Thru-Hiking & Cameras
Q. How long did it take to hike the PCT southbound?
A. 101 Days with 7 zero days (July 15th to Oct 24th)
Q. Where did you resupply on the PCT?
A. I didn't keep track of that but if you need help planning your resupplies check out this link.
Q. When are you going to hike the CDT?
A. I don't have a desire to hike the CDT. Maybe one day that will change but for now it's not a priority.
Q. What trail are you going to thru-hike next?
A. There aren't any trails on my immediate bucket list, but some day I would like to hike the Colorado Trail and re-hike the Long Trail.
Q. If you're not thru-hiking now then what's next?
A. This year I'd like to focus on two things. The first is to expand my knowledge of the outdoors by learning new sports like climbing and skiing. The second is creating Jeffery Media Co. where I can turn my love for creating video into a career.
Q. What camera do you use?
A. 2015 - Nikon D7100 with a 35mm lens & Gopro Hero 3+ silver.
2016 - Sony RX100 mark IV.
2017 - RX100 mark IV + Fujifilm X100t for photography + Panasonic G7 as my main video camera.
2018 - I am using a Panasonic GH5 with a variety of different lenses and the Panasonic G7 as my B-cam.
Q. What camera do you recommend?
A. I recommend using the best quality camera you can afford and are willing to carry. Your base-weight will always be changing but you'll have those photographs forever. Here's a little list of cameras I'd look at in different price ranges.
$100-$200 continue to use your cellphone and save that money to put into a better camera.
$200-$400 Find a used Canon G9x or a used Sony RX100 mark ii. A larger but better quality camera is the Panasonic G6.
$400 - $600 If shooting still photography is your thing then check out the Fujifilm x100s. for video, check out the Panasonic G7, or the Sony RX100 mark iii, or the Sony A6000.
$600 - $800 At this price point you are starting to get into some really good cameras. the Fujifilm x100t, the Panasonic G85, the Sony A7, Sony a6300.
$800 - $1000 Sony a6500, Panasonic G85 and Sony A7 are still great options.
$1000+ The Panasonic Gh5 and Sony A7sii are probably the best cameras out right now for documenting travel. the size and weight are minimal but the quality is outstanding.
- Always look for used camera gear. Always prioritize buying good lenses over the more expensive camera body.
- Gopros aren't on this list because they are an action camera and are too limiting as your only camera.
Q. What do you use to edit video?
A. Laptop - Asus Q324UA
Desktop - a Ryzen 7 custom built PC.
Software - Adobe Premiere Pro & After Effects
If you have additional questions feel free to contact me here