Camera kit I use for landscape photography

A long exposure of a moody and dramatic sunset at Hope Cove in South Devon

I often get asked what kit I use for shooting different photographic subjects, and one that comes up regularly is landscape gear. For this type of photography I like to keep things as light as possible because there’s often a lot of walking involved. And if I’m camping as well as hiking, I even take less kit with me – just the bare essentials. Below you’ll see my most essential kit, which is minimal to say the least. But why carry what you don’t need?

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Canon Mirror Lens 5200mm 1:14

Canon Mirror Lens 5200mmThe Canon Mirror Lens 5200mm 1:14 is the world’s largest SLR lens. It can focus on objects between 18-32 miles away, and has has a minimum focusing distance of 120m. It weighs 100kg without its stand, so it’s not the easiest lens to carry around.

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Canon has announced the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, a new wide angle L-series lens designed for professional photographers. The successor to the legendary EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, the lens is the world’s first to feature Canon’s newly developed Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR optics) – ensuring sensational image quality across a diverse range of scenes – from news and sports scenes to weddings.

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AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VRNikon has unveiled a brand new ‘big zoom’ and introduces a whole new level of super-telephoto versatility. Packed with the latest lens technologies, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR offers incredible reach.

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AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G EDNikon has extended the all-new AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED. Lighter and more compact than its brother, this fast FX-format lens captures dynamic and immersive images. Find out more about this new lens here…

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AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VRThe new AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR has received a complete overhaul making the most widely used professional zoom lens in the NIKKOR line-up faster, stronger, and steadier than ever. The addition of Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction (VR), a brand new optical construction and a more sturdy build breathe new life into this renowned lens

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Carl Zeiss lens (80mm Pentacon 6 mount) and tilt adapter example image

80mm Carl Zeiss Biometarand tilt adapter image

The previous post for the 80mm Carl Zeiss Biometar lens and tilt adapter has been popular, so I’ve found an example shot to show how sharp the lens is. The  image above is the full frame version, and the image below is a crop at 100%.

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