Tasmania is always on my list of 50 best places to go for taking photography. It is a land abundant in all beauty of the nature. It takes about 2 hours on a direct domestic flight from my home town Sydney to Hobart, the largest city of Tasmania.

I have been there self-driving twice (about eight to nine years ago) and the memories are still vivid.  This time five of us will be embarking on a seven-day trip staying or visiting the following places on a hired seven-seater:

  • Hobart
  • Wineglass Bay
  • Bay of Fires
  • Scottsdale
  • Sheffield
  • Burnie
  • Stanley
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Richmond

The last stop is Hobart again before boarding a flight back to Sydney. I have created a Google Map below to show you roughly the itinerary:


View Driving directions from Hobart, Tasmania in a larger map

Keep it simple and light, I will bring the following camera, lens and gear:

  • Leica M (Type 240)
  • Elmarit -M 28 mm f/2.8
  • Summicron-M 50 mm f/2.0
  • SF24D mini flash
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPad 4
  • Hyperspace UDMA 2

The app 654 Pro on my iPhone 5s will serve as my back up camera on this trip.  Even a demanding photographer will not underestimate the power of iPhone. The TIFF files created by 645 Pro have been amazingly excellent and I am very pleased with its easy setup. The Hyperspace UDMA2 is the backup storage for all files in the SD cards.

I will place all the gears into my rusty Crumpler 7 million dollar home camera bag. This is probably large enough and it remains one of the most comfortable camera bags I have ever used.

I am sure there will be heaps of things I can capture through stills and videos in Tasmania. But it is always hard to tell about the condition of the weather. At the end of the day, hopefully there will be good internet connection in the hotel to allow me to share the joy of seeing and capturing through the lens on this site.

Featured image: The diver.  Leica M (Type 240) with Elmarit-M 28mm, ISO200, f/4.8, 1/1000 sec

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