My Gear List

So you are looking to potentially quite your job? Maybe move to Thailand? Or maybe, you’re Interested in getting into photography? Maybe you’re already living abroad and want some ideas on some of the gear I use to make the great pieces of art I do. I plan to write a blog about some of this as well! I am going to include all the gear I have been traveling with for the six months and what I would potentially suggest too!  
First off, for all of those that are concerned about photography, you do not need to be an expert to take a photo. And to be honest, learning is part of the fun! I, to this day, use a crop sensor Nikon that you’ll see below. It is considered an “entry” level camera and guess what, I am proud of my photos and have even had them shown in galleries. First and most important suggestion, GLASS (lens) always over BODY in regards to photography when deciding on what to purchase.

Enjoy my gear list, and I hope you can gather some notes and possible ideas or inspiration for what you’ll be adding to your list! I am a budget friendly person so anyone on a budget, I think you’ll enjoy this!

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Now to the good stuff!

CAMERA BODY (Plus Standard Lens);

Nikon D3300 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Auto Focus-S DX NIKKOR Zoom Lens 24.2 MP Digital SLR – Black $446


I have had this camera for about two years now. This camera package is $446. I can definitely say I have gotten my money’s worth and I believe you will as well. This thing has been dropped, brought outdoors in freezing temperatures, humid temperatures, rain, shine, and it has survived. I love it. I’ve shot the best, like the Nikon D810 when I was contracted out for the discovery channel for a TLC campaign too! Even if this is an “entry level” camera, I couldn’t be happier with it. Easy to pick up and start shooting with, easy functionality and easy to switch your settings around as well. Bottom line, this camera is a great crop sensor camera for the price. I’ll do a quick Youtube review shortly!

The Glass / Lenses I’m Carrying Around;


Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras $216.95


Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens w/ Built-in AE Chip for Nikon $323

These two are my main lens that I decided to bring when coming out here. I also have the standard 18-55 as seen in the package deal, however; I am also using the Nikon 50-200 for certain situations. I strongly suggest the Rokinon lens, though. That lens has been used for a majority of my work and, for the price, it is an incredible price. This piece of glass is so crisp when used properly too it is hard for me to want to buy any other wide angle. If you are into portraits, the 50mm nikon is fantastic for it. At an incredibly good price (just over $200) you get the low 1.8 aperture you want for a portrait lens at an affordable price! Below is I do a video review of the Rokinon!

Tripods!;


JOBY GorillaPod SLR Zoom. Flexible Tripod with Ballhead Bundle for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras Up To 3kg. (6.6lbs) $57.99

Dolica ZX600B103 Professional 60-Inch ZX Series Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head and Carry Bag (Black) $99.97

Well, this was a learning experience for me. I figured the Dolica would of been a great travel tripod. Small, durable and can handle any terrain, which is all true, however; what I wasn’t aware of was how difficult it would be to basically place anywhere in my backpacks. So I had it strapped around the bottom of my larger backpack where you may normally put a sleeping bag. It was a slight inconvenience when going through doorways, but honestly, was one of my favorite tripods. Then, someone liked it as much as me and stole it one day while I was in a hostel. Luckily I brought the backup Joby and I couldn’t be happier with this little tripod! Probably the sturdiest small and flexible tripod on the market. Below I have a quick review video for you!

Filters;

Hoya 52mm RM72 Infrared Filter $47.64

Hoya PROND 52mm ND1000 (3.0) 10 Stop ACCU-ND Neutral Density Filter XPD-52ND1000 $48.40

52MM Altura Photo Neutral Density Professional Photography Filter Set (ND2 ND4 ND8) + Premium MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Clot $14.99

I personally do not use filters all too often, so that is why I personally went on the cheap end for my ND (neutral density) filters. BUT even though these ND filters were only $15 bucks by Altura, I would strong suggest for anyone on a budget. They are plastic, but they didn’t give me a pink or purple hue that others have said. In my opinion, not too bad at all and as long as you are careful to not scratch them, you’re are good! Interested in IR (infrared photography)? I would 100% suggest the Hoya R72. It’s a beauty and is my top suggestion! Below is my suggested filters if you aren’t worried about a budget;

LEE Filters (BIG Stopper): $125.00



This list will be continuously updated as I go!

Stay tuned for me!

Robert

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