#NikonPresents Jim Reed | Tornado approaching storm chasers

#NikonPresents Jim Reed | Tornado approaching storm chasers

Professional storm chasers monitor an approaching tornado in western Kansas on May 8, 2008.

‘May 8, 2008 felt like a special day from the minute I awakened. My photo assistant and I started the day early and so did this storm. It was early afternoon. Within an hour of arriving at my target area, we got to witness full tornado genesis, from the very first towering cumulus clouds to the development of this spectacular slow-moving land spout tornado. At one point, the tornado changed direction and moved straight toward us, forcing me to speedily backup. But when I stopped my vehicle, the tornado surprisingly stopped: less than 200 feet in front of us directly over the road. It just stood there, spinning, almost like it was watching us. As luck would have it, I was on assignment for Nikon and testing an early release model of the Nikon D700. I jumped out of our research vehicle, grabbed the DSLR and started shooting. I stepped back to include the vehicle in the frame to give it scale. It was one of the most memorable days of my 23-year career.’ – Jim Reed

What was in his kit? Nikon D700, 14-24mm, ISO 200, 1/320-sec at f/22, handheld.

Photograph © Jim Reed www.jimreedphoto.com

WHAT’S IN JIM’S KIT BAG?

Nikon D800 Camera with Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup
Nikon D3S Camera
Nikon D700 Camera
Nikon D300S Camera
NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8 ED
NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VRII
NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
NIKKOR AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
NIKKOR AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF
NIKKOR AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II
NIKKOR AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III
Nikon SB-800 Speedlight
Tamrac Backpack Camera Bag
Nikon MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord
Nikon Lens Cleaning Kit
Gitzo 1348 Tripod with Low Level Column & Hook (for sandbag) with
Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ballhead
Manfrotto 3221 WN with Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ballhead
Ries A100 Tripod
Kirk Window Mount
Lee Filters Lens Hood – Wide Angle
Lee Filers – 4×6” Neutral Density Soft Filter Kit (.3, .6, .9)
Assorted Circular Filters
Lightning Trigger
6-32GB Lexar Professional CompactFlash Cards
Hoodman Hood Loupe
15-Pound Sandbag
Rode Video Mic with Dead Cat
Bescor LED-70 Video Light
13” MacBook Pro
iPhone with Weather Apps
NOAA Weather Radio
Lots of Towels
Credentials

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