Favourite lens Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO
My go-to lens is the 12- 40mm, which I use with my Olympus OM- D E- M1 II. The weight balances well with my camera body and I can alternate quickly between my preferred settings of 17mm and 25mm, and it’s incredibly quick to focus. I used to frown upon photographers who used a zoom lens as I saw myself as a purist using only primes. One day a colleague said ‘ Why? Get one professional “do-it-all” lens. Keep it on 17mm, then it’s a quick flick of the wrist to 25mm.’ Since then I haven’t looked back. Regardless of lighting conditions and distance, the image creation is clear and sharp in quality. It’s a quick snap back of a ring on the lens to engage manual focus. The all-metal construction makes the lens feel solid, and yet it manages to remain rather delicious looking. I use it for portraits, landscapes and reportage, on editorial, corporate and advertising assignments. It’s also splash/beer proof, which is crucial for me as I often photograph in busy pubs and clubs!