In My Bag

Cameras

I only use Fuji cameras for my personal and professional work. They offer me the shooting experience that I prefer along with fully featured bodies and excellent image quality.

 

For landscapes I use the GFX50R medium format camera along with a selection of prime lenses including the GF 23mm f/4 and the 50mm f/3.5. i find that the tonality of medium format is a step up from full frame and gives me more to work with in post. Fuji medium format also allows me to print very large prints when reuired and still retain excellent detail.

For video, landscapes and portraits I also shoot the Fuji X-T4. It is an incredibly feature rich camera that allows me to have one solution for video and stills. The IBIS can be very handy and alongside excellent image quality, superb weather sealing and great battery life it is a very fast and dependible camera.

For Street/documentary and travel I shoot with the X-Pro 3 and prime lenses. This combination is small, lightweight, offers incredible image quality and is discreet which allows you to get shots without screaming I’m a professional photographer at everyone.

I often add an X100V to my bag when shooting with the X-Pro 3 as above as it adds the ability to use a built in ND filter plus use the fill flash whihc enables you to get shots simply not possible with other cameras. It is also small and lightweight while still offering excellent image quality. This is also my family camera 90% of the time so is brought with me on vacations and trips.

 

 

Lenses.

I use so many different lenses that it is hard to list all of them here. Here are a few of my favourites. All are available through Amazon.com here Lenses or using the Amazon UK links below.

Fuji GF23mm f/4 – Simply unmatched image quality combined with Fuji’s medium format sensor this gives me the greatest wide angle image quality available.

Fuji 50mm f/3.5 – Paired with my GFX50R this small (for medium format) lens allows me to shoot tighter landscapes but also works well for street and documentary too. It is sharp and one of the fastest focussing GF lenses.

Fuji 10-24mm f/4 – Go to zoom for landscapes on my X-Series cameras.

Fuji 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 – My other essential landscape lens, is surpisingly sharp and works well for more intimate landscapes, subject compression and isolating details.

 

 

 

Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4 – The 35mm equivalent focal length is probably my favourite and this lens is one of if not the best I’ve shot in this range. It is sharp, offers great contrast and the large aperture allows you to use it in low light and create some nice bokeh if used correctly.

Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2 – One of the best protrait lenses around it is smply beautiful Great focal length, colour, contrast and beautiful bokeh. It is not the fastest to focus but still does a reasonable job.

Fuji 35mm f/2 – Small light and sharp, plus it’s weather sealed and lightening fast to focus.. What more can you ask for in a lightweight walk around lens.

 

Camera Bags

At the moment I use a Lowepro Flipside 400AW as my main bag. it fits my Medium format camera and lenses in as well as my XT4 and several lenses plus my X100V.

 

Tripods

I use a Manfrotto 055X heavy duty tripod when I am shooting landscapes. When I tavel I use the Manfrotto BeFree Advanced lightweight tripod.

Filters

I use Hoya HD, UV and Protector and circular polarising filters on my lenses as they are very tough and much easier to clean than their Pro 1 D range.

For graduate ND filters I’ve always found Lee Filters to be by far the best.

This list will update from time to time as I test new cameras and lenses and sometimes swap my kit around. I enjoy going light with my gear now as I find it adds to my enjoyment and is less intrusive if I’m out shooting people on the street.