Gear list

This page is a list of my most prominent current gear, some items are supplied with a short comment.

In addition to this, I have sold lots of cameras and gear either because I don’t like it or I just don’t find a fit for it in my current workflow. This includes pure crap but also great gear I just didn’t find to be useful enough to warrant the cost.

I am waiting/looking for the perfect camera, but so far no manufacturer seems willing to actually make it.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 @Amazon
A camera that excel at nothing but versatility. If you do both stills and motion, this is as close to an all-in-one as it gets. Unfortunately Panasonic needs to work on their autofocus.

Canon EOS 80D
Why oh why didn’t Canon make this with full sensor 4K video? Otherwise a great camera. Good autofocus for video. Proper touch swivel screen.

Note to Canon: Remove the mirror and replace it with a variable ND filter and IBIS, add 4K, and the future of Canon is good to go.

Gopro Hero 6
Hopefully this can replace the TG-5/Hero4 combo.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, Z3 Compact, Z5 compact, XZ1 Compact
Rather crappy phones with loads of nagware, but unfortunately as small as high end Android smartphones get. Weather resistant. Will drop Sony.


I’ve had a lot of great quality Canon glass, but have sold most of it as I used it less and less. The lenses left that I frequently use are these:

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD @Amazon
Not a stellar lens, currently my most used full frame lens. Won’t work with newer cameras, terrible customer service. Will never touch Tamron again.

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
This is my most used lens for the 80D. For crop sensor landscapes. Plastic mount. Plasticky, thus lightweight. Good image quality, especially for its price and size/weight.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Not used that much. Will be used for portraits on the 80D.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Great optics, very poor build quality. Plastic, not very fantastic. This one broke my 7D $350 worth of repairs. Beware! Buy the new one.

Flying cameras

I’ve killed quite a few Phantom 3s (well, one — the others were DJI’s fault if you ask me).

I currently have

DJI Phantom 4 Pro @Amazon
Best image quality for a “normal” drone. Still crap software, expect crashing. Unsharp corners and edges in stills.

DJI Mavic Air
Smaller, lighter and newer than the Mavic Pro. Worse signal, worse run time, marginally better tracking, same crappy DJI software.


Computers and such

Desktop computer:

Apple iMac 27 mid 2017
I loved and miss my Mac mini, but I needed something that could show 4K video. i7 processor, 64GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 5K screen. Still unable to run Lightroom crapware smoothly.

Laptop computer:
Macbook Pro mid 2012
The last proper Macbook. Fully specced to i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB SSD plus 1 TB SSD. Sadly only a 720 screen and unfortunately only external support for WQXGA monitors, so no 4K.

External drives:

WD My Book Duo V2 20TB
Because video needs space. Very unstable, not recommended. Had to be replaced.

Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB
These are unfortunately hard to get these days. I have four of them. Small and fast. Highly recommended.

Seagate Expansion Portable Drive 4TB
Backups for the above. Great price.


Audio gear

Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder @Amazon
Nice to have, but haven’t seen much use yet.

1x Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 wireless mic system @Amazon
The industry standard for wireless audio.

Røde VideoMicro @Amazon
No batteries needed, great for vlogging.

Røde SmartLav+ @Amazon
No batteries needed, great for vlogging.

Røde VideoMic Me
No batteries needed, great for vlogging.



LightPix Labs FlashQ Q20
Brilliant concept. Unfortunately a little too quirky and unreliable to be as useful as I’d wish.

Two 600 Ws studio strobe workhorses.

Godox Speedlites

Wansen WS-560 Universal LED Camera Flash @Amazon
A Chinese copy of the YongNuo Chinese copy of the Canon Speedlite. Low build quality and dirt cheap. Great as a backup and to add a little power.


3x Viltrox L116T bicolour LED video lights @Amazon
Not that powerful, but versatile and great value. Bicolour and high CRI.

Tons of daylight balanced CFL-bulbs.


Tons of Arca Swiss compatible quick-release stuff.

Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber 2-Stage Video Tripod with 75mm Bowl (Black) @Amazon
When I want things sturdy and tall and I have a car close by.


Piece of shit. Will never again use twist lock tripods. Well, except for:

Velbon tripods and monopods
I really like Velbon. The company is quite innovative. They invented a unique twist lock system, since copied by China. Support the original. Great for light weight use. Not so good quick release system.

Joby micro folding tripods
The Joby Micro, and especially the Micro Hybrid tripod, are brilliant. The Micro Hybrid is small enough to fit into pants watch pocket, but is rated for holding up 800 grams of camera. For me it is stabilizing the 80D plus a light lens. Joby also has the best smartphone holder, called the GripTight.


As there is no really good hybrid photo/video head on the market, I am still looking for the best hybrid head. These are what I currently have to choose from:






Quick Release

I try to standardize on Arca Swiss compatible quick release gear. Unfortunately, even Arca Swiss compatible gear is not always that compatible.



I try to standardize USB charging, especially for traveling. So get small USB chargers for your camera battery, preferably those with a display. Not fast, but convenient.

Xiaomi ZI5 charger
Smallest AA/AAA USB powered charger that charges each battery individually. Can also work as a power bank. Get the old version for this.

Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Smart Battery Charger @Amazon
Big, noisy, ugly, but also very versatile charger.

Nitecore Intellicharger i4
Does four round cells up to size 18650. Not a bad charger, but neither a great one.

Ansmann Digicharger Vario Traveller Universal Charger
Charges both AA, AAA and camera batteries. Unfortunately does not work with USB power. A litte fiddly to charge the camera batteries. Useless screen.

Freeloader Camcaddy 2 Universal Camera Battery Charger
Both 12V and USB-powered for charging camera batteries. Quite handy, my favorite charger. One caught on fire with av China Lumix replacement battery. I wish it also did AAs.

Power Banks

I like car power banks. They’re big, but extremely versatile if you buy the right ones. I jump start my cars (4L gasoline and 2.1L diesel engines), power my MacBook laptop, charge whatever via USB and have a handy and long lasting flash light ready. Great gear for the car, while traveling or while hiking.

Weiyi 800A Peak Current 16800mAh Portable Car Jump Starter @Amazon
Great product that really saved me from a dead car battery. The one negative is the input port/charger.

Car Rover 60C Discharge Rate 800A Peak Portable Car Jump Starter
Basically the same as the other. Higher output USB ports and LCD display, lower mAh.


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