My Gear

This is the equipment I currently use to take my photos. I tend to try lots of things and eBay what doesn’t work for me, so it can change quite frequently. Things with a linked review have a review (obviously), things linked with a ‘hands on’ have a briefer overview of the item and a selection of photos taken with it.

Cameras

Digital Cameras

  • Fuji X-T2
  • Fuji X-T1

Film Cameras

  • Bronica SQ-Ai – hands on
  • Rolleicord Vb (Type 2)
  • Rollei 35 SE
  • Rollei 35 LED
  • Pentax MX
  • GB Kershaw folding camera – review
  • Zenit-E
  • Kodak Brownie Model D
  • Graflex Crown Graphic (6×9 model)

Lenses

Fuji X Mount

  • Fujinon 23mm f2 R WR
  • Fujinon 35mm f2 R WR – my review
  • Fujinon 60mm f2.4 R Macro – my review
  • Fujinon 90mm f2 R WR

Pentax K Mount

  • SMC Pentax-M 50mm f1.7
  • SMC Pentax-M 28mm f2.8
  • Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 1:1 Macro (I use this with an adapter to digitise negatives on my Fuji too)

M42 Screw Mount

I use these with a generic m42 to Fuji X mount adapter.

  • Asahi Pentax 35mm f3.5 SMC Takumar
  • Asahi Pentax 50mm f1.4 SMC Takumar
  • Asahi Pentax 135mm f3.5 SMC Takumar

Zenza Bronica (SQ)

These are for my medium format Bronica SQ-Ai.

  • Zenza Bronica Zenzanon PS 50mm f3.5
  • Zenza Bronica Zenzanon PS 80mm f2.8
  • Zenza Bronica Zenzanon PS 150mm f4

Other Gear

Gear Bags

  • Domke F-5XA camera bag – mini review
  • Crumpler Cupcake 7500 camera bag
  • LowerPro backpack

Camera Protection & Handling

  • Lensmate Thumbrest for X-T1/X-T2
  • Joby UltraFit Sling Strap
  • X-T1/2 larger eyecup (these should be an option on all Fuji cameras!)
  • Generic Arca-Swiss compatible L bracket for the X-T1

Tripods

  • Vanguard Veo 204AB Travel Tripod
  • Velbon Ultra Maxi M tripod
  • Manfrotto PIXI Mini tripod

Light & Colour Control

  • Gossen Digisix 2 Light Meter
  • Gossen Variosix F2 Light Meter
  • Yongnuo YN560-II speedlite
  • Pair of EF-X8 flashes
  • Various sized ND filters
  • Various sized coloured filters (for black and white photography)
  • Various sized polarising filters
  • Various sized daylight filters (for colour film photography)
  • Grey cards
  • Reflector (silver/gold/white).
  • Datacolor Spyder 4 Express
  • Neeweer studio lights and soft boxes

Film Processing

  • Jobo CPE2 plus rotary film processor
  • Jobo 1520 tanks (x2), Jobo 1540 tank, 5 sprials
  • Stainless steel 120 tanks and spirals (unknown brand)
  • Rollei Digibase C-41 colour chemicals (preferred)
  • Ilford DD-X B&W developer (preferred)
  • Ilford ID-11 developer (cheap and good)
  • Ilford Rapid Fixer
  • Ilford Ilfostop (stop bath)
  • Kodak Photoflo (wetting agent)

Software

  • Adobe Lightroom CC Classic
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Iridient Developer
  • Nik Collection (Silver Efex, Color Efex etc.)
  • Fuji Tethering Plugin for Lightroom
  • Final Cut Pro X

Retired gear

This is gear I’ve used for images on the site or written about, that I’ve decided to part with.

X System Bodies

X System Lenses

  • 8mm f2.8 Samyang Fisheye – my review
  • Fujinon 14mm f2.8 R – my review
  • Fujinon 18mm f2 – my review
  • Fujinon 27mm f2.8 – my review
  • Fujinon 18-55 f2.8-4 zoom
  • Fujinon 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 zoom
  • Fujinon 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 R – my review
  • Zhongyi Lens Turbo I

Film Cameras & Lenses

  • Ricoh GR1s – hands on
  • Bronica ETRSi w/ 75mm f2.8 EII – hands on
  • Bronica 50mm f2.8 MC
  • Bronica 150mm f3.5 MC
  • Fuji GS645 wide 60