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Emille from NY See You Later in Hawaii with the Sony a7rii and G-Master 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens

Top 18 Photography Gear Must Haves

This list acccompanies the article “Our Top Gear Picks for Travel Content Creators” here.

Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

Sony a7rii Mirrorless Camera

  • Sony a7R II For those who are looking to dive in and learn photography on a professional level this mirrorless camera packs a big punch into a small body. Don’t forget to shoot in raw file format to harness all of the colors in Photoshop or Lightroom during editing
  • World’s first Full-frame 5-axis in-body image stabilization optimized for 42.4MP full-frame, 4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning
  • 2.4-million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder w/ZEISS T* coating, connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC w/camera apps, Fast focal plane phase-detection AF realized with A-mount lenses
  • Shutter vibration suppression, curtain shutter, silent shutter, Resolution meets sensitivity 42.4MP up to ISO 102,400/4K up to 25,600. Durable, reliable and ergonomically enhanced for professional use
    Fast Hybrid AF with 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points and sensor is 35 mm full-frame (35.9 x 24.0 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Sony Flash HVLF60RM (left), Sony G-Master 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (center) and Hoya HD3 Professional UV Filter 82mm (right)
Sony Flash HVLF60RM (left), Sony G-Master 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (center) and Hoya HD3 Professional UV Filter 82mm (right)

Sony HVLF60RM External Flash

Sony External Flash (photo above left)

  • Powerful flash lighting at guide number 60 (Gn60)
  • Operates as On-Camera flash, radio wireless Commander or receiver
  • Fast recycling time

Sony 24-70 mm f/2.8 Lens

Sony G-Master 24-70 mm f/2.8 Lens, (photo above center) or as a kit

If you are beginner camera this is probably not the lens you want since it’s a pro lens, but if you want to learn and have the money this is an all time great lens with the perfect F stop. The lower the F stop the better. Investment on the perfect lens will get you to the next level.

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format. One XA Element, Two Aspherical Elements
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22, Minimum Focus Distance – 1.24 ft. Focal-Length : 24-70 mm, Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.24 x; APERTURE BLADES: 9
  • One ED Element, One Super ED Element, Nano AR Coating.Angle of View : 84°-34° ; Angle of View (APS-C): 61°-23°

Hoya HD3 Professional UV Filter 82mm

Hoya HD3 Professional UV Filter 82mm (photo above right)

  • NEW and IMPROVED ultra-smooth nano-coating is 800% harder for ultimate protection and cleaning
  • NEW 32-Layer Ultra-Hard Nano Multi-Coating process creates the sharpest consumer UV filter available
  • Chemically enhanced UV optical glass is 4x stronger than normal optical glass
  • NEW Multi-coating technology yields 99.7% light transmission and is extremely scratch & stain resistant and water & oil repellent
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty when purchased from a USA Authorized Retailer
Sony G-Master 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens
Sony G-Master 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens

Sony G-Master 70-200 mm f/2.8 Lens

Sony G-Master 70-200 mm f/2.8 Lens, (photo above) or as a kit

Great lens for bird photography, portraits that will blur out the background subject creating a wonderful depth of field.

  • G-Master design combines extraordinary sharpness and smooth bokeh, Constant F2.8 max aperture maintains exposure and depth of field
  • Class-leading min. focus distance of 37.8” / 0.25x max. mag, Dual floating focus system for high AF speed and precision, XA, ED/Super ED elements and Nano AR Coating for superb resolution
  • Aspherical elements & 11-blade circular aperture for gorgeous bokeh, Min. focus breathing and par focal design ideal for video, Direct coupled mechanical focus system for precise manual focus
  • Rigid construction with constant lens length during focusing and zooming, High performance Optical Steady Shot Image stabilization, Dust and moisture resistant for robust reliability
Sony G-Master 16-35 mm f/2.8 lens
Sony G-Master 16-35 mm f/2.8 lens

Sony G-Master 16-35 mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

Sony G-Master 16-35 mm f/2.8 or as a kit

Great for landscapes, portraits and more. If you had to choose just one lens to bring, the 24-70 mm f/2.8 would be it.

  • Designed to achieve 50 Line pairs/mm resolving power
  • Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements with high surface precision. Minimum focus distance is 0.28 m (0.92 ft)
  • Constant F2.8 max aperture maintains exposure and Depth of field. Hood Type: Petal shape, bayonet type; APERTURE BLADES: 11
Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro R with Rycote Lyre Shockmount With Rode DeadCat (left) and Sony RX100 III Compact Digital Camera (right)
Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro R with Rycote Lyre Shockmount With Rode DeadCat (left) and Sony RX100 III Compact Digital Camera (right)

Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro

Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro

  • Rycote Lyre shock mounting on board
  • All new capsule with lower noise and higher sensitivity
  • Broadcast recording quality condenser microphone
  • Compact form factor (150mm/6″ length)

Sony RX100 III Compact Digital Camera

Sony RX100 III 20.1 Compact Digital Camera (pictured above), or as a kit

Perfect beginner camera at a very reasonable price point with the best in class F stop and great quality for landscape, scuba diving and food photography.

