Over the years, I have changed not only my photography styles but also the gear that I choose to carry. I was asked on a couple of my YouTube videos what gear I use and what camera bag I carry it all in. To make this easier and not clog up my video descriptions, I have compiled a list of all the gear here. I am currently working on some affiliate links so you can purchase these items directly from my site and that purchase helps me receive a small commission. I truly appreciate all your support for my work!
OM Systems OM1
My new and main camera that I love using. Image quality, features and less weight were a bonus when I switched systems.
• OM System BLX-1 Spare Battery
I carry three spare batteries for my OM-1
• OM Systems RM-WR1 Wireless Remote Control for OM-1
An essential piece of equipment that helps with many things and occasions I run
Olympus OMD EM1 MKIII
This is my backup camera or a second camera.
• Olympus BLH-1 Spare Battery
I carry three spare batteries for my EM1 MII
• Olympus Remote Cable RM-CB2
An essential piece of equipment for EM1 MII
Olympus OM-D EM5 Mark III Camera
I use this camera when I don’t have my big kit with me or for video recording. It is a great camera and I love it.
Olympus Digital 12mm, f/2.0 ED MSC Lens
I use this on my OMD EM5 MKIII for vlogging
Canon M50 MKII Camera
I use this with the Canon 11-22mm lens as a backup vlog camera.
GoPro HERO 9 Black
This is a great little camera for video recording in the rain or on my kayak. I really like using it and its light weight.
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm f/4 Pro
This lens is always in my camera bag and one of my “go to” lenses I use all the time. The image clarity is superb and the focus distance allows me to use this for macro in a pinch.
Olympus M.Zuiko 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 ED IS
This lens is my second “go to” lens that is always in my bag. It has amazing image clarity and it also works great for getting in close when you physically cannot.
Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f/4.0 PRO
This is an incredible lens that stays on my camera most of the time. I use this for not only wildlife but I have used it for macro and close-up images as well. The sharpness and details production are amazing. This is hands down my all-time favorite lens.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 1.4x and 2X Teleconverter MC-14 and MC-20
These are for my M.Zuiko 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 and M.Zuiko 300mm f/4.0 PRO lenses and they give me that extra reach I might need for closeup or those wildlife shots and videos.
Lumix G Leica 9-18mm F/2.8
A new addition to my kit for wide angle shooting. It is a great lens, clarity is amazing and it allows me to use threaded filters.
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro
My favorite macro lens. The images from this lens are amazing and very clear.
I also have various other Olympus lenses that I use depending on what I am going to shoot that day or how light I need to pack.
Shimoda Explore V2 30L and 35L Camera Bags
I have been using Shimoda camera bags since they first came out with the Explore series a few years ago. I absolutely love these bags and they are the most comfortable bags I have ever used. If I am going on a long hike or out in the woods for the day, these bags carry it all. I own all three series of bags, the Explore, the Action X and the new Explore V2 in the sizes I need for my gear and location.
Tenba Shootout 16L DSLR Camera Bag
I have had this bag for a long time now and its size and weight for my gear fits perfectly. I use this bag when I don’t need a larger one for short trips, taking shots in a garden, at the zoo or on the streets doing urban photography. It provides me with all the space I need for a small camera kit.
Benro SystemGo Plus Travel FGP28C Tripod w/ Benro V1E Ballhead
A nice sturdy tripod that is both light and has amazing features especially for a macro photography.
Benro FGP18C Go Plus 4-section Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod w/Benro B1 Double Action Ballhead
This is a nice tripod that I carry on long hikes where I don’t want to carry my large tripod.