Top 10 Camera Accessories for Travel

24/01/2020 1:12 pm

Jetting off on an adventure soon? Before you put on your “out of office” message and board your plane or train, check your camera kit. Do you have everything you need to capture your upcoming trip? To make your travels easier, we recommend putting together a kit that’s portable, comfortable and efficient. Think chargers, cleaning kits, tripods, camera bags and the all-important memory cards.

At Ted’s Cameras, we’re as passionate about globetrotting as we are about photography, and want everyone to get the most out of their adventures away from home. Before you pack your bags - and your camera - read on for our top 10 camera accessories for travel.

Picture this: You’ve spent ages lining up the perfect shot, only for your camera to run out of battery before you click the shutter. Let’s face it - we’ve all been there. Thankfully, with the Hahnel Unipal Mini Universal Charger, your camera running out of juice at the worst moment can be a thing of the past.

The charger is portable, lightweight, and easy to use - just tweak the adjustment wheels until your battery fits. It’s compatible with most camera batteries, and eliminates the need to carry multiple charging devices. Plus, it’s quick to charge: A three hour charge will leave you with 1000mAH.

To keep your camera equipment in tip-top condition while you’re travelling, be sure to slip the Hahnel 6-in-1 Travel Cleaning Kit into your backpack or luggage. Packing a lenspen, blower, cleaning fluid, microfibre cloth, screen wipes and microfibre wipes into a convenient waterproof bag, it’s ideal for both wet and dry cleaning on the go. 

The kit can also be used to clean and care for your binoculars, spotting scopes, and screens, making it great value for money.

Designed to make photography and shooting videos with your phone easier than ever, the Joby Griptight Telepod Mobile is the ultimate multitasker. It’s a handgrip, monopod, mini tripod and elevating tripod rolled into one, and brilliant for content creators who work on the go. A ballhead helps you compose your photos, while the Bluetooth remote means you don’t need to physically hold your phone to snap a photo (or selfie!). The telepod securely holds most smartphones, and folds down to a travel-friendly 7.5 inches.

The Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Tripod is one of the best travel tripods on the market. The adjustable tripod closes down to a compact 40cm and can be extended to a 150cm maximum height, and offers a generous 8kg payload that’s sturdy enough to hold a mirrorless camera or advanced DSLR kit. Meanwhile, a versatile ballhead enables quick composition adjustments while Manfrotto’s twist-lock system makes it easy to adjust the tripod to the height you need.

Heading off on a hike or outdoor adventure? The Vanguard Veo 2 AM204 Monopod is the perfect addition to any adventurer photographer’s bag. It boasts a 4kg payload, which is unique for a monopod and strong enough to handle mirrorless cameras and DSLRs with large lenses attached. The lightweight monopod folds down to a compact 47cm and can be set up in seconds, making it perfect for shooting wildlife or sporting events, and also doubles as a handy walking support thanks to its non-slip rubber foot and comfortable grip.

Protect your new and much-loved gear on your next trip with the Lowepro M-Trekker BP150 Backpack. It’s compact, portable, and perfect for carrying your gear during those long days of walking and sightseeing. The stylish camera backpack is compatible with mirrorless models, compact tripods, accessories and tablets up to 13 inches, and is made from robust, durable materials. It also has a weatherproof cover to shield your gear from the elements.

If you’re looking for a sling-style bag to store your DSLR, look no further than Crumpler’s The Flying Duck Camera Sling. Chic and functional, the bag looks at home in any environment and holds the essentials you need while travelling: a DSLR and up to two lenses. Made from durable ripstop nylon, it’s lightweight and has an adjustable shoulder strap, making it comfortable to carry as you’re exploring. For extra protection, a secure buckle closure and padded inserts stop your gear from moving around inside the bag.

Take your travel videos to the next level by investing in the best camera gimbal, the Moza Air Cross Gimbal Stabiliser. The 3-axis gimbal stabiliser will help you capture cinematic quality video with your DSLR or mirrorless camera, no matter the make or model, while a 1.8kg payload and two button handgrip maximise ease of use. You can even effortlessly emulate the work of experienced cinematographers by playing around with the range of pre-programmed follow modes.

There are portable powerbanks, and then there’s the Korjo 4400mAH Powerbank - an ultra-portable device that fits in your pocket. The high capacity powerbank can be used to power up any digital device that’s charged via USB, like smartphones, tablets, GoPros, MP3 players and some digital cameras. It’s a lifesaver for travel, and its LED light charge indicators let you know when you can charge another device. Our advice? Charge your gear overnight so it’s ready for the next day of adventure!

As every photographer knows, you can never have too many spare memory cards. Still, why not invest in the best from the outset? The Sandisk 64GB Extreme SDXC Memory Card has plenty of storage space, and is compatible with advanced compact cameras, mirrorless cameras, DSLRs, and digital video cameras. Better yet, its fast internal processor will keep up with your camera’s burst shooting rate and even high-resolution video recording.

Stock up on the best camera accessories

Before you jet off, make sure your camera kit has all the accessories you need for your trip. If you’re missing anything that could make your photos and videos even more memorable, drop by your local Ted’s Cameras store. Our expert team can help you to find the best camera accessories for travel - because no-one wants to scramble on their holiday!


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