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Frequently asked “What equipment do you use?”, John has supplied the following list of some of his gear.


“The most important items of all in the kit bag are the lenses I use. If they are not of the highest quality, then even the most expensive camera body behind them will be a waste of money.”
Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f4.0 Ultra-Wide Zoom
Zuiko Digital 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD Zoom
Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD Tele Zoom
Zuiko Digital ED 50mm f2.0 Macro
Zuiko Digital EX-25 Extension Tube
Zuiko Digital EC-20 2.0x Converter

M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm 1:4.0-5.6
M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake
M.Zuiko Digital 4:3 Adapter

“Most folk know that I use Olympus cameras and their Zuiko lenses but they might not know why. I look for quality of build and performance, leading edge technology with ease of use, value for money; and I like to travel light. Olympus have met my criteria ever since my first OM1 SLR in 1976.”

Olympus E-3 Digital SLR Body
Olympus E-620 Digital SLR Body
Olympus E-520 Digital SLR Body
Olympus E-420 Digital SLR Body
Olympus E-P2 Digital Micro 4:3 SLR Body

Manfrotto 055MF4 Mag Fibre Tripod
Manfrotto 695CX 5 Section Carbon Fiber Monopod
Manfrotto 468MGRC4 Hydrostatic Ball Head
Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head
Manfrotto 701HDV Professional Mini Fluid Video Head
Manfrotto 454 Micropositioning Plate

Apple iMac 27 - I have transferred all of my photographic work to this outstanding machine. How did I ever manage without it?

Jobo Giga Vu Pro - A must for reviewing images on its 4 inch screen whilst on location and for showing clients. (I said I liked to travel light and I certainly don’t want to lug a PC around with me.) It saves me a fortune in contact prints.

Acer V193 in my ‘PC Darkroom’ - Not used so much now but it's useful for checking website appearance and image management on a Windows PC.

Photoshop CS5
Photoshop CS3
ImageReady CS
Combine ZM
Helicon Focus
Photomatix Basic

Epson Stylus R1800
Epson Stylus R800

Olympus HLD-4 Power Battery Holder
JJC WR-100 Wireless Remote Control

Olympus FL-50R Wireless Flash System
Hoya PRO1 Digital UVs, NDs and Circular Polarizers - “Always use the best quality or you might as well use bottle glass for lenses.”

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