What’s In My Camera Bag: Thailand Trip

By | 2018-01-12T11:53:12+00:00 March 5th, 2015|7 Comments

At this time tomorrow I will be on a flight to Bangkok, Thailand. I’ll be spending a few days in the big city before jumping on a domestic flight to Chiang Mai, where Michael Bonocore and I will be leading a workshop with The Giving Lens. It will be my second time on this trip with TGL to Chiang Mai, and I’m really excited to explore everything again with fresh eyes.

As you can see in the photo with this post (or if you read my recent article), I have decided to bring the Fuji X-T1 system along. I wanted to give it a second chance, and figured that a second trip to the same spot would be a good place to do so. When doing this type of travel, a lighter system is just so much more appealing than lugging around a brick. I love my Canon gear, but for this trip I wanted to experience Thailand without feeling like I was carrying around a camera.

Here’s the camera gear I am packing for this trip (some items are not pictured):

  • Camera bags:
    • F-Stop Loka (main bag)
    • ThinkTank Mindshift rotation180° Trail (day bag)
  • Cameras:
    • Fuji X-T1 (x2) w/ small and large grips
    • Fuji Instax Wide 300 w/ film
  • Lenses:
    • Zeiss Touit 32 ƒ/1.8
    • Fuji 18-55 ƒ/2.8-4
    • Fuji 56 ƒ/1.2
    • Fuji 50-140 ƒ/2.8
  • Tripod:
    • Gitzo travel tripod
    • RRS BH-40 Ballhead
  • Miscellaneous & Accessories:
    • Peak Design camera straps (x2)
    • Fuji Batteries and chargers
    • Lens clothes and lens wipes
    • Cable release
    • SD cards & Card reader
    • Business cards

I will be posting a few updates here on the blog, but to really follow along be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook, where I will be sharing more of my adventures.

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My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.


  1. T.Rex March 6, 2015 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Welcome to Thailand, land of BIG smile ^____^

  2. Erwin March 31, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    That should be nice to do a workshop in Thailand. What kind of bag did you use for your equipment?

  3. Brian April 12, 2015 at 5:10 am - Reply

    I will be traveling to Dubai and Thailand soon and will be taking similar equipment as you have packed but I am trying to decide what case/pack to take on the plane with me. My main question I guess is how did you pack your tripod in a checked bag or did you carry it on? and did you leave the ball head on it? Have you ever had trouble carrying a tripod in your carry on?

    • Nicole S. Young April 12, 2015 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      I packed my tripod in my check-in luggage, with the ball-head removed (I use a small bag so there wasn’t room). I will sometimes take it with me in my carry-on and have never had any problems.

  4. Mary January 12, 2018 at 10:39 am - Reply

    No problems with the F stop Loka on domestic flights in Thailand?

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