Our number one pick for all around best travel camera. The images and video that are produced from this camera are amazing. Weather resistant body allows you to take it out in the weather without worrying too much. Obviously don’t take it out in a hurricane or anything but light rain and snow should be fine. The built in stabilization make for a sharp photo every time regardless of lens stabilization. This camera also preforms outstandingly well in high ISO and low light environments.
Wrist strap vs neck strap
We recommend using the wrist strap vs the neck strap but that is just a personal preference. Our general consensus is that it isn’t usually a good idea to have a few thousand dollars strapped to your neck but that all depends on where you are at, your level of comfort, and if you feel confident on taking down a few dudes trying to rip it off of your neck in an alley. The wrist strap allows you to quickly tuck it inside a jacket or hold to your side if needed.
Fuji 16mm F1.4
Badass wide angle lens. Lightning fast and razor sharp. Kind of big, but awesome in tight spaces like interiors and alleys but also performs great as a macro lens. Perfect bokeh in macro and portrait shots. This lens is weather resistant so you don’t need to worry too much about conditions or it getting a little wet. It tends to rain a lot in some place like Taipei, but with a lens like this you can feel confident getting your puddles and reflections without risking your lens.
Fuji 35mm F2
Classic nifty fifty-ish equivalent. This lens is super fast and creates stunning images. Perfect for street photography. The lens itself is weather resistant so no need to worry about humidity or snow. Having the smaller size can be a huge advantage. It doesn’t look intimidating to strangers or expensive to thieves, but still creates professional grade images. This lens is a perfect one and done lens if you don’t want to travel with a huge kit.
Pixel 3 XL
Our current best pick for mobile devices. Best Camera out there on a phone (debatably). It’s perfect for quick shots, architecture, really anything. BEST of all, it works with Google Fi service (more on that below).
Global Phone Service
We highly recommend using Google Fi Service. Standard use international data and cheap calls when traveling. When you’re at home, this is the best and cheapest option around. Unlimited domestic calls and texts for around $20 and pay $10 a gig for data. No contracts and you can get data only sim cards for 2nd and 3rd devices for free. No need to set up a special account for your iPad, just add the data only sim card and have service at the beach, parks and other places you would usually need wifi. Best part for us is calling Uber‘s internationally. This is also invaluable when using Google maps internationally.
Use the link below for a $20 credit: