What's in my camera bag?

While clients are naturally most concerned about the images, photographers are often curious about the gear other photographers use.

The selection of gear I use is based on a number of criteria such as size, weight, cost, reliability, flexibility, and the availability of service, in addition to the essentials of sensor performance and lens optical quality.

Currently, I am using the Fujifilm GFX 50S medium-format mirrorless camera, with its brilliant Fujinon GF lenses.  Here's the gear that can typically be found in my camera bag for landscape, portrait, and commercial photography:

Fuji GFX 50S 51-megapixel camera body
Fujinon GF 23mm f4 WR lens
Fujinon GF 32-64mm f4 WR lens
Fujinon GF 63mm f2.8 WR lens
Fujinon GF 120mm f4 WR OIS Macro lens
Fujinon GF 250mm f4 WR OIS lens
Fujinon GF 1.x4 WR teleconverter

The Fujinon lenses denoted "WR" are weather-sealed lenses, resistant to dust, moisture, and cold temperatures - a very valuable feature out here on Canada's west coast.

I also use Panasonic Lumix cameras for stills and video capture; the Panasonic cameras use a smaller Micro Four Thirds (mFT) format sensor, which allows the cameras and lenses to be made much smaller and lighter than traditional DSLR cameras, while maintaining the same performance and image qualtiy as many of the bigger cameras.  Another nice feature is the mFT sensor has the same 4:3 aspect ratio as my medium-format camera, which is closer to the traditional 8x10 inch print format than the wider 3:2 aspect ratio of the 35mm and DSLR cameras.  The wider 3:2 ratio is fine for horizontal landscape images, but is too tall and narrow for portraits and most other vertical subjects.

When I want to photograph wildlife, shoot 4K video, or just travel light, my Fuji medium-format gear stays at home while I use the following Panasonic equipment:

Lumix DC-G9 4K 20-megapixel mirrorless camera
Lumix DMC-G85 16-megapixel mirrorless camera

Leica DG Vario-Elmar 8-18mm f2.8-4 lens
Leica DG Vario-Elmar 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS lens
Panasonic Lumix G 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 OIS lens
Leica DG Summilux 25mm f1.4 lens
Leica DG Vario-Elmar 50-200mm f2.8-4 OIS lens
Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f2.8 OIS macro lens
Leica DG Vario-Elamarit 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 OIS lens
Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f2.8 OIS lens
Panasonic 1.4x and 2x teleconverters

All of these Panasonic Lumix cameras and Leica DG lenses are weather-sealed, and most of the lenses feature optical image stabilization (OIS) that combines with the in-body image stabilization (IBIS) of the cameras to facilitate sharp hand-held images at incredibly low shutter speeds - no matter how much coffee I drink!

Prior to switching to Fuji and panasonic, I used a number of professional cameras from Canon, Nikon, and Sony, and I was a Canon Professional Services member for about 16 years.