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 both pure crap and great gear I just didn’t find to be useful enough to warrant the cost.

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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.

Canon EOS 80D
Why oh why didn’t Canon make this with full sensor 4K video?

Canon EOS 5D mark II (discontinued)
The camera that brought quality full sensor motion to the masses. Still going strong. Great for studio and time-lapse work.

Olympus Tough TG-5
The GoPro is useless for stills and I don’t like fisheye look on videos. Thus the TG-5. It has its fair share of quirks, but will do the job when I can’t be bothered with better cameras.

Gopro Hero 4 Silver @Amazon
My least used camera, but I might go swimming some day.

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


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, but good value and currently my most used full frame lens.

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.

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD @Amazon
OK IQ. Stabilized, so it’s good for video.

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
For crop sensor landscapes. Plastic mount.

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
A lot better than Phantom 3, and a lot more expensive. Still crap software, expect crashing.

DJI Mavic Pro @Amazon
Little wonder. Great flyer, OK video, crap stills. Crap software.

DJI Phantom 3 4K @Amazon
Great camera for the price, bad range. Crap software.

DJI Phantom 3 Standard
The P3 4K is a better purchase. Crap software.

What a joke. Do not crowdfund.


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, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 5K screen.

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. Unfortunately only support for WQXGA monitors, so no 4K.

External drives:

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

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

Seagate Expansion Portable Drive 4TB
Backups for the above.


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.




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.



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. 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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