Travel Gear | For Photographers

Hello friends! Today I'm going to talk a little bit about my travel gear. I'm in Italy right now and it took 3 airports and 10+ hours to get here. That's A LOT of travel. For a wedding I bring a big backpack filled with both film and digital gear. It's big and pretty heavy. Which is okay for an hour car ride, but definitely not suitable for long distance travel outside of a car.

So when I'm packing I try to bring the most versatile gear, while keeping it light. Sometimes that can be easier said then done. But lucky for you I've figured it out and I'm going to share it with you!

Below is everything I have brought with me to Italy.

I decided to skip the film this time and only bring a digital camera. The camera I brought is a Canon 6D. I typically shoot digital with a 5DMarkiii but I'd rather travel with something lighter and a little less expensive. Plus the picture quality is still sensational. If you are looking to upgrade to a full frame body the 6D is a phenomenal choice. It was my first full frame and I still love it.

For my portrait lens I have brought a 85mm f/1.8 For under $400, this lens is amazing! Sincerely. For it's price, I think it definitely gives the L Series a run for it's money.

For my wide angle I brought a 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens. This lens is awesome too. It's tiny, cheap and takes great pictures. (It's only $150!) This lens has a very high image quality for the price, much better than the 50mm f/1.8 or 35mm f/2. Plus it kind of makes my camera look less expensive because it's so small. An added bonus!

Finally, for this trip I decided to invest in an ONA bag. I chose The Bowery in antique cognac. I wanted something fashionable, comfortable and above all I didn't want it to look like a camera bag. My 6D fits nicely with the 40mm attached while the 85mm fits fine in the other space.

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