They Get Around | Recommended Camera Gear
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Our Camera Gear

DSLR’s

The D610 is an entry level full frame camera. If you’re wanting to take the step towards being becoming more professional, the D610 is a great choice to use to do so.  This is our main camera at the moment, and I love it. Though I do find that it is a little more unforgiving when it comes to settings, so you need to have a firm grasp on how to use manual.

 

 

 

The D5100 is a fantastic camera to use if you’re new to the world of DSLR’s, with it working as a perfect choice if you’re deciding to upgrade from a compact camera. The D5100 is built, and marketed as an easy to use camera, and that’s what it is. While the camera may seem a little daunting if you have upgraded from a compact camera, the learning curve for this camera is quite short. Great camera for beginners. Our entire Latin America trip was taken using this camera.

The sole reason we travel with a D3000 is due to it being converted to an infrared camera. By converting the camera it allows us to take infrared photos without the use of a filter. This model is discontinued so we recommend buying a cheap SLR and sending it off to be converted, or purchasing an already converted one.

Go Pro

When it comes to anything adventurous the Go Pro is the camera we turn too. Included is a hard protecting casing which allows the camera to withstand some of the nasiest of falls and still remain in tact. Another added benefit of the casing is that it is water proof, which means the Go Pro is perfect for diving. We’ve dived to depths of 30 meters/100 feet.

 

 

Lenses

This is the main lens which we use at the moment. While it may not be the widest, or be able to zoom in as far as the 55-200mm. What this lens does offer is a best of both worlds scenario. It gives you some of capabilities of a wide and a zoom. A very handy lens to have due to it’s versatility.

 

 

If you’re not wanting to spend large quantities of money on a DX series ultra wide, the Sigma 10-20mm is an excellent choice. The Sigma is considered an ultra wide, with the sharpness being quite reasonable. A very useful landscape photography lens.

 

Every kit bag needs a zoom. The 55-200mm provides great reach, with the sharpness being quite reasonable. Very handy lens even if I haven’t been using it as much lately. I took what I consider my best photo using this lens, the Blue Pier in Belize photo.

 

 

The sharpness of this lens is amazing. It could possibly be sharper than my 24-85 FX lens. We used this lens for paid photography events, and a wedding simply due to the sharpness which this 35mm prime offers. A very good choice and investment.

 

 

 

Drone

A new addition to our camera gear, but a drone is only going to be a good option if you are really passionate about videography as its not practical to travel with. By having the drone it allows us the opportunity to convey a location in a totally different light, all from above! Would be perfect for videography lovers going on short trips (due to the size).

 

Camera Accessories 

The current filter system which I use. A great filter system which offers the option for 3 glass filters and an extra screw on lens. Fantastic system, highly recommended.

An amazing filter which allows you to block 10 stops of light. Very useful.

 

 

 

A fantastic filter for giving skies and sunsets that extra edge.

 

 

 

Reduces the colour cast from diving, and allows photos to keep more colour as opposed to being washed out from loss of light.