Written by Oryx
The latest hardware and accessories to help you shoot like a pro as you travel the globe.
Take smartphone photos to the next level using these clip-on lenses – telephoto, fish-eye, wide-angle, or macro.
Sony 7R II
This is the world’s first palm-sized, back-illuminated 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with 42.4 megapixels. The Fast Hybrid AF system keeps a subject in sharp focus throughout the frame, while 5-axis image stabilisation reduces blur. High resolution is further enhanced by 4k movie recording. Compatible with Sony E-mount lens series. Available at Fifty One East, Doha.
These NiMH batteries hold their charge seemingly forever (technically that’s not true, but pick them up a year after charging and they’re still filled with power).
4 x AA Eneloop, around US$19
Ona Leather Union Street
Handcrafted with naturally milled Italian full-grain leather and detailed with brass accents, this is the perfect size to house a mirrorless camera and up to four lenses, as well as a 15-inch laptop, notepad, and your mobile.
Nexto portable storage
Leave the laptop behind, and instead take along the 1TB SATA hard drive, for lightning-fast back-up via two memory card slots, along with USB and FireWire cables. The little LCD screen is a welcome addition, and found throughout the Nexto range.
ND-2901 SATA 1TB, US$499
Wonderfully flexible, compact, and sturdy, the legs can wrap around or adapt to any surface to keep shots steady and straight. Sizes from the ‘Micro’ to the largest, ‘Focus’. Hybrid, US$39.95