Camera  & Video Gear

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I am definitely not a professional, but love learning and trying new techniques. The Canon RP is an entry level "Full Frame" camera and has worked great for both photo and video.

​Canon EOS RP Stats:

  • Compact, Lightweight and High-Quality RF Lens with a Versatile Zoom Range of 24-105mm

  • Optical Image Stabilization at up to 5 Stops of Shake Correction

  • Video Capture Resolution: 4K UHD 2160p

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This is a prime (no zoom) lens that does excellent in low light. It has a low f/stop and creates those great blurry backgrounds. 

​Canon RF 35mm Lens Stats:

  • Compact macro Lens with 0.5x magnification Ratio

  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.56 ft./0.17M

  • Control ring for direct setting changes

  • Optical image stabilization at up to 5 Stops of shake Correction

  • 12 pin Communication system

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A mirrorless camera is a big investment and this strap is ALWAYS around my wrist before I pick up the camera. You can literally drop the camera and this strap will cinch around your wrist stopping its fall. Worth every penny.

Peak Design Cuff Camera

Wrist Strap

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  • Ultralight quick-connecting camera wrist strap cinches and locks in at the wrist for security.

  • Cuff wrist loop fits palms over 5 in wide. Adjuster hardware lets you adjust to any length.

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This mic slides right on top of the camera and plugs right on the side. We went with this mic because it is actually "two" microphones in one. You can flip a switch and activate the rear facing microphone. Having the ability to capture great audio from both the video subject and the person behind the camera is amazing. ​

As a bonus instead of using the rear mic you can plug in an external source. If we are using the wireless RODE microphones we can route the audio into the camera via this option.

Deity V-Mic D4 DUO

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Rode Wireless Go

Being new to filming we decided to go with a well known brand for our wireless microphone. These are super easy to use and an internal battery charges via USB-C. You can plug a lav microphone right into the transmitter or use the onboard mic. Very versatile and has excellent sound without noise.

AOKA Compact Tripod

15.7in/0.97lb Carbon Fiber

This little tripod is small enough to strap on the Peak Design Sling. Its carbon fiber legs are lightweight and sturdy. The legs are easy to adjust while out on a hike and make a quick platform for a time-lapse. As a bonus it also comes with an Arca-swiss clamp and small plate for your camera.

Peak Design Everyday Sling 3L

Honestly this was a purchase made solely on the reviews of professional photographers. It turned out to be a great bag for small day trips and can carry the main camera/lens with room for microphone and an extra battery. At times I wish I went for the bigger 6L version, but the 3L is just big enough and doesn't get in the way.

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Lighting

Lume Cube Panel Mini

Bicolor LED Video Light

LAOFAS LED Video

RGB Light

These little lights are easy to use and both contain internal batteries that charge via USB-C. 

I really like the Lume Cube mini as it comes with a diffuser you can put on the front. It's quite powerful for its size and feels well made. 

The Laofas light is RGB and can be used to add a splash of color to your video. 

 
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GoPro Gear

 

GoPro Hero7

This thing is our preferred camera for grab and go filming. You don't have to worry about focus or stable video. You just click the button and film!  Oh. It's also waterproof which is nice.

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GoPro Pro 3.5mm

Microphone Adapter

GoPro Microphone

EDUTIGE ETM-001

This little microphone is actually really fantastic. Its super tiny and doesn’t get in the way. Love it. 

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This case holds the GoPro w/ the mic adapter. 

ULANZI V2 Housing Case

 

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