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 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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Cameras

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 5D mark II (discontinued)
The camera that brought quality full sensor motion to the masses. Still going strong.

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

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, Z3 Compact, Z5 compact
Not especially good phones, but unfortunately as small as high end Android smartphones get. Weather resistant.

Lenses

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.

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

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
For the ultra wide interiors and landscapes.

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.

DJI Mavic Pro @Amazon
Well, as soon as they’re in stock.

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.

Onagofly
What a joke.

 

Computers and such

Desktop:
Mac mini late 2012
The last proper Mac. Fully specced to i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 2 TB SATA HDD. Unfortunately only support for WQXGA monitors, so no 4K.

Laptop:
Macbook Pro mid 2012
The last proper Macbook. Fully specced to i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 2 TB SATA HDD. Unfortunately only support for WQXGA monitors, so no 4K.

 

Audio gear

Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder @Amazon
Recently bought it, so it haven’t seen much use yet.

Shure VP83F LensHopper
Not really recommended as the battery drains fast while not in use, thus resetting the settings.

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.

 

Flash/Strobes

Mettle
Two 600 Ws studio strobe workhorses.

Godox

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

Lighting

2x 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.

Legs

Tons of Arca Swiss 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.

Benro

Benro
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.

Heads

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

Velbon

Velbon

Velbon

Benro

Manfrotto

Quick Release

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

 

Charging

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

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.

Freeloader Camcaddy 2 Universal Camera Battery Charger
USB-powered for charging camera batteries. Quite handy.

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 laptop, charge whatever via USB and have a handy and long lasting flash light ready. Great stuff in the car, while traveling and 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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