I have created a little list of the gear I use when I'm out and about. Depending on the type of photography I'm planning to do I will take a combination of the gear below. Its rare that I will take it all in one go due to the weight of carrying it all. I have provided some affiliate links in case there is something you like the look of and want to purchase one yourself.
This will be the gear i mainly keep in my bag.
- Canon 6D - This is a great camera. This might be canon's entry full frame but its still a very good camera. Great for low light.
- Canon 24-105mm f4 L IS lens - Great lens and my everyday lens. This is flexible enough to use for a lot different types photography.
- Canon EF 70-200 mm F/4.0 L USM Lens - This is a recent purchase. Very good for getting those intimate landscape shots.
- Samyang 14mm f2.8 Wide Angle Lens - This lens I don't use as often but take it just in case. This is a great fast lens for the money. I mostly use this for Astro photography and for just trying something different.
- Lee Foundation Kit - With the foundation kit I use the Lee Neutral Density Medium edge filters and also the Lee 105mm Landscape Polariser and the Lee Big Stopper 10 Stop filter. All of this handily fits in the Lowepro 100 S&F Filter Pouch.
- Spare Batteries - Always good to have a spare.
- L-Bracket - Handy little bracket that allows you to switch from landscape to portrait quickly.
- Manfrotto RedBee-210 Backpack - Love the bag. its big enough to fit everything I need when I'm out shooting and isn't to bulky. I also have the option to add my laptop.
- Vanguard Alto Pro 284ct Tripod - Essential item if you want to do landscapes. This allows you to take your time and create your shot. With this I mainly use the Vanguard BBH-200 Ball Head. Occasionally I use the Manfrotto XPro Geared 3 Way Head
- Manfrotto Befree Aluminium Travel Tripod - I use this Tripod when I don't use the one above. This is a little less sturdy but its smaller and weighs a lot less.
- Shutter Release - The 2 second timers are great but for shots that exceed 30 seconds a shutter release is needed to keep that shutter open longer. I use that when I'm doing Astro or long exposure shots.
Some of the items will vary and things like batteries, bag and tripod will be used for most of what I do regardless of type of photography.
- Canon 7D Mark ii - I use this camera because it can do 10 frames per second. This means I have a better chance of getting the shot I want.
- Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary - This lens i use to try and get as close as I can without scaring off the wildlife.
- Canon EF 70-200 mm F/4.0 L USM Lens - Although I mainly use this for landscapes I occasionally use it for wildlife. The reason I don't use it more is because its not stabilized.
- Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens - With this lens i use this mainly for macro. This gets you nice and close to the subject and the images can be amazing.
- Andoer BK-45 Gimbal Tripod Head - This Gimbal is cheap compared to a lot of others but is pretty good for the price. This works with the tripod and allows for less restricted movement.
So drone photography and videography is something I've been wanting to get into for a while. To start with I tried this with the Cheerson CX-20 and the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition which is a great combination but due to the lack of Point of View I was unable to see a live view of what I was doing so for the most part was a guessing game. I have since upgraded and can now try out drone photography and videography. Check below to see what I have.
- DJI Mavic Air Drone Fly More Combo - Onyx Black - So I decided to go for the Mavic Air mainly for the portability. This will still produce great images and isn't a lot of weight added to the gear I will already be carrying. I also went for the fly more package for the extras. You get 3 batteries and extra propellers which is handy.
- Polar Pro DJI Mavic Air Cinema Series Filters 6 Pack - These are currently on my wish list... After doing some reading about drone photography and videography (especially this) I realized I would need to get some of these. These allow me to reduce the shutter speed down to the point where it introduces about the same amount of motion blur our eyes have and you see in films. So I will hopefully be able to get some nice cinematic shots with them. For the photography side of things, the polorisers will saturate colours and reduce glare on water.