When we started out in photography we found it helpful to look at other photographers equipment lists to find out what was out there and what would work best for us.
We also frequently get questions about what body or lens we use so we thought we’d make our own list for when anyone asks.
So this is our equipment list!
We chose this camera because I think it’s the best, most affordable camera on the market. It’s pretty heavy but we love it.
We brought this Sony because we wanted another body so we could both shoot at the same time. It’s an all round great camera, really light and brilliant for super sharp photos and videos.
Our nifty fifty! We brought this prime lens mainly for portrait shots and food photography and it’s become one of our essentials. It’s got the lowest aperture out of all of our lenses and it’s one of the cheapest lenses you can buy. It also weighs less than a deck of cards so perfect for travelling.
This lens is our newest addition to the family. It’s my favourite lens ever, it’s got such a low aperture yet you’re able to have such a variety to get close at 35mm and be wide at 16mm. It’s the most important lens we have. The build quality is incredible, and the glass is super sharp.
We brought this lens for the compression aspect, which helps dramatically for landscape shots. There’ll always be that occasions in landscape or animal photography where you need to get that little big closer to get the shot! We had this situation when we were in Canada and we saw a bear but we just couldn’t get close enough! So that’s why we brought this one.
This is the perfect all-round lens for when we first got our Canon 5D II. It’s a standard zoom lens, easy to use and is dust and moisture-resistant which has definitely come in handy.
After recently loosing our drone off the back of a boat (don’t ask) we’ve recently replaced it and got a new one. We use the DJI Air which we love because it’s so compact and with drone shots you can get a completely different dynamic of shot than you can with a camera.
We brought this for water activities like canoeing and underwater shooting as Betty loves scuba diving and snorkelling. It’s also great for videoing when in more intimate areas like restaurants, especially with its video stabilisation feature. It’s mind blowing what high quality content you can create with such a small device!
I’d been using a Brevite weekend bag but it just wasn’t big enough, so I upgraded recently to this bag. It has a moulded top and armoured section and protective padding all round the bag, and it has a weather proof cover. I think it’s really important to invest in a good bag for protection and it fits all my gear perfectly.
We brought this adapter so we could use our Canon lenses on our Sony body to give us more of a variety when shooting.
We brought this SHOOT waterproof dome for our Go Pro to capture half and half images over and under water, bringing more variety to our underwater shots.
Being rain, drop and crush resistant, this hard drive is reliable and perfect for travelling.
Buying a gimble was a game changer for us and our videos. This is a 3-axis handheld stabiliser for our Sony body and supports cameras weighing up to 6.6 pounds. Our main reason for purchasing this over the DJI Ronan was the size, it’s more compact and it’s lighter.
This tough case holds all of our memory cards and is waterproof and shockproof.
This Capture is a secure and convenient way of using multiple cameras on the go. Having an extra camera accessible on the strap of my bag is handy when shooting wildlife, in a situation where you might need to change cameras quickly. The Capture clips to the bag and the camera is locked to it securely until you need it.
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