I love traveling – specially roughing it out, it gives me a break from the fast-paced life. But being away does’t mean giving up the technology that makes life easier. In fact for me, the technology enhances my travel experience. Here are my 8 must-have travel gadgets whenever I’m away which could also be your gift ideas to someone who is a travel addict:
1. Nikon D700 with the all-around 28-300mm
I never leave home without this – in fact there was one time I drove back over 100km when I realized I left it behind. The D700 is a very rugged camera – it has weather-proof magnesium alloy body while the 28-300mm lens is very sharp, fast to focus and saves me from carrying so many lenses.
2. SLK Carbon-fibre tripod with Gitzo Ballhead
3. MacBook Pro
4. External Hard Drives
My rule of thumb, always back up after a shoot & always in two, in case one breaks or gets lost. I use drives w/ USB 3.0 connection for fast transfers. Since the D700 uses CF cards, I also bring along a card reader.
Mainly for my favorite travel apps & to stay connected to my clients (plus a few selfies). The iPhone 5S takes amazing photos & I love the slo-mo feature. I own a pair for both networks.
6. Nikon AW100
7. Portable Powerbanks & Spare Batteries
8. CD-R King Mobile Phone Tripod
What are your essential gadgets, anything you can’t leave behind?