Written By: Danny

Freedom Travel Hack Camera Gear Flat Lay

People always like to know what kind of gear other photographer’s are using.
So here’s a breakdown of what we use for both photo and video. 

Kaylin shoots Canon, which is our main photography camera.
I shoot Panasonic, which is used mainly for videography, but photography on some occasions.   

Please know that you don’t need the best gear on the market to create amazing content.
I started out on the Canon t3i (now discontinued), and it took amazing photos. 
If you know your way around your gear, you’re gold. 

Cameras

Freedom Travel Hack Camera Gear – Canon 6D

Canon 6D
Both Kaylin and I absolutely love Canon’s cameras. We both used to shoot on the t3 and t3i when we first started out. As Kaylin became a professional photographer, she decided to upgrade based on what she wanted out of a camera. This guy has been on a lot of adventures, and has not let us down yet.

Freedom Travel Hack Camera Gear – Lumix G85

Lumix G85
This is only my second DSLR camera, ever. As I mentioned before, I was a Canon user previously.
I still love Canon, however, as I moved over to the video side of things, I needed something that suited those needs a bit more.

The Lumix G85 has 5-axis image stabilization built-in, which is incredibly important for a smooth video.
It is also super small, and lightweight, which is great for being able to use it for long periods of time.

Freedom Travel Hack Camera Gear – Drone

DJI Phantom Standard 3
Where we live, the weather is constantly changing. I mean, like every five minutes.
So, because of that, we don’t get to take our drone out as much as we’d like, but when we do, we make the most of it. 

Certainly not a necessary piece of equipment, depending on your style, but, they’re a lot of fun and you can get some really great shots with it. 

lenses

Freedom Travel Hack Camera Gear – 50mm f1.4 Lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
Used by Kaylin for the portrait/ lifestyle shots that require that dreamy shallow depth of field look.
It’s small, so it’s easy to travel and be discreet with, when we’re in public or at restaurants, which makes it a great go-to lens for anything and everything.

Freedom Travel Hack Camera Gear – Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L 
When the 50mm just isn’t wide enough, we bring out this bad boy.
Any landscapes that we just have to capture, that the 50mm can’t, is shot with the 17-40mm.
Most of our Egypt trip was shot with the 17-40. It doesn’t have the depth of field that we typically like, but it’s a decently sharp, wide lens that creates the drama we like in our landscapes.
 

Freedom Travel Hack Camera Gear – Panasonic 42.5mm F1.7

Panasonic 42.5mm F1.7
This is the newest addition to our lens family. It’s a full-frame equivalent of an 85mm lens.
For non-technical speak, that just means it’s a great portrait lens.

This lens packs a lot of great features into its tiny frame.
The 1.7f allows for great depth of field shots, like the 50mm mentioned above.
It has built-in stabilization, which helps the camera body stabilization a lot smoother.

So far, so good. 

 

Freedom Travel Hack Camera Gear – Lumix 12-60mm Lens

Lumix 12-60mm F3.5-5.6
As a kit lens it’s actually pretty good. It also comes with I.O.S, which is great to have for dual stabilization.
It has a good focal range, allowing you to shoot close or far. That alone makes it a great starter lens, as it’ll give you lots of room to find your style. 

tech & storage

Freedom Travel Hack Camera Gear – MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro
Ah yes, the MacBook Pro. 
Not going to lie, until 2014 I was a PC guy. I couldn’t afford a MacBook, and I thought they were a little “over the top”. In fact, the only reason I switched over to Apple is because the program I took in college required it.

That being said, I now absolutely love it. It is an incredibly powerful tool with a clean user interface. It also helps that I have an iPhone, so everything is synced up, both at home and on the go. It helps speed up my workflow a ton, by having everything in one place. 

Seagate 4TB Portable Hard Drive
We’ve got a few hard drives on the go, just to have extra backups on everything.
I got this about a year ago, and it’s staying strong. 
It’s a sturdy device, and quite cheap for the size of the drive. 

SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB – Memory Card
When shooting video, especially in 4K, you need a card with a fast writing speed, and a lot of space;
this card has both. 

 

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