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Some tech stuff

The equipment that I currently use to capture and edit my images are as follows:

Camera: My primary, only Camera now is a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 21 megapixel digital SLR. This is an absolute dream camera.

Lenses: For lenses Canon again. For the wide angle single image and wide panorama strips especially if I hiking in the back country, I use a 17-35mm f2.8 zoom. For archatechural images I use the canon TS-E 24mm tilt and shift lense. Currently the vast majority of images are taken with my Canon 24-125mm f3.5 - f4.6 zoom IS lense. This is a great general purpose performance to weight ratio lense. The last lense that I use is the 28-300mm f3.5-f4.6 IS zoom lense. I use this powerhouse lense when I'm capturing wildlife or distant landscapes and cityscapes.

Tripods: My primary Tripod is a Slik carbon fiber 190 MF3 tripod with a home made panoramic head assembly cobbled together from Manfrotto components. I use this for vertually all of my back country panoramas and single image work. For the many of the Gigapans and especially for the majority of the Gigapixel images I use a Manfroto 3221s tripod with a Manfrotto 3416 leveling base and the Gigapan Epic Pro digital panorama head. This is a very large and heavy set up to I don't usually travel to far on foot with it with out lugging assistance. This is unequalled when it comes to creating huge Gigapixel images and panoramas.

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Software: The main programs that I use for editing my images are Adobe Photoshop CS4, with a variety of plug-ins such as Nik Define, Sharpener pro and Kodak Sho Pro. Lightroom 2.7 for cataloging and RAW image post processing, Panavue Image Assembler and a new product called Gigapan, Gigastitch for panoramic and Gigabit image assembly.