What’s My Personal Travel Camera Set Up and Gear?

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Panasonic LUMIX G85 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2disa5x

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black) on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2b82StD

Panasonic LUMIX G7 DSLM Mirrorless 4K Camera on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1SJeGzr

Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1Pi1lIw

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1M510c3

Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens on Amazon at http://amzn.to/29AifdI

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1M4WL0b

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1Tql940

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Equipment I used to record this video:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Camera on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1Pi1NXx

PANASONIC LUMIX G X Vario Lens, 12-35mm, F2.8 ASPH., Professional Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, POWER Optical I.S. H-HS12035 on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2c0ASVO or B&H Photo at

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Zoom H4n Portable Digital Recorder on Amazon at http://amzn.to/21dcCm5 or B&H Photo at https://bhpho.to/2AtJIX1. I use my H4n in most studio settings where I need XLR inputs.

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  1. 32nicholson on October 29, 2018 at 5:39 am

    I travel with a Nikon d7100, Nikkor 18-140mm, a Nikon 70-300mm VR & a MeFoto backpacker tripod. Subject to where I’m going I may also include my Nikon 10-24mm and 35mm 1.8. All the kit including my iPad fits in an Urban Photo Sling 250 which provides quick access. The MeFoto comes in its own carry case and is light enough to carry over my shoulder. All the kit comfortably fits into a small backpack as carry on when flying.

  2. Vici Martynov on October 29, 2018 at 5:41 am

    Into my Ona Brixton bag, which is already full of my normal handbag stuff umbrella cosmetics shopping bag etc, I pack a Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6X phone, Olympus TG-3 waterproof zoom compact, Nikon 8×25 Travellite VI binoculars and finally the serious camera; my lovely Leica X113. I no longer take my D7100 on holiday, too big heavy and slow to use and cant compare to the Leica in image quality. The Olympus copes wonderfully with all holiday snapping needs no matter how extreme 😉

  3. Mark Cotner on October 29, 2018 at 5:49 am

    GX85 and ALL my lenses. I love m43 so I can take all my lenses with me. With the FF Nikon I was always choosing a couple I _thought_ I might need before the trip. I love the size and functionality of the GX85. The viewfinder isn’t as nice as the G85, but I kind of like the rangefinder look for travel.

  4. Eli Elfassy on October 29, 2018 at 5:51 am

    canon 700d with 50mm f1.8 and kit… I wanted the 17-55 f2.8 but it it is too expensive. My note 8 phone takes great images… Better than my GF3. Panasonic G85 will be my next step!

  5. Proper Noun on October 29, 2018 at 5:56 am

    my set up is currently the gx85, 25 mm 1.7 Panny Prime and 40 – 150 mm 4.0 – 5.6 Oly lens. When I get the Oly EM1MII I’ll also get the 25mm f1.2 and the 12 to 100 f4 as travel kit but before all that I’ll be getting the 40 to 150 f2.8 for event shooting and I’m tempted to lug that beast around every where xD.

  6. Wing Yip on October 29, 2018 at 5:57 am

    right now, my last travel gear (on a trip to Hong Kong) consisted of the Fuji X-Pro2 with 18mm f/2, 35mm f/2 & 56mm f/1.2 lenses. I like primes on my X-Pro2 and had to keep it as simple as possible while in Hong Kong for about 2 weeks. My primary goal was to do some street photography and mix in some personal photos with the various relatives.

    I figured my 18mm f/2 covered my wide end, the 35mm a great standard and if I needed a bit more reach and tighter shot, the 56 had me covered.

    What I would say I ended up using most from least to most was the 56, the 35 and the 18. I was pretty certain the 56 was going to be the least used, but at least I had an 85mm equiv. available if I needed it or wanted to switch up the style of the shots. I thought the 35mm f/2 would have been a great all arounder and standard lens and used most of the time, but actually it wasn’t.. I ended using the 18mm f/2 the most.

    For me, Hong Kong is such a concentrated and busy city with life in literally all cracks within the concrete jungle and being surrounded by many tall canyons of tall buildings.. the 18mm was the best choice to capture all of it for me.

    Visiting family and their living spaces were very compact and small.. we’re lucking for the most part in the United States that our entire living space is not confined to just above the size of the average living room like it is in Hong Kong for many people… And, going out to dinner and lunch can be equally tight in square footage. The widest of my lenses was clearly the best choice to cover everything and not be such tight shots.. even for the 35mm f/2. And, the Fuji files from the X-Pro2’s 24mp sensor was plenty to do cropping if I needed to.

    I suppose on my next trip, if the new 50mm f/2 is out from Fuji, I’d probably take that instead of the 56mm f/1.2… just smaller and will also be weather sealed. I also have the new 23mm f/2 which will come along as well next time.

    As for my wide end.. the 18mm works out really well, although I wouldn’t mind having something a bit wider. I could get the 16mm f/1.4. The 16mm f/1.4 is quite nice, but it’s also going to be bigger and heavier than any of the f/2 lenses… and not that big of a difference from the 18mm.. I think getting the 14mm f/2.8 would still be very nice and get me a noticeably wider shot… or I might like to get the 10-24mm f/4 to have a versatile ultra-wide to wide coverage in 1 lens.. it’s not WR, though.. will see if by my next trip if the rumored 8-16mm f/2.8 will be out, then that would be the most ideal to get as it is even wider, will not overlap my existing lens collection and will be WR and the constant f/2.8 would be better for getting as much light as possible.

    I would say if I had an X-T2, then the lens selections would be all zooms.. can’t really go wrong with the 16-55mm f/2.8 as being the main all in one lens which will probably do the job alone quite well. But, best to bring the 10-24mm f/4 also to get a much wider shot when you need it.. I’m not sure if I’d want to bring a 3rd zoom lens.. kit as it is is plenty big with ultra wide to standard zoom (or short tele). I think if having the constant f/2.8 wasn’t a priority, I might replace it with the 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens.. then.. with tghe 10-24 and 18-135, you’d pretty much have all your bases covered effectively in just a 2 lens combo with an X-T2.

  7. Calvin W on October 29, 2018 at 5:59 am

    do my daily commute to and from work everyday with a D7100, 50mm 1.8G and 105mm f/2.5 AI. uv filters, back and body caps, no front caps or hoods to drop and lose. but if i were a richer man, i’d probs go used X-t1 and 35mm f/2

  8. Harry Bunn on October 29, 2018 at 6:03 am

    i’m on a trip in venice and i’m using panasonic g85 with 12-35 f2.8 the olly 45 f1.8 and a sony rx 100 mki. awesome kit.

  9. Michael Quinn on October 29, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Can you review 70d af face tracking vs g85 ? I like your videos! Thanks!

  10. Ronsanut on October 29, 2018 at 6:05 am

    What about Fuji X-T2? Would that not work?

  11. Angelo Pimienta Ortiz on October 29, 2018 at 6:09 am

    you are not a photographer. Most of the time you are doing video and reviewing gear. Go out and take photographs man!!

  12. Yummy Lummy aka Gary 'Gaz' Lum on October 29, 2018 at 6:10 am

    Sony α7ii with the 24–240 mm f/3.5–6.3 It’s a little heavy and the sensor is a magnet for dust but it’s a nice all purpose set up.

  13. john hallgrimsson on October 29, 2018 at 6:14 am

    yes the 42.5 F1.7 is just awesome and has IS – you should not have sold it –

    yes the G85 is a super travel camera – with the 14-140mm new version –

    also the Panasonic ZS100 with 25-250mm lens and so compact – loaded with features – has Touch LCD – Touch to focus – Post Focus – has the 4K capture modes – 1 inch sensor – super practical zoom – has stacked images to insure best focus if light not so great – has EVF if super sunny – has eye face / eyeball tracker finder which is awesome – shoots raw – has D monochrome setting which gives nice B/W – 4K video – nice HD video –
    and is considerably cheaper then say the RX100m4/5 – and totally pocketable –

    The G85 with the 14-140mm is super practical and at a good price –
    no AA –

    Sony A6300 with a Tamron 18-200 is also a nice kit for travel

  14. MostlyClaudy on October 29, 2018 at 6:15 am

    For travel I take my FUJI X-E2 and the lens trinity: XF10-24mm, XF18-55 Kit Zoom und XF55-200.

