Recommended Gear
Sandisk Extreme Pro 54GB CF Express Card Type B, up to 1500MB/s, for RAW 4K video
  • Speeds That Surpass Other Cards High-speed consistent recording and enhanced workflow efficiency far beyond existing SanDisk cards are the result of read speeds of up to 1700MB/s and 1400MB/s write speeds
  • Smooth 4K Video Performance The CFexpress form factor captures RAW 4K video with sustainable lowlatency performance in your video recording
  • XQD Compatibility The card is backwards-compatible with select XQD cameras that adopt firmware enabling CFexpress the CFexpress Card Type B bridges existing devices with the future of technology.

SanDisk Extreme PRO 32 GB up to 300MB/s UHS-II Class 10 U3 SDHC Memory Card

Modern Cameras can write images extremely fast, so you needed a memory card that can quickly record images to avoid waiting between shots.

Sandisk CompactFlash cards Extreme Pro
up to 160MB/s

Modern Cameras can write images extremely fast, so I needed a memory card that could quickly record images to avoid waiting between shots.

SanDisk ImageMate PRO USB-C Multi-Card Reader/Writer,Black

  • Works with UHS-II, UHS-I and non-UHS SD and microSD cards, and CompactFlash cards up to UDMA 7
  • Super-fast transfer speeds
  • Compatible with USB 3.0, backwards-compatible with USB 2.0
  • Works with Windows and Mac computers

SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Reader Black

  • Optimized SpeedWith USB 3.1 Gen2 speeds the SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Reader optimizes the performance of the CFexpress Card Type B2 for smooth, efficient workflow from location to post production.
  • For CFexpress Card Type BThis reader unleashes the CFexpress Card Type B2 speeds and keeps you working the way you want.
  • USB-C ConnectivityDesigned to connect with the latest laptops and devices, the CFexpress Card Reader is ready for the newest USB-C technology.
  • USB-C Cable IncludedTo provide greater flexibility and a more organized workspace, the CFexpress Card Reader comes with a .5 meter USB-C cable.

Lifesystems Pop-Up Mosquito, Insect and Midge Head Net Hat

  • COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT: A compact, lightweight pop-up mosquito and midge head net hat made with fine black mesh with 1001 holes per square inch. Supplied with it's own compact bag with drawstring closure, for easy portability
  • FULL ENCLOSURE TO HEAD AND NECK: Will protect the head, face and neck from annoying flying insects when outdoors
  • SAFE AND SECURE: Includes a toggled draw cord, to ensure maximum protection and to keep all flying insects away from the face
  • IDEAL for use in areas with a high population of small and biting insects.

SanDisk Extreme 1TB Portable NVMe SSD

  • Get NVMe solid state performance featuring 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds in a portable, high-capacity drive that’s perfect for creating amazing content or capturing incredible footage
  • Up to two-meter drop protection and IP55 water and dust resistance mean this tough drive can take a beating
  • Travel worry-free with a 5-year limited warranty (See official SanDisk website) and a durable silicon shell that offers a premium feel and added protection to the drive’s exterior
  • Use the handy carabiner loop to secure it to your belt loop or backpack for extra peace of mind
  • Help keep private content private with the included password protection featuring 256‐bit AES hardware encryption (Password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption and is supported by Windows 8, Windows 10 and macOS v10.9+ (Software download required for Mac, see official SanDisk website)

Zeiss microfibre cloth

  • Zeiss cleaning products gently but effectively remove even the smallest dirt.
  • It is not only for lenses, filters and glasses, but also for binoculars and LCD screens, as in your laptop or smartphone.
  • Our specialists have the optimal products for surfaces requiring optical quality.
  • Also with the largest Zeiss microfiber cloth, clean your optimal lenses and without leaving any traces:
  • Box contents: microfibre cloth.

Datacolor SpyderLensCal - Autofocus calibration Chart
  • The smarter focus tool - a fast, reliable method of measuring the focus performance on your camera!
  • A fast, reliable method of measuring the focus performance on your camera!
  • SpyderLensCal allows photographers to easily calibrate their interchangeable lenses and recent DSLR bodies
  • SpyderLensCal provides a fast, reliable method of measuring the focus performance on your camera and lens combinations
  • It allows photographers to obtain razor-sharp focusing or check to see that their lenses are working at their peak performance
  • This device is compact, lightweight and durable, with integrated level and tri-pod mount.

