I travel with my other half, and as she is not a photographer it is unfair of me to take my full set of photography gear and spend a lot of time taking photos. Consequently my travel photography is a “gun and run” style which requires travelling light but making sure I have everything I need to get the shots I want. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to take a whole array of lenses, filters and the like but in reality I can’t.
Before I go in my travel photography equipment I should point out I shoot Canon, but I know Nikon makes equivalent stuff. Any way here’s the contents of my travel photography bag:
Canon 6d camera
Even though there is a trend towards smaller mirrorless cameras I still prefer a dslr. The Canon 6d not only has a full frame sensor and excellent image quality but it is also small, compact and lightweight too.
You can buy the Canon 6d from Adorama, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and eBay.
Canon 28-300L IS lens
This lens is the closest to a single lens solution I can find. The 28mm end is ideal for landscapes and seascapes, the 300mm long is ideal for nature and bird life and then there’s the focal lengths between the two for everything else. This is a big and heavy lens, but then there is only this to carry around. This lens is tough, durable and weather sealed, and the image quality is exceptional. For the range of focal lengths covered, there is no better lens out there.
To see the pros and cons of this lens take a look at the following clip, courtesy of Youtube:
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