If you want to know about the gear I use here is what I use, you may be interested but if you are looking for something to get started or want to upgrade then click here to see options.
Canon EOS R and R5
Great cameras for both stills and video and the latest full frame camera from Canon. I often use it side by side with the Canon EOS C200 Cinema EOS camera. It is a mirrorless camera that means it is lighter and has great features especially with autofocus. This camera also works well in low light which is very handy for events.
The R5 is an amazing camera, part of Canon's mirrorless range. It is high quality and versatile. I works well for action and sports as well as in low light. The video quality is outstanding and can even shoot 8K raw video.
Canon EOS R Mirrorless
|Canon EOS R5 Body Only||https://amzn.to/3whtVHa|
These are great cameras for action or getting into those tight spaces. Handy for filming in cars and useful for vlogging. I really like the timelapse on both of these cameras.
Hero 7 Black
Hero 8 Black
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4.0L
Canon EF 24-105 f/4.0L
Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L II
Canon RF 24-105 f/4.0L
Don’t ever compromise on memory cards. Cheap or fake cards are more likely to lead to failure. I use Sandisk cards and these are the ones I use. For video I need higher capacity but if it is just photographs the you may not need so much.
|SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB SDXC Memory Card up to 170MB/s, Class 10, U3, V30 - I use this one when I’m just taking photographs||https://amzn.to/2oro0T7
|SanDisk Extreme PRO 128 GB SDXC Memory Card, Up to 170 MB/s, Class 10, U3, V30||https://amzn.to/33sAXec
|SanDisk Extreme PRO 256 GB SDXC Memory Card, Up to 170 MB/s, Class 10, U3, V30
|Sony Tough CF Express 128 GB||https://amzn.to/3AAQ5rd|
|Sony Tough CF Express 256 GB||https://amzn.to/3Az1KXr|
Check out this video if you want to connect the Rode Wireless Go mic to your iPhone
Here is the wireless mic, and the connectors if you need to connect it to your iPhone
For an on camera mic for your DSLR or mirrorless camera I would use:
RØDE VideoMic GO On Camera Microphone - Black/Red - https://amzn.to/35uGUsF
There are lots of options when it comes to lighting and so much depends on what you need for specific applications. It also depends on if you need it for photography or video.
Profoto A1, this is Lithium ion powered and is really fast, great for events.
Canon 600 EX-RT
The Canon and Profoto speedlites can be pricey so you can also use these that are pretty much an identical copy at a fraction of the price and yes, I do have one of these too.
YONGNUO YN600-EX-RT II
YONGNUO YN-E3-RT wireless transmitter also compatible with Canon speedlites that work with ST-E3-RT
Rotolight NEO 2
When it comes to gaffer tape I like that this brand doesn't leave any stick residue and comes off easily.
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|Gaffer tape: Magtape Matt 500 Tape Black 50MM x 50M||https://amzn.to/2XBc1C0|
Batteries and PowerPacks
I used to go through batteries, particularly AA batteries for my flash guns, speedlites and radio mics. I try and use rechargeable when I can. Here are the ones I choose to use. I find the Duracells charge far more quickly with the fast charger but the Eneloop Pros last longer, I haven't timed how long they last but I feel I am changing batteries less often. I have a combination of both as I like the option to charge quickly when I get back. The Duracells are usually charged in about 15 minutes. The Energizer batteries are not rechargeable but can be handy.
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|Energizer AA Pack Of 24 Alkaline Batteries E300456400||https://amzn.to/2J8PtPw|
|Duracell Recharge Ultra Type AA Batteries 2500 mAh, pack of 4||https://amzn.to/2J0qn5s
|Duracell AA 2500mAh Recharge Ultra Rechargeable Batteries, Pack of 8||https://amzn.to/2FqF80f
|Panasonic Eneloop Pro AA 2500mAh Eneloop NiMH Ready to Use Rechargeable Battery BK 3HCDE/4BE (4 Eneloop Pro Batteries)||https://amzn.to/2X43oQG|
|[Charger I use for Eneloop Pro batteries] Youshiko YC4000 Intelligent AA AAA Professional Standard Battery Charger ( New Improved / UK Version ) with 1000mA charge current + USB Port||https://amzn.to/2WYZ59o
PowerPacks - I use these to charge my iPhone, iPad and batteries on my camera. I can charge two devices at the same time and a fully charged battery back and give me up to a week of boosting my power.
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Battery Pack RAVPower 16750mAh Power Bank Portable Phone Charger with iSmart Technology
Books That Have Inspired Me
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|The Moment It Clicks: Photography secrets from one of the world's top shooters (Voices That Matter)||Joe McNally||Paperback||https://amzn.to/2FFozOC||https://amzn.to/2LzaQN5|
|The Moment It Clicks: Photography secrets from one of the world's top shooters (Voices That Matter)||Joe McNally||Kindle Edition||https://amzn.to/2FGIZXr||https://amzn.to/2LqLscg|
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