Photographic Equipment

For many years I’ve been using Canon. The APS-C sensor (1.6X crop factor) of the EOS 7D mkII gives “apparent” extra reach for my smaller subjects. It now rarely carries anything but the Canon 100-400 zoom.

In 2019, I added the first of some Olympus M4/3 gear to my kitbag, originally the E-M1 mkII which is much lighter. However, I missed the GPS built into the Canon EOS 7D mkII and invested in the heavier E-M1X which DOES have GPS. My current practice is to use the 300mm f4 prime lens on the E-M1X and keep the very svelte 60mm macro on the E-M1. I would like the Oly macro lens to be longer, though. I do miss an optical viewfinder (as opposed to an EVF – Electronic ViewFinder) but the photographic world has now gone mirrorless so I must learn to live with it.


  • Canon EOS 7D mkII DSLR
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 mk II M4/3 mirrorless
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1X M4/3 mirrorless


  • Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM mkII lens
  • Sigma 150mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM macro lens [Canon fit]
  • Canon EF 1.4X Extender
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f4.0 IS PRO
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO
  • Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm f/2.8 macro
  • Olympus M.Zuiko  12-40mm f2.8 PRO
  • Olympus M.Zuiko digital MC-14 1.4x teleconverter
  • Olympus M.Zuiko digital MC-20 2.0x teleconverter

Ancillary Gear

  • Manfrotto 694CX carbon fibre monopod
  • Wellington boots (size 11) – necessary on boggy/muddy ground
  • Salomon Techamphibian shoes – designed for walking in rivers; good in France