Broadly speaking, many photographers with typically say either 1) gear does not matter or 2) gear is everything.

I sit somewhere in the middle of these philoosphies, in that some gear certainly does alllow you to do things you otherwise couldn't or would find it very hard to.

For these reasons, I've provdided my starting gear and my current gear to match all budgets. The images to the side of each of these lists are taken with the corresponding gear, to give you a better idea what you can achieve with each setup.

Nothing I will recommend will be bad, I've wasted money on useless gear and wouldn't wish that on you!

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Starter Setup

This setup will get your great results without breaking the bank.

Sony A68 DSLR camera body
Tamron 90mm Macro Lens

Neewer Speedlite 750II flash
Energiser AA Batteries
HiQuick 8 slot battery charger
Compact camera bag
Homemade diffuser
Lens cleaning kit

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Advanced Setup

This setup is my current one and will get you amazing results. Advanced techniques such as focus stacking are a breeze with this setup. Both the body and lens' are weathersealed, making them a fantastic for almost all environments on earth.

Olympus OMD-EM1 mkii camera body
Olympus 60mm Macro Lens

Olympus 90mm Macro Lens
Godox V860iii-O flash gun *note make sure you get Olympus version!

Godox flash gun spare battery
Cygnustech diffuser
Lens cleaning kit
XL camera bag
Gorillapod tripod

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Video Set

I use this setup for video production and absolutely love the quality they offer.

Lumix GH5
Panasonic 25mm 1.7 lens

Gorillapod tripod