“What camera do you use?”

One of the most common questions I get asked as a photographer is what camera do you use? There are so many options in the camera market these days and you can’t really go wrong with the DSLRs and Mirrorless systems from Fujifilm, Olympus, Sony, Canon, Nikon and Panasonic. People sometimes tell me that my photos are good because I have an expensive camera – but let’s be real, it’s possible to take good photos on any camera, even an iphone. Anyway, here is the camera gear I use!


I have a Fujifilm Xpro1, a Fujifilm Xpro2 and an Olympus OMD-EM10ii. The Xpro2 is my main camera. I use the Xpro1 when I want a natural and simple shooting experience, and the Olympus as a lightweight secondary camera. I also borrowed a Konica Pop film camera from a friend, but I haven’t quite figured out how to use it… I grew up in the digital age!

Prime Lenses

Here are all my fixed focal length / prime lenses. That means they don’t zoom. My absolute favourite is the Fujinon 23mm f 1.4. The way it renders is so interesting. The other Fuji lenses I have are the 18mm f2, 35mm f1.4 and 56mm f1.2 APD.

Zoom Lenses

I have a 16-55mm f2.8, which is a professional quality standard zoom. Very sharp across the whole zoom range. For birdwatching I have the 100-400mm f2.8, which is so much fun to use.


Here are some other items in my camera kit. First up is the Fujifilm 1.4x tele converter, which fits the 100-400 zoom. I have a Yungnuo Speedlite YN560 IV, and finally a Gopro Hero Session.

Future Gear

This year I’m hoping to try out some more camera gear, to see what works best for me. My friend Louise just won a Panasonic GH7 in a photography competition, which I’m excited to try out. There’s also a new 80mm macro lens from Fujifilm that I’m interested in. My dream kit would be the Fujifilm medium format range. Something about Fuji colours just gets me.

My recommendations 

People ask me what they should buy all the time. I’ve used a decent amount of cameras so I’ll be honest here. I like Fujifilm the best for its colours and skin tones. Canon has great cameras with nice colours, like the 6D. I like Olympus cameras too, because they’re quick and the lens system is great. Sony is ok – the technology is tops but I find the colours really difficult to work with in editing.