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Five Gadgets Every Travel Photographer Should Consider

If you want to capture the world effectively, this practical gear will help

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1 – Lowepro ProTactic 350 AW II Modular Backpack

For professional photographers who need to carry two DSLRs and as many as 8 lenses, this modular backpack is both rugged and versatile, and its additional external attachment provides additional flexibility for carrying other bits and bobs you might need for a shoot. The ActivZone back panel makes this backpack surprisingly comfortable even when fully loaded. The ease of access to your gear and the superb all-weather cover has made this our go-to camera backpack for TravGear on many a trip.

2 – Black Diamond Equipment – Spot 350 LED Headlamp

A headlamp keeps you hands-free if you’re taking photos at night, but it also helps you extract yourself from remote places after a dusk shoot, or before a sunrise session. The brightness of this one goes up to 350-lumens, while a red mode will help you keep your night vision.

3 – Manfrotto 290 Xtra MK290XTA3-3W tripod

Is this the best tripod going? They don’t get more sturdy nor flexible than the aluminum 290 Xtra, which reaches a height of 171.5 cm, so more than enough for most of us to get eyes on with the world’s landscapes without having to kneel on the ground.
Read our full review of the Manfrotto 290 Xtra MK290XTA3-3W tripod here

4 – Universal Hot Shoe Spirit Level

Wobbly horizons? It happens – especially at night or at sunrise – but not if you have this Nikon and Canon DSLR-compatible spirit level.

5 – Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3

Time-lapse sequences are on-trend in travel photography, but you need to automate them. This intervalometer from Canon is better than most, but you can get much cheaper.