What’s In My Camera Bag?

It’s a regular question that I am asked, what is in my camera bag? Of course, there are always people wanting to know what gear I use, recommend, try or give a review on. This post is to help answer that question.

I will update this post from time-to-time so the list is kept up-to-date as much as possible so you can see what I use, primarily, in my travel work. I do have more stuff than this, mainly lighting for commercial work, but this is what I will use in most day to day situations if I’m working or just shooting for fun.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items below, click on the bolded names or links for more info. There are affiliate links in here that help support the business as well, without costing anything extra.

So here is a full list of my photography gear:

Cameras

  • Fujifilm X-T3 – My main camera body and I find an improvement on the Fujifilm X-T2.
  • Fujifilm X-T2 – Second camera body and still a capable camera.

Lenses

  • Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4 – I love a good wide-angle lens and without going to the really expensive 8-16mm, this lens is fantastic, plus it’s stabilised as well.
  • Fujifilm 50-140mm f/2.8 – The results from this lens are incredible! I don’t really know what else to say except this is a super sharp lens, both in looks and quality. I feel like it lacks a little range through for long telephoto and wildlife stuff, so might be worth pairing with a 2x extender.
  • Fujifilm 35mm f/2 – A super compact, fast aperture and lightweight lens, this is great for portraits or a walk-around street photography lens.

Drone

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro – What travel kit would be complete without (what I would consider) the best drone available for travellers at the moment.

Filters

  • NiSi 100mm System with the V6 – Having used NiSi Filters for a while, I would not be switching to anything else. This includes the V6 polariser in there as well which is a must for me. Here’s a breakdown of the actual filters I use:
  • NiSi Switch Holder – This is a recent addition but is a great design and very versatile in use.
  • 3-Stop Explorer Medium GND – This is an all-rounder of a filter for landscapes and cityscapes. If you want to start with just one GND, I would recommend this one.
  • Reverse Explorer GND – Used in somewhat specific situations, this filter is great for straight and bright horizon lines. See this video.
  • Soft edge GND – If you’ve got something way over the horizon like a mountain or city buildings, this is a great option to use.
  • 3-Stop Solid ND – Perfect for waterfalls or slowing down your shutter speed enough to create a little bit of motion. See the video.
  • 6-Stop ND – In slightly lower light conditions, you can get much longer exposures or during the day, slow your shutter speed enough for motion in waves and water. See the video.
  • 10-Stop ND – Want to create dreamy long exposures? This is the filter.
  • Natural Night Filter – This would have to be one of my favourites. The effect is fantastic! I use an 82mm screw-on one and then use step-up rings to fit on smaller lenses. See this video to learn more.
  • Drone filters – The polariser very rarely leaves my drone and the ND filters allow for creative effects. See the video.

Tripods

  • Sirui W-1204 w/ K-20X Ball Head – This tripod is an absolute beast. It’s lightweight, tall (as tall as me and I’m 6ft), holds plenty of weight, one leg becomes a monopod plus it’s got sealed legs with it being part of the waterproof series; meaning water, sand and dirt are avoided. Love it for all those reasons.

Camera Bags

  • Xennec CityScape Backpack 15 – This is my main big camera bag for travelling with everything here as it’s a pretty light bag for it’s size, but still plenty of padding.
  • Xennec CityScape Daypack 15 – Similar to the one above, but a slimmer profile and is half camera bag, half backpack. I use this if I’m going to do a day walk or head out somewhere for a few hours where I only need a small amount of gear.
  • LowePro M-Trekker BP-150 – This could be the best camera bag I have found (almost) for travelling with. It weighs 900g and is designed for mirrorless cameras. I can fit both cameras, 3 lenses and filters in the main pouch with drone in the top daypack area if I want to take it with me, or can leave it at home and put snacks or a raincoat in the top.

Audio

  • RODE Wireless GO – This is somewhat of a new addition to my video with making more for YouTube but the audio quality I get out of this little microphone setup is BRILLIANT! So simple to use as well. If you want an easy, run-and-gun system, this is it. I got and would recommend the lav plugin mic with it as well.
  • RODE Video Micro – This is a compact little shotgun mic that requires no batteries and is great for close-to-camera audio or ambient sound.

Editing & Computer

  • CaptureOne Pro – When I switched to the Fujifilm system, it didn’t take long to make a change over to CaptureOne Pro. So many benefits in this program and a great all-rounder for both personal and commercial work.
  • Apple 13″ MacBook Pro w/ Touchbar – This laptop is small, light, compact while still pack plenty of punch. If you want to check out my full photo-editing setup, see this video.

Accessories

  • ThinkTank Photo Battery Bag – I seriously love this thing. I have a 4-slot and 2-slot version and makes it so convenient for carrying batteries and keeping them organised.
  • PeakDesign Capture Clip V.3 – If you’ve walked around somewhere for any period of time, you’ll know that carrying the camera in your hand can become tedious. This helps solve that problem really well. See the video review.

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