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The launch of the much-anticipated Nikon D800 Digital
SLR includes the special edition D800E, designed for
photographers who require the sharpest images possible,
which is achieved by removing anti-aliasing properties
from the optical filter. Apart from the modified filter,
the D800E boasts the same astonishing specifications as
the D800 - 36.3 megapixels in a full-frame (FX) format,
and many of the crowd-pleasing features of the recently
launched flagship D4 digital SLR camera. Like the D800,
the Nikon D800E also features the same newly developed
CMOS sensor with an area of 35.9 x 24mm, a standard ISO
range of 100-6400 (expandable to a range of 50-25600),
the Nikon 51-point advanced AF system, as well as the
exciting addition of full 1080p HD movie recording,
including many of the revolutionary new video features
found in the D4.
I'm extremely pleased with the D800E's performance. The
image quality is stunning and the new AF system is
simply mind blowing.
Nikon D3 dSLR
features a full frame 35 mm equivalent CMOS image sensor
measuring 23.9 mm × 36.0 mm. This sensor is larger than
the DX format sensors of all previous Nikon DSLRs, and
Nikon has coined the term "FX format" to describe it.
The D3's sensor has larger pixels and greater light
sensitivity than previous DX sensors. This allows the
camera to reach higher equivalent film speeds and
produce images with less noise in low light situations.
Low light situations include times when the camera is
operated at high shutter speed or high f number, where
the lens' aperture is reduced to improve depth of field
and sharpness.Processed with the new Nikon EXPEED
engine, the Live View mode in D3, along with D300, was
Nikon's first implementation in its DSLR line-up. D3
also utilizes a stepper motor in aperture coupling
mechanism for the first time allowing real time depth of
field control in Live View with exposure preview and
live histogram functions.
Feature-packed with outstanding mobility, resolution and
power, the D7100 from Nikon delivers superior DX
performance taking your photography to the next level.
The combination of the Nikon EXPEED 3 image-processing
engine with a powerful CMOS image sensor designed
without an optical low-pass filter, offers breathtaking,
high-resolution images you can be proud of. And with the
professional-level 51-point AF system and Full-HD movie
capability this surprisingly light and compact D-SLR
brings your vision to life.
Whether shooting landscapes, sports, wildlife or studio
images, the new Nikon D7100 is designed for you. Housed
in a durable dust and weather-resistant body, serious
photographers can enjoy extraordinary results in a
portable camera that can be taken anywhere.
I use Nikons Nikkor 300mm f2.8 G AF-S VR and 600mm f4 VR
prime lenses for most of my photography.
These are superb for aviation, giving fast accurate AF
performance and sharp
results. To get even closer to the action I also use a
Nikon TC 14 E11 teleconverter, this converts my 300mm
lens to a 420mm and my 600mm to an 840mm but drops them
down by one f stop, so that the f2.8 becomes an f4 etc.
Canon XHA1 1080i
digital HD camcorder.
It has a 1/3" 1.67 Megapixel 3CCD sensor which produces
superb widescreen footage. Benefiting from a 32.5-650mm
(35mm range) Canon L-series 20x optical zoom lens with
Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer, the XH A1 inherits
the highest optical standards. A full range of image
adjustments are available, including finely graded gain
and matrix settings and colour correction. Cine gamma
settings are provided for digital filmmakers. With an
additional 25F shooting mode the XH A1 is able to
reproduce the look and feel of film. I use a Rode NT-G2
XA20 Professional HD Camcorder is a compact
"run-and-gun" camera that is suitable for ENG, event
coverage, independent and documentary filmmaking. The
camera features a 1/2.84", 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor that
captures video at various frame rates up to 59.94p,
including a 24p mode for a more cinematic feel. The
integrated Canon 20x HD Optical zoom lens has a 35mm
equivalent zoom range of 26.8 to 576mm and features an
8-bladed iris to render highlights in a more natural
The final piece in the image chain is Canon's Digic DV 4
Image Processor. This high-speed image-processing engine
powers Canon's Dynamic IS (Image Stabilization) mode
reducing image distortion over traditional up-down
left-right image stabilization by adding correction for
camera roll in three axes. The power of the Digic DV 4
allows the camera to simultaneously encode your video to
two different codecs and bit rates, allowing you to have
web-ready versions of your master footage available as
soon as you stop recording.
GoPro Hero 3+ Black
video quality has made GoPro the world’s best-selling
camera company, and the HERO3+ Black Edition continues
this tradition. High-resolution, high-frame rate
1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100 and 720p120 video modes result
in professional quality footage and allow for
liquid-smooth slow motion playback. 4Kp15 and 2.7Kp30
enable ultra high-resolution, cinema quality capture.
