Packing the Gear for a Photography Trip

Travelling light can mean different things to different people.  While some would carry their Smart Phone others think a full Digital SLR kit with full set of fast glass from 24mm to 300mm f/2.8 is travelling light.

I’ll be heading out to remote areas of the British Isles and travelling light.  The subjects are Landscapes and Wildlife.

For the Landscapes i’ll be shooting film on Large Format, so i’ll be carrying my Ebony, a couple of lens, filters, light meter, dark cloth, loupe and of course a big heavy tripod.  All of this will be packed away into a small Crumpler shoulder bag.  Apart from the tripod which is essential the gear is relatively light.

For the wildlife then it will be 24-70mm /f2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/2.8, i’ll also be packing a TC17 which multiplies the effective focal length by x1.7.  Just in case i’ll also be packing a 12-24mm for Landscapes.  I am only packing eight sheets of film so once thats gone i’ll be using my DSLR’s.

Lastly for when I don’t want to carry a camera i’ll be carrying the little Leica M.  So thats my gear, travelling light for Landscape and Wildlife!


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