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

I am often asked about "What's in your camera bag?" or what I shot an image with. I am more than happy to be sharing all the cameras, lenses and all the other equipment that I have used and rely for the past couple years. As a travel photographer who travels full-time around the world, I have had so many cameras over the years and I have finally came to a conclusion that for me the most important in camera gear is to pack light and of course not compromising the image quality.

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What's In My Camera Bag?

Camera Body

Nikon D810 - My main camera body is a Nikon d810. I've had this camera since it was released in somewhere in 2014 and I have used for most of my work. It produces a really great image quality at 36.3-megapixel and the 36.3-megapixel are more than enough for pretty much what I need and I love the image quality that the Nikon d810 provides.

Nikon D5300 - I also still use a Nikon d5300 at which I purchased on my early trips and now I used a as backup camera body.


Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G - 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. 

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G - 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. 

Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR - The Nikon 70-200mm f/4 VR is a full-frame Nikon lens primarily aimed at people interested in Wildlife Photography and capturing fast-moving action. I use it for portrait. A great lens and very affordable. It’s lightweight and tack sharp.

Nikon 50mm f/1.8G- The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens is an FX-format lens that is highly popular with wedding photographers, studio, fashion and portrait photographers. The perfect lenses for shooting portraits on the go, and extremely inexpensive and light.

Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 DCFor capturing architecture on the Nikon d5300 as a backup.


I have used many different tripods throughout my photography over the past couple years and once again I released that the less weight I have to carry, the better.

Gitzo GT1545T Traveler Tripod A lightweight & sturdy tripod.This carbon fibre tripod is super light and gets strapped to the side of my camera bags and I can carry around easily. It’s very expensive.

Aerial Photography

DJI Mavic 2 Pro - I did not want to carry around extra weight but drones in these days are small and light I can easily strap the small bag it comes in to my camera bag so I recently got a dji mavic pro 2. The best travel photography drone out there.


Lee ND Filters

Lee Grad ND Filters

Lee Polariser 


L-BracketThis allows me to instantly rotate my camera 90º and is one of those accessories: Once you have it, you will never be without it.

Nodal Slide

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