The best architectural kit as recommended by Martina Govindraj

Architectural expert Martina Govindraj chooses her favourite camera and lenses for shooting the urban environment...

Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII
"The E-M1 Mark II is a superb camera. Not only does it provide great image quality, but I find it really comfortable to carry around in my hand. It’s well designed and the fully articulated foldout screen gives me the flexibility to shoot a number of angles that would normally be difficult. The larger dials on the top allow me to adjust my shot to create the right atmosphere without having to take my eye away from the camera."
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 Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII

Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII

Zoom lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS Pro
"This is another superb addition to my kit bag. It enables me to shoot at distance and then have confidence to crop into details of buildings without losing quality, which can allow me to be more creative. I remember the first time I used it and instantly fell in love with it." 
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 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS Pro

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS Pro

Wide-angle lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7–14mm f/2.8 Pro
"I love this lens. It allows me to translate scale in my photos and is superb in low-light situations. The size and build of this lens is great, as my camera rarely leaves my hand when I’m out shooting. Whereas I used to get aches in my hand, arm and shoulder with my heavy old DSLR gear, I can happily confirm that this has not been the case since I switched to the OM-D system."
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 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7–14mm f/2.8 Pro

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7–14mm f/2.8 Pro

Martina Govindraj is an architectural and urban photographer who has been exhibited internationally. She has collaborated with many brands, shooting everything from cars to London Fashion Week, as well as being the in-house photographer for Mondo Brewing. See more of her work here

The Best Landscape Kit As Recommended By Steve Gosling

Landscape expert Steve Gosling chooses his favourite camera and lenses for minimalist masterpieces...

Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII
"I’ve been using the E-M1 MkII since it first came out at the end of 2016. It’s a rugged, pro spec camera that’s weather-resistant (essential for many of the environments I work in) and, with a 20MP sensor, capable of producing wonderful quality images that I’ve happily printed to 30x20in. The image stabilisation system also enables me to get sharp images in situations where using a tripod is impossible, such as from the deck of a moving ship or on board an inflatable boat in Antarctica."
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 Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII

Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII

Zoom lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO
"The 12-100mm zoom is my go-to travel lens with a useful focal range from wide-angle to telephoto and a weatherproof design. Combined with the E-M1 MkII it was my most-used optic in Antarctica. I’ve used all the Olympus primes and all the Pro zooms and the quality has never disappointed, yet the 12-100mm seems to be a step up again. I’d say that at f/8 or f/11 it’s the sharpest Olympus lens I’ve used giving crisp, detail-rich images."
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 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO

Wide-angle lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7–14mm f/2.8 PRO
"The 7-14mm Pro zoom gives a dramatic perspective ideal for landscapes with strong, bold foregrounds. Fitting filters requires a special adaptor (due to the bulbous front element and the petal shaped lens hood), but this sharp optic is well worth the investment."
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 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7–14mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7–14mm f/2.8 PRO

Steve Gosling specialises in contemporary travel and landscape images. His work has won many awards and he runs successful workshops. Last year he published his second book, A Beautiful Silence, of images from South Georgia and Antarctica. See more of his work here

The Best Wildlife Kit As Recommended By Tesni Ward

Wildlife expert Tesni Ward chooses the camera and lenses she favours for shooting flora and fauna images...

Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII
"With its 2x crop factor, this Micro Four Thirds marvel is perfect for capturing those close-up details. Its increased depth-of-field means that I don’t have to select a narrower aperture and sacrifice light and shutter speed."
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 Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII

Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII

Prime lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f/4 IS PRO
"This powerful telephoto gives a 35mm equivalent focal length of 600mm and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.4m. When paired with a 1.4x teleconverter, it’s perfect for getting intimate frame-filling images without causing any undue stress or disturbance to the subject. This lens is almost permanently fixed to my camera due to the flexibility of moving from faraway wildlife images to close-ups without the need to change my equipment."
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 Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f/4 IS PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f/4 IS PRO

Zoom lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
"This lens can achieve very similar images as the 300mm in terms of depth-of-field and composition when used in combination with a 1.4x converter. However, it’s much more compact, lightweight and flexible in terms of focal length. This gives me a greater scope for images, especially if I’m working with subjects that are a little less skittish and more approachable."
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 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Tesni Ward is a professional wildlife photographer based on the outskirts of the Peak District. While the majority of her work focuses on British wildlife, she also photographs projects across the world and aspires to promote conservation and education through her images. She runs workshops and tours throughout the UK. See more of her work here