The Photography Equipment

The mirrorless Fuji X-T2 is my primary camera and my X-T1 is now a backup. I sold my Nikon gear to finance the new camera. My current lenses include the 100-400, 18-135, 10-24 and the fixed 56. I also use a close up attachment and the 1.4 extender. I do not intend to purchase any new lenses right now; I need more time with what I already have to understand them better. The three zooms are great, perfect for what I do. I have a tripod, an Induro with an Induro ball head, but it is now a backup.. I have upgraded the ballhead to a Sirui 30 in December so not much experience yet - it is more stable and has less "drop" on the longer lens.I just completed the upgrade to the Sirui legs as well. It is more stable and has a taller reach with no center extension than I had before but a tad heaver. I have the remote trigger for the camera and a dark filter and polarizer for each zoom lens and find them very useful. I have a small backpack type case that I use when hiking far or on steep climbs and a Manfrotto backpack case that holds the whole kit. It is heavy for a long hike. 

I use a Macbook on the road and an iMac at home. To process photos I use Lightroom. Or rather, I am learning to use LR. I have Photoshop but have never opened that program yet. I did purchase Macphun's software, Luminar 18 that I like a lot but there will need to be improvements before it could replace LR. I am now using Luminar as a plug in with LR. I find it difficult to export correctly sized photos without LR and, until there is a good DAM system with L-18 moving is not an option.

All photos are backed up on two WD Passports and on the Apple WiFi device. 

The Living Quarters

The other primary "gear" is an Oliver Elite trailer. It is like the camera, light and small (for a trailer!) and easy to tow. Again, I will set up a photo "tour" here soon. In the interim go to for great information or take a trip to Hohenwald, Tennessee and tour the factory. Bring money when you do cause you will place an order while you are there. You can also contact us - we are glad to give tours.