Equipment We Use

I started shooting Fujifilm in 2015, their great quality build, light weight and small size make them perfect for my needs. I’ve used them in all kinds of weather, on all kinds of shoots and they have never let me down. Reviews and my thoughts on some of these can be found in the blog section.

For cameras I’m currently using Fuji’s X-T3 along with the X-PRO2.
Their X-PRO2 is probably my favourite camera to date, I love the rangefinder looks and how it feels in the hand. It’s a real joy to shoot with.
The X-T3 has the most up to date bits of any camera, including a quad core processor, making it fast in use. The video features are top notch with up to 4K 60 frames a second available at a huge 400Mbps readout with amazing colour. That’s a very detailed image for such a small camera (or even a much bigger one).

For lenses I use the following Fujifilm models:
XF 16mm F/1.4
XF 18mm F/2
XF 23mm f/1.4
XF 35mm F/1.4
XF 56mm F/1.4
XF 90mm F/2
XF 16-55mm F/2.8
XF 50-140mm F/2.8

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Enjoy, Kim.

For storing and transporting my gear I use a mix of rolling bags, shoulder bags and backpacks. The two rolling bags I use are the Pelican 1514 & the Thinktank Airport Security V2. The Pelican is a super tough, hard plastic, rolling case that I can load my cameras and lenses into. The case is submersible in water and will float when fully loaded, I can use it to stand or sit on & it rolls great once you mod the wheels to a softer set. The Thinktank AS2 is my carry horse of a roller, I keep filling it and there is always room for more. I’ve even had a Matthews 40″ C-Stand strapped onto it & it held up fine. Built to the best quality and it looks like a suitcase so I don’t draw attention to what’s inside. That can be important. It’s really important that my gear stays safe when I’m traveling and these bags have proven their worth many times.

For day to day and at weddings where I need a suit or if I am meeting a client I use the Ona Bowery in cognac brown leather, that bag is really beautiful & fits a few lenses or a camera and a couple of lenses, along with spare batteries, cards & cleaning stuff. It also matches my Holdfast Moneymaker camera strap really well.

For editing my raw files & images I use Capture One, made by Danish camera company Phase One. They make some of the worlds best medium format cameras and their software for editing the images was, like their cameras, always a step ahead of anything anyone else had to offer. In September 2018 Phase One & Fujifilm officially launched Capture One Fujifilm, finally I could use my favourite editing app with my favourite camera and it is as good as I could have hoped for.

I’ve started a series of articles about using Capture One, you can see them here

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Where would my post production be with Aaron Nace and Phlearn, no where as advanced as it is now that’s for sure. I’ve been learning from Aaron since 2015 and his skills in photoshop are only matched by his relaxed methodical teaching style. From the basics to the very advanced there is place for anyone to start. They offer a monthly subscription to access all the courses or you can pay and access any of the courses that interest you and stream them anytime.