatible

This is a perfect companion for my Cannon Powershot S2 IS.


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Unread post by TXDrifter » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:27 am

This is my new kit. The credit card has been working overtime. The wife will be utilising the old kit. :wink:

Canon PowerShot S2 IS

5.0 mega-pixels

Optical zoom 12x

Has image stabilization

Can take VGA (640 x 480 pixels) movies with exceptional image quality at a full 30 frames per second. It can shoot movies even in the still image shooting modes and vice versa. Movies up to 1GB capacity can be taken.

This camera has 13 shooting modes.

Has a stereo microphone and a function to record stereophonic sound (16bit, 44.1k Hz).

Lensmate 52 mm Adaptor

Hoya 52mm UV filter

3 sets of NiMH 2500 mAH Energizer Rechargeable Batteries

Energizer battery charger (6 hour)

6 – 1 GB San Disk Ultra II Cards

Epson P4000 80 GB Portable Storage Device with rechargeable lithium-ion battery and one additional backup battery.

Photo organiser, editing software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0

MW Step-down Voltage Converter (100 Watts)

2 Wall Outlet Plug Adaptors for South Africa

3 headed Current Tap plug ( for charging multiple devices simultaneously)

Camera Platform
The Pod - "...It is like a bean bag with a bolt attachment for your camera or camcorder, cool idea..."

Most Important
Portable fan with rechargeable batteries for wife to reduce complaints about heat and humidity allowing better concentration on photographic subjects. :twisted:

Do I need anything else besides a corkscrew and a bottle opener? :?: :D

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Unread post by craigsa » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:55 pm

craigsa wrote:My equipment is as follows

Canon EOS 300
Canon 28 - 80mm std lens
Sigma 70 -300mm AF
Sigma 170 - 500mm AF
Canon 550ex ETTL Flash
Extension Cable for flash
Canon Cable Release
Tripod & Monopod
Homemade Beanbag.


Canon 30D
Canon 18-55mm Std Lens
Planning next KNP trip!

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New Babies

Unread post by delboysafa » Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:50 pm

Just purchased the

70-200mm F4 L and 300mm F4 IS L in the last week

Looking forward to giving them a run this weekend.

I have put my 300mm F4 non-IS on Ebay is anyone is interested.

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Unread post by katydownunder » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:55 pm

Nikon D70s
AF -S DX Zoom Nikkor 18-70 mm f/ 3,5- 4,5 G IF ED
Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80 mm/ 1:3,3-5,6 G
Nikon Af Nikkor 70-300 mm/ 1: 4-5,6 G
Sigma DG 5.0-6.3 / 170-500 mm Nikon AF
Two 2 GB Hitachi Microdrives
Vosonic X-drive Pro 3310 80 GB
Vanguard VT-432 Tripod
Selfmade Beanbag
Steiner Safari Binoculars 10x 26

As I am a bit paranoid about my camera breaking down while beeing on holiday :roll: (that once happend on Ninety Mile Beach in NZ :evil: ) I always loved to travel with two camera bodies.
I did it with my SLR , but that was out of reach so far with my DSLR.

But now I bought a

Nikon D50.
2x 1GB Sandisk Extrem III
The Trip of a lifetime....
Our KTP Adventures November 2010

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Unread post by gavinl » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:44 pm

Canon 350D & Canon 650
Canon 18 - 55
Canon 35 - 70
Canon 100 - 300
Cokin Filter Adapter plus filters
2 x Tripods
1 x Monopod
2GB Memory Card

Canon 845i VIdeo Camera

A bit of a canon freak, have some other compacts

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Unread post by Chris 18 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:35 pm

Time for an update

Canon 40D,10D & EOS 3

Canon 500 f4 is L
Canon 300 F2.8 is L
Canon 28-300 is L
Canon 28-135 is USM
Canon 1.4 & x2 TC
Sigma 17-35
Sigma 150 f2.8 Macro Liberated at ORT by baggage staff :sniper: Still saved weight on the journey home
Canon S3 P&S used by daughter.

Canon 550EX flash
Canon Speedlight Transmitter ST E2.
Cokin filters
x6 1&2 Gb CF cards
Epsom P4000 image tank

Manfrotto 055 Tripod with Kirk BH1, Mn 128RC Fluid Head ect
Ergorest & Beanbags, Monopod.
12v Power Inverter
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Unread post by stephenc » Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:49 pm

Pentax *ist
Pentax K1000

2x Pentax 28-80 Lenses
70-300mm Sigma lense
Sigma Flash

Close up filters A-Type
Gradiant filter P-Type

LowerPro camera bag.
2 bean bags (not easy using tripod in a car now)

As i only have film cameras, i always have plenty film with following rating ..100ASA, 200ASA, 400ASA
Also carry some black and white film for the special occation.

That is about it for the bush. Got other goodies for studio work.

