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Travel Kit | by Mike Cialowicz
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Travel Kit

Increasingly I've been trying to travel with a lighter, smaller kit when I go on more lengthy trips. The Sony A6000 really shines in this regard, and makes for a fantastic little travel camera.

 

I'm using it with the following lenses:

* 16-70mm f/4 (SEL1670Z)

* 20mm f/2.8 (SEL20F28)

* 35mm f/1.8 (SEL35F18)

* Rokinon/Samyang 12mm f/2.0

 

Thus far I'm really pleased with this setup. It's small, and covers a wide focal length range, with fast enough primes, and a superb sensor in the A6000.

 

What's more is that the entire kit (camera and lenses) comes in under 1.2 kg! Compare that with just my D800 + 24-120mm f/4, which weigh around 1.6 kg!

 

My one real problem with the A6000 is that it chews through batteries, so I bring 9 with me when I travel!

 

The Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L AW backpack makes for an excellent mirrorless travel bag. Unfortunately it doesn't come with that tripod attachment - I had to ask my lovely wife to sew on the attachment for it.

 

The Sirui T-1205X tripod is excellent for these small, mirrorless cameras. It's quite stable for its size, and very light!

 

I'm heading to India for a short bit - I suppose that will be the ultimate test of this kit. Hopefully all goes well!

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Taken on September 6, 2014