The Camera gear for the Lofoten Islands, this issue was discussed at one of the forums DPreview. I decided to help my readers and posted an article about it.
Full frame DSLR Canon 6D or 5Dsr.
I need a camera which I can control completely manually. I want to have full control over the exposure. Professional Full-frame camera is what I need.
16-35 f / 4 a wild angle lens.
I like taking pictures with a close foreground. For many locations in Lofoten islands, a wide angle lens is really necessary. 10-12mm is ideal for APS-C cameras.
24-70 f / 4 a mid-range zoom lens.
This lens is the most needed for shooting in the Lofoten Islands.
70-200 f / 4 telephoto lens.
Sometimes I use this lens. Most often for shooting mountain peaks.
I pick 16-35 f / 4, 24-70 f / 4 and 70-200 f / 4. But if the weight of the equipment is important to you, you can leave a 70-200mm lens at home.
For whales, you need at least 400 mm.
I shoot long exposure photography.
I take a polarizer – always.
ND filters are 6 f-stops and 10 f-stops (I don’t have ND 3 f-stop because I use a polarizer).
I also use ND filters. There are filters in my bag:
LEE Filters SW150 Mark II Filter System Holder for Wide-Angle Lenses for using filters with Wide-Angle Lenses
LEE Filters 100mm System Deluxe Landscape Starter Kit.
Carbon tripod Gitzo 3 series. I love Gitzo. But you can use any other tripod. If you do not need professional photography, you can take only a 24-120mm lens and tripod on a trip.
Center Ball Head
It is convenient for me to use ball-and-socket Gitzo as I can rotate the camera freely.
L-bracket for Canon
I can change the position of the camera in 10 seconds. This is a very useful accessory.
This is a very useful accessory for a tripod. Your tripod will give more stability on any ground.
A cable release
Shooting without cable release can make movement blur during long exposure photography.
It’s very windy and rainy on Lofoten.
Keep your camera dry.
You can use the supermarket package.
But the best pick is bought a Waterproof Case for a camera.
They constantly get wet. I have 4-5 dry microfiber cloths in my camera bag.