Prepping for Iceland: The Gear

In a week I leave for a photo/driving holiday in Iceland. Like any gear-loving photo enthusiast the bulk of my trip planning revolves not around booking flights, or cars, or accommodations, rather it is thinking about what gear to bring.

So after (way too much) careful consideration, I've decided to bring the following equipment as the best compromise between traveling light yet meeting all possible photographic situations (both real and imaginary).

I've decided to bring:
  • Fujifilm X-M1 and its older and bigger brother the X-E1. Two cameras allow for backups and reduces lens swapping.
  • Fujinons 18-55, 55-200, and 35mm lenses to cover everything wide, long, and dark. 
  • Four battery packs with charger
  • Sirui Travel Tripod
  • Not pictured are ND8 and ND10 filters, cleaning kit, clear shower caps and rubber bands (poor man's weather proofing), remote release, and a Lenovo Thinkpad for PP in LR. 
This will be my 3rd trip to Iceland and should cover me nicely for this particular route.

All that remains is to throw some pants, shirts, socks, underwear, sweatshirt, jacket, and toiletries in a bag that will fit in an overhead compartment....and decide which camera bag to bring, because, like any gear-loving photo-enthusiast, I have multiple bags to choose from to fit any transportation need (both real and imaginary).


  1. Nice post, don't forget to attempt to the Toyist art "Uppspretta" in Keflavik.