My Essential Camera Equipment for British Holidays
Hi I’m Seren, Travel Consultant here with British History Breaks. One of the best parts of my job is being able to share my wealth of travel knowledge with you, especially the wonders which are on our doorstep.
Living in Wales there is always an opportunity to hit the trails and enough history to always find something surprising so in this blog I’ll be sharing with you the equipment I would normally pack for an adventure.
For a multi-purpose / carry on, I never travel anywhere without my Manfrotto Styles Collection Agile VII Sling bag. If you are into photography this is the bag for you! I tend to pack this bag in two different ways, it depends what camera I am taking with me. If I take my Lumix FZ1000 then it doesn’t require additional lenses so I’ll tend to pack my camera in top section with my memory cards and charger and use the lower section for other electronics such as my Nexus 7, I’ll then squeeze in my Hahnel Triad C4 compact tripod, great for landscape shots of the Brecon Beacons when the wind picks up a bit.
If I am taking my Canon 70D then I will normally carry an additional lens, this is when I move both the body and the lens to the lower section of the bag and use to top section for the tripod, and it just gives the lens a little more protection. For action packed trips I love to pack my little GoPro Hero, for adventures such as Zip World, Go Below or Big Pit when the GoPro is perfect, attached to the chest harness.
The best features of this bag are the moveable dividers and the side opening combined with the sling strap. The moveable dividers make it easy to personalise this bag for every use. The sling strap and side opening are great for taking photos in crowded places as you definitely don’t want to stop in the middle of a busy street and put your bag on the floor while you grab your camera. The sling style allows you full access to your equipment without having to remove your bag. Cardiff is really where this bag comes into its own, you never know what is around the corner. The hustle and bustle of Cardiff means that you are never far from a photo opportunity.
A great little addition to any equipment bag is the Ultra-Plate USB Power Bank; it gives your phone/tablet just enough charge to last you until you reach the bed that awaits you at any number of the countries historic hotels and country houses. Here you can sample some of the local delicacies, post a few photos of your favourite dishes on social media and tag British History Breaks for a chance to get your photo retweeted!
Whatever you do and wherever you go, have fun!