I got my first 35mm camera when I turned fifteen and I acquired an exposure meter to it which was nearly same price the camera was. My last film camera was 35mm SLR Praktica BX 20 bought in 1990. I used it with 28/2.8 wide angle lens (Carl Zeiss Jena version of Pentacon 28/2.8) and occasionally Pentacon Vario-Prakticar 70-210/4.5-5.6 zoom lens.

Nikon Z 6 cameras

Nikon D750

Nikkor 14-24/2.8 G

ZEISS Milvus 35/1.4, FTZ adapters

Nikkor 24-70/2.8 S

Sigma 100-400/5-6.3 OS C

Nikkor 200-500/5.6 VR

AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III

Arca Swiss Z1 SP heads; L-brackets - SmallRig (handling/orientation), QR11-LG, customised Kirk; NiSi GND and Nuances ND 256 filters, Expodisc 82, 77mm; Metz 44 AF-2

Tripods; Velbon GEO E 635 D (carbon-fiber / basalt composite spiral-etched legs, max load 10 kg, weight 1.5kg), GEO E 543 D, GEO E 540 L

Converters and processing: CNX-D, CNX 2, Ligtroom, PS Plugins/handling, DeNoise 6

Useful pieces of kit

Ionised air blower FireFly (LiPo USB rechargeable), 20 μm filter; tested by years of use

Ezklean Sensor Inspecting Loupe; thorough, instant inspection of the sensor, especially for ML cameras. More effective/revealing than a test shot (paper sheet/sky) so with that taken into account.

Hoya protection filters Fusion Antistatic UV (95, 82 mm), PRO1 UV for extreme conditions

We take it outdoors. Favourite backpacks:

Alpkit DryDock 100, Snugpak 120, Karrimor Panther M/F 70/65 Peat Moss (durable, used weekly for years); Think Tank AA, Crown 2 R; Lafuma Access 40 Carbon, Maven 45 Rosewood; Lowepro bags

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