Bob Coates has been a good buddy for a whole lot of years. One of the things that's fun, when your friends are artists, is watching the transitions they go through as their style and creativity change. Personally I think Bob has done some of the most beautiful and diverse work of his career over the last couple of years. Some of that has to do with the way he shoots today and the fact that he's traveling "lean and mean" with his LUMIX gear.
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Note the mini-tripod. I tend to hike more often traveling light which means no full size tripod but with the mini I can place on or lean against a rock, tree, car or fencepost to help steady the camera. Very handy indeed. Of course, a fully charged spare battery is always in the kit. The Westcott twenty inch Five in one which folds to a very manageable 8 &1/2 inches, rounds out the equipment list. So I’m covered from 24mm to 200mm – 35mm DSLR equivalent along with a MACRO and it weighs less than four and a half pounds.
Conversely, my DSLR weighs four and a half pounds with a single lens.
Both kits are supported by the Tenba Mirrorless Mover 20 bag which fits comfortably on my belt and holds all the lenses and gear including spare cards, cleaning cloth, etc.