Video creators or photographers always say that gear doesn’t matter, but always shoot on expensive gear. I agree with them, but I implemented this for real. I will step up the game and also replace the gear I’m using, to offer better quality content. But for now, this is the camera gear I’m using in 2022, both to create the YouTube videos and photography.
Currently my main video and photography camera. I do hope to replace it with something better. For the moment, my budget does not agree with me on that. I also have a spare M50 camera if needed.
The Canon EOS 550D was for a very long time a trusted partner, so it’s hard to get rid of it. I still use it as a spare camera mostly for video, if I don’t really need the autofocus function available on the M50.
One of my all time favorite lens for any kind of photography. This one it’s never missing from my photo bag. Always on the camera ready to go.
My spare 50mm lens. I use it mostly for video on the Canon 550D most of the time. Sometimes I also use it as main lens if I have to pack light.
Even if these only have manual focus, these lens are also a long time favorite. I used them a lot in many video projects so far. I also like them a lot for landscape photography.
I rarely use these lens for photography, except when need a wider shot. Mostly I just use them for videos. They have a quiet and fast focus perfect for vlogging.
I never liked when new cameras always come out on the market with another type of lens mount. I know that their idea is to sell more products. To fix that issue on the M-50, I’m using a lens adaptor.
Always useful for video and photography. I will have to invest more in filter in lens. For now I just have a set of affordable ND and polarizer filters for the lens I’m using.
I don’t use the recorder much, as most of the time I connect the microphone straight into the camera. Sometimes though, I find it really useful. Especially when I want to record separate sound, or for podcasts and voiceovers.
This is the original Rode video microphone that you buy. I’m actually using a modified version to fit my needs, that is a little more robust. I also ended up making custom wind protection cover that seems to work like a charm. I’m very pleased with it.
Just a simple no brand LED light that I’m using for videos. I also made custom modifications for this one, so I can power it from all sort of power sources. I also have different colored filters for the front panel.
This is an old video light that sometimes I use for video. I also modified this one as well. Originally it came with a halogen light. I replaced that with an LED light and also replaced the power connection.
For me I think this camera is the best waterproof action camera so far. I use it a lot in videos, especially in really bad weather. Sometimes just to give a different perspective to the videos. Sometimes acts as a “drone” in some of my videos.
I purchased this cheap tripod to use it if needed to shoot with two cameras. Also great to have for most landscape photos. I do want to replace it with a better one that is smaller, more robust and also a lot lighter.
Just a regular microfiber lens cloth that I use to clean the lens and the filters. I have lots of them hiding in every “corner” of my photo bag.
It’s just a regular painting brush that I’m now using to replace the air blower I had in the past. I have one more for general cleaning purposes.