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This camera is our main camera we’ve used in videos shot beginning in May 2021. We love that it has a touch screen that flips up, a microphone jack, and super butter smooth slo-mo capabilities.
This camera was our main camera for videos shot between December 2018 and April 2021. It is now used as a secondary camera on trips where we want dual camera views. This camera is a beast in lowlight, and has amazing slo-mo capabilities.
GoPro HERO9 Black
This is our newest addition to our family! We decided to pick the GoPro HERO9 Black due to it’s amazing stabilization, decent audio, front screen, and buttery smooth slo-mo features.
Sony 16-50mm Lens
We’ll admit: we’re a bit lazy about changing our lenses. This kit lens came with our Sony A6400, and I don’t think we’ve taken it off since! This means, almost all of our recent videos use this lens. It does the job for us!
This is a great vlogging lens, but we don’t use it too often since it doesn’t have a zoom feature.
This lens was our main lens for videos shot between December 2018 and April 2021. It is now used as a secondary camera on trips where we want to utilize zoom. This lens will give you pretty much every focal length you could dream of. Great for locations where you’d like to zoom in on a scene without being noticed, such as in nature.
Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun Microphone
This mic has been with us since 2018. It’s small but mighty! It’s perfect for quick setup while traveling.
SMALLRIG Cold Shoe Adapter Relocation Plate
One flaw to the Sony a6400 is the mic placement. When using a shotgun mic, the flip screen can’t go up. This easy to install relocation plate helps move the mic out of the way for us.
The key to good videos? Smooth shots. With the amount of coffee we drink daily, there’s no way we’d be able to get smooth footage without this device! It’s small, lightweight, and easy to walk around with all day. The battery life is also a huge plus!
This may be our favorite secret weapon in our gear! We often film in bright conditions, where our camera makes everything look overexposed, especially the sky. We keep this ND filter on our lens at all times (except in dark locations), and it helps to make our scenes look more cinematic and natural! PLUS, unlike other ND filters, this one is adjustable, which means you can get the perfect exposure for your shot.
La Cie 5TB Hard Drive
The only hard drive we trust with our massive amount of footage!
Lens Cap Leashes
Lens caps are notorious for getting lost. This strap keeps it connected to our camera.
This mic is another great option, but too big for us to travel with. Instead, we use this as our in-studio mic.