Updated: Mar 2, 2019
Lots of photographers and videographers make blogs or vlogs about what's in their camera bag, so I've decided to show you what's in mine! Although this idea isn't unique, I still consider myself within the beginner - intermediate skill level. Therefore, a lot of the gear you'll see can serve as solid starting materials for those who want to begin learning photo and/or video. Let's begin!
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Canon's Rebel series is a great place to start looking if you're a novice and want to stay within budget for your first DSLR. It provides crisp, high-quality photos and videos. It has built-in Wi-Fi® too which allows you to connect to your phone and share your content instantly. The T6i has a resolution of 24.2 megapixels (which is pretty good), an updated light-metering system, and advanced auto focusing. As for video, it shoots in:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p
1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p
640 x 480 (SD): 30p (29.97) / 25p
There is a Rebel T7i if you're wanting something more up to date.
18-55 mm canon lens
This is a multi-purpose lens with Optical Image Stabilizer technology. It's great for sharp hand-held shots and can go wide enough to capture beautiful landscapes. It's compact and lightweight, making it easy to travel with. It will most likely come in a kit with the camera body.
50 mm canon lens
The nifty fifty. This lens has numerous cool features, but what I like the most is its low aperture of f/1.8. This allows for a shallow depth of field and sufficient access to light. These functions make for great portraits, night photography, and sports. As you can tell by its size, this too is light and compact, easy to travel with.
75-300 canon lens
This fella is a beast. Can provide a lot of range, but does not have image stabilization. You can find more of its specifications on Canon's website.
FUJIFILM XP waterproof camera
I bought this waterproof camera, well, because it's WATERPROOF. I came across this camera in Costco before I left for a family vacation several years ago. It was under $200 and figured it would be a smart purchase since I love to snorkel. Shortly put, worth every penny.
Another purchase I made years ago. This GoPro is quite old and there are newer ones with better functions. However, if you're on a tight budget and want something that takes photo and video, can get wide angles, and is waterproof, then this may be suitable. It can shoot high-quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video and 5MP photos up to 5 fps. On the other hand, if you're patient enough to save up or have the money, I suggest looking into some recent GoPros.
Joby GorillaPod 3k
A level headed, lightweight tripod that bends every and any direction you want. It's cool because it's compatible with your DSLR and you can then stick it in a tree, around a pole... or like a normal person, level it on a flat surface. For vloggers, it can bend at an L-shape angle to hold as a selfie shot.
Rode VideoMic Go
This directional microphone has a 3.5mm mini-jack output. I like it because there's no battery required and it's easy to attach to a DSLR. Another item that fits comfortably in a camera bag and sells for a reasonable price.
Some extras little things:
SD Cards: https://amzn.to/2SkLuX0
(2) Canon batteries: https://amzn.to/2HP7KUV
GoPro Accessories: https://amzn.to/2DQ8TYf
Lens cleaning cloth
Water resistant cover for backpack
Plastic bag for DSLR
(2) External batteries to charge phone
I can go on and on about the specifications about the gear mentioned and how it may be better or worse compared to other camera and video equipment out there. However, if you're considering purchasing a camera, it's vital you do your research. But before you do your research, think to yourself what the camera will be used for. Photos, videos, or both? Then you can start to look at camera bodies and their features to decide what best suits your needs and your wallet.
Feel free to comment below what equipment you have and some of your favorite gear to use!
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Camera Bag: https://amzn.to/2RD5fZn
Beginner lens: https://amzn.to/2D0L3Zd
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Get tiiiight lens: https://amzn.to/2H4mtuE
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External Drive 1: https://amzn.to/2H57Ua2
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