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A semi-pro snapper's most used stuff - An Update- 2 Years on

Tim Kidner "Hucklebrook Hound"
 
Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body Only (12.1MP) 3 inch LCD - (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body Only (12.1MP) 3 inch LCD - (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Got to start with the camera! A Full-frame DSLR that competes with the best. Has a couple of niggles but almost unlimited in spec and creativity."
Nikon Af-S 17-35/2.8D If Zoom Nikkor
Nikon Af-S 17-35/2.8D If Zoom Nikkor
"A full frame DSLR deserves a pro standard, fast ultrawide zoom. The original and best press workhorse as well as for urban and natural landscapes."
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital and Film SLR Cameras
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital and Film SLR Cameras
"Fast as they come, bitingly sharp with state of the art HSM A/F. Value too, when compared with Nikon's own."
Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG Macro II Lens For Nikon Digital & Film SLR Cameras
Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG Macro II Lens For Nikon Digital & Film SLR Cameras
"Sister to the previous lens - exudes confidence in both pictures taken and in general usage. Brings home the bacon at gigs, concerts. Good close-up too."
Sigma EF-610 DG Super Electronic Flash for Nikon SLR Cameras
Sigma EF-610 DG Super Electronic Flash for Nikon SLR Cameras
"My upgrade from Nikon speedlight SB600 that's more powerful, has more features for less cost."
Tamron SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon
Tamron SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon
"Good all-round telezoom, good handling, fine quality that's a sound Nikon VR alternative."
Nikon AF Fisheye NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D Lens
Nikon AF Fisheye NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D Lens
"Full-frame fisheye gets more use than I was told I should be using it for. The right subject, used occasionally knocks 'em dead."
Tamron 90 mm / F 2,8 DI MACRO Lens
Tamron 90 mm / F 2,8 DI MACRO Lens
"The only macro I'll ever need. Life size, impeccable pedigree. Easy to use. Clinical standard of sharpness."
Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for Nikon Digital and Film SLR Cameras
Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for Nikon Digital and Film SLR Cameras
"Amazingly capable super-zoom, not the most portable but great for landscapes, wildlife, sport."
Nikon 24-120MM F3.5-5.6G AF-S VR IF-ED
Nikon 24-120MM F3.5-5.6G AF-S VR IF-ED
"Not quite pro quality and superseded to some extent by Sigma 24-70, I still find it versatile and useful for less demanding work and for my own enthusiast use. High contrast gives bite to shots"
Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Lens
Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Lens
"Despite this being the best quality lens I have, and available, its limitations are obvious these days, especially with high sensor speed of D700. Just two stops slower and I've got 24-70 Sigma zoom."
Sigma 8mm f3.5 Circular Fisheye EX DG For Nikon Digital & Flim SLR Cameras
Sigma 8mm f3.5 Circular Fisheye EX DG For Nikon Digital & Flim SLR Cameras
"Circular fisheye for Nikon full-frame DSLRs. Limited use but can be creative around cityscapes & manipulations in Photoshop CS can be startling."
Sigma 1.4x EX DG APO Tele Converter - Nikon
Sigma 1.4x EX DG APO Tele Converter - Nikon
"Pro-standard, matched converter for use with 70-200 f2.8, works well with Tamron 70-300 SP, too. Adds flexibility to a lens, also 'converts' my FX D700 to DX format."
Kenko DG Auto Extension Tube Set for the Nikon AF Mount
Kenko DG Auto Extension Tube Set for the Nikon AF Mount
"Extension tubes take my Tamron 90mm from macro into (almost) microscopic and so, specialist and dependent on suitable subject"
Sigma 82mm Super Multicoated Circular Polarising Slim Filter
Sigma 82mm Super Multicoated Circular Polarising Slim Filter
"Polarising filters in general, not just this one (for Sigma 24-70 f2.8)  Should be further up list, maybe, but when used with 17-35mm specially outstanding skies and gloriously saturated colours."
SanDisk SDCFXP-016G-X46 16GB Extreme Pro 90MB/s UDMA CompactFlash Flash Card
SanDisk SDCFXP-016G-X46 16GB Extreme Pro 90MB/s UDMA CompactFlash Flash Card
"Sandisk's are renowned as the standard & utterly reliable. This is currently the fastest downloading card generally available. Time exposures as TIFs take an age to transfer to card with slower speeds"
Lexar 16GB 200X Premium CF Card
Lexar 16GB 200X Premium CF Card
"Along with Sandisk, Lexar are the only other card 'authorised' by Nikon for use with D700. Ideal when speed is not paramount. Good value too!"
Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter
Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter
"I've gone for lens protectors rather than UV or skylight filters. Basic bits of glass in a mount! Tiffen's are solid and sensible, and affordable."
Sigma Cleaning Cloth for Micro Fibre Lens
Sigma Cleaning Cloth for Micro Fibre Lens
"Amazing microfibre cloth for lenses and spectacles. Cuts through grease & fingerprints like Fairy liquid. Decent size, Washable, too."
Manfrotto Standard 3-Way Head
Manfrotto Standard 3-Way Head
"The tripod are just the legs. The head is just as important. I use this on my Manfrotto carbon fibre 443. It makes a solid, adaptable platform for outdoors, architecture & studio. Superbly engineered"
Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Battery
Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Battery
"As essential as the camera itself! Have 3 now, apart from one that came with camera, bought thru Amazon. The real deal and now still hold charges well, tho dip at end.."
Sigma EX 14mm f2.8 Aspherical HSM
Sigma EX 14mm f2.8 Aspherical HSM
"Superwide Sigma that's not made any more. Great 114 degree angle of view, no distortion, great creative lens that's won me more prizes than any other."
BLOWER BRUSH
BLOWER BRUSH
"A £3 blower brush takes up almost no space but great for gentle removal of dust whilst out and about."
Manfrotto 680B 4 Section Monopod Black
Manfrotto 680B 4 Section Monopod Black
"A simple, sturdy foldaway monopod can be prove useful on dull-day walks. You can also hoist camera on timer way above your head for 'aerial' shots! Also have their carbon fibre 443 tripod."
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens
"My latest lens, brilliant little - and super-light fast portrait lens that's great for dingy pubs. Sharp wide open, lovely bokeh, fast & silent AF"