Camera Gear

Camera gear we use

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Here is a list of camera and video equipment that I use to make my shows. Each one has a purchase link attached. By clicking any one of these links and then purchasing anything from Amazon during that visit, a small contribution is made to the channel by Amazon. We hope this list will be of use to you as you share your overland adventures with the world.

Cameras and lenses

SONY α7 III full-frame image sensor.

SONY α7S III full-frame image sensor. A truly astonishing camera.

SONY FX-6 full-frame image sensor camcorder. Be prepared for a big learning curve. Amazing images, but quite demanding on the operator.

SONY FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS. Amazing value. Very sharp and great macro. The focus motors are a bit noisy.

SONY FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM. This has been my standard lens for a few years now. Wonderful tonality.

SONY FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM. My newest lens, I see myself using it as a standard lens for a lot of things

SONY FE 24mm F1.4 GM.

SONY FE 35mm F1.4 GM (I don’t have it, but I want it)

SONY FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM

SONY FE 55mm F1.8 Sonar. (I mainly use this in my studio for presentations to camera)


Older cameras and lenses

SONY FDR AX 100 4K camcorder.

SONY α6300 E-mount camera with APS-C Sensor

WIDE LENS for A6300: SONY E 10-18mm F4 OSS lens.

ACTION CAM: SONY FDRX3000/W Underwater Camcorder 4K.


Not a bad small general-purpose mic, but the mount isn’t very good. I use it with the Action Cam. MIC: RODE videomicro.

One of my oldest pieces of kit and an outstanding mic, Sennheiser ME66/K6 – Super-Cardioid Short Shotgun Mic.

Very effective ‘dead rat’ for above: Rycote 18cm Standard Hole Classic-Softie.

RODE Stereo VideoMic X. A wonderful mic for capturing a stereo sound ‘picture’. Also surprisingly good for voice when close.

Rode Wireless GO. I love this radio solution!

Rode Lavalier GO Professional-Grade Wearable Microphone:

SONY UWPD11 wireless lapel mic. (I use this less these days as I prefer the RODE GO).

Shure VP83 LensHopper shotgun microphone. Very nice sound. Dead rat not very effective.

RODE NT-1A used in my studio for narration:

RODE stereo video mic (no longer sold. This is the later equivalent)

Stands and other accessories

Joby GorillaPod 3K Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head Kit.

DRONE: DJI Mavic Pro.

My studio key light: Intellytech LiteCloth LC-100:

My studio fill light: PIXEL K80 RGB LED light.

Small LED lights used all over the place. I have two of them. BOLING P1.

USB Studio audio interface. Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB