What is in your camera bag - Dietrich Herlan | Travel Photography

What's In My Camera Bag?

As a traveler who travels full-time around the world, I have gone through many types of gear in my camera bag. As there are so many kinds of images to be taken at which having a variety of different focus range lenses is important. But at the same time when I traveling I prefer to keep the weight down so that I do not have too much weight on my shoulders. For this reason I only have 4 lenses.

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Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

My main camera body is a Nikon d810 at which I use for most of my work. I love the image quality that the Nikon d810 provides..

Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera - Black (24.2 MP, AF-P 18-55VR Lens Kit) 3-Inch LCD Screen

I also still use a Nikon d5300 at which I purchased on my early trips as backup camera body..

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone with Fly More Kit

Recently upgraded to dji mavic pro 2.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

For capturing architecture, I basically rely on Nikon 14-24 f/2.8. Really great image quality for an ultra wide angle lens. Couldn't be happier with results.

Extreme wide-angle, fast aperture lens with a revolutionary optical design. This remarkable professional lens features a Nano Crystal coating to reduce the effects of ghost and flare, and delivers edge-to-corner sharpness that can surpass that of equivalent fixed focal-length lenses.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Couldn't live without this lens, I use a Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 and I have it attached to my camera most of the time, primarily because the focal length is a perfect walk around lens for a travel photographer.

The AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED delivers fast, wide-angle to medium telephoto zoom capabilty and is optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both Nikon FX and DX format D-SLRs. Its fast, fixed f/2.8 aperture enables exceptional low-light performance and consistent exposure across the entire zoom range. Enhanced optical formulas produce exceptional sharpness, contrast and colour, rendering outstanding image and video integrity.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4 ED VR is a full-frame Nikon lens primarily aimed at people interested in Wildlife Photography and capturing fast-moving action.

For capturing slightly different perspectives of city scenes, I basically rely on Nikon 70-200 f/4G ED VR. I also use it for portrait.A great lens and very affordable. It’s lightweight and tack sharp.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR f/1.8G Lens - 50 mm

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens is an FX-format lens that is highly popular with wedding photographers, studio, fashion and portrait photographers. However, it’s also a great lens for a Nikon DSLR camera owner who’s keen to expand their equipment beyond their kit lens option. The perfect lenses for shooting portraits on the go, and extremely inexpensive and light.

Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 EX DC HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras with APS-C Sensors

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Gitzo GT1545T Series 1 4 Sections Carbon Traveler Tripod for Camera

A lightweight & sturdy tripod. I have used this for years. It’s very expensive

Gitzo GH1382QD Series 1 Traveler Quick Release D Center Ball Head

A well made and well designed tripod head. I have no issues with it at all.

LEE Filters DSLR starter kit

A LEE Filter Starter kit


This allows me to instantly rotate my camera 90º and is one of those accessories: Once you have it, you’ll never be without it.

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