May 16, 2018
It has been over ten years since I last visited New Zealand but I am now finally here! Choosing what camera equipment to bring with me has been a difficult decision and I have had to carefully considered what equipment I might need whilst also keeping in mind my carry-on baggage weight allowance of 7KG. I have also had to keep in mind a back-up plan should any of my equipment should fail or get damaged. As such, I thought it may be of interest for me to share the contents of my Lowepro Flipside 400AW camera bag.
First of all, choosing a bag was not an easy decision. It had to be small enough to carry on as hand luggage but also big enough to hold all of my gear. I tried a few bags but ultimately decided upon the Flipside as it was comfortable to carry and also had enough space in the front section for food, drink and a rain coat on day hikes. It also has a tripod mount which is pretty much essential for me.
So, looking at the equipment, this is what I am taking around New Zealand:
Fujifilm GFX-50s & 32-64 f4 Lens
I expect this to see the most use on the road. It is probably the ultimate landscape photography camera!
It was a hard decision to leave the X-H1 at home but the X-T2 is slightly smaller and as I am using a tripod I hopefully won’t miss IBIS.
Zeiss 12mm Lens
For when I need something wider than the 32-64 on the GFX.
Fujinon 50-140mm Lens
Conversely I am taking this lens for when I need a bit more reach.
Fujifilm XF 2x TC WR Teleconverter
I suspect I won’t use the teleconvertor much but it is there if I need to zoom in even more.
Fujinon 60mm Macro Lens
Again I don’t expect to use this lens much but it is useful for the occasional macro shot.
Fujinon 23mm f1.4 Lens
This will be my walk around lens and also gives me more options for night time photography
In addition to the above, I am carrying a selection of filters, GFX L Bracket Hack, Spare Batteries, small gold reflector and a Mini iPad.
All in all I am covered for most situations although I am sure something will pop-up where I really wished that I had the X-H1 & 16-55 f2.8 Lens!
Hopefully I will be able to post some of the latest New Zealand shots soon. However, in the meantime please head over (and follow me) on Instagram to see some on the road shots.
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