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 - cheap mirrorless full-frame camera.
+ 4 batteries
Nikon 300mm f/4 PF - incredibly lightweight telephoto prime for wildlife.
Nikon 24-120mm f/4 S - an enlarged standard zoom range with constant aperture, two things I find essential in a versatile walk-around lens.
Nikon 40mm f/2 - pocketable 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.
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
Macbook Pro - a slim laptop for travel, but powerful enough for photo and video editing, and has a bright and colourful screen.
Adobe Lightroom Classic - editing software is an essential item to all photographers, and I use Lightroom almost exclusively.
2TB External Harddrive