I get some questions regarding my photographic gear. Here’s what I am currently using1:
Cameras and Lenses
- Fujifilm X-T3
- Fujinon XF 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR lens
- Fujinon XF 55-200mm f3.5-f4.8 R LM OIS lens
- Panasonic Lumix G9 micro 4/3 camera
- Panasonic Leica DG 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0 Lens
- Panasonic Leica DG 12-60mm F/2.8-4 POWER O.I.S. Lens
- Laowa 7.5mm f/2 Ultra-Wide Angle Lens
- iPhone 12 Pro
- Breakthrough Photography CP and ND filters
- Lee Filters Seven5 filter system
- RRS TVC-23 tripod and BH-30 LR ballhead
- Peak Design Carbon Fibre Travel Tripod
- Shimoda Designs Action X30 backpack—my primary hiking and adventure photography backpack
- Peak Design 45l Travel Backpack – mostly for travel situations where I am not doing a lot of hiking
- Peak Design 20l Everyday Backpack – for low profile urban / travel photography.
- Peak Design Capture clip (on all backpacks)
- Peak Design Clutch hand strap
I am currently transitioning my primary topside camera setup to the Fuji X system, with the impending acquisition of a Fujifilm X-T3. I am excited about the capabilities that this camera system will bring.
I have always been a believer that you should stick with a camera system until you hit its limits. While the Micro Four-Thirds (m43) system has many benefits, it does have limitations for some situations2, and with recent developments in m433 I decided that I didn’t want to make further investments in the m43 ecosystem. With that said, I will continue to use the m43 system4 although will sell off some kit as I integrate the Fujifilm.
I know that some will suggest that I should have moved to a full frame setup, but I am still driven to the more nimble, balanced and light systems, and frankly, I just find the Fujifilm to be fun.
I moved to the m43 format in around 2013. Moving from dSLRs, I was excited about the flexibility offered by this balanced and light format. Prior to the move to this format I was using the Nikon D200 system, particularly for my underwater images. Before the D200 I drove a D100, which was my first dSLR. Prior to that, I used a Nikon F80 and a Nikonos V.
For post processing, I am currently using Adobe Lightroom. I actually use both the Lightroom (CC) and Lightroom Classic versions, as I edit many of my images on an iPad Pro. Most of my editing is done in Lightroom, but I occasionally use Photoshop.