My Equipment

I often get emails asking me what equipment do I currently use. It has became nearly impossible to answer all of them so I decided to put up this page. Hoping this will answer many of the questions I frequently get. Here is the complete list of my equipment along with links to purchase it from the highly trusted Adorama & B&H Photo Online Stores, The most trusted  photo retail stores on the internet.

Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels

The EOS 5D Mark II features a huge, full-frame sensor. A 21.1-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers images of up to 5616 x 3744 pixels. And since it is full-frame, all lenses will deliver the angle of view they would on a 35mm camera without a conversion factor. Thanks to improved noise reduction technologies, images shot even at highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth. The EOS 5D Mark II was the first digital EOS to offer recording of Full HD video in Live View Mode. Capable of shooting clips almost half an hour long at full 1080 resolution, the EOS 5D Mark II does amazing double duty, making it possible to shoot broadcast quality video on your camera by simply changing settings.

To learn more about the Canon 5D MK II or to purchase at  B&H Photo click here.
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Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens


The Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens is an extreme ultra-wide zoom, wide-aperture lens that delivers edge-to-corner sharpness that can surpass that of equivalent fixed focal-length lenses. It features a Nano Crystal coating to reduce the effects of ghost and flare, combined with 2 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements and PGM aspherical lenses that help control chromatic aberrations. These all combine to enhance sharpness and contrast.
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To learn more about the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G or to purchase at B&H Photo Click Here
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Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras


The Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter allows a Nikon G type (no manual aperture ring) lens to be mounted onto Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras. Although the lens will fit physically, automatic diaphragm (AE metering), or any other functions, are not retained using this adapter. The adapter does not transfer any function from the camera body to the lens.
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To learn more about the Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter or to purchase at B&H Photo Click Here
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens.

Retaining the excellent performance at maximum aperture of the much larger f/2.8L IS but in a smaller and more travel-friendly size, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens is a professional zoom telephoto suitable for a broad range of applications from sports to portraiture. It is fully compatible with the Extender EF 1.4x II and 2x II teleconverters (requires f/8 AF sensitivity with EF 2x II), and its built-in image stabilizer allows the equivalent hand-holding ability of a shutter speed 4 steps faster-making this a great lens for capturing still subjects with a telephoto perspective in very low light. The stabilizer can be activated to only correct shake in the vertical axis for panning action when desired as well.

To learn more about the Canon 70-200L F4 IS or to purchase at B&H photo Click Here.

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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS Telephoto Zoom Lens

L-series super telephoto zoom lens equipped with an Image Stabilizer. The fluorite and Super UD-glass elements largely eliminate secondary spectrum. The floating system also ensures high picture quality at all focal lengths. The Image Stabilizer has two modes and it is compatible with Extenders 1.4x II and 2x II.
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To learn more about the Canon 100-400L F4.5 – 5.6 or to purchase
at Adorma Click Here or B&H photo Click Here
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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift

Being a Canon “L” lens, by definition it is a premium Canon optic. The 24mm TS-E has several distinct elements that make it stand apart from more common glass. Firstly, designers integrated a set of physical controls that allow users to rotate the direction of the tilt and shift independently of one another. Secondly, there is ±8.5° of tilt and ±12mm of shift that gives photographers ample ability to correct for perspective when taking images of interior or exterior spaces, and landscapes.

To learn more about the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift or to purchase
at B&H photo Click Here

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My Filters

Formatt Hitech 100mm Nylon Modular Filter Holder, Polarizer & ND Grad Filters

Formatt Filters’ extensive Hitech 100mm range of holders and adaptors are crafted from aluminium & a sturdy Nylon plastic. A complete system will consist of an adaptor ring (size dependant on your lens), a holder, filters and accessories.  The selection of hoods and accessories allow the filter systems to be used on any format, from 35mm to 8″ x 10″. Hoods and Polarisers are designed to screw directly into the 105mm Threaded Accessory Ring without the need of any further adapters. 

With 67, 77, & 82 mm Wide Angle Adaptor Ring & Threaded Accessory Ring 105mm for front circular polarizer.

to purchase  Formatt Hitech Filters and Holder Click Here  Insert Discount Code: FRUSCIA20 on checkout and automatically get a 20% discount on your purchase.

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Hitech 165mm Lucroit Wide Angle 2-Slot Filter Holder for Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens

The 165mm Lucroit Wide Angle 2-Slot Filter Holder for Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens from Hitech is compatible with 6.5″ / 165mm filters, and able to hold 2 separate filters at a time. Attaching to the lens via a bayonet mount and retaining rubber ring, the holder can rotate a full 360°, permitting the use of graduated neutral density filters and other filters that are enhanced by varying positioning. Included with the filter holder is an adapter ring specifically designed for the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 wide angle lens.
- Compatible with 6.5″ / 165mm filters.
- Full 360° rotation enables the use of polarizing and neutral density filters.
- Accommodates up to 2 filters at a time.
- Adapter ring specifically designed for use with Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 wide angle lens.

to purchase  Formatt Hitech Filters and Holder  Click Here  Insert Discount Code: FRUSCIA20 on checkout and automatically get a 20% discount on your purchase.

Hitech 165mm Master Neutral Density Filter Kit (Soft Edge).

Set of 6 x 165mm Filter containing :

  • 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 Solid ND Filters
  • Increase Exposure Length
  • 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 Graduated ND Filters
  • Soft Graduation Edge
  • Greater Control Over Exposures
  • CR-39 Dyed Resin

to purchase  Formatt Hitech Filters and Holder   Click Here  Insert Discount Code: FRUSCIA20 on checkout and automatically get a 20% discount on your purchase.

LEE Filters SW150 Filter Holder Kit

The Lee SW150 Filter Holder Kit enables you to use both graduated and traditional filters with Nikon’s 14-24mm lens.

