Investing into multimedia and a nice camera equipment is a wise decision. Who knows when you will be doing again such an amazing trip and the pictures and videos will be an unforgettable memory. Below you will find my recommendations for my electronics I used during my trip.
Panasonic 100-400mm Zoom Lens
In case you are into wildlife this is an amazing zoom lens from Panasonic with a 100-400 mm zoom range. In combination with a 3/4 sensor and taking the crop factor into consideration we are talking about 200 – 800 mm actually which is absolutely fantastic. Comparing the performance to its small size this is absolutely breathtaking and everything a traveler needs. Only at the maximum zoom the pictures could get a bit more sharp. Otherwise, I am highly satisfied with it!
Mobile phone Samsung S9
The perfect companion in addition to your Digital Camera. In terms of landscape pictures this phone’s performance is absolutely impressive. Especially in areas where it is not wise to show off with expensive equipment I would take preferably mobile phone pictures. Before the S9 from Samsung, I had the Huawei P9 which was also doing a fabulous job. Only the battery died after 2 years.
GPS Garmin Zumo 395
In general satisfied with the Garmin Zumo. Sometimes it would nevertheless indicate wrong directions and you always have to be suspicious. Best is to double check with your phone and Google maps before starting a day trip.
Alternatively, friends of mine (Viagem&Foto) are providing a fantastic online course you can sign up for in order to learn how to use the GPS and its software properly (without wasting time, putting a complete 2 weeks trip together with Points of Interests, and many more things). At the moment, only available in Portuguese.
Apple Macbook 12″
Small in size, light in weight, big in performance. I can’t stress out enough how much satisfied I am with the Macbook 12″. Only criticism is the stupid adapter I need in order to download my pictures from the camera and the keyboard which sometimes get stuck.
Otherwise highly recommended!
Please Don’t Stop the Music – Cardio Scala Rider FREECOM 1
Imagine you ride down the Routa 3 from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. You are a solo rider… and for 3’000 km it just goes straight without any attractive landscapes. It is boring as hell… I wished I would have had my Cardio system back then. Check out my article here. I love meditating on my bike but I prefer sometimes to listen to my favourite tunes. Afterwards, I decided to ride with a system from Cardio – scala rider FREECOM 1. I am absolutely happy with the performance and especially when reducing the speed it does the same with the music automatically. Great! Initially, It requires some time to get used to the handling but after a short time this is no issue anymore either. Highly recommended!
USB Adaptor BMW 700 GS
If you rely a lot on your mobile phone than it is absolutely necessary to have this adopter from Cliff Top. Sometimes the mobile phone would not be charge anymore… Something I did not figure out until today why this happens. The same issue as with my air compressor. Not 100 % reliable but I would definitely take it on board.
If you know the reasons and have a solution to this problem, please post in the comments below. Cheers!