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Unread post by Peter Betts » Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:25 pm

My Equipment is:

Nikon D200 (Bought in South Africa)
SB800 Flash
Nikon Close Up Speedlight Commander Kit
Nikkor 12-24 f4 DX AFS lens
Nikkor 24-85 G AFS Lens
Nikkor 105 f2.8 VR AFS Micro Lens
Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 VR AFS
Nikkor 200-400 f4 VR AFS
Nikon TC1.4 II E Teleconvertor
Nikon TC1.7 II E Teleconvertor
Lowepro Commercial AW Shoulder Bag
Lowepro Compact AW Shoulder Bag
Lowepro Nature Trekker AW Backpack (Wilderness Trails)
Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Mountaineer tripod
Gitzo 1325 Tripod with Wimberley Sidekick Head

I work for Canon but use Nikon for the Superior Glass
Punda Maria Sept 27,28
Bateleur Sept 29,30 (free award)
Tamboti Oct 1,2,3,4
Biyamiti Oct 5,6,7,8

FGASA Local Area Guide

Nikon D700 FX, Nikkor 24-70 G f2.8, Nikkor 70-200VR f2.8, Nikkor 200-400 VR f4, Nikon 1.4 & 1.7 Convertors

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Unread post by simonb6 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:21 pm

Time for a fairly major update!

"Telephoto" Camera
Canon EOS-300D
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF100-400mm 4.5-5.6 L IS USM
UV filter on both lenses
Polarising filter for 18-55
Canon Speedlite 420EX

"Standard" Camera
Sony DSC-1R 10Megapix

Compact Flash Cards
2x 4Gb SanDisc Extreme II CF Cards
2x 1Gb SanDisk CF Cards
3x 512Mb Viking CF Cards

Batteries and Charger
2 Spare batteries for Canon
1 Spare battery for Sony
Hama Combi battery charger with mains and car cables

Ergorest with Slik pan & tilt head
Velvon Sherpa 450R Tripod

Lowepro Omni Pro camera bag

And, for keeping in my pocket at work
Casio Exilim EX-2500 (6 Megapix)
512 Mb SD card

Sony Vaio PCG-4H1M laptop running (amongst other things) Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 with Noise Ninja.

The idea is to keep the 100-400 permanently on the Canon to cut down as much as possible on the dust problem; the Sony has a (35mm equivalent) 24-120mm zoom so complements the Canon set-up nicely.

The Lowepro bag is the largest bag I could find which complies with current UK DfT regulations for aircraft cabin baggage size. It takes both cameras, the computer and all the bits and pieces apart from the tripod and the Ergorest which can go in my checked baggage :D
Cheers, Simon
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread post by gwendolen » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:31 pm

bwana wrote:Hi all! :) Would you please be so kind as to add your kit to the list. Try keep it in list form for easy reading.

I've got:
Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ30
1 GB card (and a few little ones somewhere)
The Pod
A cute little Lowepro bag
Extra battery


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Unread post by Peter Betts » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:09 pm

delboysafa wrote:I use the Tamrac Expedition 7 for the Kruger.

Very happy with it. I can manage to get all my lenses in it i.e. 100-400mm IS L, 300mm F4L IS, 200mm F2.8 L, 70-200mm F4 L and 17-85 IS, with Canon 20D and battery grip. + all other bits i.e. batteries/memory card/laptop. Was only around £100 off Ebay.

I take a lot of photo stuff to the Park so I need a lot of storage. I have 3 bags (Lowepro Commercial AW Shoulder bag, Lowepro Compact AW Shoulder Bag and Lowepro Nature Trekker Back Pack if a Wilderness Trail is on the menu. the stuff that goes into the bags is:

Nikon D200 Camera with Kirk "L" Bracket
MB200 Battery pack Grip (Used only occasionally)
Kirk BH-3 Ballhead
Arca Swiss B1 Ballhead
Wimberley Sidekick Tripod Head.
Wimberley Flash Bracket
Tamrac Battery and Flashcard wallet
Wimberley Sidekick Flash Bracket
Nikon SB800 Flash
Nikon Close up R1c1 Flash kit (take only items needed)
2 Sandisk 2GB Extreme III cards
1 Sandisk 4GB Extreme III Card
1 Sandisk 4GB UltraII Card
1 Sandisk 4GB Extreme IV card
1 Sandisk 8GB Ultra II card
Nikon TC14 II Tele Convertor
Nikon TC 17 II Teleconvertor
Nikkor 12-24 DX f4 AFS G IF-ED Lens
Nikkor 24-85 G f3.5-5.6 ED lens
Nikkor 17-55 DX f2.8 AFS IF-ED lens
Nikkor 105 VR f4 AFS IF-ED Micro Lens
SC-29 TTL Flash Cord
MC 30 Remote Cord

My 2 Gitzo tripods plus
Nikkor 70-200VR f2.8 G AFS IF-ED Lens and new
Nikkor 200-400VR f4 G AFS IF-ED Lens

all come sepeately because the are too big as are all the window mounts and beanbags
Punda Maria Sept 27,28
Bateleur Sept 29,30 (free award)
Tamboti Oct 1,2,3,4
Biyamiti Oct 5,6,7,8

FGASA Local Area Guide

Nikon D700 FX, Nikkor 24-70 G f2.8, Nikkor 70-200VR f2.8, Nikkor 200-400 VR f4, Nikon 1.4 & 1.7 Convertors

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