I promised I would come back and show what gear I carried with me out on our hike last weekend. However, not all of it was used. So I’m showing what was in my gear bag and next to the description I show whether it was used or not.
Fuji X-T1 USED Exclusively
Fuji 55-200 USED for 173 of the 190 Images
Fuji 18-55 USED for 17 images
Remote NOT USED at all (I used the 2 second self-timer) Unless I’m doing timelapse, it stays home next time.
Zeiss 12mm F2.8 NOT USED at all
Both Singh-Ray Filters NOT USED at all
Hoya Polarizer USED on every image
ND8 USED I would say on about 90% of the images — all water shots, none for forest scenes
Step-up Rings USED two of them – – one for the 55-200 and the other for the 18-55 to bring them to 77mm
Lens Adapter in 10 and 16mm (orange box) NOT USED at all
Batteries – I carried one in camera and four spares. I used one battery except for maybe 10 images on the second one.
Bug Spray USED. ALL. THE. TIME. Don’t leave home without it.
Zeikos pouch holding one extra memory card NOT USED AT ALL. The 32G card in the camera was all I needed.
That’s pretty much it. As you can see I took much more than needed and I felt it at the end of the day. I plan on revisiting this location as I never actually made it to the waterfalls this area is famous for so another trip is warranted. Next time though I guarantee I will be packing much, much less – including a lighter weight tripod than the one I was carrying over my shoulder.