Must-Have Travel Gear for the Sony A6000

The A6000 is a travel photographer's dream.  Super lightweight, great image quality, and affordable (which leaves more dough to travel).

I brought this camera on a trip to South Korea with me last fall.  Here is some of the gear that I found best during my travels with the A6000.

Lenses

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My two favorite lenses for travel are the 20mm f/2.8 and the 35mm f/1.8.  They are versatile and sharp, allowing you to capture a variety of scenes in high detail.

In Seoul, the streets were super narrow so I opted to shoot with the 20mm most of the time.

Seoul, Gangnam District, September 2016 - Photo by Dan Bullman

Seoul, Gangnam District, September 2016 - Photo by Dan Bullman

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Sony is notorious for poor battery life, so be sure to stock up on your trip.  Sony batteries are expensive so I opt to get cheaper third party batteries from Wasabi Power.  They don't last as long but you get twice as many batteries for half the price.  So just stock up on extras.

The wall charger is clutch too, as you can charge one battery in it and one in your camera via USB.  It also charges faster than USB, so I use the wall charger even when I'm not traveling.

I recommend bringing a portable charger like the Ravpower if you're going to be out all day.  When I was traveling up to Namsan, all my batteries died and I ended up shooting film at night... Definitely missed some opportunities for photos.

I recommend bringing more batteries if you're going to be out all day.

Buy Wasabi Power 2 battery pack with charger

Travel Bag

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I'm not a huge fan of camera bags.  They're a pain in the butt.  Plus they're a red flag to potential thieves (not a huge threat where I was at in Seoul, but worth noting, depending on where you're traveling).

I much prefer to just use a regular backpack.  I have a Swiss Gear bag that I have been using for about five years.  It's held up really well and has a lot good padding.  I usually just toss some t-shirts in for extra padding if I feel like I need it.

Buy Swiss Gear backpack

Lens Pouches

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The money is in your lenses so it's worth spending a little money to add some extra protection.  I prefer to get padded lens pouches.

Buy AlturaPhoto lens pouches

Joby Gorillapod

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I'm not a huge tripod photographer.  If you wanna do some serious landscape work or something along those lines, then it's worth it to get something like a Manfrotto with a ball head (a little heavy, but great).

I like to keep my kit light and lean, so the Joby Gorillapod is fantastic for that.

Buy Joby Gorillapod

Conclusion

These are my favorite travel accessories for the Sony A6000.  Where would you like to travel next?  Leave it in the comments below.

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About the Author

Dan Bullman is a portrait photographer and YouTuber based in Boston. He produces educational videos, gear reviews and other content to make you a better photographer faster.  His videos have been viewed over 1 million times.  His portrait work has been featured on accounts like @moodyports @followingboston and @portraitmeet.