People often want to know what’s in my bag or "what is that piece of kit?"
I have used a variety of cameras over the years and had experience with 35 mm Canon and Leica as well as medium format film in the past. It has helped me form the opinion that it is quite possible to make a good photograph with any camera if you know both how to use it and what limitations it has. 
If the last paragraph is true then why did I change my equipment? Early digital cameras had much poorer sensors than modern equipment. My first digital Canon had only 6.3 megapixels whereas my current cameras have 24. They also have other technological improvements but these alone would not have made me change. The early sensors also had a lesser dynamic range and were more prone to noise in darker areas and at high ISO values. This is not the case with modern sensors and I have no reluctance to use ISO 6,400 if absolutely necessary nor of sending the resulting file to a photo library.

The weight of full frame Canon gear prompted me change to something lighter and I opted for a Leica M9 with four small prime lenses. It could all be put in a small shoulder bag and weighed much less giving greater freedom. The downside was that lenses for the M9 had to be changed more often to get the correct focal length for a shot. There were no dedicated zoom lenses resulting in the need to use a wider lens and crop when it was impossible to walk forwards or backwards. “Zoom with the feet” as Leica aficionados describe it. One final but minor flaw was the lack of live view screen. This made a hard graduated ND filter almost impossible to use so pictures had to be bracketed resulting in more post-processing. 

At first I dropped back to using Canon full frame ending with a 5D Mklll. With the establishment of the Fuji X range I used the two in tandem for a year until finally switching over. The Fuji X gear again gives me the lighter weight of the Leica and I now have the option of heading out with everything in a backpack or just putting the body with just two or three key prime lenses in a small bag. The freedom is delightful; landscape photography is after all about the environment and the pictures we achieve and not about the gear.  I am now a committed Fuji user.
So what is in the backpack? Working around the image above from 6 o’clock there is;
    Fuji X-T2 with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens attached
    Set of Lee ND graduated filters, adaptors and filter holder
    Lee 6, 10 and 15 stop ND filters, Lee Polariser, grey card and notebook
    Fuji 90mm f2.0 lens with a Fuji MCEX-16 extension tube underneath
    Fuji 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom lens
    Screw in Polarisers to fit main lenses
    Fuji X-Pro2 converted to infrared
    Fuji 50mm f2 lens
    Fuji 23mm f 1.4 lens
    Fuji 14mm f2.8 lens

Tucked away in little compartments are a pen and notebook, a flare dodger, sheet of polythene so I can stay dry lying on wet ground, spare batteries and memory cards.

Since this picture was taken I have added a Fuji 8-16mm f2.8 XF R LM WR, the necessary filter adaptor, holder and SW150 filters will find a home in the bag shortly.

I have a selection of smaller bags so that I carry only what I need at the time and two main tripods, a Manfrotto carbon tripod with geared head and a lightweight tripod for longer walks.

Recently I have also added a Fuji X100F which I use for street shooting and to keep with me almost all the time plus a Fuji XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR.
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