Equipment

I use a variety of cameras and equipment to capture my images. All my equipment is capable of producing images than can be used in web, print and exhibition type environments.

In recent months I have transitioned back to a micro 43rds system - based around a Panasonic GX8 and a variety of m43rds lenses. My most used lens is the superb Panasonic Lumix Vario 12-35/2.8 followed by the Olympus Pro 7-14/2.8. I have found all Lumix lenses have a signature which is very close to Leica lenses - demonstrating that Panasonic has clearly learned a lot from their partnership with Leica.

I also have several Sigma cameras: the DP2M Merrill, DP3M Merrill and the recently introduced DP0Q Quattro. These are very specialised cameras which are capable of producing near medium-format quality images but only if shot at the base ISO of the sensor. I have used them extensively in my most recent book for architectural photography with excellent results.

A more specialised camera which is capable of producing excellent urban landscape captures in my Leica Q. This camera has a fixed f1.7/28mm lens and a 24mpx sensor. It is capable of capturing still images at very high ISO with excellent control of noise. It is a great camera to shoot with as it has very few controls and allows me to concentrate on the image alone.

One of the best cameras I have ever owned is my Ricoh GR. This is also a fixed lens camera - with a f2.8/18mm lens and a 1.5x APS-C sensor which makes it approximately 28mm equivalent at 35mm. After the Leica Q, this is the highest quality Bayer-sensor camera I have owned and I recommend the Ricoh GR to anyone who wants high quality imaging in what is literally a pocketable camera.