MacBook Air 13″ – One of my best investment to date. Prior to that, I was using a 11″ Acer Netbook which is small and can easily fit into my bag but the processor is way to slow. It takes me whole night to transfer the images from CF/SD card to netbook and to backup the data onto two external hard disks. I often have to wake up in the middle of the night to switch from the 1st backup hard disk to the 2nd backup hard disk. With the new MacBook Air, I can complete the process within an hour. Processing photo is also faster (although still slower than using desktop) but at least it allows me to run photoshop and its plug-in to do quick editing for updating on social media.
Wireless mouse: Can survive without it but it doesn’t take up too much space and neither it is too heavy, so its in my bag too.
External Hard Disk – Seagate Backup Plus
Nikon D800 – That’s the best I can afford (hint hint if anybody wants to sponsor me a higher range).
Fujifilm X-T2 – Make the switch to Fujifilm mirrorless camera since 2016. With the amount to walking, the weight make a huge differences.
Nikon 24-70mm: The default lens on my camera body, with a circular polarizer (I shoot landscape most of the time).
Nikon 12mm-24mm: I love to shoot wide for landscape and in constraint space.
Nikon 70mm-300mm: Tele-lens for portrait and street photo.
Nikon 105mm Marco Lens: One of my favorite subject is flower and closeup, so a macro lens is a must.
Fujinon XF lens XF 16-55 mm F2.8 R LM WR: The default lens on my Fujifilm X-T2 with a UV filter to protect the lens surface.
Fujixon Lens XF 10-14mm F4 R OIS: Perfect substitute for Nikon 12-24mm
Fujinon Lens XF35mm F/2 WR: I must admit I am not a fan of lens with fix focal length, but I do use this for street photography due to its big aperture.
Fujinon XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS: The longest lens I can bring without feeling too heavy.
Samyang 8mm f3.5 Fisheye Lens: One of the rare manual focus lens that I have. Use it occasionally when I am in the mood to get some fun shot.
External Flash: SB900 – Errr.. I hardly travel with external flash, I know its not common to find travel photographer without flash in the bag, but I simply don’t shoot with flash unless I have pre-arrange to shoot portrait. I find mounting a flash on the body is attracting to much attention. The weight of the flash, its batteries (and spare batteries) plus the charger for the batteries is just too much a hazard for me.
Filter: Apart from the circular polarizer which is mounted on my 24-70mm lens most of the time, I also carry a UV filter which I used under low light condition (eg if shooting at night or under dim light). Also with me is a ND filter (which is useful to increase exposure time for achieving slow speed effect for subjects such as waterfall) and a gradual density filter that I used for shooting sunrise or sunset.
Tripod: Sirui T2205X – one of the lightest and smallest tripod that can fit into my backpack.
Monopod: Sirui P306 (Aluminum) – Its not the lightest (compared to the Carbon Fibre version) but no big deal at 0.5kg. I still it for street photos when shooting with tele-photo lens.
Misc: Cable Release for shutter, blower, cleaning cloth, spare batteries for body and many memory cards!
Backpack: Deuter Venture 60+10 Rucksack