I admit I suffer from Gear Acquisition Syndrome.
Gadgets really kill me. And as I love photography and film-making, I collected a lot of gear. Most of it I do not use, but I just cant sell it...
I always try to keep the stuff that I take with me at a minimum, but it doesn't work well. At least I switched from huge SLR Bodies and Lenses to Fuji gear, it really make a difference in terms of weight and size. And the quality is excellent.
The fact that i will be travelling on a motorbike for 3 weeks makes it even more difficult for me to cut down on stuff I take with me.
So in this post I am going to show you what I am going to bring to Thailand.
Photography and Film Gear (body and lenses)
Fuji XPro2 (rangefinder style camera, leica for cheap charlies 🙂)
Fujinon XF56 1.2 (Portraits)
Fujinon XF23 1.4 (Street)
Fujinon XF18-55 2.8-4.0 (all around lens)
Apple iPhone 8plus (surprisingly good quality for videos if you do not need a shallow depth of field)
DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Gimbal (makes iPhone footage so much better, and is quite cheap)
Manfrotto BFree Video Tripod (small, light, good quality)
DJI Mavic Air (red) + ND Filters (the smallest drone with good quality videos)
Asus Zenbook for Video and Photo Editing (I am using DaVinci Resolve, its free and really great)
Mini Fuji Instax printer (to be able to give away picture as gifts)
I though about leaving the XF56 and the XF23 at home, but i just love the images those lenses produce too much. I also use the X-Pro for filming, the large sensor produces lovely "bokeh" footage.
What do you think? Madness? Too much gear? Something missing? What gear do you take with you?
All the best