Well I could have gone with a simple point and shoot camera or used my phone camera, but really, my phone wouldn’t allow me to change lens, and also I didn’t want to compromise on the quality of the videos. One might argue that the risks of carrying around an expensive DSLR during your travel is too huge. I beg to differ, as long as you take the right precautions, you will be fine.
My main concern was its weight. One immensely useful feature of my camera is it’s weather-proof function, allowing it to survive under rain, snow and dust. I don’t really take good care of my gear and prefer to have my gear take care of itself.
“Being able to trust my gear allows me to take the load off my chest and to focus on more important things instead.”
My camera and lenses have been heavily intentionally vandalised with black tapes to give it a rugged, old and dejected look. This could be a reason why I still have ownership of my camera after so many months of being on the road haha.
I carry with me 3 Canon batteries, which is really more than enough. I think 2 would be just nice.