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 14-150mm f/4.0 to f/5.6
I bought this as a lightweight option to pair with my EM5 and have found it to be an excellent walkabout lens. In fact, I have stopped using my pro lens in favour of this because it’s half the weight!
Amazon Basics 52-Inch Carbon Fibre Tripod
Recently replaced my heavier tripod with this lightweight travel one, very cheap and does the job perfectly well.
WANDRD Tech Pouch – Large
This very weatherproof pouch holds everything I need both photo & video. It easily attaches to a tripod leg, and I can transfer it between bags without leaving anything behind.
Peak Design – V3 Capture Camera Clip
Formatt Hitech Firecrest 85mm Holder Kit
Formatt Hitech Firecrest 85mm ND Grad Filter
Nuances ND64 6-Stop Filter
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.
Olympus BLH-1 Battery
Atlas Athlete Backpack
Olympus OM-D E-M5 mk3
I wanted to improve my video quality beyond what the Sony RX100 can do and also use it as a walkabout lightweight stills camera when not making videos.
Sony RX100 mkVII Camera
I still use this indoors and as a B video camera. It copes far better with low light and high dynamic range sunlight than small action cameras.
Rode VideoMic NTG Shotgun Mic
DJI Osmo Pocket Camera
This used to be my main video camera but I found it struggled sometimes in tricky light. So it’s still a handy spare, and does great time lapses.
Vanguard VEO 2GO 235CB Carbon Fibre Travel Tripod
Rode Smartlav+ Lavalier Mic
Olympus 9-18mm f/4.0 – F/ 5.6
This excellent wide angle lens lives on my EM5 for video work. I’ve also used it for stills from time to time, but it’s mostly for vlogging.
FeiyuTech AK2000C Gimbal
I haven’t had this very long, but it’s already made an appearance in a couple of videos using my EM5. It’s really easy to balance and use and create some great footage.