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Neutral Density Filters

B+W 110 ND Filter
The B+W 110 ND cuts out an amazing 10 stops of light, far more than usual, meaning it can turn a 1/60sec shutter speed into 15 secs.
Click on image to see tutorial
B+W 106 ND Filter
The B+W 106 ND cuts out
6 stops of light, meaning it can turn a 1/60sec shutter speed into 1 second exposure.
Click on image to see tutorial
A Neutral Density (ND) filter like the B&W 110 ND or the B&W 106 ND is often needed if you want to experiment with long exposures, reducing the amount of light that passes through the lens to the sensor and allowing you to use slower shutter speeds in your shots. This slowing down of the shutter lets you capture the motion of flowing water, windswept grasses or clouds etc. as a blur, which can result in very creative images.

Using the B&W 110 ND or the B&W 106 ND is quite an art – you have to compose and focus shots before adding the filter, as once it is on you can barely see anything through the viewfinder (With some cameras it can be left on if you use with Live View). If you fancy experimenting with really long exposures it's a fabulous tool, allowing you to use slow shutter speeds even in full daylight conditions. Very specific, but good fun!
Exposure Calculation Chart.
(for using the 10x or 6x Neutral Density Filter)
Click on the PDF logos to get the Exposure Calculation Chart and instructions or Printable Chart.
Instructions Printable Table

JJC Macro Arm Light, LED Camera Light
5600K 24000Lux 10 Levels Adjustable Brightness Cold Shoe Mount or 1/4 Screw

  • Professional Macro LED Light: Macro arm light consists of 2 LED lights specially designed to illuminate your close-up subjects in macro photography.
  • Flexible Light Angle: The dual flexible arms are adjustable to different angles to shed light where you need it,
  • Built-in Rechargeable Battery: Built-in 600mAh lithium battery. Charge the Macro Arm Light by using the included Type-C cable (1.5m).
  • 10 Levels Adjustable Brightness & 5600K: Each LED light can work independently or in conjunction with each other.
Canon MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite
If my macro work dictates the need for flash, then this is flashgun set-up that I use.
It clips onto my canon MP-E 65mm macro lens as it stands, but it needs a Canon adaper ring to clip onto my Canon 180mm macro lens and my Canon 100mm 2.8L IS macro lens.

Pxwaxpy Solar Power Bank 26800mAh, Solar Charger 【Type C & Micro USB Input】

High Capacity Portable Charger Fast Charge External Battery Pack with 2 Outputs Compatible for Smartphones, Tablets and More

Insect Repellant?
Avon Skin So Soft (Original)

This is not equipment used I hear you say, but I when I go to Scotland, the Outer Hebrides or even my own Derbyshire, there are times when the midges make life hell for taking photos.
I find that
Avon Skin So Soft really does reduces midge attacks.

BenQ SW240 PhotoVue Photographer Monitor, 1920 x 1200, IPS, Adobe RGB, 24.1 Inch, Grey

  • AQCOLOUR technology: 99 percent Adobe RGB coverage, hardware calibration support for accurate colours for photography
  • 24.1-inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 resolution: The screen ratio is ideal for professional photographers to compare two full A4 pages on the screen
  • Hardware calibration with Palette Master Element software: Tune and maintain the colour performance of the monitor at its most optimal state
  • Colour mode hotkey: Swiftly switch between 3 preset colour modes without having to press other OSD buttons
  • Shading hood: Made specifically for glare reduction in environments where it's hard to control ambient light
  • *Shading hood is an optional accessory

Seagate Backup Plus Hub, 10TB, External Hard Drive Desktop, USB 3.0, 2 USB Ports, for Computer Desktop Workstation PC Laptop Mac

  • Store and access content for years with up to 12TB in a USB drive
  • A great external hard drive for Mac and Windows, this hub can charge mobile devices and transfer files from USB cameras and USB thumb drives via its two USB 3.0 ports
  • Use seamlessly between Windows and Mac by installing the provided NTFS driver for Mac

Panasonic Eneloop Pro AA 2500mAh Eneloop NiMH Ready to Use Rechargeable Battery BK 3HCDE/4BE
(4 Eneloop Pro Batteries), 4 Count (Pack of 1)

About this item

  • Eneloop by Panasonic is the next generation of batteries.
  • Pack of 4 Pre-Charged (Ready to use) AA 2500mAh Ni-MH Eneloop Pro Rechargeable Batteries.
  • Charge up to an impressive 500 times, with an 85% capacity after 1 year.
  • All Eneloop batteries are pre-loaded with solar energy and ready for use immediately after purchase.
  • Ready-to-use for every day use, these Eneloop Lite batteries come pre-charged for your convenience. Designed for high drain devices.



This unusual looking Hand Air Blower is very powerful and is probably the best blower on the market for cleaning the sensor in your SLR Digital Camera.

JJC Sensor Loupe with 7x Magnification & Ultra-bright LEDs for DSLR Mirrorless Cameras Sensor Cleaning.

  • Powered by 2 x CR-2032 batteries or USB sources, 7x magnification extra-low dispersion glass with 6pcs dust illuminating bright lighted LEDS
  • Sensor scope designed for inspecting image sensors of DSLR or mirrorless cameras cleanings
  • Great value and really shows up sensor dust that is not visible with the naked eye, easy to use
  • The front of the sensor scope comes with multiple mount sizes which helps to place the sensor scope on your camera mount firmly
  • Package includes: 1 x Sensor Luope, 2 x CR-2032 Batteries, 1 x Storage Pouch, 1 x Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth

Digital SLR/CSC Cleaning Kit Large

This comprehensive kit contains everything you need to clean the major parts, including sensor and lenses of a
modern Digital SLR or CSC camera. Supplied in a handy zipped pouch, the contents can be individually replaced when required.
Full instructions are supplied with the kit, along with our handy sensor cleaning guide.
The kit is available in 4 versions, each with a different width sensor cleaning swab.Make sure you order with the correct size swab for your camera.
Please see our size guide here. Swab Size Chart
Kit Contents:

  • 12 x Just Ltd Ultra Soft Swabs
  • 1 x Gamma Lens and Sensor Cleaner (59ml)
  • 1 x Standard Blower
  • 1 x Lens Cleaning Tissue Pack
  • 1 x Microfibre Cleaning Cloth
  • 1 x AntiStatic Cleaning Cloth
  • 1 x Speckgrabber
  • 10 x Disposable MF Cloth
  • 1 x Lipstick Brush
  • 1 x Carry Case with Belt Loop

Arctic Butterfly®
724S Super Bright Sensor Brush®
for cleaning sensor of digital cameras

Self-cleaning and self-charging brush, designed for light cleaning of a digital SLR sensor.

A lot of people would not include a tripod in their equipment list but it is such a vital item in obtaining sharp images. 

This is currently my main tripod

Leofoto - Poseidon LP-324C- Carbon Fibre Tripod
Resistant to Corrosion
Ideal for Use in Wet Conditions

  • 10-layer carbon
  • Twist-Lock system - adjusting the length of the tripod legs with just one hand
  • Low-maintenance because of special locking system
  • Small minimum working height thanks to the tiltable tripod legs
  • 10-year warranty
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Really Right Stuff website page

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Really Right Stuff website page
BH-55 LR: Full-sized ballhead
with Lever Release Clamp
BH-40 LR II: Mid-sized ballhead
with Lever Release Clamp
These two ball heads are my prefered tripod heads.

I prefer to use use "L" plates to connect my camera to my Really Right Stuff Ball Heads to ensure a sturdy connection particulaly when using the camera in vertical orientation.
L-plate for Canon EOS-1D-Mark IV.  
Tutorial on how to use an L-Plate




(Software used to create this website)


  • Quality output - Black enhance overcoat technology for finer detail and texture
  • Design - Refreshingly understated product design
  • Highly-intuitive - 4.3 inch LCD optical touchscreen
  • Flexible - Easily handles different media types
  • Compact - Smallest footprint and lightest in its class



Epson SureColor SC-P900 Professional Photo Printer


Calibrite GrafiLite

LED Desktop Colour Assessment Lamp


View prints and colour swatches in standardised lighting conditions, day or night, with the Calibrite GrafiLite powered by professional quality
CRI 95+ LED. This compact space-saving desk lamp with a neutral grey viewing mat is ideal for desktop colour selection, assessment and matching.

  • Three colour temperature settings: natural daylight (5,000K), store light (4,000K), home light (2,700K)

Monitor Calibration

Datacolor SpyderX Elite:Monitor Calibration designed for expert and professional Photographers

About this item:
  • THE FASTEST SPYDER EVER: Calibrating your monitor to achieve colour precision now takes just a minute or two – several times faster than previous models.
  • THE MOST ACCURATE SPYDER EVER: Groundbreaking lens-based colour engine provides a higher level of colour accuracy for multiple monitors. SpyderX Elite features room-light monitoring, automatic profile changing and significantly more precise screen colour, shadow detail and white balance.
  • THE EASIEST-TO-USE SPYDER EVER: SpyderX Elite is so intuitive, you don’t have to be a colour expert. It features quick and easy single-click calibration and wizard workflow with 12 predefined calibration targets for advanced colour accuracy.
  • SEE THE DIFFERENCE INSTANTLY: SpyderProof functionality provides before-and-after evaluation of your display and allows you to see the difference using your own images.