My Travel Camera Setup

My Travel Camera Setup

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Like the adage says the best camera is the camera you have with you, so I keep my travel setup light and always have it with me. The camera I am currently using is the Canon M6, a small yet capable mirrorless camera that takes great pictures.

The lens I keep on the camera most of the time is Canons 22mm (35mm*) f/2 pancake lens. This is a great focal length and in my opinion a good focal length for city photography. I would like to switch this out with a standard zoom lens, but at the moment I cannot find one that is of descent quality. I dont fret to much because with 24 megapixels from the M6 I can crop in some if needed. I usually carry one lens with me, but had no problem packing the kit zoom lens when I had it or packing a standard prime like my 35mm f/.95.

The strap I use is the Peak Design Leash. It is a strong, thin, comfortable (for this size camera), and easily adjustable shoulder strap. The Leash has pulls that can quickly and easily adjust the length of the strap with one hand. This allows me to tighten up the strap for walking around or loosen the strap to comfortably take a picture. When I dont want to strap such as when using a tripod the Leash can easily be removed with its quick clips.

Additionally to the camera I always carry an extra battery. The batteries for the M6 last a descent amount of time but by carrying a second battery I guarantee a full day of shooting. The current memory card in the camera is a 32 gig Sandisk pro. 32 gigs is large enough enough for me.

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Sometimes I will carry the optional viewfinder. I dont normally attach the viewfinder as it adds substantial volume. There are cameras that are smaller with viewfinders but the M6 is a good all around camera in its own right.

This is usually what I carry on my person when Im Traveling, but this does not speak for everything I might bring. In my pack if im going on a longer trip such as for a weekend and not a day trip I will bring my small Manfroto tripod, more batteries, an additional lens, and a usb battery charger.

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Increasing sharpness on the EOS M (M5, M6, M100, M50) Canon cameras

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