OK. I've been around long enough and had enough gear not to have to ask this question, but I'm never adverse to common sense and objectivity, which I often lack. So I thought, where better to ask for objective advice? In two weeks I'm taking the family and some friends for a walk in the Snowy Mountains, Australia. From Charlottes Pass to Mt Kosciuszko and on to Thredbo. Should make for a nice day provided weather is favorable. I have some gear to choose from, however high on my list a light bag. Mainly due to some nerve damage and compressed discs. I've walked it once before, long time ago and with a camera that failed miserably. I don't want that experience again. Even though I only live 5 - 6 hours drive away, I may not get back there. So what camera gear should I choose to take? Perhaps someone has done the walk and can advise something I haven't thought of? The area seems to attract plenty of hikers / walkers. I have the following to choose from. Fuji X-Pro1 with most native lenses & EF-X20 flash Fuji X100s Sony RX100 Nikon V1 with 50mm & 10-30 Panny GX1 with 20mm, 14-45 & 45-200 Nikon D5100 with 18-200 (Perhaps a one lens solution, except the 18-200 isn't my fav lens) Fuji S4500 (OK. I'm not really taking that one ) My initial thoughts are for the X-Pro1 with 14mm & 18-55, EF-X20, Tripod depending on conditions + the RX100 (Though most of the terrain is above the tree line and if It's sunny, the sony will be a pain). It's not a place I can get to often, so limiting myself the just the X100s feels good, and I'd love to push myself, but might not be practical. Most of the landscape is very wide and open. I've never really shot in such an environment apart from perhaps a cruise I went on, where the sea and coastline would be the closest resemblance in terms of 'openness' Perhaps a grad ND... I've never liked the results of polarizing filters on wide lenses. I have a very light and compact Sirui carbon fiber tripod, though might not be necessary depending on weather and lighting. Fill flash could be useful for family and friend shots in back-lit conditions. And the final requirement.. All camera gear except the tripod must fit inside my Thinktank Retrospective 5, or better still, a Crumpler 5 Million dollar home (Might be ambitious with the crumpler). Thanks & Cheers!