I’m often asked about the equipment I use.

Photography is not about the gear you use, it is about the pictures you take. There are many very expensive pieces of kit out there, and you don’t need any of them! With a little bit of research you can find equipment out there for a fraction of the cost with very little to no loss of functionality.

For those of you starting out, you should give the secondhand market some serious thought!

I also strongly recommend against buying everything at once, buy things when you need them and not before. Over the last few years I have incrementally tweaked what I use. Ensuring everything is as lightweight as possible whilst still functioning extremely well for my photography.

Links here are affiliate links to the actual items I have bought. If you follow any of them and proceed to purchase I will receive a small commission but you won’t pay a penny more than the list price. So, many thanks if you help me out.   


OM System OM-1

My latest camera and main workhorse. I finally upgraded to a “pro” camera. This one has a stacked BSI sensor making it slightly more sensitive and allows for multiple SD cards for redundancy.

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Olympus OMD E-M5
Mark III

I was missing certain features in the E-PL7, so I went looking for an alternative. This camera has a electric viewfinder and is completely weather sealed. It also has a slightly better sensor.

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Olympus PEN E-PL7

My first micro four thirds camera. I chose M43 because the lenses are extremely light, compact & affordable. I still use it as a backup or underwater camera.

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Olympus µ DIGITAL 600

My first camera for underwater. I still use it as a backup camera for when I am diving sometimes, when I expect to go through narrow passages or assist with training.


Olympus M.Zuiko ED
12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ

This lens accounts for at least 90% of my images. It is superb. It rarely leaves my camera body. It also has the benefit of being weather sealed.

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED
14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II

I got this lens together with my E-M5, and it has replaced my 40-150mm lens only because this one is weather sealed.

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO

The 7artisans is a great lens, but speed matters a great deal for astrophotography, and the boost the Olympus 8mm lens provides is quite substantial. It also does not hurt this lens is weather sealed.

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XIAOYI 42.5MM F1.8

A budget portrait lens that gives incredible value for money!

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42MM F3.5-5.6 EZ

The kit lens that came with my camera. Quite a good lens and extremely compact because of the pancake design. It has lost its place in my bag to the 12-50mm lens.

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40‑150MM F4‑5.6 R

The optics on this are very good, but its price is in kit lens territory! Extremely lightweight.

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7artisans 7.5MM F2.8 Fisheye

One of the most affordable wide & fast lenses out there. Ideal for the beginning astrophotograper!

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Rollei C6i
Carbon Tripod

A gift from a friend, and my main tripod. Lightweight, strong, and compact, this is definitely one of the better affordable travel tripods out there!

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Populär Tripod

A vintage video tripod, but oh so sturdy! It belonged to my father and now it serves me very well.
I have replaced the head though, as ball heads are just so much more practical!

Mini Octopus

A no-brand generic mini tripod with flexible arms. Great for when you want to travel extremely light, or just to have something when going for a stroll.

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K&F MV35 ND8-ND2000 Filter

A variable ND filter that helps me create long exposures. Advertised as 3 to 11 stops, but the last few stops are to dark to be used. Still incredible bang for your buck.

OM System BLX-1 Batteries

So far I have never run out of power, and a single battery has lasted me an entire night of shooting, but I always carry at least once spare. Call it a superstition.

Olympus BLS-5 / BLS-50 Batteries

Although a single battery can last you all day, it can never hurt to have a few spares. I use both Olympus branded and 3rd party batteries.


Adobe Lightroom

I shoot in RAW format, so I need to touch up every single photo I use and Lightroom is amazing at it! The only downside it that it is on a subscription plan.

Adobe Photoshop

Sometimes you just need a little more editing power than Lightroom has to offer, and Photoshop is exactly the right program for the job! Also on a subscription plan.

Luminar 4 &
Luminar AI

Similar to Photoshop, but with a few unique features. A good thing about Luminar is that it’s just a one-time payment and no subscription.


Very powerful star stacking software for Windows that will align and stack consecutive shots of stars to reduce noise and bring out faint stars. And it is free!


A free, very simple and easy to use piece of software that will let you stack images to create star trails.