Camera Gear for Hunting
The gear we use to achieve our cinematic style
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When you want to start filming your hunts, it’s always hard to know what gear to get. This article will help you see what we use. Usually it means that a second person needs to be there to film, but if you want to just set it up and record – you could definitely do it alone.
The main camera I use is a 5D Mark IV. I use this because it can shoot 60fps at full frame and has the ability to go to 4K at 24 fps if we want.
When it comes to audio, I use a video mic pro for the field audio and a lav mic for the interviews and tutorials.
- 128 GB SD Card: http://amzn.to/2p6oE6S
Memory is always important, so I make sure to have plenty of room with 128 gb of space. Then I also have back up just in case something goes wrong.
- 16-35mm Lens: http://amzn.to/2op2Ost
- 24-105mm Lens: http://amzn.to/2ozfMGd
- 70-200mm Lens: http://amzn.to/2p8Ivzn
- 50mm Lens: http://amzn.to/2p67I00
- 10-18mm Lens: http://amzn.to/2ooWi4K
I have a lot of lenses and don’t use them all evenly. My number one go-to is the 24-105mm. That covers about 90% of what I shoot because it can get a wide shot when we are in the boat, but can also zoom in to get the shot as it happens. It’s an f4 so sometimes it is too dark outside to use, but most of the time it works great.
- Mavic Pro: http://amzn.to/2oY6iFb
The last piece is the drone. Since I am a licensed drone pilot, I have quite a bit of experience with drones and this one is by far the best. If has great quality and is super easy to transport.
However, when you are using the mavic pro, shoot in 2.7k at least. the 1080p is way too mooshy for production use.