Camera Gear

Camera Gear



TNote: I’ll add more detail, and even amazon links to this page, as time permits.


Canon 80D (current favorite): with the Canon grip.

This is my new, favorite camera: good video at 1080p, and 24 Megapixel stills.  The sensor is good enough to get the moon exposed, and even auto-focused.

GoPro Hero 7 Black: Unbelievably good action camera, with built-in stabilization

This is NOT cheap, but it’s completely solid video.  I’ve been shooting a lot of 2kx60, and it is butter smooth!

Canon T6 (digital rebel….my first wholly digital camera)

This is a good starter camera, and an inclusive kit, to get you learning about exposure and composition.

BUIEJDOG 16MP Action Cam (my first action-camera thing)

This is an entry-level at best camera, and the 4K is a joke.  However, it can do 1080p pretty well, as long as you keep to 50+ frames per second (it ‘jumps’ at 30 fps).



Canon 24 mm f/2.8

Good for video (stm focuses faster in vidoe mode)

Good for and street photography: With a crop camera, this is 35-40 mm equivalent

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 

This is great for big-sky work, whether sunrise, stars, meteors, or lightning

There is a slight blue-bias in low light, but that’s easy to fix in post

Canon 50 mm f/1.4

mmmm.Bokeh (shoot wide-open, and get pretty background blur)

On a crop sensor, this is a great portrait lens (80 mm equiv)

Canon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 kit zoom

I have the non-stabilized version, which is < $200

By itself, this is a basic lens, but if you add either macro tubes or a tele-extender, this becomes a really nice lens.  On a crop sensor, with a 1.4 extender, you can get about 650mm or so.  That makes for nice sun or moon shots.

Canon 18-150 f/3.5-5.6 zoom

This is a ‘kit lens’, which has become my day-to-day street lens.  It has decent stabilization, and a nice range.

Canon 17-85 f/4.5-5.6 kit zoom (older day to day)  I can’t find this for sale, but I got mine as part of a T6 kit.



  • Manfrotto 190go (main tripod)
  • Joby 5k (car-based tripod)
  • Joby 1k (to hold arms)


  • Vello shutter boss intervalometer
  • Pluto trigger
  • Magilight 1m and 30cm versions
  • EL wire
  • Extension tubes
  • GVC Slider


  • Canon flash
  • Yongnuo flash
  • Neewer LED panels
  • Neewer macro flash


  • Rode shotgun