This is my current photography equipment setup:

Camera bodies:

  • Nikon Z8 - a recent purchase, so few photos on here were taken with it (at the point of writing in May 2024)
  • Nikon D500 - formerly my go-to body for most situations, especially for wildlife photography (likely soon to be sold)
  • Nikon D810 - formerly used for macro, family photos, landscapes, the occasional portrait and other miscellaneous uses (likely soon to be sold)


  • Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S
  • Nikon Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S
  • Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III
  • Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
  • Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 Wide Angle Macro

Lighting equipment:

  • Godox V860iii x 2
  • Cygnustech diffuser
  • AK diffuser


  • Formatt-Hitech Firecrest CPL
  • Formatt-Hitech Firecrest ND 3.0 (10 stop)
  • Formatt-Hitech 0.6 GND


  • MeFOTO Globetrotter

Camera trap equipment:

  • Nikon D3200
  • Camtraptions wireless PIR sensor (V3)
  • Camtraptions wireless receivers x 4
  • Camtraptions wireless transmitter
  • Camtraptions camera housing
  • Camtraptions Z2 Flash x 2

Other equipment:

  • BlackRapid R-Strap Sport 2

Camera bag:

  • F-Stop Tilopa with Pro ICU - Large

Previous equipment:

Camera bodies:

  • Nikon D7100 - sold when I bought my D810 and went full-frame. For a long time I regretted this decision!
  • Nikon D5300 - my first DSLR body. Sold to upgrade to the D7100


  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4 PF ED VR - my primary lens for wildlife for a long time. Handed over to my wife once I switched to mirrorless
  • Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD - an excellent macro lens that I sold when I switched to mirrorless
  • Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD - a great lens that I sold in a desperate moment when in need of cash! Also, at the time of ownership I was only using it for work events (for which I wasn't paid)
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G - a small, lightweight and fast lens. Sold to pay for my camera trap equipment. I just wasn't using it enough to justify keeping it
  • Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM - a heavy lens with slow autofocus. I was never really happy with it, but it is an affordable way to get a lot of reach. Sold a few months after purchasing
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G - a great little lens. I've no idea why I sold it (probably to pay a bill in a moment of desperation)!
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED - my first telephoto lens. I was VERY happy with this lens for a long time and it is with this lens that I fell in love with wildlife photography. However, looking back at my old photos, the IQ of this lens leaves a lot to be desired!
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED - the kit lens that came with my first DSLR (my D5300). As above, I was initially delighted with it but 55mm is a ridiculous focal length to be chasing wildlife around with - I learned this pretty fast!
  • Raynox DCR-250 - hardly used, especially once I bought the Laowa 100mm

Lighting equipment:

  • Nikon SB-700 Speedlight - excellent and fast at recharging, sold when I switched over to Godox for the sake of compatibility
  • Nissin Di700 - a brilliant flashgun, used for over 5years - only sold when I began to discover its shortcomings for use in camera traps
  • Nissin MF18 macro flash - an excellent bit of kit that I sold recently with a heavy heart. It took up quite a lot of space in my camera bag and I found that I often couldn't fit it in. Plus the light isn't that diffused, though it's OK on anything that's not shiny

Camera bags:

  • Lowepro Flipside Trek BP 450 AW - sold recently - a great bag but not quite big enough for my needs
  • Lowepro ProTactic 350 AW - thought this was great at first. I upgraded it with loads of MOLLE pouches. This series is a great idea but not (yet) perfect. Mainly sold as I couldn't fit any non-photography gear in it
  • Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW - a bigger version of the 350. I only kept it for a few weeks as it didn't seem very well-made. In hindsight I may have had a knock-off copy, I didn't realise such a thing existed at the time