Created 6-Jul-09
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The telephoto set up is a Canon 7D Mk11 camera with a Canon 500mm F4 L IS USM lens. This is mounted on a Gitzo Systematic GT 330LS tripod fitted with a Manfrotto 393 Gimbal type head. I also use a Canon 1.4 EF 11 extender with the 500mm lens when a longer focal reach is needed.
This set up along with the Canon 400mm F5.6L USM lens just about covers all the focal lengths I need for bird photography. The Canon 400mm F5.6L USM lens is hand held.
I use a Canon 100mm F2.8 IS macro lens. This lens is light enough to hand hold but for the occasions when a tripod is needed I use a Manfrotto 055CL classic tripod fitted with a 488RC4 ball head.

I also sometimes use a Sigma 50-500mm zoom lens. Although the photo quality of this lens is not as good as the Canon 400mm or 500mm lens I do find it a very useful lens for dragonflies in particular that won't allow a close approach to use the macro lens on them. As long as the focal length is kept around the 400mm mark or below it's a cracking and versatile lens.

I have recently acquired a Canon EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS USM lens which I intend to use for portrait and landscape work when I get time.
Canon 500mm F4 L IS USMCanon 500mmCanon extenderCanon 400mm F5.6L USM lens

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5.Id card passbook(non-registered)
Very interesting i like it :)
4.www.shallcross-images.co.uk
An interesting part of the site Roger, an insight as to how you get those stunning images you display on here. Regards David
3.june(non-registered)
hello roger, well what can i say.....im speechless! your photo,s are breathtaking,and i so have lens envy!
i would just like to say thank you for sharing all the details of what settings/equipment you use for each photo, very usefull as to most...me included it gives a good starting point as to where to begin with it all.
i am a complete ametuer and have only been taking a few "pics! from october last year2011, its a very addictive hobby, and my interest has got a little more this last few weeks, especially trying to capture birds, a road i didnt think i would be taking!, funny how it creeps up and grabs hold of you isnt it?
and your wife is coming along nicely i see....no doubt she will have a little coaching from you, i can see she in a short time she will be on par with you!
once again well done, an absolute pleasure to view each and every image
1.Judi Lion(non-registered)
Very interesting Roger, explains a lot I think!
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