​A great starting place for those interested in a Small, Lightweight, Mirrorless Camera System.

I've put together this page of resources that I felt would be helpful for those of you who are just getting started using a lightweight, mirrorless camera system. Veteran photographers will also find some nice gear recommendations as well. Below you'll find my favorite picks and suggestions on some nimble, lightweight gear that'll get you up and shooting, creating beautiful images, in no time!

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An Important Disclosure

Nimble Capture: Mirrorless Cameras

  • fujifilm
  • olympus
  • Sony
  • Panasonic

Panasonic Lumix GX8

  • 4K imaging performance in both video and exclusive 4K PHOTO
  • In-body image stabilization
  • Worry-free splash proof / dustproof rugged body
  • Fast and precise auto focusing tracks the subject
  • 20.3-megapixel sensor
  • Over 20 Interchangeable lens options available


Gear Transport Solutions: Packs and Bags

  • backpack
  • shoulder bag
  • sling 1
  • sling 2

Think Tank Photo: Trifecta Backpack

One of my favorite mirrorless camera gear carrying solutions! This bag allows you access to your camera gear FAST like a sling or shoulder back BUT it’s a backpack so you get the stability and security that comes along with that! Here’s how it works: Think Tank designed 2 side zipper access ports on the SIDES of the backpack. This is where your camera gear, lenses, etc. are stored. When a photo op suddenly presents itself, you slide one shoulder strap off, leave the other one on, swing the backpack around, unzip the side port and BAM you’ve got your hands on your camera, ready to shoot!

​See my video review of this backpack HERE


Illumination: Flash / Speedlights

  • flash
  • controller
  • tutorials
  • modifier

​Yongnuo YN560-TX Wireless Controller

This is a GREAT piece of photo gear. I LOVE this and ordered one right away. I use it all the time. It's a transmitter that works with the YN560 IV Flash. One of these will not only fire, but also CONTROLS the YN560 flash. That means I can setup my flashes for a multi strobe shoot and control each flash unit without having to walk up and adjust each one individually. I can remotely control both the power and the zoom of the flash right from my camera! Makes it easy to do off camera flash photography. SuperGroovy! Works with most cameras with a hot-shoe.


Mounted Stability: Tripods

  • nimble
  • Grippy
  • ultrasmall
  • large
  • ball-head
  • FAV

Davis & Sanford TR654C-36 Carbon Fiber

My current favorite tripod. A great combination of lightweight, nimble and stable. Dual control ball head with Arca-Swiss quick release plate, 8 layer Carbon Fiber Tubes, quick twist leg locks, 3 independent leg angles. Max height 65”. Folded 18.5”, 3.25 lbs.