Main Kit

Sony a7R III - My main body for still and video. Link

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM - Almost always on the camera. Love to shoot low and wide for landscapes! Link

Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS - For wildlife, landscapes and action! Link

Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA - My primary portrait lens and plugs the gap between my wide angle and tele lenses when trekking! Link

Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 - I wouldn't visit a human settlement without this lens! Great for street, architecture and portraits. Super sharp bargain of a lens! Link

Tripod & Support

Gitzo Mountaineer GT2543L - With great legs comes great support...very tall, very stable and reasonably light. Link

Gitzo GH1382QD - Innovative high-quality ballhead that never lets me down! Link

Manfrotto MVH500AH Video Head - Affordable video head that is buttery smooth. Link

Benro TSL08CN00 Slim Carbon  - Superlight secondary tripod. Not recommended for anything other than being light (i.e. not very stable). Link

Peak Design Camera Strap - The best function is that you can remove it! Also great that it is adjustable. Link

Peak Design Capture Camera Clip - Used for the vlogging camera. Link

Vlogging Camera & Compact

Canon EOS M50 - Cheap and cheerful. Gets the job done with minimal frills. Link

Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM - Came with the above... Not bright enough to be really good. Link

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II - For weight saving missions, sneaky street photography and climbing pictures. Link

GoPro 7 Black - For when it is time to get wet! Link


Tiffen Variable ND Filter - Used for video only. Too heavy to bring on long distance treks or climbs. Link

NiSi PRO Nano ND64+CPL - Don't buy this one. Too much colour cast and why combine with CPL? 6 Stop.

NiSi PRO Nano ND1000 - Great affordable 10 Stop filter with close to zero colour cast. Always in my bag but seldom used as 10 stop is often way too much.

Hoya Fusion Antistatic Cir-Pl - One of the best polarizers I have ever used. Scratches easily so this is my third one... Approx. 2 Stop. Link


RØDE VideoMicro - Light, simple, good quality and cheap. Link

RØDE VideoMic - Used indoors when weight isn't a factor. Link

RØDE SmartLav+ - Backup to shotgun mics above. Works great with smartphone or with recorder using adapterLink

Zoom H2n - My main recorder for ambient sounds. Link

Zoom H2n Dead Cat - Must have accessory to cut out wind noise. Link

Bags & Misc

WANDRD Medium Camera Cube - Gets the job done and fits main body and three lenses with a squeeze. Link

OP/TECH USA Rainsleeve - Just in case item. Durable and cheap. Link

Vortex 8x42 Viper HD Binocular - Super sharp, light and waterproof. 8x42 is for me the most versatile version. Must have for wildlife photography and spotting. Link


I use a range of brands but a favourite is Swedish outdoor brand Tierra, which I have used for years. I have great trust in their function and I really like the fit. Tierra has high environment consciousness in its manufacturing, which is important to me. I am a Tierra Ambassador but used their clothing for over a decade before becoming affiliated with the brand.

Tierra Rista Jacket - The fleece reimagined - I love wool as it warms well and doesn't smell easily (even after a few weeks in the great outdoors). Rista has a wool and Primaloft mix fabric which works great. Link

Tierra Ace Pant - My longest serving outdoor pants (current pair going on 5 years now). These combine soft shell breathability with hard shell reinforcements on knees and butt area. Simply the perfect winter pants. Link


Expedition equipment is not only my comfort but also my lifeline. In arctic summer and winter conditions I rely on my tent to shield me from storms, and my stove to melt my drinking water and heat my food. I only use equipment that I trust to keep me comfortable and safe in great outdoors.

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir - XL sized sleeping mat that allows my arms to stay on the mat...5 years of use and never punctured! Great quality. Link

Solar Charger - Easy to use and good output. Fairly cheap which makes it even better. Link

Anker PowerCore 20000 - Running out of power isn't an option. I have a bunch of different Anker Power Banks and they have yet to fail me. Link

Fjällraven Abisko 75 - My big pack. Comfortable up to 30kg and innovative opeining for easy packing and access to camera gear! Love it! Link

Primus Lite Camping Stove - Keep it simple. Mostly for coffee and hot water in spring/summer/autumn. Link

Mountain Hardwear Phantom 15F/-9C - Very light and warm 3 season sleeping bag. Also have the 30F/-1C version for summer use. Link

Therm-a-Rest Z Seat - Butt patch, foam seat, ass warmer etc. Must have item for long waits for wildlife or as knee protection when its wet outside! Never leave home without it. Link

Julbo Shield Sunglass - These are awesome. Fantastic chromatic glass that goes from Cat. 2 - 4. Always on my head in the mountains. Link

Leatherman Juice S2 - Light yet with proper plier for ski/snowshoe fixes! Link

Hestra Gloves - I use four different pairs. The oldest I stil use are approx. 15 years old and still waterproof. This generates trust. Link

MSR Lightning Ascent - Let's be honest. No one likes snowshoes. But these are great for what they are. Link

Åsnes Amundsen FL - Cross Country skies that is a cut above the rest. Paired with Rottefella NNN BC Magnum bindings. Link

Fjellpulken Xcountry 144 - No need to carry your gear in the snow! A good pulk saves the weight (except on the steep uphill...). Link

CRISPI NEVADA BC - My Cross Country skiboots of choice. One size too big and double wool socks for insulation when it is -30C outside!


This page contains affiliate links, which means I may in some cases earn a small commission if you click the link then purchase a product or service from the third party website. Purchasing a product or service from a link does not increase your purchase price, but it is a great way to help me live my dream as a photographer. In no way am I trying to get you to buy items that you don't need as I am vehemently against unnecessary consumerism.


I only list products that I personally use at the moment - as you can see I don't recommend all these items - they simply are what I use. Any opinions are my own and are not representative of the companies that create these products. My views are based on my personal experience.

© 2023 by Jonas Paurell.

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