My Equipment

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment!!

–     Ansdel Adams…

Sony A7 MKIII Mirrorless Body, Front View.

The Gear I Have In My Rucksack


Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro




Sony7A MKIII & 24/70mm f2.8



Sony 100/400mm f4-5.6 Lens


Sony A7 MKIII Rear View.






Superb Hahnel Modus 600RT Wireless Pro-Kit, consisting of 2 x flash guns, 1 x transmitter, 2 x rechargeable batteries and 1 x charger.

1 x Better Beamer Flash Extender

The Sony “A7III Pro” is a mirrorless camera body with some awesome features. The optics and additional features on the lens’s are absolutely brilliant, and at least equal to the “Canon L MKII Lens’s” if not better. (and l never thought l would hear myself say that!!!)


My Street & Field Pouch

(Whenever you see John out on a shoot, he will always be wearing his belt & pouch)

This pouch is permanently attached to my hip when l am out with my gear. It contains all the little extras which l cannot be without.

This pouch is permanently attached to my hip when l am out with my gear. It contains all the little extras which l cannot be without.

1 x Notebook, Pen, Pencil & ID – Always wanted to make those little notes

1 x Penknife – Every photographers accessory

1 x Spare Battery – A must just in case. My batteries are compatible to both camera’s.

1 x Cleaning Cloth, Pen and Blower – Just in case you are working in a dirty or windy environment.

1 x Card wallet – Containing 4 x 32Gb Compact Flash cards for simultaneous back up for my 1Dx) – You never want to run out of memory!!

1 pair x Clear lens glasses with neck strap – I wear glasses but not for actually taking any pictures


1 x Manfrotto 055XProB Tripod with Centre Column, 1 x Manfrotto 360 Fluid head

A selection of “Lee” filters including the “Big & Little Stopper”, Polariser and Grad’s

1 x LowePro AW Rucksack, 1 x Billingham Pro Shoulder Bag and 1 x Trolley – Ideal for using when the terrain allows.

Johns Studio Gear

2 x Bowens Cold Stream-Lites

Bowens 300W Cold Streamslite.

Bowens 500W Cold Stream lite with Diffuser.

5 x Manfrotto “Lumie” lights (1 x Low, 2 x Medium and 2 x High emission),

all with 3 variable power switching. These are ideal for fitting to tripods, lighting stands, Novoflex systems, as well as being able to be mounted directly on to any camera hot-shoe flash light fitting.




3 x Photographic work tents, 1 x black and 2 x white. When using a tent, the object to be photographed is placed in a tent and lit through the sides, tops, and bottoms or lighting the object by direct internal lighting.

1 x Photographic work table (A white table with back  is ideal when you wish to work with your lights very close to the subject matter and reflectors.)

16 x Coloured Backdrops (6 x PVC backed, 6 x custom designed hard board, 4 x Velvet)

1 x Macro vernier drive (This fits between the tripod and the camera and is adjusted in both directions with the aid of two vernier worm, one course and one fine)

1 x Full collection of Novoflex Macro Scaffolding (Ideal for holding the “Manfrotto Lights” and the finest and most delicate of items in position, such as an Orchid.)

1 x Sony remote control systems (These creates a totally hands free operation, therefore the shot is taken totally vibration free.)

1 x Plamp – An example of a “Plamp” is it can be affixed to a tripod leg and then to the stem of a flower with no damage or any accessory can be clamped.

Assorted clamping systems – Bits and pieces which you collect over the years.

Assorted accessories and filters – Bits and pieces which you collect over the years.

Johns Office

My office is very comfortable and well equipped able to undertake most tasks.

My office is very comfortable and well equipped able to undertake most tasks.

1 x “Mac Pro” with an Eizo ColorEdge CG241W screen – Both are 100% brilliant!!

1 x Apple “MacBook Air” laptop – Again brilliant, I’d be lost without it.

1 x Epson Stylus Pro 4800 printer – A brilliant printing machine up to A2 working with 8 x Epson Ultra Chrome K3 Inks.

1 x Brother HL-3040CN 4 x colour laser printer – A good office slave for producing course and workshop documents on.

1 x HP Laser Printer P1102 – My office workhorse (Mono).

1 x ColourMunki calibration system – This calibrates and profiles my photographic computer system, printers and papers.

6 x “Western Digital” 2TB external hard drives in a “Raid” format – Extremely reliable.

1 x Custom made routing system used for all my wireless and internet connections.

Software Used

1 x “Lightroom CC”. This is now being used to replace Aperture V3. All the images managed in Aperture V3 have now been transferred to Lightroom.

1 x “Adobe Photoshop CC” (This is the package of software l fall to when I need additional functions that Lightroom cannot offer)

1 x “Affinity Photographic & Design” package of software.

1 x “DxO – Nik” software package (An absolutely brilliant package providing five different)

John, office bound!!

John, office bound!!

1 x “onOne Genuine Fractals” (This is an amazing package to “interpolate” an image up or down in size)

1 x “MacPhun” software package

1 x “Pixel Bender” software package

2 x “Mac Office & Presentation” software packages (As you would expect, all my software contains all the most recent upgrades and are fully licensed

Many thanks, have fun and

“Keep on Clickin”

John F.

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