My Gear

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I’m often asked about gear, so here’s a list of almost everything I use for photography. For the UK, I’ve linked to Wex who I believe to be a better supplier of photography gear than Amazon. Most of these links are affiliate links so if you click on a link and make a purchase then I receive a small commission.

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Wex Photo Video (UK) Amazon UK B&H (US) Amazon US

Frequently used gear

  • Sony A7R V
    Wex (UK)
    The latest Alpha camera by Sony which I’ve pre-ordered.
  • Sony A7R III
    Wex (UK) | B&H (US)
    My latest and main camera and I love it. Amazing image quality and dynamic range
  • Sony 24-70 2.8GM II
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    This lens rarely comes off my camera. It’s expensive but worth every penny for its image quality, sharpness and versatility
  • Gitzo GT3543XLS Tripod
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    My new tall tripod – sturdy and perfect for working on hillsides
  • Arca-Swiss C1 Cube geared head
    Wex (UK) | B&H (US)
    Expensive but amazing. An excellent addition to improve precision.
  • Tripod spikes
    Wex (UK) |  Amazon (UK)
    Essential kit when working on soft ground like I do
  • Benro Travel Angel Tripod
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    A new addition for longer hikes but my first impressions are very good indeed
  • Sony NP-FZ100 spare battery
    Wex (UK)B&H (US)
    I always carry a spare and I find the official batteries to be better than the copies
  • Memory cards
    Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    I use the Sandisk 128gb cards plus spares and they’ve never let me down
  • Peak Design Quick release strap
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    Ideal for the days where I like to scout and travel light
  • L Bracket
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    Essential kit, in my opinion

Occasional gear

  • Sony 100-400m f4-5.6
    Wex (UK)
    Great when in the mountains and bigger views.
  • Sony 24-105 f4 G
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    A alternative to the 24-70 for when I need to travel lighter.
  • Zeiss Loxia 21mm
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    A manual focus prime that’s a joy to use with superb image quality
  • Sony 55mm f1.8
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    Lightweight and super sharp. An awesome lens for a lightweight fixed focal length wander
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  • Sony A6500 
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    Very fast focus, great video quality, 4K and 120fps. I love this little camera
  • Sony 16-70 f4 
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    Lightweight and a very versatile focal range
  • Benro Slim Tall Carbon Fibre Tripod
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (UK)
    Lightweight and reliable tripod for vlogging
  • DJI Osmo Action
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    An incredibly stable and waterproof action cam for vlogging that can shoot 240fps at 1080p!
  • Rode VideoMicro mic 
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    It’s amazing what sound this little mic picks up
  • DJI Mavic Air drone
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    Even more compact and easy to use. Excellent but not quite as stable in wind as the Mavic Pro
  • Peak Design Capture Camera Mount V3
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    Permanently attached to my Shimoda backpack for quick and convenient access to my Sony A6500
  • Bushnell Trail cam
    Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    I’ve been using these for quite a while. Great battery life and it’s always fun seeing what’s been captured
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  • Canon Pro-1000 printer
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    I can print up to A2 and the quality is superb
  • DataColor SpyderX Elite
    Wex (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    Essential kit for colour calibration to help achieve accurate prints
  • Avery A2 P640 Precision Trimmer
    Amazon (UK)
    Essential kit for trimming my prints
  • NEW 2023! BenQ SW272U 27″ 4K Monitor
    Amazon (UK)
    Large, great picture, very well calibrated out of the box
  • Synology NAS
    Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    Reliable, tons of storage, great features and I can access it remotely
  • WD 4TB Hard disk drives
    Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    I have 5 of these in my NAS and one hot swap spare. Reliable and quiet
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | B&H (US)
    It’s expensive but I use a lot of the software including Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC and Premiere Pro CC
  • Outdoor clothing
    Patagonia Europe | Patagonia USA
    I’m quite picky when it comes to outdoor clothing. I want something that looks good, is lightweight and won’t let me down when the terrain is rough and the weather inclement. Equally important is to support brands whose core values are inline with my own. I choose Patagonia because of their commitment to responsible manufacturing, environmental projects, using business to help nature and bring a 1% For The Planet member.
  • Gloves
    Excellent photography gloves for the coldest of days. The Markhof Pro 2.0 and the Skadi Zipper Mitt are my favourite.
  • Walking boots
    Zamberlan Ultra Lite Gore-tex
    Amazon (UK)
    Finally – a pair of leather boots that are sturdy but light. Impressed so far.
  • Blunt Classic Umbrella
    Amazon (UK)
    Essential tool for woodland photography in the rain
  • Re-usable water bottles
    Simon Baxter Photography Bottles
    I’ve made a commitment to reduce my use of disposable plastics and I’d like to encourage others to do the same. These high quality stainless steel bottles will last many years.