Photography Gear Guide 2023: Your Ultimate Toolkit

📸 Welcome to the Photography Gear Guide for 2023! Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, we’ve got you covered with the best cameras, lenses, lighting, and tripods to elevate your photography game this year. Let’s dive into your ultimate toolkit:

Top Cameras by Brands for 2023

These are my top recommended full frame and aps-c cameras for 2023.

Full Frame

These are my top for cameras. I couldn’t decide between my top two and that’s why there both Sony.

1. Sony Alpha a7RV

  • A versatile full-frame mirrorless camera.
  • High-resolution 65MP sensor for exceptional image quality.
  • Outstanding low-light performance.
  • 8K video recording with impressive dynamic range.
  • 9m dot EVF

The 9m dot EVF and the AF features seal the deal for me.

2. Sony A7Cii

  • A powerhouse for both photography and videography.
  • 36MP full-frame sensor for stunning detail.
  • 4K 60 video recording capabilities with 1.5x crop.
  • Advanced autofocus and in-body image stabilization.
  • Advanced version of A7IV with new AI features

3. Nikon ZF

  • Similar performance to the powerful Nikon Z9 and Z8
  • 4k 60
  • Great hybrid camera
  • Transforms you back in time

This is the best looking camera on this list.

Top APS-C cameras

These are my top cameras by brand.

1. Sony a6700

  • 26MP Exmor R APS-C BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ XR Image Processor
  • UHD 4K 120p / FHD 240p / 10-Bit 4:2:2
  • Up to 11-fps Shooting, ISO 100-32000

This is the camera I own, because it’s ultralight weight, and in my eyes, it’s equivalent to most full frame cameras.

2. Canon R8

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60p 10-Bit Internal Video, Canon Log 3
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen


1. Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art

  • Versatile zoom lens for various shooting situations.
  • Excellent image quality and sharpness.
  • Fast f/2.8 aperture for low-light performance.

2. Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM

  • A prime lens for stunning portraits.
  • Impressive bokeh and sharpness.
  • Ideal for low-light and creative photography.

3. Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

  • Superb telephoto zoom for versatility.
  • Fast f/2.8 aperture and image stabilization.
  • Exceptional image quality for telephoto shots.


1. Godox V1-C

  • Portable and powerful 200W flash.
  • High-speed sync and consistent output.
  • Ideal for studio and on-location photography.

2. Aperture Amaran

  • Dimmable and color-adjustable LED panel.
  • Perfect for video and still photography.
  • Affordable and reliable

This light is quiet, affordable, accurate, small, and it has a Bowens mount. Can’t ask for much more.


1. iFootage travel tripod

  • Light, affordable, easy to setup

This is the easiest tripod to setup, but it’s not the smallest.

2. Peak Design Travel Tripod

Ultralight, innovative and fits in your backpack.

3. Manfrotto Befree Advanced

  • Compact and lightweight for travel.
  • Supports both photography and videography.
  • Sturdy build with precise controls.

🌟 There you have it, your Photography Gear Guide for 2023!Whether you’re capturing landscapes, portraits, or dynamic videos, this gear will help you achieve outstanding results.

Remember, it’s not just about having the best gear; it’s how you use it to tell your story.