Japan 2015 And The Gear I’m Bringing Along

It seems like every year my photography setup continually gets smaller and more compact. I went from a full frame DSLR, to the A7r, now I’m downsizing again to APS-C. Who knows, maybe I’ll be shooting Micro 4/3 soon.


In My Bag

The bag I’m using is the Lowepro Vertex 200. It’s an ok bag, weather sealed, which is nice but ultimately the bag itself is too heavy.

I usually just use this as my transport bag to get all my gear out to Japan or where ever I’m going. Then once I’m there, I’ll switch to my Mirrorless Mover 20 or one of my smaller Lowepro bags. 

I really wanted to bring a smaller bag this year but just couldn’t make it happen. Maybe next year when I make the switch to all Leica gear. If budget allows. 🙂


The Cameras

In this bag you can see three cameras. A Fuji X100T, A Fuji X-T1 and a Sony A7r. 

I think I’ll primarily be using my Fuji X100T and X-T1, but I want to bring the A7r along just incase I’m in a place where I might want more megapixels. 


The Lenses

For my lenses I have the Fuji X100T (35mm) and the 50mm conversion lens. Then with the X-T1 I have a 10-24mm, which is about 15-36mm (full frame equiv.) and the Fujinon 56mm (84mm). So I’m covered with my ranges.

For the Sony I have the Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II, the Rokinon 14mm and the Sony Zeiss 35mm Plannar T*.  All really great lenses.

I rarely shoot more tele than 85mm so I think this time I’ll be leaving my Canon 70-200mm f2.8L II home.



Somewhere in there is the Canon 580 EX II speed light with Phottix remote triggers which don’t fit the Fuji. So to use the flash for the Fuji I have a little optical slave attachment for the Canon that I can trigger with the Fuji X100T on camera flash or the flash that comes with the X-T1.

For my post production gear I have the Wacom tablet, a small bluetooth mouse, a 2TB Lacie rugged usb 3.0 and a 2014 MacBook Pro.

Besides spare batteries, cleaning supplies, a few filters, cables and chargers, that’s pretty much it.

I think the only thing I’m missing is some Nikon gear. 🙂


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