After upgrading almost every accessory I had, I decided it was finally time to write a detailed guide on the topic — which is in my camera bag. With a burning passion for photography, I’m always on the lookout for the most innovative photography gear, so my goal is to update this post as soon as I discover better alternatives. In this post, I’ll show you the camera, drone, and lenses I’m using right now, as well as all the original accessories that allow me to shoot and edit amazing photos. It took me 4 years to balance this setup and I am very pleased with the result. With this guide, I want to give you a good idea of my camera and I hope it inspires you to create an epic photography rig that suits your needs.
Pgytech OneMo 25L
I have tried many camera bags over the years, but this one from PgyTech really lives up to its reputation. There are many configurations that can be changed to suit your camera’s carrying needs. Adjustable Velcro dividers with hard sides are great and really give you the option to suit your needs. The pocket for your laptop is very handy, it can fit my 16” MacBook and still have room. The optional portable carrying case is very handy and great for when you don’t need the whole backpack. I also like the extra pockets, although some of them could be bigger, like an accessory pocket for items like a MacBook charger and cable. Although the battery compartment is a great idea, and it will come in handy.
Canon’s EOS R5 is a great camera for professionals or those looking for a superior option for almost any type of photography, from sports and action shots to studio portraits and landscapes. It’s a 45-megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera capable of shooting 8K movies, with impressive Dual Pixel autofocus and superb ergonomics. It can also capture 10-bit HDR photos and videos for an HDR display, and is the spiritual (and mirrorless) successor to Canon’s 5D-series DSLRs. It’s not a perfect camera, but we think it’s a great and very competitive addition to an already crowded range of competent full-frame, high-resolution mirrorless cameras.
Peak Design Travel Tripod
It has a few ifs, but it’s one of the best tripods and probably the best travel tripod out there right now. It’s incredibly compact yet extends to a reasonable working height, and while the legs may look thin, the Peak Design Travel Tripod is capable of holding a substantial camera and lens combination, enough for long exposure shooting in the wind.
DJI Mavic 3
The DJI Mavic 3 is a step forward in foldable drones with superior video quality and safety features. In many ways, it’s everything drone fans can expect, with a great Four Thirds camera, adjustable aperture, extended battery life, and improved collision avoidance, all packed into a package that’s lighter than the Mavic 2 Pro. Thanks to firmware updates, it’s also now full-featured, but the high price remains a price that can be hard for non-professionals to justify.
Canon EF 50 mm f/1.2L USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Atomos Ninja V 5
An external monitor/recorder can turn your mirrorless camera into a much more powerful video camera. Not only does this make perfect exposure, focusing, and framing easier, but if you choose the right block, it can greatly improve the actual quality of your footage. The $600 Atomos Ninja V is one of the best because it unlocks the maximum bit rate and color depth of your camera’s video signal. But if your camera supports it, it also allows you to record a Raw signal, which can be recorded in ProRes Raw for maximum quality. This is the only monitor of this size thanks to a deal between Atomos and Apple. For a small amount of money — although you have to factor in the cost of accessories and media to make it usable — this makes mirrorless cameras much better for shooting video. Or just as a monitor, it can also help with precise framing and exposure for photography.
Video Light LED VL011-120
Mavic 3 ND Filters
B+W 77 mm SC 110 ND 3.0 Filter (10-Stop)
SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD
Canon Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter
K& F Concept 58 mm ND Fader