What’s in my Camera Bag/ Travel Edition

Ever since I came back from my 3 months trip to South America, I learned a lot about travelling for long period of time. So thought this is the perfect time to write a blog about my gear as I am off to another month long trip to this beautiful continent.

The first change I wanted to make as a travel photographer was to rethink about my gear choices. The weight of my full frame 5d m4 with full frame lenses was making me slow and making the process of creating images less of an enjoyable experience and more of a hassle.

The first thing I did when I got back was look into other lightweight system and after trying different systems, I finally came to a conclusion to stick with Fuji and Panasonic.

Initially I wanted to invest fully into the Panasonic m4/3 ecosystem, and I did partially. But taking the GH5 for few trips , I did realised it’s limitation when it comes to the photo side of things. I was very happy with the video capabilities, especially the in body image stabilisation of GH5 is the highlight of the system.

That’s when Fuji released the XT3, on paper it looks like a perfect camera with 2 exceptions( no ibis and flip out screen)

But I couldn’t resist the temptation and invested almost fully into the system. And I am very happy with the XT3 and the whole fuji eco system. I absolutely love how small the lenses are and the quality of the photos and videos it produce.

So here goes my new travel kit

Camera bodies : Fuji XT3, Panasonic GH5 , GoPro hero 5

Lenses :

Fuji 10-24 f4

Samyang 12 mm f 2 ( astrophotography special lens)

Fuji 23 f1.4

Fuji 56 f1.2

Laowa 7.5 mm f2

Panasonic Leica 100-400 f4-6.3

Drone mavic air

Tripod rollie carbon fibre travel tripod

Mic rode videomicro compact

Polar pro 16 nd/ pl filter for mavic air

Bag lower pro 450 or bagsmart camera backpack

Usb rechargeable head torch

Wd passport wireless pro

IPad Pro 11 inch

I have a reason to choose the kit I have and I will explain it in this blog.Let’s start with the camera bodies

My main camera of choice is the Fuji xt3 for stills and gimbal works.

My second camera Gh5 is a back up camera for timelapses and some handheld video works when I Don’t have access to a gimbal.

Plus since I have a dedicated telephoto lens for gh5 I will be using it for any wildlife shots.

Gopro hero5 for me is a specialist camera, I only use it when I go to a beach and want to capture some underwater shots.