Recommended Equipment for Hiking and Photography

This is a list of items I recommend for a hiking photographer or just a hiker in general.

Hiking Equipment

  • Komperdell Ultralite Vario 4 Hiking Poles – Lightweight and will prop up a ZPacks Altaplex tent
  • Glow in the dark paracord
  • Vargo Bot – Acts as a bottle and a pot
  • Ursack  Major
  • Katadyn BeFree Water Filter – This is considerably faster than the Sawyer Water Filter in operation.
  • LOKSAK – OPKSAK Storage Bag – Get the 12×20 version.

Camera Equipment

  • Sony a7rII – Amazing, lightweight landscape camera; it could do with dual card slots
  • Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Lens – Sharp, beautiful colours and much smaller and lighter than a DSLR equivalent lens
  • Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 – Sharp, beautiful colours and much smaller than a DSLR equivalent lens but does suffer a bit of CA and focus breathing
  • Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 – Sharpest lens for Sony, great lens but it does have focus breathing
  • Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2.0 – A great lens but manual focus can be problematic at this focal length
  • Breakthrough Photography x4 6 Stop 52mm ND Filter – It’s exactly as advertised, and it is a brilliant filter
  • Sony NP-FW50 – Spare batteries
  • Neewer NP-FW50 Charger
  • SanDisk Extreme Pro SD – Good value for money but not the fastest on the market
  • SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 2018 Model – Incredibly fast and lightweight

Camera bags

  • Lowepro Photo Hatchback 22L Backpack – Great bag for up to a full day hike
  • Crumpler Muli 7500 – Great bag for small hikes
  • Lowepro 45AW II – Great bag to be used on its own or in conjunction with a large bag if you are going for multiple day hikes

Camera Flashes

  • Godox TT350S Sony Flash
  • Godox TT600S Sony Flash
  • Godox TT685S Sony Flash and Godox X1TS Sony Transmitter (amazing bang for the buck)
  • Godox TT685S Sony Flash x2 and Godox X1TS Sony Transmitter
  • Godox TT685S Sony Flash
  • Godox X1TS Sony Transmitter

Smartwatch for hiking and geotagging photographs

  • Garmin Fenix 5x
  • Garmin Fenix 5x Silicone Plug

Miscellaneous electronics

  • Solar Paper
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Incredible phone. Water resistant, USB-C USB 3.1 port, great screen, etc.

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