My Landscape Photography Gear – 2020
Below is a list of my Landscape Photography Gear that best suits “ME” as a minimalist travel photographer. I’ve spent the last 5 years acquiring these items, and I am happy with them. Whenever I see a camera bag I will always try it on, or research a new lens – do I need it? Probably not. But I know how hard it is to buy camera gear; the expense, weight, technology and all the jargon.
If you have any questions or are interested in how I use something, please contact me – I will always give honest replies!!!
Landscape Photography Gear
Fujifilm X-T3 – Small, compact, lightweight – all in one powerful camera. A mirrorless camera from Fujifilm that suits my everyday travel needs. Additionally, hosting a generous 26.1mp sensors, fast AF, touch screen and beautiful retro styling. As a result, I rate this as the best travel camera to date.
L Bracket – Changing from landscape to portrait made easy.
Zhiyun Weebill Lab – The Weebill Lab is perfect for my run and gun as all three motors lock away. As a result, making it an ideal size to fit inside my Atlas Backpack a gimbal that I’d highly recommend.
Zhiyun Weebill release plate – MUST HAVE ACCESSORY speeds up your workflow so much!
Freewell All Day Drone Filters – Great ALL DAY pack that can have everything from low light, harsh light and polarizing filters that will help you maintain that shutter speed needed to make your cinematic films.
Freewell Variable ND Filter – 2-5 Stops of ND – Best on the market 100% worth the money never have X polarization again. If you don’t shoot in LOG format the 2-5 Variable ND is best for you.
Freewell Variable ND Filter – 6-9 Stops of ND – Best on the market 100% worth the money never have X polarization again. If you shoot in LOG format the 6-9 Variable ND is best for you.
Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS – One thing that initially blew me away is the lack of distortion this achieves from such a wide-angle. Would love to test out the new Fuji 8-16mm F2.8 but cannot justify this over the XF 10-24mm for many reasons – size, weight, no filters and the HUGE price tag.
Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR – A professional lens made for photographs demand the best quality. As a result, this is my go-to lens for a professional shoot. You can watch my full vlog about this lens here.
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 OIS – A perfect compromise for photographers who expect high-quality products at an affordable price. Lighter, versatile focal range and affordable price compared to the Fuji 50-140mm F2.8, great for my travel requirements.
Fujifilm Video Lenses
Fujinon XF16-80mm F4 R OIS WR – The XF 16-80mm is the most versatile focal range in the Fujifilm lens line-up. An ideal lens for video at constant F/4 also the perfect, minimal travel photography setup. Watch the full review of this lens here.
Fujifilm specialised Lenses
Samyang 12mm f2.0 Ncs Cs – A budget specialised manual focus lens for Astrophotography. 100% the BEST astrophotography lens you can purchase for your Fuji X system.
LAOWA 9 mm/F 2.8 ZERO-D – An ideal lightweight and extremely small travel lens for landscape photography and night sky photography.
Tripods & Ballheads
Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Tripod – A high-end full-sized tripod from Manfrotto. Excellent build quality used mainly in extreme conditions such as Scotland or the alps due to the high winds.
Manfrotto 190GO! Tripod – My insane travel tripod, this took me years to find! A brand new range from Manfrotto that is ideal for backpack travel, it’s size, weight and quality make it indispensable. I was after a travel tripod that had screw leg locks, small and lightweight. This tripod comes in at 1.35kg and a folded length of 46cm – perfect! The one and only downfall of this tripod is the price, expensive but I can justify this. Perfect for travel and is suitable for most conditions, if I could only have one tripod, it would be this!
Manfrotto 556B Levelling Center Column – Allows the tripod to be levelled from the head rather than spending valuable minutes adjusting the tripod legs.
Manfrotto Ballhead – A extremely smooth 3-way locking ball head from Manfrotto, ideal for those precise adjustments.
Landscape Photography Gear Accessories
Fuji Batteries – All fuji users need extra batteries.
Freewell Polarizer – Magnetic Polarizer that can easily be adjusted by taking it on and off in a matter of seconds.
Freewell Light Pollution Filter – Great for capturing the night skies and reducing the light pollution.
Freewell Magnetic Step Up Rings – Perfect system for ease of use and performance – watch how this system works here.
SanDisk Video SD Card – Only the best – SanDisk!
SanDisk Photography SD Cards – High recommend SanDisk, never let me down.
Laptop – Dell XPS 15” with 32GB RAM, 4GB Graphics Card and 1TB SDD and 4k 100% Adobe RGB Screen.
Seagate 2TB HDD – Back up everything, you never and I mean never know when you will need that footage.