Alannah Hawker Photography | Equipment




When shooting wildlife I always grab my Canon 7D Mk II with the Canon 100-400mm Mk II lens, with my Canon 7D working as my back up body for wide angle shots. I use this combination for wildlife as it gives me the range needed to get close up portraits, and zoom out and get full body shots if needed. I also use my 7D Mk II for my macro work, but my main lens here is my Sigma 150mm.

Currently used:

- Canon 7D Mk II (Main, used with an angle finder)
- Canon 7D (Second body, used with an angle finder)
- Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM Mk II
- Canon EF-S 60mm Macro USM
- Sigma 150mm EX DG Macro
- Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM I A (Art)

Retired kit:

- Canon 450D (Deceased.. RIP)
- Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM ( SOLD - Used till 2016)
- Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens ( Used till 2018)
- Tamron 70-300mm ( BROKE - Used till 2011)
- Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II


I also have a range of other equipment, I use to help me get my shots. I often set up my trail camera in the garden so that I can keep a watch on the foxes, hedgehogs and other wildlife. This gives me more of an insight into their world and helps me to work out where the animals are active. I've been able to capture some lovely moments with this camera, including the moment 6 fox cubs took their first glimpse out of their den! Another piece of equipment I use a lot is my light tent, this is mainly used when shooting small animals in a studio type set up. Most of my reptile shots have been taken in here. Below you can see more of the equipment I have.


Other photography equipment I own:

- LTL Acorn 6310 WMC (Infra-red trail camera)
- LTL Acorn 6210 (Infra-red trail camera)
- LTL Acorn 5210A (Infra-red trail camera)

- Seagull Angle Finger
- Manfrotto Monopod - 680 + tilt/quick release head
- 50cm Light tent (+backgrounds & acrylic boards)
- 2 lights with reflector and diffusers for light tent
- 2 larger lights with background for pet portraits
- Jessops 360AFD Flash

- Canon 430EX II Flash
- Tripod