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Equipment

If there’s one question that you could ask of photographer, you’d imagine it would be something like, ‘What drives you to take the photographs you take?. Or ‘What is the seat of your passion for photography?’. Except it’s neither, the most asked question is ‘What gear do you use?’. So to answer that question, I’ve made this page. Gear comes and goes, but this is what I’m using at the moment. And seeing as I’m giving out this information, I may as well give affiliate links to it.. You don’t need to buy through them. In fact if you have a local camera shop, go buy through them instead. Support your local economy where you can. If you’ve any questions on the gear, please feel free to ask via the contact page.

Cameras

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve had a lot of cameras. I only occasionally get to the point where I can sell them on, so they’re loads still hanging around my house and studio. Right now, I’m loving Fuji, but I still have my Canon 5DIII for certain jobs. Most things are shot on the Fuji though.

  • Fuji X-T10 UK US
  • Fuji X-Pro1 UK US
  • Canon 5DIII UK US
  • Canon 400D IR converted
  • Fuji Instamatic 210 UK US
  • Fuji Instamatic 80
  • Mamiya 645J

Lenses

I’ve built up a lot of lenses over the three systems.

  • Fuji 18-55mm f2.8-4.0
  • Fuji 35mm f1.4
  • Fuji 18mm f2.0
  • Fuji 60mm f2.4 Macro
  • Fuji 50-140mm f2.8 Pro
  • Samyang 12mm f2.0 Fuji X Mount
  • Canon 24-70 f2.8l
  • Canon 70-200 f4
  • Canon 70-200 f2.8
  • Canon TSE 24mm
  • Canon TSE 90mm
  • Canon 17-40L
  • Canon 28mm f1.8
  • Canon 50mm f1.4
  • Canon 85mm f1.8
  • Sigma 105mm Macro Canon EOS fit
  • Sigma 18-200mm Canon EFS fit
  • Mamiya 8omm
  • Mamiya 150mm

Filters

  • Lee Foundation Kit
  • Lee 0.6 Grad ND Hard
  • Hitech 2 slot holder
  • Hitech 2 slot holder with ring
  • Heliopan 105mm Circ Pol
  • Hitech 100mm 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 Hard Grad ND
  • Hitech Pro Stop

Speedlights

I love portable flash a lot!

  • Godox v860c TTL flash for Canon
  • Neewer TT850 (rebranded Godox v850) X 3
  • Fuji EF-42
  • Canon 580EXII (it’s somewhere-I’ve not used it since getting the Godox)

Studio/Location

  • Elinchrom BRX500 X2
  • Elinchrom BX400 X2
  • Elinchrom Ranger Quadra X 3 (Full A-head/pack/battery sets)
  • Elinchrom Ranger Quadra ECO ringflash

Triggers

  • Elinchrom Skyports X3 sets
  • Yong Nuo RF602 X 2
  • Godox FT-16s X3

Speedlight Modifiers

  • Godox Elinchrom Bracket (allows me to use my studio modifiers with speedlights)
  • MagMod Grips, Gels and Grids
  • Lastlite Triplefold Shoot Through umbrellas
  • Lastolite EZbox Softbox
  • Westcott Double Fold reversible umbrellas
  • 120cm Ebay Octa
  • 70X70cm Ebay softbox
  • Round Flash
  • Coreflash Striplights 25X50cm

Studio Modifiers

  • Elinchrom 70cm Deep Octa
  • Elinchrom White 44cm Beauty Dish
  • Elinchrom Silver 44cm Beauty Dish
  • Elinchrom White 70cm Beauty Dish
  • Elinchrom Umbrella Reflector
  • Elinchrom Maxispot
  • Elinchrom 7″ Relfector with Grids X2
  • Elinchrom Rotalux 65cm Softbox X3
  • Elinchrom Umbrella White
  • Elinchrom Umbrella Silver
  • Bessel Striplights with grids X2
  • Bessel Barndoor with grids and gels X2
  • Viewfinder Photography 160cm Silver Parabolic Umbrella
  • Viewfinder Photography 95cm Octa
  • Viewfinder Photography 30X160 Striplight
  • Studioflash 150cm Octa
  • Lastolite Hilite 5X7 with train

Grip

  • Elinchrom Stands X4
  • Elinchrom Polystand (an amazing boom!)
  • Bessel Boom Stand
  • Manfrotto 055CXPro
  • Manfrotto 190
  • Manfrotto 482RC
  • Manfrotto Nano001b X3
  • Manfrotto Magic Arm kit
  • Portaflash Stands X4

Reflectors

  • Lastolite Triflector
  • Lastolite Trigrip Silver/White
  • California Sunbounce Mini Silver/White
  • Viewfinder 6’X3′ 5 in 1 frame reflector
  • Portaflash 5 in 1 circular reflector

Backdrops

  • Seamless Paper from Creativity Backgrounds
  • Custom Canvas from Bespoke Backdrops
  • Demask fabric backgrounds

Software

  • Abobe Lightroom CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • on1 Perfect Photo Suite 9
  • Alien Skin Exposure
  • Imagenomic Portraiture
  • Macphun Tonality

Hardware

  • Wacom Bamboo Fun
  • Wacom Bamboo Pen
  • Palette

Online Education

I firmly believe in reinvesting in my photo education. To do this, I use the following sites. (Disclaimer: I do videos for The Photographer Academy, I have access to Lynda as an ACP, and I write for Photoshop User-I still have to pay for Kelbyone)

Computers, Printers

  • Apple Mac Pro 2008 dual quad core
  • Apple Macbook Air 2013
  • G-Tech Raid
  • Epson 3800
  • Epson XP412
  • Tethertools USB Cable & Jerkstop