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I am an avid adventurer, conservationist, teacher, and outdoor photographer whose photography celebrates the African landscape and its rich wildlife, people, and culture. My photographic safaris allow my travelers to not only enhance their understanding of photography, lighting, and wildlife, but to develop a life-long admiration for Africa ‘s beauty and culture.

Banana Republic recently used my photographs as the cornerstone of their Urban Safari campaign, and my images were seen in all 750 stores around the globe, as well as in their billboards, catalogs and annual report. I was also the winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the ‘Wild Places’ category in 2008 and a highly commended in the ‘Creative Visions of Nature’ category in 2007.

I launched Gura Gear in 2008, in an attempt to deliver lightweight camera bags to the market. I was looking for a lightweight camera bag to hold all of my photographic gear, and there was nothing desirable on the market that suited my needs. After spending 2 years with many prototypes, the Gura Gear Kiboko bag was born. More products are now available on the Gura Gear web site.




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Who's Getting the new Fuji X-Pro 1?


I have to admit that I am salivating over the new Fuji X-Pro 1. Let’s look at the specs:


  • APS-C sensor (1.5x)
  • 16.3mp
  • Full HD video (1920x1080)
  • New lenses
  • Compact and small. Definitely competes against a Leica M9


B&H is now accepting preorders for the X-Pro 1, and the choice comes down to which lenses to mate to the camera. Here are some options:



I think the 18mm f/2 is pretty much a slam dunk, at least for the kinds of situations I would want to use the camera for. The 35mm would also be useful, however I think the 60mm might not be for me. I will need to try it out first, though.

Are you thinking about buying into the system? Of all of the mirrorless platforms I have seen so far, I probably respond best to the Fuji X-Pro 1. I already own a Sony NEX-5 and like it quite a bit, however I am looking for more of a rangefinder product.



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