A few of the regular visitors to my site have asked questions about the gear I use so, with apologies to those who think I have strayed (even more!) into anorak territory, I have compiled a list of the items I currently use. There are also some captioned photos (below) showing my main camera kit progression over the past 40+ years.
Sony Alpha 700
Sony Alpha 900
Sony Alpha A77MkII
Sony Alpha A99MkII
VG-C70AM (for A700)
VG-C90AM (for A900)
VG-C77AM (for A77MkII/A99MkII)
Sigma 10-20 F4-5.6 'EX' DC
Sigma 12-24 F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM
Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Macro
Sony AF DT 18-250 F3.5-6.3
Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II
Minolta AF 24-105 F3.5-4.5 D
Tamron SP AF 28-75 F2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical
Sigma 50 F1.4 'EX' DG HSM
Sony 70-200 F2.8 'G' SSM II
Sigma 70-200 F2.8 'EX' APO IF (and matched 1.4 t/c)
Sony AF 70-400 F4-5.6 'G' SSM
Tamron SP AF 90 Macro F2.5 (52E)
Sony Carl Zeiss 135mm F1.8 ZA Sonnar T*
- Flashguns - Nissin Di866 Professional MkII, Nissin Di622 MkII, Sony HVL-F20AM and 2 x Godox TT685S' with X1T-S wireless transmitter
- Bags - Kata (PR-440 GDC Press Reporter and ReportIT-30 PL). Tamrac Aero 75 and Adventure 8. Lowepro Protrekker, Computrekker AW, and Rover Plus AW.
- Supports - Giottos MTL-3361B tripod, MH1300-652 Series II ball head and Giottos MH7000-652 Series 1 ball head. Manfrotto 679B monopod, 329RC4 3-way head, 209 tripod, 492 ball head.
- Memory cards - Sandisk Extreme or Extreme Pro and Lexar Professional
- Filters - (Round) I use the new Hoya18 layer super multi-coated Fusion antistatic 77mm UV and circular polarizers on all my principal lenses (plus HMC, Super HMC or Pro1 on others). (Square) Formatt Hitech ND 'stopper' and ND grads.
Canon G9 compact (replaced from Feb 2013 by Sony RX100 and, from Dec 2019 RX100 VI)
Panasonic HDC-SD200 (triple CMOS sensor) HD Camcorder