My traveling camera kit ~

Here are the cameras and lenses I’ll be taking on the road trip –

SONY system:
Sony a7s – full frame
Sony 70-200mm f4
Zeiss 16-35mm f4
Zeiss 24-70mm f4
Leica 18mm f3.8

NIKON system:
D700 – full frame
Nikkor 16-35mm f4
Nikkor 24mm  f1.4
Nikkor 50mm f1.4
Nikkor 85mm f1.8

FUJIFILM system:
Fujifilm X-E-2 – APS-C sensor
Fujinon 18-55mm f2.8-f4 (27-87mm equiv)
Fujinon 14mm f2.8 (21mm equiv)
Fujinon 60mm macro f2.4 (90mm equiv)
Fujinon 35mm f1.4 (50mm equiv)

Why all the cameras?

Well, the Sony system is largely for video work, but I’ll also be using it as a stills camera for the wedding – particularly with the spectacular 70-200mm lens.

The Nikon system is also for the wedding – for fast focusing and also the sharp-as-a-tack 16-35mm lens. Also for desert work, because of the weather sealing, (keeps dust out) and because of the delicious 24mm f1.4. An amazing lens.

And the Fuji system is for everything else. Discreet documentary photography – an easy walk-around camera because of its size and weight.

Luckily I’m not carrying all of this on my back!

If I were walking the Camino, I’d take just one camera and two lenses – the Fujifilm X-E-2 with the 18-55mm zoom, and the Fujinon 14mm f2.4. That would cover me for just about everything, and would give good image quality.

But for this trip, I have the luxury of a car, and so I can take the whole she-bang.

Cameras and lenses

5 thoughts on “My traveling camera kit ~

    • Hi Lynda –

      will respond to the three in one, if that’s ok…

      We’ll actually be in the Dandenong Mointains, just north of Melbourne, on Saturday night when Australia play Scotland. We should win that one no probs.

      I found out the place where we’re staying didn’t have Fox Sports, and so we told them that we would cancel our booking. They then decided to put it on, so over the past few weeks they’ve been having cable put into all the rooms, just so Jen and I can watch the cricket. How cool is that? !

      As for all the cameras, it’s a bit confusing to me, because each camera system is set up differently, and it makes it hard to work intuitively. I really have to think about the peculiarities of each camera when I’m focusing, shifting ISO, etc. It’s actually really difficult.

      There’s not much I can do about it – other than hunker down to just one system, which I’m thinking about. I do love the Sony camera, but I can’t devote myself to a manufacturer that not only makes camaras but TVs and hard drives and all sorts of other products. Nikon and Fujifilm principally make cameras. That’s it. I like that –

      bb xx

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