Trail in Waikamo preserve,
Professors Ken Sytsma and Paul Berry at Haleakala: Canon or Nikon?
See more pics from the Hawaii Tropical Field
Biology Trip here.
I guess half the fun is playing with your toys.
I've been taking pictures with a SLR camera
since December 1998 when I went on a trip to Hawaii for a class
in tropical field biology while at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
in the US.
Until then I used a simple point and shoot.
I used a disposable camera during an internship at the Research
Training Program of the National Museum of Natural History in
Washington DC, in the summer of 1998. Although, there were guided
tours, behind-the-scenes and access at one of the leading natural
history museums in the world - it turned out most of the pictures
were also disposable.
At that time, one of my flatmates in DC from
Germany showed me some really nice slides of his work/study in Costa
Rica. Well I saw what I was missing out on - I had to get something
better than a disposable camera, especially since the following
winter, I was going on that 3 week Hawaiian field trip. After much
reading on the internet, trying to decide on a set with my limited
budget, I settled on a nikon set up (N60, 28-70 & a 70-300 zoom
I now use the following setup:
- Nikon N80 QD
- Nikon FE2
- Nikorr AF-D 24mm 2.8
- Nikorr AF 50mm 1.8
- Nikkor AF-D 80-200 2.8 IF ED
- Nikorr AF-D 105mm 2.8D micro
- Kenko 2x converter
- Bogen 3401 tripod legs & Bogen 3055
- A few UV filters, a circular polariser
and a warming filter