This is gear I use...and test, so you know it works!


I bought this Nikon D750 in December of 2014...and I'm loving it! Full frame FX sensor, 24 MPx, built in wifi and 1080p video.
The Nikon version of this costs 5 times as much and I haven't been disappointed. Although this is for the Nikon D750, search my store for one that will fit your camera....oh, and this has 2.5GHz wireless remote. The Nikon has no remote! Don't let the price fool you, this is a well made and durable piece of gear!
The last time I used a 'cheap' tripod I watched my camera fall off a rock on to more rocks 20 feet below! It's worth investing in a high quality tripod....fortunately my camera and lens didn't suffer...too much. Yours may not be so this one! It's great for travel, made of carbon fiber and lightweight.
This is my go to lens for wild life and nature, but also for my environmental portraiture. It's fast to focus and sharp, too. 
Look at the range on this could be the only one you ever need! And it shoots macro too for all your pretty flower close-ups! I've used Sigmas for over thirty years and they're an affordable alternative to the 'name' brand.
A variable Neutral Density filter for capturing those long exposures on bright sunny days....perfect for waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
My Kata backpack has had some travels...Belize, Maui, London, Los Angeles and some local parks....plenty of room, fits in an overhead bin on a plane and holds a laptop. It still looks brand new!
Looking for a flash modifier? It measures 6"x9" and fits on just about any strobe...once you use it, you'll probably never take a flash photo without it again!