My gear

Everything I use when traveling and creating photography.

A few pieces of gear. Will be updating this image with more recent hardware.

A few pieces of gear. Will be updating this image with more recent hardware.

Last update: February 20, 2019

The following list includes the best products from my collection of photo and video gear. Please note that these are all Amazon Affiliate links, so if you click a link and purchase a product, I receive a small 3-8% commission (at no extra charge to you).

Photography

Canon 5D Mark IV — A true workhorse of a camera. Mine has traveled the world and been put through rain, snow, and subzero temperatures without skipping a beat. Weather sealed, rock solid. Plus that fantastic Canon color science. Wouldn’t travel anywhere without it.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II — If I could own only one EF lens, this would be the one. Perfect range of focal lengths. I owned the Mark I version of this lens for many years, and this Mark II is even better.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II — Typically used by wildlife and sports photographers, this telephoto lens covers a huge range of focal lengths in a compact package. I love using this lens to capture simple, minimal, abstract compositions and subjects.

Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS — Beautiful wide-angle lens perfectly suited for architecture and landscapes. There are cheaper wide angles out there (I used to own one), but the color, clarity, and sharpness of this Canon model can't be beat.

Sunwayfoto PCL-5DIV L Plate — Indispensable tripod mount for the Canon 5D Mark IV. Allows you to quickly switch between landscape and portrait orientations by simply flipping the camera body. How I ever lived without an L plate, I have no idea. This Sunwayfoto model is solid, provides access to all the 5D's ports, and is more affordable than other L plates.

Lee Filters Foundation Kit / Filter Holder — Fantastic filter holder which attaches to the front of all my lenses.

Breakthrough Photography 105mm Circular Polariser — Quality circular polariser. Use this with the Lee filter holder and with step-up rings to attach directly to lenses.

Lee Filters Soft Edge Graduated Filters — Includes a 0.6 and 0.9 rectangular graduated filter. Perfect filters for darkening skies and evening-out exposures.

Lee Filters 100 x 100mm Little Stopper 1.8 Neutral Density Filter — Quality neutral density filter for use with the Lee filter holder.

Fujifilm X100F — Love the Fuji X100 series. I typically use this camera when shooting street photography or any situation which prevents me from carrying a heavy DSLR.

Tripod

Benro Mach3 Extra Long Carbon Fiber 4 Series Tripod — Solid tripod at a good price. I purchased the “Extra Long” version because I’m tall and got tired of leaning over.

Benro Low-Profile Triple Action Ball Head (G3) — Perfect compliment to the Mach3 tripod. Smooth, strong, and very stable. Holds my heavy 5D Mark IV with telephoto lenses attached, no problem.

Vanguard SB-100 Stone Bag — The perfect tripod shelf for holding lenses, filters, or whatever else. Folds-up with your tripod when closed, so you can just leave it on most of the time.

Video

Canon M50 — The perfect vlogging camera. Articulating screen, side mic input, super lightweight.

Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 — I prefer this lens over the M50’s kit 15-45mm lens. The wider focal length really helps when shooting handheld.

Viltrox EF-M Speed Booster — You can buy cheaper adapters to attach EF lenses to the M50’s EF-M mount, but this one is magic. It uses negative magnification to replicate a full frame field of view on the M50’s crop sensor.

K&F 82mm Variable ND filter — Paired with these step-up rings, I use this 82mm ND filter when recording video on the Canon M50. Same filter fits my EF lenses by using the step-up rings. This particular ND filter is a good value for the money.

DJI Osmo Pocket (DJI store) — An entire video rig in your pocket! This tiny little camera creates high-quality video at 1080, 2.5k and 4k through a lens mounted on a floating gimbal. The result is super smooth video which looks great, especially when shot in D-log and color graded. Very much enjoy using this when capturing b-roll.

PolarPro ND Filters for DJI Osmo Pocket — Basic set of ND filters which magnetically attach to the front of the Osmo Pocket. Essential if you want to shoot at slower, more natural shutter speeds in daylight.

Audio

Zoom ZH1 H1 Digital Recorder — What I use to record audio whenever using my Canon M50’s audio input isn’t optimal.

Rode VideoMic X — Great microphone for capturing high-quality audio of environments. Plugs directly into my Zoom ZH1.

Rode VideoMic Go — Super lightweight microphone with integrated shock mount. This easily mounts to the hot shoe on my Canon M50 and neatly plugs into the side.

Lavalier mic — Affordable mono lav mic which plugs into the Zoom ZH1. Comes with a super long cable.

Drone

DJI Mavic Pro 2 (DJI store) — The latest version of the Mavic Pro is a huge step-up from the Mavic Pro and Mavic Air in terms of image quality, thanks to a new Hasselblad designed sensor.

PolarPro ND Filters for Mavic Pro 2 — Essential when shooting video in medium-to-bright light. This particular six pack includes six ND4, ND8 and ND16 strength filters, three of which include polarization. These really bring out the best possible color and exposure on your Mavic Pro 2.

Odds and ends

WhiBal G7 Pocket Card — The perfect white balance card. Easily stores with your credit cards so you always have it with you.

Lowepro ProTactic BP 450 backpack — Super customizable backpack with plenty of internal storage and adjustable dividers to get just the right fit. Carry-on friendly. This carries my gear everywhere.

Silicon Power 1TB Rugged Hard Drive — My travel backup drive. Every day when I’m on the road I transfer photos from my SD cards to this drive for safe keeping. Nice cord mounts so I never forget to bring one.

Studio equipment

Canon PIXMA Pro-10 Printer — It just doesn’t get any better than making your own prints at home. The Canon Pro-10 creates beautiful prints and is a solid performer.

Drobo 5DT — Solid, dependable, and infinitely expandable. This is what I store all my original RAW images and video files on.