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Fuji X-Series Landscape Kit

I’ve finally made the full commitment and cut over from Canon to Fuji so today I thought I’d share my landscape kit with you.  The kit is probably 90% complete. I’m not sure I’ll ever say it’s fully complete because there is always something new that comes out. What’s not shown in the picture is my tripods.  I have two, one being a Gitzo Traveler GT-1541T – which I have had for years. It’s been a work horse for me and I was tempted to get rid of it a few times, but the package is small and lightweight and folds up into a carry on if needed. I’m so glad I never got rid of it.  It’s paired with a Really Right Stuff BH-30 ball head, which is small and strong and will hold a full size 70-200 lens if needed. It’s perfect for my Fuji gear and was even able to handle my X-Pro2 with the Fuji 100-400 lens without issue.  The other tripod I have is the MeFoto Backpacker.  It’s a very small package that can fold up into a backpack.  It’s aluminum so it’s a little heavy, but very compact. I think my Gitzo is lighter, but doesn’t fold up as small.  I’m not sure I’ll keep the backpacker. I think I can probably manage with the Gitzo for backpacking and just attach it to the outside of my backpack.

Ok so onto my Fuji Camera Kit. The picture below was taken with my Moto-X Pure smartphone so not the best of images or lighting, but it will get the point across.  I’ll describe the kit below this image from left to right, top to bottom. I’ll describe the lenses in equivalents compared to a full frame camera so you have some perspective for the lenses.

Fuji X-Series Camera Kit for Landscapes

Fuji X-Series Camera Kit for Landscapes

  • XF 50-140mm f/2.8
    • 70-200 and it’s the long range landscape lens and can also is good for the occasional wildlife that shows up out in the field
    • It’s a large lens – 55-200 could replace this for landscapes
    • Ability to compress small details/flowers at a distance using f/2.8
    • Can be paired with 1.4X multiplier for more range
    • Very sharp lens – great for bringing in elements at a distance
  • Fuji X-Pro2 Camera Body
  • XF 35mm f/1.4 (mounted on x-Pro2)
    • I use this with the MCEX-11 – 11mm Extension Tube for Macros
    • Not weather sealed
    • 50mm equivalent
  • MCEX-11 – 11mm Extension Tube (to the left of the 35mm mounted on the X-Pro2)
    • great for macros – can be paired with 23mm, 35mm, 56mm
    • prefer with paired with 35mm for macros – cheaper than purchasing 60mm macro and maybe sharper, but haven’t done a comparison to 60mm macro.
  • Tiffen Filter Holder
    • Holds my screw on filters
      • Circular polarizers
      • Neutral Density Filters
      • UV and Digital Clear Filters
  • Lee Seven5 Filter Pouch
    • Holds the Lee Seven5 Filter System
    • 75X90 Graduated ND Filters
    • Lee Seven5 Adapter Rings
    • Prefer the Singh-Ray Filters if they are available
  • XF 14mm f/2.8 R (21mm equivalent)
    • Great wide angle lens
    • Excellent for large skies and astrophotography
    • Sharp
    • A Close 2nd to this and a little wider is the Rokinon 12mm f/2, but it is manual focus
  • XF 23mm f/1.4 R (35mm equivalent)
    • 35mm is a great all around focal length
    • On my camera 80% of the time
    • Close focusing distance
    • Fast lens – will work for astrophotography
  • XF 56mm f/1.2 R (85mm equivalent)
    • Great portrait lens
    • Excellent for isolating subjects and compression
    • very sharp lens
  • Think Tank SD Pixel Pocket Rocket
    • SD Card Holder
    • Fits 9 SD Cards
    • Small and compact
  • Think Tank DSLR Battery Holder
    • Holds Fuji NP-W126 batteries or equivalent
    • Holds 4 batteries
  • Lee Seven5 Filter Holder
    • Small compact size
    • Holds 75X90 Filters
    • Uses graduated filters meant for smaller mirrorless camera lenses
    • Filters are cheaper than equivalent 4X6 filters
  • Field Notes Expedition
    • Great for taking notes out in the field
    • Yupo Synthetic Paper.
    • Hi-visibility Antarctic Survey Orange front cover
    • Durable waterproof and tear resistant
    • Works with smear resistant Uni-ball Jestream RT Pens
  • Uni-ball Jetstream RT Fine Point Retractible Ball Point Pen
    • Unique hybrid ink offers the smoothness of a gel with the quick-drying properties of a ballpoint.
    • Ideal for left-handers because the ink dries so fast, there’s little chance of smudging.
    • Uni Super ink is specially formulated to become trapped in paper, helping prevent criminal check washing and other document alteration.
    • Archival-quality, acid-free ink is fade- and water-resistant.
    • Retractable tip, embossed grip

Hopefully this gives you some insight into what I carry when shooting landscapes.  If you have any questions regarding my gear or how I use it feel free to leave a comment or contact me.

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