WHAT TO PACK IN YOUR CAMERA BAG
~~ The Best Camera Gear For Travel ~~
Over the years, we have put together what we think is a good quality camera kit for travel. While we need the kit to be as small and light as possible, the most important thing is that it can capture excellent images as well as video. We also need our camera kit to function well in quite rough weather conditions. It has to work equally well on a hike among snow-capped mountain peaks, as on a walk through the streets of Tokyo. This is our current camera kit:
We bought the Sony A7s camera because it takes both excellent video and photos making it in our opinion the best camera for travel photography. It is a low light monster, and we can now photograph in places where we couldn’t before such as night markets, and in dark caves and temples. Because it is a mirrorless camera it is pretty small and compact, yet it delivers excellent image quality. It’s also probably the best mirrorless camera for video. We are very happy with it. If you are looking for a good camera for travel photography, you should seriously consider the Sony A7 cameras.
Peak Designs Capture Pro is probably our favourite photography accessory. This little gizmo lets us carry the camera in a belt or attach it to the shoulder strap of a bag or backpack. It is great not to have the camera swinging from a strap around the neck. We have two of these, and couldn’t live without them! Read our full review of the Capture Clip.
Lacie 1TB USB3/ Thunderbolt is our main external hard drive. It is rugged enough to survive living in the backpack, and with its USB 3 and Thunderbolt connections fast enough to handle our ever growing photo library, as well as video editing. We also carry a Seagate Backup Plus 2TB as a second backup. It is really small and lightweight.
We are always looking to become better photographers, so we usually travel with some video courses or ebooks on our laptops. Some of our favorites are the Lightroom post processing and Natural light courses by Mitchell Kanashkevich. Photographing The World course by Elia Locardi, and the books and courses by David Duchemin.
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