I’m including this truly awesome video from interface designer, travel photographer, musician Alex Cornell as he explains the camera equipment he brings with when shooting and photography on location. Alex explains what he likes and the limitations of some of the photography gear—which I’ve got linked below—as well as just being his regularly inspiring self.
I hope to see more of these little gems.
This is an overview of the perfect travel rig for shooting professional photo and video. The foundation is two carry-ons that can be easily transported between cars, planes, hotels, and the field. This rig is meant for a solo-operator, in an extreme location, when time, space and image quality are crucial concerns. It is optimized for quick setup and breakdown. This rig is “lightweight” relative to a full pro kit — it is not intended to replace a hobbyist’s backpack.
Canon 1-dc – version of the 1-dx plus 4k video. USD $3830
Native ISO 400
+Shoots MPEG, Grades Well.
-No Waveform, No Focus Peaking, No Built in ND Filters
-Tough to hit Exposures and Focus
Shoots on CF Lexar Professional 128 GB 1066x
Canon C-100 USD $4765
Native ISO 850
Shoots on SD Cards
+ND Filter Depth of Field
-Codec is too compressive
Ikan D5 USD $700
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens USD $1260
Canon 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens USD $850
Polarizing Filters and ND Filters
B&W 0.9 USD $67
Manfrotto Rc2 Head. USD $90
Bring lots of fasteners.
Black Rapid Pro Camera Strap USD $62
Pelican 0945 Case USD $22
Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual Slot Reader SD & CF Cards
Pelican 1510 Case
Incase DSLR Pro Bag
Also noted: Atomos Ninja Blade for HDMI Compression.