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Some of you may be interested in what equipment I use for my photography.  I have been a long-time user of Canon cameras and lenses and have been shooting exclusively with digital capture since 2003.  I am currently using the following:

Cameras.
EOS 5D,  EOS 1D-MkII,  EOS D60

Lenses.
16-35mm f/2.8L, 24-105mm f/4L IS, 50mm f/1.4, 70-200 f/2.8L, 300mm f/4L IS.  I also use the 1.4 teleconverter and 25mm extension tube.  For macro work I also use the Tamron 90mm lens but occasionally find the 70-200mm with an extension tube is better in some cases.  Probably 75% of my wildlife shots have been done with the 300mm f/4L with the 1.4 teleconverter.  This setup focuses quickly and gives sharp pictures.  Used with the 1D-MkII, this gives an equivalent focal length of 546 mm and is much lighter to carry around than a 500mm f/4 (not to mention cheaper!).

My favorite setup for doing portraits is the 50mm f/1.4 mounted on the 1D-MkII or D60.  This gives an equivalent focal length of 65mm with the MkII which gives a pleasing perspective (a little longer lens would probably give a slightly better perspective, but the wide aperture with this lens yields beautiful out-of-focus backgrounds).

Printers.
I am making my fine art prints using pigment inks in the Epson Stylus Photo 2200 and the Epson Stylus Pro 4000.  For B&W prints, I utilize Roy Harrington's QuadToneRIP with the Epson 4000 to produce B&W prints that have truly neutral tonality throughout.  This RIP is available as shareware for only $50 and does a great job.  See the link below for more information on this.

 

Click here for weather and cam of downtown Anchorage.



Click image for information about Anchorage's Fur Rendezvous.


Rondy sled dogs

Links

Here are a few links that I have found to be especially informative and helpful:

www.luminous-landscape.com    for a wealth of information and discussion about photography.

www.dpreview.com   for great independent reviews of digital cameras.

www.gi.alaska.edu  is a good one for predicting the intensity and likelihood of the aurora (northern lights).

www.spaceweather.com  for more detailed info about solar flares and the likelihood of subsequent auroras.

www.photo.net   one of the oldest and largest sites around; much info and discussion.

www.quadtonerip.com  resource for the QuadTone RIP that I use for printing B&W prints.

www.asonp.org   will bring you to the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers site.  Great information about our photo club, Alaska, and galleries of images from our members.

2008 PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN R. DeLAPP