The HERO3+ Black Edition captures gorgeous 12MP stills
at up to 30 frames per second, perfect for fast-action
sequences. Time Lapse mode enables automatic photo
capture at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals.
Continuous Photo shoots full-resolution stills at a
steady 3, 5 or 10 frames per second when holding down
the shutter button.
Lowepro Super Trekker AW11
Hi-tech materials and a fully adjustable harness system
makes this bag the most technically advanced of any
camera pack. It ensures perfect weight distribution and
extraordinary comfort. Harness includes internal frame,
load adjustment, compression and sternum straps,
CollarCut shoulder straps, and a quick-adjust waist
belt. Revolutionary water-resistant zippers, travel
cover, and All Weather Cover™ protects your gear against
extreme weather, dust and sand. Attachment loops - made
from the same tough Hypalon used in river rafts -
position the Trekker Tripod Mount™ or optional SlipLock™
accessories wherever most convenient.
This bag is ideal for carrying both my Nikon D3 and D300
dSLR's as well as both 300mm and 600mm lenses plus has
loads more room for the usual bits and pieces. After
using this bag in some serious weather conditions I can
highly recommend it, it keeps kit safe and dry and is
comfy to carry.
Apple 27" iMac i7
All my editing is done using an Apple iMac 27". Along
with the iMacs 27" screen I also run a 27" NEC MultiSync
monitor as a dual display setup. My iMac runs on a quad
core Intel Core i7 processor with 16Gb of RAM.
I use a magic mouse for web browsing and every day tasks
but use a Wacom Bamboo Graphics Tablet & Pen for photo
editing, The pen takes a little getting used to but I
can highly recommend it, much more accurate than when
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest iteration of Adobe's
flagship image editing and graphic design software.
Photoshop caters to a wide range of professionals, from
designers and illustrators to forensic scientists and 3D
animators. Adobe has given Photoshop's entire user interface a
makeover, including a new colour scheme and redesigned
icons. Content-Aware technology has been applied to both
the Patch tool a brand new Move tool. A collection of
photographic blur filters has introduced and video
editing support is available in both the Standard and
Extended shipping versions of Photoshop CC. Adobe
Photoshop CC comes with Bridge CC, a powerful image
browser that allows you to browse still and video files,
as well as edit descriptions and metadata.
Capture One Pro 7
The raw converter for ultimate image quality. Capture
One Pro 7 is a professional RAW converter and image
editing software. It contains all the essential tools
and high-end performance in one package to enable you to
capture, organize, edit, share and print images in a
fast, flexible and efficient workflow. Capture One Pro 7’s powerful and intuitive toolset is used by
professional photographers to achieve world-class image
quality with excellent colour and detail.
program has always been a solid choice for
those using the NEF RAW file format used by Nikon
cameras. This was the first application that made use of
the U-Point technology for selections that is now found
in Nikon Software products like Viveza, Dfine, and Color
Efex Pro plug-ins for Photoshop and Aperture. Capture NX
combines powerful RAW processing features with good file
management. The latest release of Capture NX, version 2,
has added some powerful new features to the mix that
will appeal to both Nikon and photographers with other
brands. Of course, the RAW editing features are NEF
specific, but there are a number of other editing
controls for JPG and TIFF files. I mainly use it for the
RAW conversion then do the usual editing with Adobe
free trial here
Adobe Premiere Pro
Create compelling video content quickly with Adobe
Premiere Pro CS5 software--the high-performance
professional standard video production solution. Work
dramatically faster thanks to the 64-bit, GPU-accelerated
Mercury Playback Engine. Benefit from native support for
the video formats you want. Enjoy a smoother path from
script to screen with Adobe Story. Experience efficient,
collaborative workflows that accelerate production from
scriptwriting to editing, encoding and final delivery.
The essential solution for video editors or visual
effects (VFX) artists working in 2D and 3D.
The MVT-7100 Scanner
is a small, lightweight scanning
receiver, offering continuous coverage from 100 KHz to
1.65 GHz! It will receive AM, FM, WFM (wide-FM), USB
(upper sideband), LSB (lower sideband), and CW
(continuous wave; i.e. Morse code) transmissions. The
7100 has 1,000 scan channels organized in ten banks of
100 channels each and one additional dedicated channel
for priority. It offers ten individual search banks with
the ability to lock out up to 500 frequencies during a
search. The MVT-7100 has ten separate search banks, each
search bank holds an upper and lower limit, a step
increment, and a reception mode. You can change the step
and the mode any time after setting up the search bank,
but you can't change the upper or lower limit without
reprogramming the whole bank. You may also turn the
attenuator on for the entire search bank.
A full range of scanner frequencies can be found on the
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