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Currently used bodies:

Canon EOS 5D Mark II full frame DSLR;
review here: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos5dmarkii/

Sony Alpha 900 full frame DSLR;
review here: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydslra900/

Sony Cybershot RX-1 full frame compact;
review here: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx1/

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Currently used lenses (Canon):

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM lens;
review here: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-24mm-f-1.4-L-II-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM lens;
review here: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-50mm-f-1.2-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM lens;
review here: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-85mm-f-1.2-L-II-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM;
review here: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-24-105mm-f-4-L-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS II USM lens;
review here: http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/canon_70-200_2p8_is_usm_ii_c16/

I sometimes use the 70-200mm in combination with the Canon EF 2x and 1.4X III Teleconverter;
reviews here: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-Extender-EF-2x-III-Review.aspx
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-Extender-EF-1.4x-III-Review.aspx

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Lenses (for Sony):

Zeiss ZA Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 SSM;
review here: http://www.photozone.de/sony-alpha-aps-c-lens-tests/494-zeiss_1635_28

Zeiss ZA Vario-Sonar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 SSM;
review here: http://www.photozone.de/Reviews/47-sony-alpha-aps-c/380-zeiss_za_2470_28

Minolta AF 35 F1.4 G;
review here: http://mkropa.republika.pl/minolta/lens/35__1_4G.html

Zeiss ZA Sonar T* 135mm f/1.8;
review here: http://www.photozone.de/Reviews/47-sony-alpha-aps-c/381-zeiss_za_135_18

Minolta AF 200mm f/2.8 APO G HS;
review here: http://www.photozone.de/sonyalphaff/660-minolta200f28

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Strobes: Sony HVL-58AM flash, and Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash. They are generally used off camera, sometimes with a Novoflex Flash-Griff flash bracket.

Support: Giottos MM 8680 carbon fiber monopod with a Really Right Stuff MH-02 head and Mefoto Globetrotter carbon fiber tripod with a Really Right Stuff BH-55 head.

Some B/W scans were shot either with a Rollei 35 SE or Leica M2 and Tri-X 400 film.
here: http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/index-frameset.html?LeicaM2.html~mainFrame
and: http://www.cameraquest.com/rol35se.htm

Photoshop CS2-6 is my main processing tool -- all shots taken were shot in Camera Raw and processed in ACR, and then further adjusted in CS2-6.

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As some have asked about how to get the best looking shots for Pbase:

Scaling beyond 240 dpi or 8 bit makes little sense (only
a factor in printing images); as the display resolution is so low. Instead, focus on these steps:

1.) Convert all images to srgb -- this is the color space browsers use; the srgb color
gamut is more limited than Adobe RGB and others, but images will look best on the web in srgb.

2.) Do your own cropping and compression in PS or the like, when Pbase does it, quality is lower;
I crop to 800X500-600 and compress at 8-10 of 12, which seems to look best for the web.

3.) Be sure to apply sharpening (I use unsharp mask or smart sharpen in PS CS2-5) after cropping as well.

Here's a link with further details: http://www.naturephotographers.net/articles1002/mh1002-1.html
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