Camera Gear (less is more)

I pack everything in one small leather holster. My criteria is simple, if it doesn’t fit in the bag, it doesn’t come.

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Olympus Pen F (2 bodies)

Olympus 45mm f1.8 - for portraits, medium telephoto scenics 

Panasonic 20mm f1.7 - for architecture, wider scenics, street photography 

Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 - for the Gannet bird colony 

Olympus 1.4x tele-extender - for the Gannet bird colony 

Grad ND filters 0.6, 0.9, 1.2 - for sunrise and sunset opportunities 

Circular polarizing filters - for mid afternoon shooting when the sun is high in the sky

Lexar 64 GB memory cards - reliable and hold thousands of shots

Gitzo tripod and Kirk ball head - for long exposures, especially at dawn and dusk

Extra Batteries

Battery chargers

Electrical adapters for New Zealand

Minus the tripod, this all weighs about 10 pounds, making it easy to travel and shoot with. This of course is in stark contrast to my former DSLR set up which rang in at a hefty 30 pounds. Ironically I find that the current stripped down kit is more capable. Someone once told me, “there’s a fine line between having enough gear, and lugging too much.” By limiting myself to the bare essentials, it forces me to engage creatively, think outside of the box, and work to create unique shots. 

Chris Corradino