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