  15. StormanCast on October 29, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Most of the time its the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and back up Olympus OM-D E-M10, Lenses Olympus Pro 40-150mm f 2.8, Olympus Pro 7-14mm, and the Panasonic pancake prime 20mm f1.7 lens. Now if I plan to do video the kit will change slightly instead of OM-D E-M10 being my back up I will use the Panasonic GX8 with the Panasonic 12-35mm f 2.8 IOS lens.

  16. Mitchell Rothenberg on October 29, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Just traveled to India and France. Used my Nikon D5500. It’s incredibly small and light for travel. In India I mostly used my 10-24mm and in France mostly used my 16-85 mm DX lens. Got beautiful shots and was quite pleased. The 1080/60 video was also great.

  17. Eshel Art Photography on October 29, 2018 at 6:30 am

    I love travel and I do so a lot every year with my dear wife. I always take the same-I take a bag with my Nikon D750 with 4 lenses Sigma 12-24mm Nikon 24-70mm 2.8G Tamron 70-200mm 2.8 VC and Nikon 50mm 1.8G To that I add my Nikon D3300 as a back up camera which usually stays in the hotel or my wife will use with the 50mm prime lens. The quality, lens selection and low light performance will blow out of the water any MFT or APS-C camera and since photography is very important for me I am totally fine carrying all this equipment and while I am an avarage size guy I dont find the weight a problem, last trip we had in New York few months ago we were on our feet almost 10 hours walking in the streets of New York and the weight was till not a problem. To each his/her own of course

  18. dunnymonster on October 29, 2018 at 6:31 am

    What I travel with greatly depends on whether I am travelling to take pictures or just on holiday. I was recently in Orlando for 2 weeks primarily on a family holiday so I didn’t want to carry a large DSLR and lenses. I took my tiny Canon G9X and Sony A5100 with the kit lens, 55 to 210 and 20mm f2.8 c/w fisheye adapter. All of this fitted into a small shoulder bag and didn’t impede my enjoyment of my holiday. I got some nice shots ( all 3171 of them lol ). My point here is if you are on holiday, don’t let photography get in the way of the experience. It’s no fun for the rest of the family members if you are mauling a big camera around and don’t forget your carry on baggage shouldn’t be more than 5KG ( I wouldn’t advise placing camera gear in your check in baggage ). Travel light and enjoy your trip 😃

  19. Rous on October 29, 2018 at 6:33 am

    The beauty of m43 is that my G7, 2 primes and a zoom lens all fit into a compact shoulder bag that I can carry with me pretty much every day

  20. John Valk on October 29, 2018 at 6:35 am

    My travel setup is the Olympus OM10 with the Panasonic 14-150mm and for low light situations I put on the Panasonic 20mm , everything in RAW with Lightroom editing at home, see my latest Rome, Mallorca, Nerja Spain albums on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/60485344@N00/albums , considering to upgrade to the OM 1 mark 2 , the album Berlin just the tiny Gm1 with just the pana 20mm in my pocket

  21. Jeffrey Beigie on October 29, 2018 at 6:35 am

    I take my Panasonic GX-8, with the 12-35 f2.8, the 40-150mm, occasionally a prime, and my gorilla pod. All fits in my Domke bag no sweat, although I slide the gorilla pod in the back belt loop. I take the whole set up and fit it in my laptop bag.

  22. Bernardo Silva on October 29, 2018 at 6:37 am

    Why do you prefer the Canon 18-135 STM instead of your Sigma 17-50 2.8 for travelling? I was thinking about my 70D with the 10-18 STM and the 55-250 STM, together with the Sigma 17-50 2.8 since it is better for low light and more versatile. What do you think? Thanks!