TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR

The Israeli Abroad is a bit of a tech-nerd. Here is all the travel photography gear I’m currently using

Live life and travel like the Israeli Abroad! Travel photography is a burgeoning field and I’ll show you what gear you’ll need to get starting and what I’m currently shooting with. Travel Photography Gear is a quick guide to starting in photography and what to use when. Throughout the website you’ll find images of varying quality as updating WordPress with high-resolution heavyweight photos from 3rd-world locations is a complicated task.  If you want to peer through my high-res images check out my Facebook galleries:

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Canon 600D

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This camera has made me a Canon evangelist. Starting out in photography, the Canon EOS 600D is the way to go. A 22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C) 18.0-million effective pixel CMOS sensor delivers incredible photo quality and coupled with image stabilization and two delightful lenses for short- and long-range shots. Easy-to-use settings allows customization to a professional level along with several preset auto functions allow for quick portrait, landscape, sport and more settings. The lightweight body further contributes to the 600D’s allure.

 

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Tech Specs: 

Sensor
22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C) 18.0-million effective pixel CMOS sensor

Focal length conversion
Approx 1.6x

Memory
SD/SDHC/SDXC

Viewfinder
Optical pentamirror, 95% coverage with 0.85x magnification and approx. 19mm eye point

Video resolution
MOV format, 1920 x 1080 (at 29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (at 59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (at 59.94, 50 fps). Mono sound

ISO range
ISO 100-6400, expandable to ISO 12,800

Autofocus
9 points (1 cross-type)

Max burst rate
3.7fps

LCD screen size
Three-inch articulated Clear View LCD, 1,040,000 dots (346,666 pixels)

Shutter speeds
1/4000-30sec, bulb

Weight
570g (including battery and memory card)

Dimensions
133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7mm

Power supply
LP-E8 (supplied)

Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution
18 Megapixel

Travel Photography Gear

GoPro Hero4 Silver

Travel Photography Gear

The GoPro Hero4 Silver is the latest addition to my video/photography arsenal. The waterproof up to 40m (141 feet) GoPro has three modes: Video, Photo and Multi-Shot. Sold without accessories (which you’ll need to buy) the standard model comes with everything pictured below. A couple small mounts help you get started but you’ll have to purchase a new MicroSD. C’mon GoPro, quit being cheap on the SD cards!

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Tech Specs:

Widescreen Video Capture

Flash card: MicroSD

Optical Sensor Type: CMOS

Wireless Connection: Bluetooth, Wireless LAN

Digital Video Format: H.264

Image Recording Format: JPEG

Max Video Resolution: 3840 x 2160

Interfaces Provided: HDMI, composite video/audio

Effective Photo Resolution: 12.0 MP

ISO (Max): 6400

Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 12.0 MP

Digital Video Format: H.264

EXPOSURE & WHITE BALANCE

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 6400, ISO 800

Exposure Metering: Spot

Exposure Modes: Automatic

Special Effects: Flat

White Balance: automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: 3000K, 5500K, 6500K

Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/2 EV steps

CARRYING CASE

Underwater Depth: up to 131.2 ft

DISPLAY

Display Form Factor: Built-in

LENS SYSTEM

Type: Wide-angle lens – wide angle

Special Functions: wide angle

Focus Adjustment: focus free

Features: distortion reduce

MISCELLANEOUS

Protection: shockproof, waterproof

MEMORY / STORAGE

Supported Memory Cards: microSD Card, microSDHC Card, microSDHC UHS-I Card, microSDXC Card, microSDXC UHS-I Card

Max Supported Size: 64 GB

Video Capture

H.264 – 3840 x 2160 – 15 fps
H.264 – 3840 x 2160 – 12.5 fps
H.264 – 2704 x 1520 – 30 fps
H.264 – 2704 x 1520 – 25 fps
H.264 – 2704 x 1520 – 24 fps
H.264 – 1920 x 1440 – 30 fps
H.264 – 1920 x 1440 – 25 fps
H.264 – 1920 x 1440 – 24 fps
H.264 – 1920 x 1080 – 30 fps
H.264 – 1920 x 1080 – 25 fps
H.264 – 1920 x 1080 – 24 fps
H.264 – 1920 x 1080 – 60 fps
H.264 – 1920 x 1080 – 50 fps
H.264 – 1920 x 1080 – 48 fps
H.264 – 1280 x 960 – 100 fps
H.264 – 1280 x 960 – 60 fps
H.264 – 1280 x 960 – 50 fps
H.264 – 1280 x 720 – 100 fps
H.264 – 1280 x 720 – 60 fps
H.264 – 1280 x 720 – 50 fps
H.264 – 1280 x 720 – 30 fps
H.264 – 1280 x 720 – 25 fps
H.264 – 848 x 480 – 240 fps

