Technically, I’m on the way to China. Practically, not just there yet. I left home with a massive luggage, but I have to clock few more days at work before I get to board my plane. I’m trying to build up the excitement for the trip as I’m feeling slightly deflated by the recent projects falling apart (see the video update). Since there is nothing I can do about the failed projects right let’s write about the tech to take abroad. It’s the tech I will take with me to be precise.
The tech to take abroad
Before I jump into a detailed list of items in my luggage, note, that I’m taking some of this for the purpose of creating more content abroad. It’s the tech to take abroad if you a content creator!
There is no particular order to this list, some of the items I purchased myself, some of it is also reviewed by me here.
A designated picture snapper is a must for longer trips. Nothing beats a good DSLR and a set of lenses (Nikkor 50mm f2.8 & 18-135mm f3.5-f5.6), no matter how clever Apple gets with their marketing strategies, a designated camera is bulkier, heavier but always better than your mobile equivalent. Nikon D5200 (D5300 linked as it’s a step up from the discontinued model) is what I have been using for the last couple of years. Upgraded with a battery grip for extended battery life and an external shotgun mic is a tool that I use for all planned videos. I’m the cameraman and host at the same time, therefore this wireless adapter keeps me sharp and in the frame. A very handy accessory, although the mobile app that comes with it (Nikon app) could use a lot of work.
To keep the camera pointed at me, I got this interesting camera clamp I no longer can find any Amazon listings, so you are on your own. This thing kept the Nikon attached to the motorcycle in the Alps. It’s a long and super tale from my younger years.
But if you don’t like to plan your videos the next item could be your back up solution.
And that’s all the tech to take abroad with me. Obviously. it’s a lot! I’m going away for nearly a month, and I don’t want to leave my website unattended. If you are going to move a lot, travel light. That’s the best advice I have for you. The fewer items you get to take, the easier it is to travel. Plus you will have every opportunity to shop should you need extras.