HEA-45

Lives in United States PA, United States
Works as a Mechanical engineer
Joined on Mar 20, 2011
About me:

Landscape photography during spring, summer, and fall. Still life during winter.

HEA-45's current gear

Nikon D810
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
A great camera for landscapes. The dynamic range (my main reason for the purchase), a lower ISO rating, the adjustable image size, and great build are just some of the reasons this heavy-duty camera is a great buy.
My first wide angle lens. It's designed for cropped sensor (DX) cameras. I bought it for use with my DX D300S DSLR, but it works well with my FX D810.
My main lens for landscape photography. I have used it for years with a D300S and now with a D810. The long zoom range, the constant aperture, and good build make this a great buy.
Other gear:
  • Camera Bag Tamrac Explorer 400: This is my only camera bag. It carries an extra lens, several filters, lens wipes, multi-tool, memory cards, etc.
  • L-Bracket system for tripod This is a custom made L-bracket that allows quick changes from portrait to landscape orientation. The system consists of the L-bracket itself and an anti-sag bracket for the camera.
  • Lee Filter Foundation kit Contains filter holder, adapter ring, and three (3) neutral density soft-edge graduated filters (.3, .6, and .9 values.)
  • Manfrotto 057 Tripod This is a heavy-duty, carbon fiber tripod with extreme height at 80.7 inches.
  • Manfrotto MH057N0-Q6 Ball Head This is a high-quality, smooth operating, heavy duty ball head that can support an incredible 33 pound load.
  • Miscellaneous items This includes items that I use constantlly: Nikon MC-30 remote release, Hoya HD2 polarizor, Hoya UV filter, and extra camera batteries and memory cards.
  • Nikon View NX2 This is my main RAW editor. Although it has fewer functions than Capture NX, its interface is easier to navigate.
  • Personal Computer OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Motherboard: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50 GHz. Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX650 1 GB. RAM: 16 GB. Monitor: Dell U2410 24" LCD
  • Tiffen variable 2-8 stop ND filter After some research, I decided to purchase a variable ND filter- rather than a filter with one value. This proved to be a wise decision.

HEA-45's previous gear

Nikon D300S
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF
Other gear:
  • Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod kit Kit includes the 190XPROB aluminum legs and the 496RC2 ball head. A custom made L-bracket was designed to fit this kit- see description above.