My Equipment

For five years I used a Mamiya RB-67 Pro-S medium format camera with 90mm f3.8C and 50mm f4.5C lenses. While they were all superb quality and made many fine images, I felt the need for more control of perspective and plane of focus. That led me to change to a 4×5 view camera which actually weighed very little more.

For more than twenty years I have used a K.B. Canham DLC metal 4×5 view camera. It has proven a reliable workhorse in the field. With its unique bellows I am able to mount every lens from 55mm to a 450mm without changing the bellows or camera rails. The camera is mounted on a Sunwayfoto FB-44 ball head and Manfrotto 3021 tripod which I have modified with bicycle tape wrap for vibration damping (and more comfortable carrying in winter) and a swing out hook for the camera bag to add stability with its weight.

Lenses include Rodenstock 75mm, Schneider 110mm, Rodenstock 210mm, and Nikon 300mm which are always in the pack. Additional lenses used for special situations are Rodenstock 55mm, Rodenstock 120mm Macro, and Nikon 450mm. All lenses have step-up rings to 77mm permanently mounted so I only have to carry one set of filters.

The filters in my pack are 81B, 812, KR3, KR6, polarizer, warm polarizer, graduated ND 0.3, 0.6, and 0.9 which are 1,2, and 3 stops respectively. For more dramatic color correction I also have CC10R, CC20R, and CC20Y filters. There is also a small polarizer which fits on my light meter to accurately measure light loss which varies with the conditions.

My light meter is a Sekonic L-508 which measures both incident and reflected light with variable zoom angle. Rather than a dedicated camera pack which I find bulky and heavy, I prefer a standard day pack and use padded lens wraps to keep everything safe.

Recently added is a Canon 5DsR digital camera with Sunwayfoto L bracket, EF 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 100-400 IS zoom, and TS-E 24mm tilt/shift lenses. Even with digital I still carry a polarizer and several ND filters which cannot be replaced with any Photoshop manipulation.

For more information call me at 203-847-5959.