Pete Tasker

What’s in the Camera Bag(s)?

Probably the question I'm most frequently asked is ‘what gear do you use'? Cameras come and go especially in this digital age but the following is current as of Feb 2024. I’ll stick to the basic camera bodies, lenses, camera bags, tripods and filters. I still have Ebony and Hasselblad film cameras but I'll be honest and say I can't now remember the last time I used them. That said they're going nowhere. They usually sit in a display cabinet in the living room but I'm sure they'll find their way back onto the fells at some point.

Nikon Z System (Digital)

Nikon Z8 Body (45.7 mp)
Nikon Z 20mm f/1.8 S
Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S
Nikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S
Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S

Large Format System (Film)

Ebony RSW45 body
Rodenstock 150mm f/5.6
Horseman 612 Panoramic Roll Film Back

Hasselblad XPAN Panoramic System (Film)

Hasselblad XPAN 11 Body
Hasselblad 45mm f/4 with Hasselblad ND Centre Spot Filter.
Hasselblad 90mm f/4

Camera Bags

F-Stop Tilopa 50L
Gitzo Adventury 45L
Gitzo Adventure 30L


I changed my filter system from Lee to Kase back in 2022. Essentially the same size etc as the Lee 100 filters I've used for the past 25 years the Kase filters are however made from optical grade glass rather than resin. I currently have 0.6 & 0.9 Hard and Medium ND grads, together with a 1.2 'reverse' and a 1.4 Centre ND Grad. I also have the Kase 6 & 10 Stop ND's and a Circular Poloariser. The beauty of a filter manufacturer like Kase or Lee is that one filter system can basically be used on any of my cameras and lenses regardless of manufacturer or format. I used to have a lot more filters than I do today especially ND Grads but as the dynamic range of digital cameras has increased I've found some filters such as the 0.3 (1 Stop) Hard and Medium ND Grads are rarely if ever used. I also can't remember the last time I used a soft ND Grad so for now at least I've dropped these from the camera bag.


Gitzo Series 4 GT4542LS Systematic Tripod with Arca Swiss D4 Geared Head (Quickset Classic)

Gitzo Series 2 GT2531LVL Levelling Tripod with Arca Swiss Z1DP Ball Head (Quickset Classic)

Gitzo GM5541 Series 5 Monopod

All use the Arca Swiss Quickset Classic release system and the cameras permanently wear either Kirk or Smallrig L Brackets.