With all of that being said, it doesn’t mean your current model is of bad quality. It just means that we as consumers always want the next best thing (probably because the producers make them seem simply irresistible – Apple I’m talking to you.) After taking photos for a few years now, my camera bag is now two camera bags…and you wonder what I do to keep fit while traveling. Curling various bags while crossing the globe totally counts.
Without further adieu, here’s the camera gear I’m working with at the moment. Of course that could change soon…as with every DJI newsletter, I can feel my bank account starting to tremble.
Above are two of my favorite – and only – DSLRs I’ve shot with. Allow me to introduce you to my Nikon D7100. I highly recommend this camera as it shoots amazing quality photos and videos (full HD movies at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second). The weather-sealed body eases my mind when I’m taking shots in the rain, it has incredibly fast auto-focus detection, and I’m in love with the dual SD card slot. If you’re just beginning your quest as a photographer, you may want to look at this entry-level Nikon D3200. This is the camera I started shooting with, and I still use it to this day.
If I had to choose only one lens to carry around, it would be the Tamron AF 18-200mm lens for Nikon. THE BEST. For indoor photography and landscape shots, I adore my Tokina 11-16mm. Up-close-and-personal (food or fashion-related captures for example) pair well with my Nikon AF 50mm. Lastly, my Tamron AF 70-300mm is perfect for wildlife and sports photography.
Sorry, Nikon. Did we just break up?
Break-up with Nikon? Never. Maybe two-timing though. A downfall to these two DSLR cameras is their size. Sure, they are bulky. I chalk it up as a daily arm workout. If they are too much for you to handle, check out the Canon Powershot G3X. I know, I know…they say you’re either a Nikon person or a Canon person, but I like straddling the line. For a compact camera, the G3X delivers with a longer zoom range (24-600mm equivalent lens), tilting LCD screen, weather-sealed feature and full HD movie capture in 24, 30 or 60p frame rates.
Geeking Out: DJI Obsessed
Y’all. I think I’m in love. Have you SEEN the aerial footage my DJI Phantom 3 Advanced captures? GAME.CHANGER. Yes, it’s a bitch to travel with, but again – have you SEEN this footage? Worth the extra weight. And I’m just as obsessed with my new DJI Osmo that captures the smoothest videos I’ve ever seen. Smoother than your newborn’s booty. Smoother than melted buttah. Smoother than Jay Z’s lyrics. It shoots 4K video AND you can take photos on it, just like you can with the drone over 3 miles away from its starting point. MIND.BLOW. God I love technology.
GoPro + Accessories
You got the GoPro. You purchased the DSLR. You bought the drone. You think you’re done. Hahahahahahahahah. AHHHahahahahaha. Wrong! If you went so far as to pay up for these high dollar items, you might as well make it to the finish line with the much needed accessories to make the outcome even better! Happy photographing 🙂