I am a Photograph

Camera Equipment Lenses and accessories

This is what I have at the moment, (seems to be growing but not out of hand just yet).  A lot of the best photographs happen on the spur of the moment as they are situations that are fleeting and gone often in an instant. Below is what is currently in my camera bag but not all of it is in use at any one given time. I keep the selection down to one or two cameras and a lens or two at most. I don't take it all out but make the best of what I have chosen for that day.



A new bag that holds all my gear. Not expensive but every bit as good as the well known branded bags and perfect for the job.

Comes with a removable rain protector and although heavy, this is the camera gear and accessories not the bag.

YuHan Oxford Large Capacity Multi-function Waterproof Anti-shock SLR/ DSLR Gadget Camera Bag purchased on Amazon.


Z6 II is bereft of a flash so a cheap Godox one has joined the club. Comes with a stand and a fine range of controls. Has a couple of modes of working and seems to work well with the Z6II camera. Not plug and play though and needs careful setting up. £65 not a bad buy at all.
Latest addition:
to my camera stock
Nikon Z6 II
Added protection for the Z6 II a silicon wraparound Easy to attach the silicon protection case. Removed the lens first to make it easier to stretch it over the body. An ideal way to help protect the camera from knocks without impeding all the buttons and dials. Purchased via Amazon.
Latest Main Camera:
Upgraded from the D7000 the D7200
This is a major improvement on the D7000. Performs well in low light situations. A good purchase.


Latest small camera addition:
Sony Cyber-shot WX350 Digital Camera - Black
This slim-line camera is an important addition as it is powerful yet unobtrusive and great for location work
Nikon ME-1
Much more sensitive than the inboard mics. When plugged in to the camera it disables the body mics
Sigma 10-20mm DC
A wide angle lens useful for landscapes.
I protect this lens with a UV filter and I have a polarising filter for it
Sigma 150 - 500mm lens
A telephoto lens bringing distant objects even closer. It has a VR system that really works enabling hand held shots to be taken at 500mm. Its heavy but delivers
An  18 - 105mm
zoom lens that came with the D7200

This lens although regarded as a kit supplied lens performs brilliantly in a range of conditions with the D7200
Nikon 18-55mm AF-S
A standard lens that comes with most bodies. I protect this lens with a skylight filter. I also have a polarising filter for it
Nikon 70-300mm AF-S
A Telephoto lens brings distant images much closer and foreshortens depth in a picture. I protect this lens with a skylight filter and have a polarising filter for it.
Kenko extension tubes
A cheap option for Macro photography for increasing the range of a lens. They have the connections to allow the camera to talk to the lens attached
FTZ adapter for the Z6 II camera
Cable tidy for the Z6 II
SJCAM (M10) digital mini camera
A Velbon Ultra maxi SF Tripod
Very small and very light, but extends to chest height
Joby Gorillapod
What an innovation! legs will wrap and bend in difficult places. This one is strong enough to take a camera with a telephoto lens.
Never forget where you take a picture. Show your images on
electronic maps (Google Earth, Picasa, Flickr, Nikon View NX2). Suitable for the D7000 and D7200


This GPS device is available from:
based in Germany and is perfect for the D700
0 and the D7200
Well used KATA bag

Good for medium sized kit but not for long lenses.
Protects kit well and suitable for short excursions and hand luggage.

Lowepro Flipside 400AW
Not light but carries all my gear including long lens and tripods. Has a unique flip ability to let you access all gear as a 'table top' but giving added security as access is from the inside.
A Western Digital My Passport storage device. Its wireless, has its own internal batteries that last up to 6 hours in continuous use. An SD slot to collect images from your cameraA great addition to your camera gear and added insurance to avoid loosing images in cameras or on cards. Insert the card and it instantly copies the contents to its hard drive.
A new addition to the bag range I have. For journeys to distant lands i prefer to take a canvas type bag the lies somewhere between the two above. This bag is a TOP-MAX Canvas SLR DSLR Digital Camera Bag
Another useful item a USB 3 device that allows an SD card or a micro card to be used where only USB connections are available. A couple of quid off ebay!

FOLUR Waterproof Vintage DSLR SLR Camera Messenger Bag Leather Satchel Canvas Shoulder Bag with Shockproof Interior

holds one camera and two lenses. front pocket and an internal pocket

Available from Amazon 32.99

The Z6 II camera has two different types of storage card onboard. The SD card will find a home in most PCs etc but the CFexpress card is not so accessible. I like to use the card in the same way as the SD card. Remove it from the camera and insert it into a slot. This card reader allows me to do just that.

easyCover Silicone Camera Case for Nikon D7100

protective casing for the camera fits the D7200


Also available for the Z6 II, (see sabove)

Great protection for a camera used in tough locations bought on Amazon for £24.99
All buttons are accessible and it comes with a screen protection skin as well