My camera gear

One or two people (well, Rod, actually) wanted to know about my camera gear...

I've always used Nikon (D70s, D300, D7100, D7200, currently a D500). If I've no room for the DSLR I use my Samsung S22 phone (I used a Panasonic Lumix LX100 in the past) - fine for scenery and general wandering about. As I like to keep things simple and lightweight, I usually take just one lens with me, preferring the flexibility of zooms (80-400 is my favourite but if stuff's going to be close then a 70-200 f/4. I also have a 16-80 and 105 f/2.8). I use a Lowepro top-loader bag and, very occasionally, a Manfrotto mono/tripod.

And for you John... I generally stick with aperture priority, keep the ISO setting as low as I can and, if I'm photographing speedy jobs, bump up the shutter speed. If animals hang around, I may try different settings (but more often just sit back and watch). I shoot in RAW and do what I want when I process my images - that may mean leaving them pretty much as they came out of the camera; other times I'll play around with the software to create something more arty. My earlier images were processed with Nikon Capture but I switched to Lightroom when I bought the D7200.