Equipment - Phil Mann Photography

Although I do still have a medium format film camera, I rarely use film anymore. For the last few years, my main camera has been a Nikon DSLR but I am beginning to find that I am more frequently turning to my mirrorless Fujifilm cameras; despite their lower resolution sensors, I appreciate the lightness of this compact system, finding the XT-1 in particular, reminiscent of the Olympus OM camera I owned many years ago.

Whatever camera I am using, I generally attempt to achieve the result I am aiming for 'in camera' and, so, keep post processing and adjustments down to a minimum. I do not suggest that this is the ‘right way’ to work but it is certainly right for me.


My current camera kit consists of:

Nikon D800

24-70mm zoom lens

50mm, 85mm and 105mm (macro) prime lenses


Fujifilm XT-1 /Fujifilm XE-1

14mm, 27mm and 56mm prime lenses

16-55mm and 50-140mm zoom lenses


Pentax digital spot meter

Lee circular landscape polarizing filter

Lee 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9 graduated neutral density filters

Lee Big Stopper

Cable release

Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 tripod with 410 geared head or MHXPRO-BHQ6 Ball head

Three Legged Friend 'Brian' tripod



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