My Gear

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I’m sometimes asked to create a “What’s in my bag” video but I don’t personally see the value of this for my YouTube channel or indeed believe that most of subscribers want to see it. Instead, here’s a list of almost everything I use for photography. Most of these items link to Amazon or B&H as affiliate links so if you click on a link and make a purchase then I receive a small commission. Any support for my work is much appreciated!

Always in my bag

  • Sony A7R III
    Amazon US | B&H
    My latest and main camera and I love it. Amazing image quality and dynamic range
  • Sony 24-70 2.8GM
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    This lens rarely comes off my camera. It’s expensive but worth every penny for its image quality, sharpness and versatility
  • Shimoda Explore 40 camera backpack
    shimodadesigns.com
    My new bag which is looking very promising. I’ll do a review when I’ve spent more time with it.
  • Zeiss Loxia 21mm
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    A manual focus prime that’s a joy to use with superb image quality
  • Benro Mach 3 Tripod
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    A new addition but first impressions are very good indeed
  • Benro Travel Angel Tripod
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    A new addition for longer hikes but my first impressions are very good indeed
  • LEE Landscape Polariser
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    I use a number of LEE Filters such as the Landscape Polariser and a variety of graduated ND filters. They’re all carried in the LEE Field Pouch
  • Sony NP-FZ100 spare battery
    Amazon UKB&H
    I always carry a spare and I find the official batteries to be better than the copies
  • Tripod spikes
    Amazon UK
    Essential kit when working on soft ground like I do
  • Memory cards
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    I use the Sandisk 128gb cards plus spares and they’ve never let me down
  • Peak Design Quick release strap
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    Ideal for the days where I like to scout and travel light]
  • Pixel cable release
    Amazon UK | Amazon US
    Cheap and it works. I usually have 2
  • L Bracket
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    Essential kit, in my opinion
  • Leather notebook
    Amazon UK | Amazon US
    Write down location info, ideas, inspirations – anything!

Other gear I use but don’t always carry

  • Sony A7 II
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    My first mirrorless camera which has been superb so I’m keeping it
  • Sony 55mm f1.8
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    Lightweight and super sharp. An awesome lens for a lightweight fixed focal length wander
  • Sony 70-200m f4
    Amazon UK | B&H
    Great when in the mountains and bigger views.

Videoing gear

  • Sony A6500 
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    Very fast focus, great video quality, 4K and 120fps. I love this little camera
  • Sony 16-70 f4 
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    Lightweight and a very versatile focal range
  • Rode VideoMicro mic 
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    It’s amazing what sound this little mic picks up
  • DJI Mavic Pro drone
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    Compact and easy to use. Perfect for adding production quality to videos
  • Zhiyun Crane V2 Gimbal 
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    It’s a bit bulky and heavy for “run & gun” videoing but it’s super smooth and great battery life
  • Bushnell Trail cam
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    I’ve been using these for quite a while. Great battery life and it’s always fun seeing what’s been captured

Post and Printing

  • Canon Pro-1000 printer
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    I can print up to A2 and the quality is superb
  • DataColor Spyder5 Elite
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    Essential kit for colour calibration to help achieve accurate prints
  • Dell 27″ Monitor
    Amazon UK | Amazon US
    Large, great picture and not too expensive
  • Synology NAS
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    Reliable, tons of storage, great features and I can access it remotely
  • WD 4TB Hard disk drives
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    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
    It’s expensive but I use a lot of the software including Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC and Premiere Pro CC
  • Surface Pro tablet
    Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&H
    Small, slim but powerful. I use this for post processing on my workshops