I’m not a big gear head. The camera is a tool that I use to get the job done and they almost never affect the final image. Often my equipment is capable of far more than I use it for but there isn’t an option to get rid of all fad stuff and still keep the speed, resolution, sensor quality and weather sealing I require as a travel and landscape photographer. Anyway, this is a comprehensive list of whats in a Nikon photographers camera bag on any given shoot.


  • Think Tank airport international – I use this to carry all my fragile equipment as carry on. Its really well made, rugged, perfectly fits all my essential gear and I can roll it which is a major bonus. Unless I am shooting a commercial job this will usually stay in the hotel.
  • Lowpro Protactic BP 450 AW II  is my in the field bag. This will generally be checked in on flights with none breakable equipment and general stuff I may need. Once on location this will carry all the cameras, lenses, filters etc I need for the day.

Camera bodies

  • 2 x Nikon D850 – I still use my Nikon D850 as my primary camera but this could all change as get more use to shooting with the Z7
  • Nikon Z7 mirrorless


  • Nikon 17-35mm f2.8
  • Nikon 16-35mm f4 VR
  • Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 – This is my walk around lens.
  • Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 S
  • Nikon 70-200mm f4
  • Nikon 35mm f1.4
  • Nikon 50mm f1.4
  • Nikon 85mm f1.4


  • Nikon Z7
  • Sony A7iii


  • DJI Mavic Pro 2 – I loved the Mavic 1 but the additional quality of the sensor and lens in the 2 make this drone far more useful in producing hi selling images


  • Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 with ball head – I love everything about this tripod. Very sturdy but extremely light weight.
  • Joby Gorilla Pod


  • Lee 100 filter holder
  • Lee ND Grad filters – 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 medium and soft filters – There is not many landscape shots that don’t have one of these filters on the front of the lens.
  • Lee little stopper
  • Lee Big stopper
  • Lee Landscape polarizer
  • B+W UV filters


  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop

Storage / Backup

  • Sandisk extreme SSD – Hands down the best storage option I have ever used.
  • Sony 32GB XQD cards x 8
  • Sandisk extrme Pro 300mb 64GB SD cards x 4


  • Photo Pills app
  • Lens cleaning cloths
  • L Bracket for portrait orientation on my tripod
  • Peak Design shoulder strap
  • Peak Design wrist strap
  • A piece of cardboard about the size of an A4 piece of paper to block sun flair

So there you have it, that’s whats in a Nikon photographers camera bag.

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