Money Where His Mouth Is

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I continue to visit the Galapagos every few years, also teaching workshops there. 

So what's my ideal Galapagos kit these days?

  • Two full frame Nikon bodies. This tends to change with whatever is the latest and greatest at the time of my trip. These days, that’s a Z8 and a Z7 II.
  • Something compact. For several trips this has been a Sony RX-100 (whatever was the current model). These days, I just use my underwater camera (see next).
  • Olympus Tough TG-6. This compact camera has raw support, and works great for snorkeling.
  • Three lenses: wide angle zoom, mid-range zoom, and telephoto zoom. For my Z System I bring 14-30mm f/4 S, 24-120mm f/4 S, and 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VR S. The 24-120mm stays on the boat most of the time simply as backup.
  • Support. monopod and monopod head. Groundpod.
  • Aquapac 25L backpack. An inexpensive way of carrying things from the boat to shore on the panga that provides some protection. I put my own cobbled together camera storage system inside the drybag portion of the backpack.

Yep, I’m carrying a bit more than I suggested in the camera article

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