My Favorite Travel Photography Gear
A complete list of photography gear I have used to shoot content for this travel blog. I also mention below some products that I can fully recommend to you guys. I use here affiliation links: If you decide to buy anything through these links, I’ll receive a small commission. Don’t worry it won’t affect the price you pay for any of these items. However, it will help me to continue creating travel content and helpful posts.
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Nikon Z6 is a great choice for travel & landscape photography. Robust waterproof body, high dynamic range, and outstanding color depth. It is also one of the best night sky cameras because its performance at higher ISO is almost unique.
Do you make videos? This mirrorless bull is capable of 10bit, 4K, full-frame video recording (uncropped!).
However, 95 % of photos you will see on this travel blog have been shot with the Nikon D5600.
The best camera for a beginner
Until Christmas 2019, when I bought Nikon Z6, I used Nikon D5600 to shoot absolutely everything. The price-performance ratio is virtually unbeatable in terms of landscape photography. You can get it only for $500!
Nikon D5600 has almost the same dynamic range as high-end cameras. It offers a tilting touch screen, and the DSLR is relatively small, so it is suitable for traveling.
Other recommended Mid-Range Camera
Without any doubt, Sony cameras are currently the market leader. Aside from the fact that Sony was the first manufacturer to come to the market with proper mirrorless cameras, the reason is currently simple – amazing autofocus. No other camera brand can currently compete with Sony. In conclusion, if you are shooting portraits or wildlife, Sony cameras are a must-have. If you need more megapixels and a higher dynamic range – the Sony Alpha 7R III is the better choice.
However, I prefer Nikon – I only shoot landscapes. Nikon also offers a better grip, robustness and has a perfect viewfinder.
Nikon Z6 Specifications:
- 24.5MP BSI CMOS full-frame FX sensor
- Hybrid AF with 273 on-chip phase-detection points
- In-body 5-axis image stabilization
- 5.5fps Burst Shooting with updated LV (up to 12fps, 12-bit only)
- UHD 4K @ 30 fps & 1080p @ 120 fps video
- Single XQD card slot
Nikon D5600 Specifications:
- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS
- 39-point AF
- ISO 100-25600
- 3.2-inch vari-angle touchscreen, 1,037,000 dots.
- Burst shooting: 5fps
- Full HD 1080p 60fps
- Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth
Sony A7III Specifications:
- Full-Frame 24.2 MP Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor
- In-body 5-axis image stabilization
- Evolved Image Processing
- 4D FOCUS system with 693 phase-detection AF points covering 93% of image area
- Continuous Shooting at up to 10 fps with either Silent Shooting or Mechanical Shutter
Best Affordable Nikon Lenses:
It may soud strange, but I am currently using only this wide-angle lens. It does not cost a fortune and offers amazing sharpness, luminosity and chromatic aberration is minimal.
My favorite lens for Nikon Z6
Of course, there is a way better alternative for my new Nikon Z6 – the NIKON Z 24mm f / 1.8S. It is a bit more expensive but surpasses my older lens.
Next Lens I'm going to buy
In the next few months, I intend to buy a telephoto lens for greater creativity when shooting. But because the top telephoto lenses cost too much, I have to choose between those with a lower aperture – the best options are the following two lenses: NIKON 70-300mm f / 4.5-5.6 E ED VR AF-P or TAMRON 18-400mm f / 3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD.
Other Photography Gear
Lensball is actually just a toy. In addition, it is often not easy to take a good and interesting photo, focusing correctly on the center of Lensball. But if it works, it’s worth it.