Since April 2013 I have been shooting mainly with Olympus OM-D cameras and lenses. I switched to Olympus* from Canon and have never looked back. For the type of images I create the cameras are ideal being light, well constructed and capable of creating great quality images. As well as the cameras themselves the community that has been built around them is superb and I have been lucky enough to meet a lot of superlative Olympus photographers including Damian McGillicuddy, Steve Gosling and Neil Buchan-Grant. Olympus also organise loads of events which you can find more information on at Olympus Image Space.
Here is a list of my current photographic gear (links take you to the manufacturers site for each item):
- Olympus OM-D E-M1 – Currently the top of the range, professional-grade OM-D. A fantastic camera in terms of usability and image quality.
- Olympus M.ZUIKO 25mm f/1.8 – A standard lens in terms of focal length compared to 35mm or so called ‘full frame’ sensor cameras. Stays on my camera all the time and great for street photography as well as full length portraiture.
- Olympus M.ZUIKO 45mm f/1.8 – This focal length (90mm equivalent for ‘full-frame’ sensors) is perfect for portraits.
- Olympus M.ZUIKO 60mm f/2.8 – A great macro lens, incredibly small and light but produces wonderful images.
- Olympus M.ZUIKO 12-40mm f/2.8 – Classic 24-80mm equivalent ‘full-frame’ lens, which is relatively light and produces superbly sharp images.
- Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 – This lens is virtually the standard lens for pro photographers covering the all important 70-200mm range on a ‘full-frame’ sensor. Great for portraits and when you need to get a bit closer to the action.
- Fujifilm X100T – No, not an Olympus, I know. I wanted a small, go anywhere camera that I could carry with me at all times. This is a fixed focal length non-interchangeable lens camera but produces wonderful images and is great for street photography.
- Billingham Hadley Pro – Best camera bag ever (and I’ve had lots). Well made, stylish and a great companion for micro four thirds cameras like the OM-D.
- Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I – Really comfortable backpack, well designed that can hold my gear for a days shooting.
- Three Legged Thing Tim Evolution 2 – Small, relatively light but stable tripod which is great for travel (no longer made).
- Cactus Flash System – The RF60 flash and V6 transceiver are a fantastic option if you do a lot of off-camera flash.
- Sekonic L-308S Flashmate – Though the electronic viewfinders in the OM-D’s give instant results for studio work I still like to use a hand-held meter. This one is pretty basic but does the job.
I also have a range of light stands and light modifiers for off-camera flash work too numerous and too changeable to list but for which you can find some descriptions here.
*I am in no way sponsored or supported by Olympus – I just happen to love what they make and what they do!