My Photographic Gear

Some history

For many years, I shot Nikon DX, primarily because I had migrated from a Fuji S2 Pro and was invested in the glass. I moved to a Nikon D90 because it was one of the few bodies to have an inbuilt focusing motor which at least one of my existing lenses needed.

In June 2020, I became aware of a deal from Olympus UK which offered a OM-D10 Mk3 with a 14-42mm and a 45mm f1.8 prime for silly money. I succumbed and quickly fell in love with the feature-rich body, the outstanding image stabilisation and light-weight package.

Was I worried that I had gone to a smaller sensor? Not at all. I had jumped from 12 megapixels to 16 megapixels with a much more modern body and an improvement in image quality that was quite outstanding.

But I tend to suffer with terrible GAS (Gear Aquisition Syndrome) and by March 2021, I had added an OM-D 1 Mk 2, 12-40mm Pro lens and a 60mm Macro. Heck, these things are good. Plus, they’re inexpensive compared to Fuji, Canon and Nikon.

Below is my main kit, including video cameras. If you would like to buy any of these items, there are links provided (from which I will get a small percentage commission which all goes towards my next coffee).

Olympus EM1 Mk 2

My workhorse

20mp Mirrorless Camera: micro four-thirds system with incredible stabilisation and autofocus.

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Olympus EM10 Mk 3

Small, light and inconspicuous

16mp Mirrorless Camera: micro four-thirds system. Entry level yet with astonishing features and ability.

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Olympus 12-40 f2.8

It’s rarely off my camera

A beautiful lens. Constant f2.8 throughout the range.

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Olympus 40-150 F2.8

Stunning Performance

Massive reach and near perfect optical performance with f2.8 throughout the range

Olympus 60mm Macro

Compact and Powerful

An astonishing macro lens that’s cheap and remarkably sharp. I carry it most days.

Olympus 45mm F1.8

Brilliant Portrait Lens

Stunning quality images from a relatively low-cost lens. Great for portraits.

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