Aviation Photography Equipment Reviews
This section is under construction, separate review pages for all equipment coming soon

Since November of 2006, I have been using Canon equipment. For the 20 years or so before that, I was a Nikon camera user. I made this dramatic and costly change primarily for the use of extreme telephoto lenses with image stabilisation built-in.

Despite rumors that Nikon would produce a 600mm VR lens, these rumors stretch back 7 years or more, and you just can't go on waiting. I hasten to add that image stabilisation has little impact on aviation photography but my first love is bird photography, and a 600mm lens + teleconverter is helped greatly by image stabilisation, even on a very good tripod.

I have extensive experience with a number of cameras and lenses, and I'd like to share these view visitors to this site. Much is from my bird photography experience but is hugely relevant to aviation photography or any branch of photography that requires long focal lengths. So if you're wondering why my lenses often feature camo covering, then you now know why.
Current Photographic Equipment :
Camera Bodies:
Canon EOS 1Ds MkII,
Canon EOS 1D MkIII
Lenses:
Canon EF 600mm f4 L I.S. USM,
Canon EF 300mm f2.8 L I.S. USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f4 L I.S. USM
Canon EFII Extender 1.4x and 2x

Previously:
Dslr Camera Bodies:
Nikon D2x,
Fuji S2 Pro
Lenses:
Nikon 300mm f2.8 AF-S VR
Nikon 80-400mm VR,
Sigma 500mm f4.5 EX HSM,
Nikon 600mm AF-S
The Nikon AF-S 300mm f2.8 VR . Nikon's longest telephoto prime lens to have image stabilisation (Vibration Reduction). Truly awesome and every bit as good as Nikon's older 300mm f2.8 legends. Works extremely well with the Nikon TC-17E 1.7x teleconverter.
Link to my Nikon 300mm f2/8 VR Review

The Canon EF300mm f2.8 L I.S. USM. Probably Canon's greatest lens to date. Can even bring home the bacon with the Canon EFII 2x teleconverter. One of the mainstay lenses for aviation photography.
Link to my Canon 300mm f2.8 L I.S USM Review
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My 'Old Faithful' the Nikon 80-400mm VR lens. Not particularly fashionable these days with its 'screw-drive' AF system, but awesome optically. I've put this lens through all sorts and it always delivered.
Link to my Nikon 80-400mm Review

The Canon EF70-200mm f4 L I.S. USM. Sometimes you need to go wide for the big stuff and also capture the team displays and this lens seems about right to me, especially with a full frame camera.
Link to my Canon 70-200mm f4 I.S. Review
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