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Here is a comprehensive list of gear and other equipment that I use on a regular basis to take photos and create videos for the Photo Genius channel.


Nikon Z6 - This is the camera I'm most likely to grab off the shelf for photography with the 24-70mm f4 lens. I've also added the 85mm f1.8 S and 14-30mm f4 S wide angle lens.

Fujifilm X-H2S - A Superb camera for both still and video work. Currently using with the XF 23mm F2 and 33mm F1.4 prime lenses. 

Fujifilm X100V - What's not to love about this camera. Compact and portable, sharp 23mm lens, film simulations and a beautifully designed retro body. 

Nikon Zfc - A cropped sensor camera based on the style and look of the Nikon FM2 film camera. A joy to use as a still camera, but mostly I use this to record most of my videos with the 14-30mm f4 S lens. 

Canon EOS R50 - I believe the R50 to be the best value beginners camera currently available. A small compact mirrorless camera that is packed with features, if you need convincing watch my video review.

Canon 50mm f1.8 STM - Also often called the "Nifty fifty", this affordable prime lens is a must have addition to any kit. I'm using it on the EOS R50 with the EF to RF adaptor. Prime lenses like the Nifty Fifty are available for all cameras in a range of focal lengths, watch this video for more about Prime lenses.

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Nikon Zfc - This has become my main camera for recording videos, mostly due to the great auto focus (eye detection), bluetooth remote and flip out screen.

DJI Osmo Pocket 3 - This amazing compact and very versatile camera is what I use to record video when I'm out of the office and on location. 

Microphone - Rode Wireless Go - A compact wireless microphone set up that I use along with the Lavalier Go mic. 

Microphone - Rode NT-USB - A USB mic that connects directly to my Mac studio and is the perfect for adding additional voice overs during the editing process.

Atomos Ninja V - This 5" LCD monitor and recorder allows me to see clearly what I'm recording and is a much better alternative to the cameras flip out LCD screen. Also allows direct recording as an alternative to in-camera recording. 

Nanlite FC-500B / FC-300B - I use the FC-300B and Lantern / Softbox to light my studio, these lights are really powerful and easy to pack down for location shoots. Watch this video to see them in action.



Camera bags

I've been a long time fan of the Think Tank range of bags which are really well designed and functional. My main bag s the Think Tank Airport Essentials backpack, I also use a smaller Retrospective 5 for street photography and when I want to travel light along with a Retrospective 10 for a larger camera and additional lens.

I import all my images to Lightroom for cataloging and editing, Photoshop is also used for additional editing if required. For video editing and post production I use Adobe Premiere Pro.


I've moved all my storage to SSD and particularly like the Samsung SSD range which are lightning fast, reliable and also perfect for travel as they are so small and compact.


Maintaining an keeping you gear in good condition is extremely important, I use the Giottos cleaning kit.

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