What’s in My Backpack – Photography Gear

I should start with the disclaimer that I am NOT a photographer. But I’ve been asked by a few people what I use to take and edit my photos, so the list is below, with examples of photos I have taken with the gear:


photo by Rex Kuhn



Sony Alpha A7II Mirrorless Camera Body

Sony 16-35mm Vario-Tessar T FE F4 ZA OSS E-Mount Lens

Sony SEL1018 10-18mm Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

What I use it for: All of my adventures when I’m looking for something lightweight.


photo by Rex Kuhn



Nikon D750 Camera Body

Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras

Tamron AFA012N700 SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Wide-Angle Lens for Nikon F(FX) Cameras

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX Digital SLR Camera (6 Year Tamron Limited Warranty)

What I use it for: I learned photography on my Nikon, so at this point, I’m still more comfortable with it. I use my Nikon whenever weight isn’t an issue, or when I’m taking zoom photos because my zoom lenses are for my Nikon.



DJI Spark with Remote Control

What I use it for: Aerial photography…but only where it is legal, of course.



GoPro Fusion

What I use it for: 360 photography

GoPro HERO 5 Black

What I use it for: Underwater photography.


GoPro Dome

What I use it for: Over/underwater photography.



Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

What I use it for: I use Adobe Lightroom to edit my photos.