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!
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 mk2
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.
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
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
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