For me, photography gear is a constant battle between opportunity and minimalism. Whenever I consider making changes to my current kit, I try to ask myself the following questions:
Useability - does this do something that I am cannot do with something else?
Size and weight - is this going to break my back or take up too much space in my bag?
Quality - is this made to last and take a reasonable beating?
Speed - does this focus quickly and reliably in the conditions I need it for?
Price - is the price worth it or should it be spent on living and travel?
Hype - do I actually need this or is it just the hype?
Nikon Z6 - fast mirrorless camera.
Zenit 12XP - a mechanical film camera made in the USSR.
Nikon 300mm f/4 PF - incredibly lightweight telephoto prime for wildlife.
Nikon 24-70mm f/4 S - lightweight standard zoom lens for anything from landscape to street photography.
Nikon 40mm f/2 - tiny prime with an interesting focal length.
Nikon TC-14E Teleconverter - a 1.4x teleconverter that I use with 300mm lenses to produce a 420mm focal length.
Zoom H1n - a small and useful audio recorder for collecting nature sounds.
Mini tripod - I hate tripods but sometimes they are unavoidable, so I have grudgingly settled for a tiny one.
Macro Extension Tubes - instead of carrying another lens dedicated to macro photography, I choose to couple these extension tubes with my current lenses to create macro magnification.
Shimoda Action x50 - maybe the best piece of photography gear I have ever purchased, I seriously cannot recommend this camera bag enough.
Peak Design Capture Clip - attached to my bag's shoulder strap, this allows clip me to securely attach my camera for hands-free hiking.
Peak Design Slide Strap - it holds your camera, clips on and off, simple.
Digital file storage and editing
13" Macbook Pro Retina - a slim laptop that's great for travel and has a bright and colourful screen that helps in photo editing.
Adobe Lightroom Classic - editing software is an essential item to all photographers, and I use Lightroom almost exclusively. I love how all edits have to be made through your own decisions, no automatic "enhance" button, no sky replacements.
2TB External Harddrive