Gear


Alaska
It's not as important as you think

A Reminder


It doesn't matter if you have seven thousand dollars worth of gear, you will notice your camera is not a bottleneck to your photos. Trust my experience. I bought close to three grand in camera gear and went to Alaska. I was walking on a glacier when I realized my mistake. I was wearing jeans. Glaciers are slippery and wet. I was unable to explore as far as I would have liked. If instead of buying more lenses, I got proper water proof gear, I would have had a better experience.

Clothing


Note: The most important part of your kit.

Patagonia R1 Hoodie

I use this sweater for running and hiking. The sweater or jacket allows air to cool you off when you are hot and keep you warm when its cold.

Cameras


Note: The DSLR is not as important as a lens in your gear bag.

Nikon D7200 DX

The Nikon D7200 is my current camera body. I chose this body because it fit my needs and my budget.

Nikon D5300 DX

This was the first DSLR I bought with the intention of learning how to use. Currently my backup.


Lenses


Note: A good chunk of glass can make an entry level DSLR look pro.

Rokinon 16mm f2DX

Not the sharpest peice of glass in the world but its gets the job done.

Nikon 35mm f1.8FX/DX

You cannot go wrong with this lens, it is legendary in every way possible.

Nikon 18-55mm f3.5-4.5DX

The word sharp should not be used in the same paragraph as this lens.

Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-6.3DX

Same as the 18-55mm in the sharpness department but it will work in a pinch.


Other


Note: I haven't tested some of this gear yet.

Lowepro ProTactic 450AW

This is my favorite camera bag I have used. There is room for just about anything in this bag.

Lowepro PhotoSport 200AW

I use this bag for when I need to go light weight, carrying only a few lenses. Mostly used for hiking.

Benro SLIM Carbon Fiber Tripod

Weighing only about 2 pounds, you cannot go wrong with this tripod. My only gripe is that it isn't very sturdy.

Peak Designs Capture Clip

I can easily attach my camera to my backpack strap to ensure I never miss a shot.

Peak Designs Sling

This is the best camera strap I have every used.. It is very costly but worth every penny.