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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 I’ve loads still hanging around my house and studio. Right now, I’m using only Fuji and have sold loads of my Canon gear and the rest is for sale. I’m an Irish Fuji X-Photographer and am absolutely proud of that.  On that note, I have to say that I don’t get given free gear from Fuji. I’ve bought everything out of my own money, because I like the gear that much. Occasionally I can borrow gear to review it, but it always has to be returned (like the 18-135mm that I wrote about on Digital Photography School).

  • Fuji X-T2
  • Fuji X-T10 UK US
  • Fuji X-Pro1 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 10-24 f4
  • 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
  • Lensbaby Trio
  • 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 v850II
  • Neewer TT850 (rebranded Godox v850) X 3
  • Fuji EF-42

Studio/Location

  • Elinchrom ELC500ProHD
  • Elinchrom BRX500 X2
  • Elinchrom Ranger Quadra X 2 (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
  • Godox XT-16

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 Rotalux 135cm Octa
  • 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
  • Lastolite Hilite 5X7 with train

Grip

  • Elinchrom Stands X4
  • Elinchrom Polystand (an amazing boom!)
  • Interfit C-Stand X2
  • 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 X2
  • 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 iMac 27″ i7 4.0Ghz
  • Apple Mac Pro 2008 dual quad core
  • Apple Macbook Air 2013
  • G-Tech Raid
  • Epson 3800
  • Epson XP412
  • Tethertools USB Cable & Jerkstop