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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.”
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14 mm 1:2.8 PRO Lens
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40 mm 1:2.8 PRO Lens
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO Lens
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ Lens

Olympus MC-14 1.4X Teleconverter for the M40-150mm PRO Lens

“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 OM-D E-M1 Mark II Compact System Camera
Olympus PEN F Camera
Olympus Tough Camera

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 R2000
Epson Stylus R800

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