Nikon D200 DSLR Camera (18 - 200 MM
Telephoto Zoom) - The Nikon D200 (10.2 MP) DSLR was the first semi-professional
camera system utilized to shoot many of the early photographs posted on the
Wilderness Impressions website. This proved to be an excellent learning tool and
on the first day out, captured a rare daytime raccoon casually strolling the
woods providing an excellent photographic opportunity to shoot wildlife in a
SIGMA 10 - 20 MM Wide Angle Zoom
- To better accommodate and capture the vast wilderness images involved in
mountain photography a relatively wide angle zoom lens was acquired. Some of the
best photographs are the wide angle shots which seem to best capture the vast
wilderness as it was observed in person by the photographer.
SIGMA 50 - 500 Telephoto Zoom
- Another problem notably surfaced after several adventures into the vast
Canadian Wilderness. The wildlife no matter how close, were always too far away.
The 50 - 500 telephoto zoom lens was acquired to capture wild beasts in their
natural habitat at a greater (and safer) distance. Large and heavy, this lens
also proved to be an excellent learning tool.
SIGMA 2X TELE-CONVERTER -
The ability to double the zoom capability of certain lenses, the 2 x
tele-converter was next on the acquisition list for active duty in wilds of
Alberta and beyond. This will most certainly prove useful attached to the Nikon
70 - 200 mm 2.8 telephoto zoom lens.
ROKINON (DIGITAL) 500 MM f / 6.3 DX REFLEX
MIRROR LENS - The creative elements stage in learning to utilize more and more
complex photographic equipment involved the acquisition of a 500 mm mirror
telephoto lens. This lens capture the adventures of a large hawk who annoyingly
entertained the photographer over a number of hours one fine afternoon.
SOLMETA (N1) GPS - The
first generation Global Positioning System (GPS), added GPS location data to the
many hundreds of pictures taken during various outings, was easily accomplished
by adding a GPS receiver to the camera.
Nikon P-6000 (13.5 MP) Digital
with integrated GPS - What about bad weather days in the mountains when it is
not always possible to utilize the larger format camera in hand? Solution, a
quality 13.2 MP point and shoot camera to fill the void. This small camera saved
the day and resulted in some of the best photographs taken during a rain day
adventure hiking out of the mountains, as the mountain top clouds rolled in on
the trail. This excellent camera also is utilized extensively to photograph work
Nikon D300s DSLR - The
quest for professionalism and excellence in photography never ends. The upgrade
to a D300 12.8 MP DSLR camera seemed the logical choice. This camera will see
action for the first time in the wilderness back country of Alberta, testing the
skill an knowledge of the photographer, who I might add has been intently
studying the more than 400 pages of operational instructions and programming
Nikon 70 - 200 2.8
Telephoto Zoom - Not done yet, for this trip a brand new fast glass f 2.8 lens
will venture into the wilderness for the first time attached to the D300 shown
above. Yes - It is almost time to turn the hobby into a professional venture.
All that is needed to succeed is an abundance of wildlife, some reasonable
weather and some awesome scenery to round out the award winning photographic
contest of man versus the wild.
SOLMETA Geotracker (Professional) GPS
- The next generation Global Positioning System (GPS) is on order and will be
available during future wilderness adventures. This latest tools adds new
functionality and accuracy over the earlier first generation model currently in