Wildlife Photography Equipment
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
This is an outstanding professional super telephoto lens for bridging distances in sports, wildlife, and many other applications. Fluorite and UD glass are combined for incredible image quality, even wide-open. Image Stabilization adds a new dimension in this long lens' usefulness, even in marginal lighting. It works beautifully with both 1.4x and 2x extenders, and focuses as close as 18 feet. It has the same weather-resistant gaskets, sealed focusing, and focus pre-set rings as Canon's other Image Stabilized super telephoto lenses.
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
The first EF lens with a zoom range from 100mm to 400mm, the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens offers high resolution, superb contrast, neutral color balance, and Canon's original built-in Image Stabilizer function. Fluorite and Super UD glass completely eliminate secondary spectrum for superb color rendition. Autofocusing is fast and silent with Canon's ring USM, and AF speed is further enhanced through an advanced, lightweight rear focusing design that incorporates a floating element for consistent image quality at all focusing distances from 5.9' to infinity. This telephoto lens is also equipped with a dual-mode Image Stabilizer suitable for panning as well as stationary subjects. With full-time manual focus, one-touch zooming with a wide grip, and a special ring that permits adjustment of zooming friction, this is a lens that's extremely easy to use, and ideal for a wide variety of applications including nature, wildlife, sports, and documentary photography.
Canon 7D Body
The 7D combines high frame-rates (up to 8fps), high resolution (18 megapixels) and the ability to shoot full HD 1080p video. This camera is so high resolution that many corporations use the 7D to shoot their commercial video work over the 5D Mark II. It sports a 100% viewfinder, the ability to shoot video at both 24p and 60p, and is an excellent all-around camera for any type of photography.
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro
A unique lens exclusively for use in the macro realm, this lens can fill a 35mm frame with an object as miniscule as a grain of rice! Floating internal lens elements keep the resolution sharp throughout the range of focus. The lens also has an element of ultra-low dispersion glass. For macro shooters with a desire to document the diminutive, this lens is a quantum in ease-of-use compared to previous solutions involving bellows. The depth of field with this lens is razor thin and it takes absolutely amazing shots.
Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Ringlite Flash
The Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Ringlite Flash is a ringlight flash for Canon that helps freeze action and increase detail when shooting with macro lenses. Since you often times need to shoot at very small apertures (f/16-f/22) having a flood of light to throw at the scene helps tremendously in your effort to capture, sharp, detailed images. The unit employs Canon's E-TTL, and the twin flashes fire at even power, or can be varied over a eight-stop range for dramatic directional lighting. The controller unit has an illuminated, informative LCD panel.
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 ED VR
This is the orignal Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 ED VR, not the newer VR II model that is optimized for full-frame cameras like the D3, D700, etc. If you're using a crop-sensor cameras, like the D300, D90 or similar, this is *the* go-to lens for a huge variety of shooting environments, and the one you will want to trade a kidney to own it. It's sharp, has very fast and Silent Wave Motor (SWM) auto-focus and offers Vibration Reduction to compensate for camera shake. Like a cherry on top of a sundae, it also includes several Extra Low Dispersion glass elements, earning it the noble "ED" badge on its barrel.
Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S
This is Nikon's flagship 50mm lens, and it's everything you would expect from a lens of this caliber with one exception -- it has a plastic outer shell instead of an all-metal construction. Optically, it's every bit as sharp as the 50mm f/1.4 AF lens but has faster, silent auto-focus care of its Silent Wave Motor (SWM) system. It's also a "G" lens, so there's no aperture ring on the barrel.
Nikon 105mm f/2.8G AF-S VR IF-ED Micro
The Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Micro AF-S VRis the go-to lens for micro photography or portraiture work on any Nikon camera body. Think of it as a dual-purpose lens; hold it up and point it at something, and it's a razor sharp 105mm prime lens with Vibration Reduction. In this role it delivers fast focus, unbelievably sharp images and outstanding colors and contrast. Plus you can shoot handheld in low light thanks to the VR and wide aperture.
If you want to do some micro or up-close photography, this is *the* lens to use as it offers a very useful focal length and true 1:1 magnification. Its VR makes a bit of noise, but consider how close you can focus on a subject when you are holding a 105mm lens 12" from your subject!
Whether you're shooting portraits or macro (Nikon calls it micro), this is the lens you want - try it and you will love it. It's one of our most popular lenses.
Nikon D7000 Body
From its fast 6fps shooting speed to its 39-point autofocus system, it’s pretty clear that the D7000 is way ahead of the expectations of most Nikonians. Standout features include dual SD card slots, a movie mode that Nikonians have been clamoring for and a brand-new metering system that actually measures light levels in the RGB color space. This metering system is the only one of its kind in any Nikon body and is much more accurate than the old-style metering systems. The D7000 will shoot 1080p full-Hi-Def video at 24 frames a second for that ‘film’ look, plus 720p Hi-Def at 24, 25 and 30 frames a second, making this the most capable HDSLR (High-definition Digital Single-Lens-Reflex) camera in Nikon’s lineup.
GigaPan EPIC Pro for DLSR Cameras
Learn how to capture phenomenal depth and clarity in multi-gigapixel panoramas with the remarkable EPIC Pro. Strong enough to hold a camera and lens combination of up to 10 lbs., EPIC Pro will take hundreds, even thousands of detailed individual photos for one intricate gigapan. With the new GigaPan Stitch software, these photos are efficiently combined into a seamless panorama.
StackShot Automated Focusing Rail
StackShot is an electronically controlled macro-rail that coordinates the movement of the rail and the triggering of the camera. StackShot’s simple user-interface automates the entire image capturing process.
Gitzo Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod
Gitzo Systematic tripods are the strongest and most stable tripods available in the market and offer unsurpassed flexibility of use. These tripods are a unique modular system that can be quickly transformed into different configurations. Our Systematic tripod is made of 6X carbon fibre to be strong but lightweight.
Wimberley Head Version II
The Wimberley Head is a specialized tripod head for telephoto lenses. Its gimbal-type design allows you to rotate your lens around its center of gravity and thus easily manipulate very large lenses. Since its introduction in 1991, the Wimberley Head has become the industry standard for serious nature photographers.
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