Samsung Galaxy A8

Travel Photography Gear

 

What do you say about a smartphone that Samsung released just before the launch of the S6 + Edge and Note 5? I’d love to say it’s a great, sturdy phone, but that is only partially true. The A8 runs quite fast but has a screen that is made out of the most fragile glass on Earth. After 2 months with the A8, a tiny crack appeared on the bottom-right corner and, being in Yangon and having few options, had to pay $105 USD to get the screen repaired. It’s not all doom and gloom with the A8 though. For photography, it handles itself quite well. Plenty of settings, a 16M camera and high-level landscape photos make it a worthwhile phone for any photographer. Other than that, well, it’s pretty basic. If budget allows, get the Note5 with all of its bells and whistles. If it doesn’t, get the A8 and cross your fingers!

Processor

1.8GHz, 1.3GHz

CPU Type

Octa-Core

Display

Size (Main Display)

14.43cm (5.7)

Resolution (Main Display)

1920 x 1080 (FHD)

Technology (Main Display)

Super AMOLED

Color Depth (Main Display)

16M

Video Recording Resolution

FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps

Main Camera – Resolution

CMOS 16.0 MP

Front Camera – Resolution

CMOS 5.0 MP

Main Camera – Flash

Yes

Main Camera – Auto Focus

Yes

Memory

RAM Size (GB)

2 GB

ROM Size (GB)

32 GB

Available Memory (GB)

25.16 GB

External Memory Support

MicroSD (Up to 128GB)

Network/Bearer

Multi-SIM

Dual-SIM

SIM size

Nano-SIM (4FF)

Infra

2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE FDD, 4G LTE TDD

2G GSM

GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900

3G UMTS

B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900)

4G FDD LTE

B1(2100), B3(1800), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B20(800)

4G TDD LTE

B40(2300)

Connectivity

ANT+

USB Version
USB 2.0

Location Technology

GPS, Glonass

Earjack

3.5mm Stereo

MHL

No

Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80

Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth v4.1
Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP

OS: Android

Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar

Sensors: Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor

Dimension (HxWxD, mm)

158 x 76.8 x 5.9

Weight: 151g

Battery

Internet Usage Time(3G): Up to 10 hours

Internet Usage Time(LTE): Up to 11 hours

Internet Usage Time(Wi-Fi): Up to 13 hours

Video Playback Time: Up to 13 hours

Standard Battery Capacity: 3050 mAh

Removable Battery: No

Audio Playback Time: Up to 51 hours

Talk Time (3G WCDMA): Up to 17 hours

Audio and Video

Video Playing Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Video Playing Resolution: UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)@30fps

Audio Playing Formats:

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Travel Photography Gear

Phillip Harbor

Author, blogger, photographer, all-around world traveler

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Israeli Abroad

IsraeliAbroad (formerly SidepieceDiplomat) was started as a passion project by amateur photographer Phillip Harbor as he travels from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and throughout the world. Named for the adventure, the photoblog seeks to give followers a unique insight into life from a nation that was until recently closed off from the rest of the world for more than half a century. This blog is half photo-half information-half experience-driven. Yes that’s more than a whole… and yes that makes about as much sense as anything else you can find on this half of the globe! Feel free to follow us on social media and right here on the blog as we explore the incredible wonders of Myanmar. Updates will come as regularly as possible and don’t forget to share with your friends!

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IsraeliAbroad was started as a passion project by photographer Phillip Harbor as he travels from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and throughout the world. Named for the adventure, the photoblog seeks to give followers a unique insight into life from a nation that was until recently closed off from the rest of the world for more than half a century. This blog is half photo-half information-half experience-driven. Yes that’s more than a whole… and yes that makes about as much sense as anything else you can find on this half of the globe! Feel free to follow us on social media and right here on the blog as we explore the incredible wonders of Myanmar. Updates will come as regularly as possible and don’t forget to share with your friends!