Canon 5D mark III

With little to no experience with DSLR photography, I went straight for the Ferrari of all Cameras. I’ve always been artistic and had some interest in photography, so I figured a trip around the world was as good excuse as any to splurge for the best.  Within a week of getting the camera, I took a few private classes to get a basic understanding of how it works…the rest was pretty much a learn-as-you-go experience.  Luckily, the Internet offers an abundance of information and always provided an answer for any questions that come up.  My point here is that you don’t need to be an expert to invest in a great camera.  Learning is all part of the fun…and you will still come out with some great photographs! For me, this is my most precious travel necessity.  I wanted to be able to capture my experiences almost as much as actually living them.  If you don’t care that much about the pictures you take home, then obviously this camera is not for you.  But if you are looking for a truly spectacular camera, then definitely check this baby out! After looking in stores, talking to photography people, and doing extensive research online—I decided on a Canon…please note that this is a personal preference and many people are all about their Nikons (or another brand).  Buying a DSLR camera should definitely not be a spontaneous decision, so make sure to do your own research.  I decided on this particular camera because it had the best reviews out of all the Canon models.  If you are looking to purchase a Canon 5D mark III with a lens included (which seems like the most logical option), then make sure you look for the package deals.  Buying these 2 items separately will cost significantly more!  


Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 Lens

Conveniently, when I bought my Digital SLR camera, it came with a 24-105mm lens.  After speaking to my friends who are professional photographers as well as doing my own research, it became clear that this was the lens for me.  It is actually known as one of the best and most popular general-purpose lenses on the market! Since I didn’t want to be too weighed down by a bunch of photography equipment, I decided that one lens needed to be enough…and this particular lens definitely proved itself worthy!  


Lowepro Photo Traveler 150

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This handy little bag was perfect for our trip.  We already had plenty of other luggage to carry, so a bulky camera bag would have really made things difficult.  Our DSLR Camera, 24/105 mm lens, and accessories fit like a glove in this pack.  Conveniently, the compartments are all adjustable to make room for whatever camera you have.  I could not have come up with a better design!


MeFoto Travel Tripod

A tripod is a pretty necessary accessory for a DSLR camera.  It’s simple, but vital for those shots that require extra stability!   This tripod is perfect for those trying to travel light.  The legs are extendable and can be inverted, making it perfectly compact for people on the move.   A bonus is that it comes in all sorts of awesome colors! :)


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