Here’s the gear I use to take photos and publish them on my website and on Smugmug.
Sony A7 camera There are different versions of the A7, some newer and lighter, some especially for video shoots. I got mine in 2014 and it’s still solid for my photography, although the most current version is the A7 III. Lately, I’ve been using a 55mm Sony Zeiss prime lens and a Meike 85mm telephoto macro lens.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 point-and-shoot camera. This is good for quick shots out the car window or when hiking since it easily fits into a pocket. It’s the Panasonic version of the much more expensive Leica D. Same lens, same features, way less money.
I also use an Apple iPhone XS for taking shots while being a tourist or hanging out with friends.
Strap – Peak Design makes comfortable, adjustable straps and I love Slide LIght.
Tripod – Lightweight aluminum tripod that folds down into a 16-inch x 5 inch bag.
Camera Case – I use two, one is a small bag with three compartments, so it holds the A7 and 2 lenses along with memory cards, lens cleaning pens, and cloths. The other one is a sterilite container that stores lenses and usually lives in my underbed storage.
Lens Cleaning Pens – I’ve had this set for six years now (thanks, Amazon, for tracking that info) and they’re still in great shape and work well to keep my lenses and camera glass clean and clear.
Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gismos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel.