The best street kit as recommended by Craig Reilly

Street expert Craig Reilly chooses the camera and lenses he carries when pounding the city streets…

Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1 MkII
"I love both of my OM-D EM-1 bodies (Mark I and Mark II), but the Mark II may just pip it due to its weight, size and balance in the hand. Its superbly crafted handgrip makes it a pleasure to hold and, with its improved 121-point AF system and in-camera image stabilisation, it really makes it easy for anyone, not just pros, to capture great photos on the street. Two other new additions to the Mark II that have aided my street photography are the longer battery life (440 shots) and the AF selection using the touchscreen."
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 Olympus OM-D EM-1 MkII

Olympus OM-D EM-1 MkII

Wide-angle lens: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f/1.8
"Olympus’ 17mm is brilliant for the wider angle-of-view and forces me to get closer to my subjects when using it. With the snap back manual focus ring, it’s really easy to switch between manual and autofocus, and being so light in weight, you don’t know you’re even carrying it in your bag. Olympus has actually improved on this with the Pro model, which has a maximum aperture of f/1.2 and is splashproof, freezeproof and dustproof."
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 Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm f/1.8

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm f/1.8

Prime lens: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm f/1.8
"The 45mm is one of the best lenses around in terms of value for money, and made such a difference to my candid street portraiture. It allowed me to be a ‘safe’ distance from my subject, which helped me gain confidence to then start moving closer towards them. It has a narrow angle-of-view so your subject can take up most of the frame when you’re stood a comfortable distance away. When shooting wide-open, the background is blurred with a smooth bokeh, while the subject is pin-sharp."
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 Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm f/1.8

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm f/1.8

Craig Reilly is a London-based street photographer and co-founder of the Street Photography International Collective (SPi), which has over 500,000 Instagram followers. His work has been featured in Time Out, Creative Boom and MirrorLessons. See more of his work here