LANDSCAPE & COMMISSIONED PHOTOGRAPHY

Anglesey & Snowdonia, North Wales

My Gear for Stills & Filming

I’m often asked about the equipment I use.

This is the location to which I refer all enquiries, and I make sure I keep it up to date as things change.

Over the last 3 years I have incrementally tweaked what I use. Ensuring everything is as lightweight as possible whilst still functioning extremely well for photography and filmmaking. Despite my approach being relatively cost conscious, everything I carry has to meet rigorous standards of quality and convenience!

My Favourite Guide Book:

NOTE:

Links here are affiliate links to the actual items I have bought. If you follow any of them and proceed to purchase I will receive a small commission but you won’t pay a penny more than the list price. So, very many thanks if you help me out.

PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR:

Olympus OM-D E-M1 mk2

I talk about my decision to adopt the micro four thirds format and specifically this Olympus system in some detail in my video #070

Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro

This lens now accounts for at least 90% of my images. It is superb. It rarely leaves my camera body. It replaced the f/4 12-100.

Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro

The optics on this are superb, and despite the excellent quality and reach not too heavy. Usually carry this even if hiking long distances.

MC-20 Teleconverter

Weather-sealed and excellent quality. Great for getting detail on distant peaks! Loses 2 stops but no problem on a tripod. Note: only fits the 40-150mm and the MZ 300mm prime.

Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm f/4.0 Pro

This new wide-angle pro lens trumps the 7-14mm as it’s low profile objective lens allows for filters to be attached. The image quality is, of course, superb. Highly recommended.

3 Legged Thing Legends Ray Carbon Fibre

My trusty old K&F was starting to fall apart after six years. This lightweight, compact, surprisingly rigid tripod is a great replacement.

Benro GD3WH Precision Geared Head

Having switched over to this geared head there is no way that I would even consider going back to a regular ballhead. This makes fine-tuning composition so much easier.

WANDRD Tech Pouch – Large

This very weatherproof pouch holds all my photo accessories. It easily attaches to a tripod leg, so everything I need is always close at hand.

Kase Wolverine Magnetic Filters

Excellent quality and so much easier than mucking about with square filters.

JJC Wireless Remote Shutter Controller

A very good quality but extremely competitively priced wireless remote. Are use this a great deal especially for long exposures and blending.

Peak Design – V3 Capture Camera Clip

Once you learn to trust that this is engineered to be secure, it is a brilliant way to carry your camera ready to use at any time.

Shimoda X50 Backpack

A recent switch to this backpack has already proved its worth. Plenty of room for photo and camping gear, and VERY comfortable when loaded up.

VIDEO GEAR:

DJI Pocket 2 Camera

Much better than the first series Osmo Pocket and so has supplanted my EM5 for most of my video channel content. The built-in wireless audio is also excellent and makes life very easy.

Vanguard VEO 2GO 235CB Carbon Fibre Tripod

A great lightweight choice. Works very well as a selfie stick with the Pocket 2 attached, and is a stable tripod. A brief review in my video #115

Andoer 42 LED Rechargeable Video Light

Astonishing value at just £19 for two units. Works for hours on a single recharge, weighs next to nothing and comes in very handy in low light.

Rode Smartlav+ Lavalier Mic

I use this sometimes as I find it gives me the best sound when out and about recording. And is my best option in high winds.

I’m often asked about the equipment I use.

You'll find details of most of it on my  GEAR PAGE

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