This page explains the gear that I have and currently use to take the pictures. It has been collected over several years, mostly second hand, though occasionally new.

I ended up with Nikon by accident, when i wanted to move to digital I really didn't know what I wanted and I was convinced by everyone that Canon were the best - that it what I went into LCE in Guildford to buy, however when I had the Nikon d40 in my hand it felt so much better than the Canon and as I didn't have any lenses worth speaking about the Nikon won and I went home with the d40 and a Tamron 28mm-300 lens. I thought it was the dogs round sperical objects.


  • Nikon d800e - the day to day workhorse, an outstanding camera that is far above my capabilities
  • Nikon d7000 - was the day to day workhorse until my daughter decided it was her day to day workhorse


  • Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8 - the lens normally on the front of the d800e
  • Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 - stunning lens
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.8 - very useful and very, very sharp
  • Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-f/4.5 DX - an excellent lens that I use a lot, 10mm is a bit short, but it is really useful when you need it
  • Nikon 35mm f/1.8g DX - pin sharp, the old 50mm lens from my film days
  • Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5 DX  disliked by many, loved by me as a walkabout general lens on d7000
  • Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-f/6.3 OS - the Bigma, 500mm yet still not long enough! 
  • Nikon 60mm f/2 - pin sharp macro 
  • Nikon 85mm f/2.8 - extremely useful mid range lens
  • Sigma 150 mm f/2.8 OS - excellent macro when distance is required
  • Samyang 24mm f/3.5 24mm tilt/shift - rapidly becoming a favourite, especially for panorama and landscape.
  • Samyang 14mm f/2.8 - amazing value and so useful


  • Nikon SB900 - so easy to use
  • Nikon SB800 - not so easy to use, old and battered but still does the job.


  • Manfrotto 055CXPro4 - nice and small, plus very light
  • Manfrotto 055XProb - old and bold, you could sit your house on it