Over the last year I've slowly been expanding and buying more equipment to help elevate my photography skills.
Here is a list of what I currently use.
Canon EOS 760D
Great Camera! I bought this camera because it got great reviews as a beginner/intermediate camera. Pictures come out crisp and clear and no problems with prints. I love the touch flip out screen on the back. It's not the greatest at low light shooting unless you shoot at a high ISO but it tends to be pretty grainy.
Rokinon 14mm f2.8
This lens is great for astro-photography. I've used it for multiple long exposure night shots and even use it when shooting cityscape shots when I need a wider angle. It's a manual focus lens so it does take some time to get use to it.
Canon 18-55mm f3.5
My go-to lens. Quality is great, pictures turn out crisp. I'm looking to get a 16-35mm lens next as I would like a little wider shot.
Canon 50mm f1.8
Just got this lens in December, it has been amazing! 50mm is great for portraits, but also great for low light conditions as this can go down to f1.8! Allowing more light in and giving you that nice blurred background. Great quality as well, all metal and relatively low cost as far as lenses go.
Canon Telephoto 55-250mm f4
Again, stock telephoto lens that came with my kit. Photos turn out great, no problems here!
DJI Mavic Pro
DJI makes unremarkable drones! The Mavic Pro is the first drone I've ever had but i'm insanely happy with it. It takes great images and records amazing video. It very user friendly and easy to fly, not to mention really portable.
This is the newest addition to the DJI family and my repertoire. I've been looking at gimbles for a while now and I was about to buy the Zhiyun Crane 2 when DJI announced their gimble. It had some amazing specs and received great feedback so I decided to wait. 5 months later I finally received it in the mail. This thing is amazing! Very stable video, easy to use, and when paired with their DJI app it unlocks a multitude of features and elevates my videography skills. Only downside.... it's heavy, not great if you're looking to use it for vlogging.
I bought the starter pack of Lee filters a while ago and I use them constantly. I use the ND Grad filters when shooting landscapes to help darken the bright sky so I can lighten the foreground. I use the 10 stop filter to allow me to take long exposure shots during the day. They really make post processing much easier and it allows me to bring out more detail in my images without having to image stack.
Joby Gorillapod With Ball Head Tripod
I got this tripod in December and have been using it a lot! Its nice not having to bring the big tripod around everywhere but still be able to capture long exposures and crisp shots. This tripod is great, its sturdy, and can mount to almost anything it can wrap around!
Manfrotto 290 Light With Ball Head Tripod
I bought a package deal with my camera which came with a terrible aluminum tripod. It was terrible unstable and was the worst tripod I've ever encountered! I decided to spend the money and get a good tripod! Manfrotto was the #1 rated tripod I read about and this was a great all around model. Small and compact but very sturdy!
Peak Design 20L Everyday Backpack
I recently bought this backpack to replace my big bulky Lowepro backpack. I got the 20L pack thinking this wouldn’t fit everything but it could be a light small hike/city photo session. Turns out this backpack has tons of room and I can fit everything into the pack! Its very durable, comfortable, and roomy.
This is the stuff I will be looking to buy to eventually upgrade my equipment or add to my arsenal photo/video capabilities
This is my wish list.
Canon 5D Mark IV or Sony A7 RIII
So here is the debate. Canon vs. Sony. This decision will likely be the biggest I will have to make. Do I stick with Canon or do I make a switch to Sony. I love what Sony is doing with their mirrorless cameras. The picture quality is amazing, I love the small size of the camera and it looks sexy. On the other hand, I have all Canon lenses now, I know their cameras, and quality is also very impressive.
Right now I have no need for a Go Pro but once I start traveling more/doing more adventure activities/videos I'll grab one. There are so many different types and models on the market and I haven't really done any research into which would work best for me.