  • 209 MP 1″-type Exmor R CMOS sensor ; Optical zoom: 2.9x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
  • Continuous shooting up to 10 FPS
  • Pop-up electronic OLED viewfinder with 1,440,000 dots
  • ISO 160-12800, expandable ISO 100, 125, and 25,600
  • 30 inch tiltable TFT LCD with 1,229,000 dots. The charging time is approximately 230 min
DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone

Beginner Drone—DJI Spark

DJI Spark Drone (kit pictured above)

Great beginner drone and easy to manuver. Able to get into tight spaces. Don’t forget to shoot in raw file format to harness all of the colors in Photoshop or Lightroom during editing.

  • See the Bigger Picture: Equipped with a Hasselblad L1D-20c camera with a 20MP 1” CMOS Sensor, the Mavic 2 lets you capture gorgeous aerial shots in stunning color detail.
  • Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 907g takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, SD card support up to 128 GB
  • Enjoy live view in real time during flight and record 4K videos at higher bitrates with advanced H.265 compression
  • Functions include ActiveTrack 2.0, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, Adjustable Aperture, HDR Photos
  • 2-Axis Stabilized Gimbal Camera; 12MP Still Photos and 1080p/30 Video
  • Gesture and TapFly Control; FlightAutonomy with Obstacle Detection
  • Subject Tracking from Various Angles; GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
  • Top Speed of 31 mph in Sport Mode; Up to 16 Minutes Flying Time
DJI Mavic 1 Pro Quadcopter
DJI Mavic 1 Pro Quadcopter

DJI Mavic 1 Pro

DJI Mavic 1 Pro, or as a kit (pictured above)

Great first or second drone. The stability is fantastic and a big upgrade from the Spark.

  • See the Bigger Picture: Equipped with a Hasselblad L1D-20c camera with a 20MP 1” CMOS Sensor, the Mavic 2 lets you capture gorgeous aerial shots in stunning color detail.
  • Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 907g takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, SD card support up to 128 GB
  • Enjoy live view in real time during flight and record 4K videos at higher bitrates with advanced H.265 compression. Operating Temperature Range: -10°C to 40°C
  • Functions include ActiveTrack 2.0, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, Adjustable Aperture, HDR Photos
DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter
DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

DJI Mavic 2 Pro (pictured above), or as a kit

This drone is an all time classic. It’s a bit more complicated for beginners, but it’s a great drone to start with. As always, don’t forget to shoot in raw file format to harness all of the colors in Photoshop or Lightroom during editing.

  • See the Bigger Picture: Equipped with a Hasselblad L1D-20c camera with a 20MP 1” CMOS Sensor, the Mavic 2 lets you capture gorgeous aerial shots in stunning color detail.
  • Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 907g takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, SD card support up to 128 GB
  • Enjoy live view in real time during flight and record 4K videos at higher bitrates with advanced H.265 compression. Operating Temperature Range: -10°C to 40°C
  • Functions include ActiveTrack 2.0, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, Adjustable Aperture, HDR Photos
DJI Ronin-S Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
DJI Ronin-S Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer

DJI Ronin-S

DJI Ronin-S Camera Stabilizer

  • Easy to hold in one hand so you can focus better on your subject with the easy-to-control Focus Wheel.
  • Create professional and smooth videos and camera shots with the Ronin-S stabilizer when you are on the move.
  • SmoothTrack technology allows you to transfer from motion to camera angle with one hand. Switch between three user profiles with a simple click.
  • Compatible with most DSLR and mirrorless cameras including Sony A7 series, Canon 5D/6D/7D/60D/70D/80D series, Nikon D5/3/850/750/700/5000 series/7000 series, Panasonic GH5/GH5s and more.
  • Backed by DJI customer support – Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
Fantasea Line FRX100 IV Underwater Housing for Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 IV (left image); Meikon Underwater Camera Housing Case with Dome Port Kit for Sony A7R II (right image)
Fantasea Line FRX100 IV Underwater Housing for Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 IV (left image); Meikon Underwater Camera Housing Case with Dome Port Kit for Sony A7R II (right image)

Underwater gear

Underwater housing for Sony Rx100 III (pictured above left) or as a kit.

The FRX100 IV Housing is manufactured to the highest professional standards of function, style and durability. It is depth rated to 60m/200 feet and is fully functional with ergonomically designed and labeled controls. The Fantasea FRX100 IV is the ultimate waterproof home for the Sony RX100 IV and RX100 III cameras. The FRX100 IV Housing is ideal for outdoor and underwater photography. Underwater photographers can dive or snorkel and capture all the excitement of this fascinating world, while outdoor photographers also have the option of capturing the action of activities such as white water paddle sports, sailing, boating, surfing, fishing, hunting, backpacking and camping.

Underwater housing for Sony A7RII (pictured above right)

  • This housing has been tested with the Sony A7II, A7RII, and A7S II— these cameras have the same size and button positions, but it will not fit the A7 first generation
  • Housing will fit the Sony cameras above with 24-70mm, 50mm and 16-35mm lenses; please check your lens specs before purchasing
  • Comes with a Dome Port which allows you take “half above, half underwater” pictures easily
  • Dustproof, anti-staining fingerprint and easy cleaning coating. Good tightness and high mechanical strength to protect your camera
  • Water resistant up to 40 meters (130 ft waterproof/shockproof)
GoPro HERO6 Black Digital Action Camera (left) and Insta360 ONE X Action Camera (right)
GoPro HERO6 Black Digital Action Camera (left) and Insta360 ONE X Action Camera (right)

GoPro HERO6 Black 4K Action Camera

GoPro Hero6 Black (above left) or as a kit

  • HERO6 Black automatically sends your footage to your phone where the app turns it into a QuikStory—an awesome edited video
  • With 4K60 and 1080p240 video, HERO6 Black delivers 2x the performance compared to HERO5 Black with an all-new GP1 chip optimized for GoPro capture
  • With advanced video stabilization, HERO6 Black captures super smooth footage, whether it’s handheld or mounted to your gear
  • Waterproof to 33 ft (10 m) without a housing
  • Now featuring touch zoom and an updated UI, the 2-inch display makes it easy to frame shots, change settings and play back footage
  • Featuring 5GHz WiFi, you can copy photos and videos to your phone 3x faster than with older models

Insta360 ONE X 360 Action Camera

Insta 360 (above right) or as a kit

  • Leading image quality of 5.7K resolution makes your 360 Degree videos look sharp, while 18MP shots offer stunning photo quality. Turn on 50 fps mode to make your video buttery smooth
  • Flow state stabilization is as smooth as it gets. Traditional Action cameras are left shaking
  • Drift shots—snap into the drifter accessory and let your camera take flight. Airborne slow-mo. From a camera that shoots in every direction at once. You’ve never seen angles like this before
  • WiFi preview and transfer allows you to shoot and transfer in a snap. 50 MB/s cable transfer and 5 GHz high-speed WiFi transfer
  • Time shift allows you to highlight key moments with cinematic slow-mo, or speed things up with a stabilized hyperlapse—all in the app
Lowepro HighLine BP 400 AW - Weatherproof & rugged 36-liter daypack (left) and Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW Camera Backpack (right)
Lowepro HighLine BP 400 AW – Weatherproof & rugged 36-liter daypack (left) and Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW Camera Backpack (right)

Backpacks

Lowpro backpack 400AW (above left)

  • Premium Packing: The HighLine BP 400 AW contains premium packing solutions in a travel daypack. The lightweight clothes packing cube, mesh pockets, and a liquids pouch let you pack for adventure and travel in style
  • Dedicated CradleFit Laptop Compartment: to suspend and protect up to a 15″ device
  • Organized for Travel: The removable, folding JumpKit holds & protects essential devices & accessories. When you reach your seat, your bag goes in the overhead bin, while your devices stay with you
  • Two sets of lock-compatible, YKK zippers help you keep gear secure and free from roving hands as you move from airport to destination. Hand-friendly Duraflex zipper pulls provide smooth operation
  • Sturdy outer webbing straps help to tighten pack and reduce bulk—especially handy when meeting carry-on requirements or traveling in crowded conditions

Lowpro backpack 450AW (above right)

  • Fits 1-2 Pro DSLRs, one with up to 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached, 8 lenses/speed lights, 15″ laptop, tripod and accessories. The ProTactic 450 AW also fits the DJI Mavic Pro drone
  • Never miss a critical mission thanks four access points: the molded, turret-loading top, quick-grab from both sides, and full, back entry for set-up and security
  • Create limitless set-ups with a robust, Slip Lock compatible strap system. Internal Dimensions: 31.8 x 19.8 x 44 cm (12.52 x 7.80 x 17.32 in) External Dimensions: 34.8 x 27 x 48.8 cm (13.70 x 10.63 x 19.21 in). Weight: 2.6 kg (5.72 lbs)
  • Get versatile with five modular accessories—water bottle pouch, accessory case, tripod cup and two cinch straps – all Slip Lock-compatible and included with pack
  • ProTactic features ActivZone System technology to deliver targeted support at shoulder blades, lumbar and waist for comfort on the move. Laptop compartment dimensions are 11.2x 1.1 x 14.5 inches

This list acccompanies the article “Our Top Gear Picks for Travel Content Creators” here.

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Hi, we’re Dan and Emille. We met at church in NYC in 2010 and in 2011 we were married in Central Park on the bow bridge. In the last 6 years of marriage we stopped paying NYC rent, and bought a place on the edge of Hoboken, NJ, with spectacular views of the NYC skyline, which has been really fulfilling for photography enthusiasts. We have been talking about having kids for the last 6 years, but the New York lifestyle would make it difficult as our families are in Florida and Brazil. So we sold our place and furniture, left some great jobs, and friends and decided to have travel the world before we have kids. We’re cultured, but not fancy. We've been to 21 countries, and would love to visit all of them. We try to experience things like the locals as much as possible. Read more about us here http://nyseeyoulater.com/2017/11/07/about-dan-emille/.

One Comment

  • cb hoffmann

    May 27, 2019 at 9:05 am

    This is a wealth of very helpful information, especially for those who are beginners in photography and videography! Thanks for taking the time and effort to compile this!

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