Landscape photography is not about the camera used to create the image. The best images are about the scene, the light, the mood and the story. They are also, very much, about being in the right place at the right time. So it’s important that whatever gear you use allows you to do that.

For longer hikes, exploring, tackling difficult or challenging terrain, that kind of thing,  I like to keep the weight of my gear to a minimum. So a  light weight camera system is called for.  I have proven that, despite being a so called “entry level” system, the quality of images that it can produce are more than good enough for any normal use, including quite large prints. Plus, the light weight means I can carry a lot of different lens options for increased creativity

My Lightweight System with many creative possibilities

Camera - Canon EOS M50 - READ MY REVIEW 

Wide angle zoom lens - Canon EF-M 11-22  

Mid range zoom lens - Canon EF-M 15-45 

Telephoto zoom lens - Canon EF-M 55-200 

Macro lens - Canon EF-M 28mm macro

Creative lens - 7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 II Fish Eye - WATCH MY REVIEW VIDEO

SmallRig L Bracket 

Smaller and Lighter Filters K&F Concept Magnetic filter system  - WATCH MY REVIEW VIDEO

Smaller and Lighter Filters K&F Concept Magnetic ND64 (6 stop) filter - WATCH MY REVIEW VIDEO

Smaller and Lighter Filters  K&F Concept Magnetic ND8 (3 stop) filter


If I was just doing a short walk, photographing near to home, or to the car, or in any situation where the weight of the gear was not too important, then I was using my bigger, and much heavier, full frame system. This is actually quite  a bit older and lacks some of the newer functions of the lightweight system but is still a joy to use and produces beautiful quality images

NOTE. Sadly this gear is back in 'retirement' as the 70-200 lens has a broken mount

My Full frame system, older but with superb image quality

Nikon D810

Nikon 16-35 f/4 lens

Nikon 50mm f/2.8 lens

Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 lens (sadly broken)

Tamron 150-600 lens (for very occasional use)

3 Legged thing L bracket


Other filters

Large square filter system - Lee 100mm (grads, NDs and CPL)

Special ND grad filter for sunrises and sunsets - K&F Concept Reverse Grad - WATCH MY REVIEW VIDEO


Other photography gear

Big tripod - 3 Legged Thing Winston 2.0 - WATCH MY REVIEW VIDEO 

Alternative Big Tripod 3 Legged Thing Charles - WATCH MY REVIEW VIDEO

New lightweight tripod K&F Concept A255C2+BH-35L - WATCH MY REVIEW VIDEO

Small tripod - 3 legged Thing Brian - WATCH MY REVIEW VIDEO 

Even smaller and lighter travel tripod - K&F Concept BA225 - WATCH MY REVIEW VIDEO  (I mostly use this one for video)

REALLY tall tripod K&F Concept T254A8 - WATCH MY REVIEW VIDEO

Video gear

DJI Pocket 2 with creator combo

GoPro Hero 5 Black 


Other Outdoor Gear 

Main Camera bag - K&F Concept KF13.119 Backpack - WATCH MY REVIEW VIDEO 

Lowepro event Messenger 150

Camelback 3L Hydration Bladder

Aorin thermal drinks bottles 


In the Office stuff

Computer - Apple MacBook Air (2020 version with M1 chip) 16GB Ram and 500 GB SSD storage -  WATCH THE VIDEO


Monotor Calibration tool Datacolor SpyderX Pro 

Photo editing software - Adobe Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop (under the Creative Cloud subscription) - CHECK OUT MY POST PROCESSING PLAYLIST

Additional photo editing - Topaz labs Sharpen AI, Denoise AI and Gigapixel AI

Video Editing software - Davinci Resolve - WATCH THE VIDEO