Andrew McCarthy ARPS

I have been a photographer since the late 1970s and moved from film to digital in 2006. I currently shoot with Olympus cameras and lenses (including 35mm on occasion) but have owned and am very familiar with a wide range of makes, including Canon, Nikon and Fuji.

I use the amazing OM-D EM1 II which is light and versatile, has fantastic IS and its IQ is good enough for me to have finally made the switch from DLSRs to mirrorless after a number of years thinking spent about it! 


- OM-D EM-1 II body

- 40-150 f2.8 with 1.4x extender fitted semi-permanently for macro work

- Oly 300mm f4 - a 600mm full frame equivilant

- Oly 60mm macro 

- Oly 12-100mm f4 - easily the best image stabilisation I have ever used - a good 5 stops of IS

- Panasonic-Leica 12mm f1.4 Summicron - stunning and very fast

- Godox flash system (cheap and brilliant value)

- Various tripods, flash triggers, clamps, and other bits and bobs

- WeMacro automated focussing rail for studio extreme-macro stacking

35mm film

Leica M4-2

Olympus OM2