This Lee holder can handle a wide variety of 150 x 170mm resin, and 150mm x 150mm standard filters. There are two slots for multiple filter use. For those who prefer the grads, you’ll be happy to know the SW150 Holder rotates a wonderful 360°. This gives you tremendous capabilities especially when using Lee’s high-quality graduated filters. The system will also hold an SW150 System Adapter that will allow you to attach the SW150 to any standard Lee adapter ring. This added feature will allow you to use the SW150 on just about any lens you can think of and making the SW150 a filter system worth keeping in your gear bag 24/7. For the landscape/outdoor shooter, the 2-stop Graduated Neutral Density Filter that comes with the system will more than get you in the game. The 2-stop filtration will allow you to blur that rippling water or make that high-flying bird seem to streak through air at super speed. An adaptor ring that screws onto the front of the lens is the key to the versatility of this system. Once the appropriate sized adaptor is fitted, the rest of the system clips neatly and easily into place.  Total flexibility has been designed into the Lee Filter holder system.

To learn more about the LEE SW150 Filter Holder or to purchase at B&H photo Click Here

For more info on the Filters that will fit the SW150 Holder or to purchase at B&H photo Click Here

Additional Gear

Gitzo GT1541 Series 1 4-Section Mountaineer Carbon Fiber Tripod.

When Gitzo launched the Mountaineer tripods in 1994, they were the World’s first carbon fiber tripods. Ever since then they’ve set the standard for performance and quality. The main feature of GT1541 is the new 6X carbon fiber tube, made of a unique structure of 6 crossed layers that maximises rigidity, vibration absorption and lightweight performance.

X tube has a high density structure made of top quality ultra-thin carbon fibers (7µm or 0.007 mm). Built-in Anti Leg Rotation is now a feature of the whole carbon fiber range. Mountaineer tripods have been further improved with features and details that increase performance, versatility and quality. The smallest and lightest tripod in the Gitzo range, Series 00 offers surprisingly good rigidity. Ideal for spotting scopes, binoculars, compact cameras and DSLR with lenses up to 175mm.

To learn more about the Gitzo 1541 or to purchase
at Adorama Click Here or B&H photo Click Here

Manfrotto 327RC2 Joystick Head

The Manfrotto 327RC2 Joystick Head is constructed of magnesium, providing superior performance and durability, making it the best choice for advanced users with high-end and full frame cameras. The joystick design offers a uniquely ergonomic way of quickly unlocking, moving and blocking your camera. You can frame and reposition the head freely and frequently to get the perfect photo: grip the head to move the camera and as soon as you release, it locks securely in place.

To learn more about the Manfrotto 327RC2 Joystick Head or to purchase
at B&H photo Click Here

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My Camera Bags

F-Stop Satori EXP

Sixty-two liter capacity and universal compatibility with our ICU’smakes the Satori EXP the most adaptable camera transport system available. Whether you’re out for multiple nights with just the essentials,or an afternoon shoot with a studio in-tow, the SATORI EXP carries what you need, how you need it.

To learn more about the F-Stop Satori EXP or to purchase directly from F-Stop Click Here

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F-Stop Guru

The day-tripping Guru is all about versatility. Its discreet looks areequally at home on the trail or in an open-air market in Quito. A 28-litercapacity holds a surprising amount of gear and it ’s got plenty of external attachments for expansion with accessories or multi-sportgear-carrying options.

To learn more about the F-Stop Guru or to purchase directly from F-Stop Click Here

Steve Griffin - December 12, 2010 - 9:55 am

Thanks for the info on your equipment. I have most of the same in Canon equipment but needed help with the filter system. I really enjoy your web site and thanks again.

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Tiago Cena - January 11, 2011 - 9:05 pm

Thank you for sharing your gear info! It can be used as a good reference for buying the best equipment!
I’d like to ask you a couple of questions: have you ever used the 105mm Heliopan without the Lee holder and the ring mounted on the 21mm Zeiss? I mean, do you sometimes use the polarizer attached to this lens with a step-up ring? And have you noticed vignetting on the 21mm Zeiss either if the Lee holder and adapter ring or with a step-up ring?
Thank you again and greetings from Brazil.

Antonius Plaian - January 22, 2011 - 2:36 am

Thanks for the info especially about the filters you are using. May I ask you for an image to show us how the filter are stacked (polarizer + GND) on holder?

Fiat lux!

Patrick Di Fruscia - February 3, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Hi Antonio, thank you very much for your comment..here is a link where you can view how everything is stacked up..Polarizer in front with NDs behind http://northlake.smugmug.com/photos/247451733_wkyCd-XL.jpg hope this helps my friend

Patrick Di Fruscia - February 3, 2011 - 2:46 pm

Hi Tiago

You will need to use the Lee foundation kit with a wide angle 82mm ring for the Zeiss lens…it would be stacked up like this and there is no vignetting on the 21mm
http://northlake.smugmug.com/photos/247451733_wkyCd-XL.jpg

Prakash Dudhalkar - August 25, 2012 - 5:37 pm

Excellent work. Many many thanks for information about gears. Prakash Dudhalkar, Mumbai.

Bambang Dwi Wijayanto - November 9, 2012 - 1:26 pm

I Like IT.

Imran Maskeen - November 13, 2012 - 9:51 am

I must say that you are doing wonders in photography. keep up the good work.

Marcell Puzsar Photography - January 8, 2013 - 8:00 am

Do you use both Canon and Nikon systems?

Angel Ybañez - April 12, 2013 - 12:33 pm

COOL!

Tario Regina - September 12, 2013 - 9:52 pm

You are one of the most inspirational artists I have seen. Today is my first time visiting your site and I already love your work.:)

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