Vloggers are allowed to vlog in stores
And this is sure to be a little more exciting! Which camera do we use? What lenses do we have with us when we travel and why? How do we stow the camera and what do we actually use to process our photos? We try to give a few answers to all the questions here:
Camera • Canon EOS R
➸ for Canon EOS R *
➸ to Canon adapter EF to R *
➸ to Canon battery (3x) *
Our first camera was the Canon EOS 750D, with which we were actually always super satisfied when it came to photos, and all of our photos and videos from 2016 and 2017 were made with this gem. We have had the Canon EOS R *. Our first full frame camera and we love it! We use them for both photos and videos. We bought two additional batteries for the camera. So we have a total of three batteries. And an adapter so that we can also use older lenses.
Camera • Canon EOS M50 (commercial)
➸ for Canon M50 *
➸ to Canon adapter EF-EOS M *
➸ to Canon battery (3x) *
Our second camera is the Canon EOS M50, which Canon made available to us in July 2018. We primarily use it for vlogging, as it is incredibly light and small compared to the EOS R above. We only take photos with her when we don't have the big one with us. All other Canon EF lenses can also be used with a lens adapter. We also bought two additional batteries for the M50. So we have a total of three batteries with us.
Here you can find our video in which we use and introduce the camera for the first time.
In the meantime, one or two lenses have accumulated with us. We use some of them all the time, others only occasionally. We simply list our lenses for you here and always write down what we use which lens for.
Tip in advance: We have an inexpensive UV filter * on every lens to protect against splash water (especially salt water), dust and scratches. The filter is actually just a piece of glass, but it protects the lens perfectly when traveling.
Allrounder • 24-70mm 2.8 (loan)
➸ for Canon 24-70mm 2.8 EF *
➸ for Canon 24-70mm 2.8 RF *
So far we've only had it on loan, but it's at the top of our shopping list. Neither the older EF nor the newer RF model is a bargain, but the quality and utility is insane. When we have it, we usually don't use any other lens on the EOS R.
Travel zoom • 18-135mm (EF-S)
➸ for Canon 18-135mm (EF-S) *
Our all-rounder and for a while the only lens we used and owned! With its 18-135mm, the lens is a classic travel lens, as it allows slightly wider-angled shots of landscapes and also has a quite good zoom range. Everything over 135mm is almost no longer possible by hand without blurring. But very practical when traveling if you don't want to constantly change lenses. Is always there! If we had to choose a single lens for a trip, we would take this. All-rounder.
Fixed focal length • 50mm 1.8 (EF-S)
➸ for Canon 50mm 1.8 (EF-S) *
Our absolute favorite when we take photos! The lens is a fixed focal length with 50mm and therefore has no zoom. If you want to zoom in, you have to run. But why we love this lens so much is its open aperture of 1.8. So you can play incredibly with the depth of field and let off steam creatively. Perfect for portraits! Also a bargain at just under € 100!
Wide angle • 10-18mm (EF-S)
➸ for Canon 10-18mm (EF-S) *
We actually bought it mainly for vlogging, but it is also perfect for wide landscapes and for photos in narrow spaces. The colors are not that good in poor lighting conditions, however. In retrospect, we rarely use it, but we don't want to miss it!
Fixed focal length • 24mm 2.8 (EF-S)
➸ for Canon 24mm 2.8 (EF-S) *
The 24mm was the first fixed focal length we had for our Canon EOS 750D *. The lens is super flat, weighs nothing and takes up absolutely no space. With the aperture you can play a little with the depth of field, the image quality is also good, but we wouldn't buy the lens again and would rather go straight for the 50mm 1.8 *!
M50 kit • 15-45mm (EF-M)
➸ for Canon 15-45mm (EF-M) *
A small all-rounder for themCanon EOS M50 *that comes with the camera as a kit lens, depending on your choice. With the 15mm you have a slight wide angle on the camera and with the 45mm you can zoom a little. However, if you really want to photograph something in the distance, the zoom is not enough. Since the lens is nice and light and small, it is perfect for situations where you don't want to carry a lot, but a camera with a little zoom is not wrong.
➸ to the DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo *
➸ to the spare batteries (3x) *
➸ to the transport box *
➸ to ND filter *
We use a DJI Mavic Pro for our aerial recordings. It is easy to fold, fits well in the backpack and the image quality is top-notch. Plus, the range is insane for the size. We decided on the Fly More Combo because you are supplied directly with spare batteries, car charger and bag.
We also have the following accessories for the drone, some of which you will receive automatically with the Fly More Combo. We also bought the transport boxes, as this gives you quicker access to the drone and it is a little better packed than in the original bag.
In Germany and in many other countries, drone liability insurance is now required for the flight permit. If you only fly privately, we can recommend a look at the following worldwide drone liability insurance:
We basically have 2-3 different tripods for taking photos, whereby only one of the three really always finds a place in our backpack. Here is the overview:
Switchpod • Our favorite
The Joby was actually our go-to tripod for years. However, this was replaced with the launch of the Switchpod. The Switchpod is a small metal tripod that can be unfolded, set up and folded up again in a single action. It has been specially developed for Youtubers and, when folded together, is perfect for vlogging thanks to the handy legs. But it's best to take a look for yourself. (Bonus: The legs don't wear out like they do with Joby.)
➸ to the Switchpod
Joby • small clamp tripod
➸ to the Joby GorillaPod 3K *
Our Joby is a small tripod with three flexible arms that you can put, wrap around and attach almost anywhere. Even overhead. It is no higher than a water bottle and is actually always with us when we are out with the camera. Unfortunately, after 1-2 years of frequent use, the legs no longer support the weight of the camera.
➸ to the tripod *
We actually only use the normal tripod at home, as it is too big and too heavy for us to carry our luggage. Only on shorter trips, when we think we need it, do we take it with us or when we know that we mainly travel by car, rental car or camper.
➸ to the backpack inlay *
➸ to the camera case *
➸ to the lens cover *
We do not have an extra photo bag or backpack for our cameras and lenses. We put all the technology in our normal daypacks with the help of these inlays and covers. We use a small old toiletry bag for charging cables and the bags for the drone can be found above in the description of the drone.
Because you don't use a typical camera backpack, you won't immediately attract attention when traveling with your equipment and possible thieves have to look twice.
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