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 Camera

  • Fuji X-T2

Film Cameras

35mm

  • Rollei 35 SE (40mm f2.8, scale focus)
  • Rollei 35 LED(40mm f3.5, scale focus)
  • Pentax MX (Compact manual SLR)
  • Bessa R (Modern m39/LTM rangefinder)
  • Canon EOS 650 (Modern 35mm AF SLR)
  • Olympus MJU I (35mm f3.5 AF compact)
  • Vivitar v335 (Pentax K mount manual SLR)
  • Lomo Cosmic Symbol (Soviet 40mm zone focus camera)

Medium format:

  • Bronica SQ-Ai – hands on (Modular SLR)
  • Yashica Mat 124G (80mm f3.5 TLR)
  • GB Kershaw – review (~80mm fixed focus folding camera)
  • Kodak Brownie Model D (~100mm fixed focus box camera)

Lenses

Fuji X Mount

Pentax K Mount

  • SMC Pentax-M 28mm f2.8
  • SMC Pentax-M 50mm f1.7
  • SMC Pentax-M 100mm 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

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

Voigtlander M39/LTM

  • Ultron 35mm f1.7 Ultron
  • 50mm f1.5 Nokton
  • 75mm f2.5 Color Heliar

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

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!)

Tripods

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

Light & Colour Control

  • Gossen Digisix 2 Light Meter
  • Yongnuo YN560-II speedlite
  • 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 with assorted tanks
  • 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)
  • Ilford Multigrade Developer (for paper)
  • Kodak Photoflo (wetting agent)

Software

  • Adobe Lightroom CC Classic
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • 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 23mm f2
  • Fujinon 27mm f2.8 – my review
  • Fujinon 90mm f2
  • 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