I switched to Sony at the beginning of this trip and I haven’t looked back since. This is an amazing camera. Amazing internal 4k video, 42mp still resolution and all in a tiny mirrorless package. There are definitely some tradeoffs when you switch to sony (google it). But for what we’re doing, this camera is perfect. The also just came out with the new a7riii which fixes a lot of my gripes with the a7rii. Check it out if you’re in the market!
This is my workhorse, if you’re wondering what lens I used on a certain picture, nine times out of ten it was this one. It cost more than the camera body but it’s more than payed for itself at this point. If I could only have one lens (and for a long time I did) it would be this one.
I added this wide angle for landscapes and interior shots. It’s been an awesome addition. The Zeiss brand really lives up to the hype. This lens is crazy sharp and has a wonderful quality to the way it reproduces color. It’s really light so If we’re going on a big hike with lots of big views I will often take only this lens and leave everything else behind.
I added this lens before we went to Alaska to take wildlife shots. It’s a great telephoto for the money and is significantly cheaper than the G master f2.8 version. If you’re making a big trip with lots of opportunities to shoot wildlife it’s worth it to get a longer zoom.
We’ve loved our Mavic. It’s really small and easy to hike with. We don’t fly it enough (you can’t fly in national parks) but when we do we love it. The video quality is solid and impressive considering it’s size and price point.
This was a game changer for video. It makes taking usable video while running around possible and it also drastically improves the quality of video you can take while bumping around on a plane or boat. Super easy to use. Great value. (also DJI just released a similar stabilizer)