F.A.Q.

What camera do I use?

Over the years I’ve stuck predominantly with Olympus, although I do have a Fuji X10, and a Leica D-Lux 6. My main camera is now an Olympus EM5(ii), supplemented with a recent purchase of an OM SLR. The backup is an EM5. I hope to supplement the EM5(ii) with a Fuji X-H1 to move slightly into the realm of a larger sensor. I also have a bunch of older Olympus Four-Thirds bodies, but I honestly don’t use them anymore. I like mirrorless because it’s easy to travel with – light, easy to use, dependable.

What is my travelling kit?

I travel with the Olympus EM5(ii), with the 12-40 Pro lens. It’s a nice compromise between a short telephoto, and a wide-angle, and provides a quick click to manual if I want to shoot with manual focus. Back-up is the D-Lux-6 or the iPhone 8. Sometimes I throw in a manual focus lens, but try not to carry too much. I seldom use telephoto, and also have a fisheye, but honestly it isn’t needed.

What about lighting?

I’m a big advocate of natural lighting, and probably use it 99% of the time. I dislike flash a lot, and in nature it’s often a case of too much light, and there isn’t too much you can do about that (portable black hole anyone?).