What Photo/Video Gear Do You Use?

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What Photo/Video Gear Do You Use?

Post by RyanS » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:59 pm

One of the most frequent questions that I get is what gear do I use. Here's what I've got right now:

Canon 7D
Canon 70D
Canon 100-400 II
Canon 15-85

Sony AX-53 camcorder
Panasonic TM-900 camcorder

What do you use?
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Post by grnbayhusker » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:38 pm

Basic starter DSLR kit consisting of

Canon T5
Canon 75-300
Canon 18-55

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Post by Fsflier » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:25 pm

Canon 7DMkII

Canon 100-400 II
Canon 70-300
Canon 50mm
Canon 18-55
Sigma 10-20

I will use the local lens rental company occasionally to grab a 300 or 400 prime depending on the show too!
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Post by RFDGuy » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:11 am


100-400mm MKI
70-200mm 2.8 MKII
50mm 1.4

Definitely a fan of the lens rental places. Have used them a few times for video equipment and some random camera equipment.
Great way to test out a piece before you drop the coin.
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Post by thearcuate » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:55 pm

Canon 70D

EF-S 55-250mm STM
Sigma 18-35mm Art
50mm 1.8 STM

I'm gonna probably add the Sigma 150-600 to my arsenal soon, or maybe that and a 7D Mk2 if I can allocate the funds :lol:
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Post by lloydgill » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:22 am

Nikon 5300
tamaron 18-250
sigma 50-150mm

replayXD video for most harrier and L-39 videos
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Post by captmjk16 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:01 am

Nikon D500 (w/Grip)
Nikon D7100 (w/Grip)

Sigma 150-600 Sport
Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC
Sigma 18-250 OS Macro
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Post by CJAM427 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:42 am

D7100 (with grip)
D5200 (with grip)

Nikon 70-300mm
Nikon 10-24mm
Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4E
Nikon 35mm f/1.8
Nikon 85mm f/1.8

I use LensRentals.com and I rented the new Nikon 200-500 last year for the airshows I went to. I also rented the D500 last year and will probably buy one later on this year.
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Post by Larry I » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:15 pm

Hi all. My name is Larry & I shoot a lot of radio control events in the Ottawa Ontario area & what few full scale events I can get to. I've gone through a bit of gear finding what works best for my less than main stream use. I've learned that you can get by with some very basic gear but you need to learn what the limitations are when you don't have a long lens option. My current set up that gets used at pretty much every event is
Canon 1D Mk 4 with a Sigma 150-600 C plus a Canon 7D Mk2 with a Canon 28-300 L IS. Late last season I reversed the body & lens combos with great results & will start this season that way.
I also use a Canon 1Ds Mk 2 for static photos with either a Sigma 12-24 or Canon 16-35 L IS f4 lens. At major events that body sometimes gets either a Canon 100-400 L IS (ver 1) lens or Canon 300 f2.8 L IS
Other gear available when needed is a Canon 24-105 L IS & the older 35-350 L which is still a very useful flight line lens.
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Post by Copperbeltjack » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:13 pm

-Canon 70D

-Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
-Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
-Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

-NEEWER 77mm ND Fader Neutral Density Adjustable Variable
-NEEWER 67mm ND Fader Neutral Density Adjustable Variable
-Cokin CBP400A P-Series Holder
-PureNight 85mm Square

VIDEO (w/aforementioned body/lenses)
-Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro R with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
-Manfrotto 290 XTRA Three-Section Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto XPRO Fluid Head with Fluidity Selector

-Tamrac 5586 Expedition 6x
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