Equipment

I use a variety of cameras and equipment to capture my images. All my equipment is capable of producing images than can be used in web, print and exhibition type environments.

In the last year or so I have transitioned back to a micro 43rds system - based around the Panasonic GX8 and G9 cameras and a variety of m43rds lenses. My most used lens is the superb Panasonic Lumix Vario 12-35/2.8 followed by the Olympus Pro 7-14/2.8. I have found all Lumix lenses have a signature which is very close to Leica lenses - demonstrating that Panasonic has clearly learned a lot from their partnership with Leica. For wildlife photography the G9 with the Lumix Leica 200/2.8 fixed prime telephoto produces astonishing results in a highly portable package. I can't recommend it enough for serious wildlife photography.

One of the best cameras I have ever owned is my Ricoh GR digital camera. This is also a fixed lens camera - with a f2.8/18mm lens and a 1.5x APS-C sensor which makes it approximately 28mm equivalent at 35mm. I recommend the Ricoh GR to anyone who wants high quality imaging in what is literally a pocketable camera. It is great for street photography but in fact it has worked well on any subject I have used it for and it was my main digital camera when I visited Seoul last year.

Another beautiful, small pocketable camera I use regularly is an Olympus XA capsule rangefinder, which dates from the 1980s. This is a film camera and is capable of producing beautiful images.

I have recently started using the Fujifilm GFX50s medium format digital camera and this will become my main camera for landscape photography.