Camera Gear Recommendations

General Recommendations

Camera Body

  • Weather-resistant DSLR or weather-sealed mirrorless camera
  • Full-frame or APS-C sensor

Lenses

  • Ultrawide Lens (from 14mm to 20mm at the wide end), f2.8 preferred for night photography
  • Normal Lens (24-70 range)
  • Telephoto Zoom (70-200 range)
  • Super Telephoto Zoom (up to 600mm)
  • Primes are great

Important Accessories

  • Tripod with Ballhead capable of supporting 11lbs
  • Lens filters: Neutral Density ND3, ND6, Polarizer
  • Lens cloths & Large microfiber cloths for drying camera
  • A good camera backpack that is waterproof or has waterproof cover
  • Extra batteries (at least 2 extra for mirrorless cameras)
  • Extra Data Storage Cards (SD, XQD, CF, etc…)

Specific Recommendations

Camera Body

  • High End: Canon 5D mk IV, Nikon D850 or Z7, Fujifilm X-T3, Sony A7RIII
  • Mid End: Canon 7D mk II, Nikon D500 or Z6, Fujifilm X-T20, Sony A7III

Lenses

  • Tamron 15-30/2.8, Nikon 14-24/2.8, Fuji 8-16/2.8, Sigma 14/1.8
  • Canon 24-70/2.8, Nikon 24-70/2.8, Fuji 18-55/2.8-4, Sony 24-70/4
  • Any 70-200/2.8 or /4 from Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony
  • Nikon 200-500/5.6, Sigma or Tamron 150-600/6.3

Important Accessories

  • Carbon tripods from Induro, Benro, Gitzo, Really Right Stuff
  • Ballhead from Acratech, Really Right Stuff
  • Movo Side-Mount Gimbal Arm
  • Breakthrough Lens filters: Neutral Density ND3, ND6, Polarizer
  • F-Stop Tilopa or larger Backpack with medium ICU or larger

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