Equipment

If you are looking for equipment that I may have mentioned in past posts, you can use the list below to quickly reference the gear/software I use.
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Camera Bodies

Canon 60DStill photos
Canon 5DMKIIIStill photos
Canon 5DMKIIVideo

Camera Lenses

Canon 10-22mmCanon 60D
Sigma 10-20mm (Canon Mount)Less expensive alternative to the Canon 10-22mm. If you don’t shoot Canon make sure to get the Sigma that mounts to your camera manufacturer. There is also the Tokina 11-16mm but I don’t recommend it because of its smaller focal length.
Canon 17-40mmCanon 5DMKII/5DMKIII

Tripods & Heads

Manfrotto 190XPROB (Legs) Manfrotto 190XPRO3 (Legs) or Manfrotto 190X3 (Legs)Canon 5DMKIII, still photos
Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick (Head)Canon 5DMKIII, still photos
Manfrotto 055XPROB (Legs)Canon 5DMKII, video
ePhoto 717AH Fluid (Head)Canon 5DMKII, video
Manfrotto 394 Quick ReleaseAny equipment that I use with the Canon 5DMKII. Tripod/slider/glidecam

Video

Glidecam HD-2000Stabilizer for walking video tours
DJI Ronin-MStabilizer for walking video tours
GlidetrackSlider for slow, sliding movements
KC-Lite 8.0 CraneCamera crane by Kessler Crane for cinematic movements
Note: All of the above have the Manfrotto 394 Quick Release Plate System attached.

Audio (for Video)

Zoom H1Portable recorder great for testimonials, video intros (I have two). The 2GB microSD card that comes with the recorder delivers ~2h53m record time, plenty for agent bios/testimonials
Olympus ME-15 Lav MicLavalier Microphone for use with the Zoom H1 above (I have two)
Pearstone Tie ClipBlack tie clip to replace the silver one that comes with the Olympus ME-15 (I have two)
Audio-Technica Foam WindscreenTo help block wind noise when using the Olympus ME-15 (I have two)

Lighting (for Video)

I never use additional lighting for video tours, and rarely use lighting for testimonials. For agent bios I try to position the subject by a window, and then use the LED panel as back/hair light to avoid having to use the Impact VA903 listed below.

NEEWER 43″ ReflectorUsing the core white translucent option in front of the VA903 lamp, this acts as a diffuser
Impact VA903 LampFired at the subject, around a 45 degree angle as the main light (note: this lamp is big)
NEEWER 160 LED PanelBack/hair light

Aerial / Pole Photography

WLToys V929 BeetleInexpensive quadcopter that can be flown indoors for much needed practice
DJI Phantom QuadcopterEntry-level, but still fully-capable quadcopter, using a GoPro
DJI F550 ARF KitBigger hexacopter to carry heavier loads. Can use a GoPro or another camera like the Sony-RX100 or Sony NEX 5N
Pole PixiePainters pole adapter to security fasten camera to for pole aerial photography (blog post)
Aperture Pro Coworker RemoteWireless remote to trigger camera during pole aerial photography (blog post)
CamRanger RemoteWireless remote camera controller for Nikon & Canon cameras, with Live View sent to iOS devices

Misc Equipment

Promote ControlAllows triggering as many brackets as necessary when shooting photos (blog post)
CareTouch Cleaning Wipes210 individually wrapped wet wipes, perfect for keeping in the car to clean lenses/camera on the go.
Giottos Rocket BlowerBlows air into the camera, to attempt to remove dust from the sensor
Sensor Cleaning KitSwabs and cleaning solution to thoroughly clean the camera sensor
Sensor Swab RefillExtra sensor swabs for when you run out in the cleaning kit above
Datacolor Spyder4Pro Monitor CalibratorMonitor calibrator to make sure the colors of your monitor are configured correctly so your photos have accurate color (blog post)

Memory Cards / Storage

SanDisk Extreme SDCanon 60D
SanDisk Extreme CFCanon 5DMKII
Western Digital My Passport 1TBBackup/archive storage, external hard drive

Software / Site Subscriptions

ViewShootClient-management system for real estate photographers only. Shoot scheduling, photo delivery, online payments, tours, etc.
Adobe Creative Cloud (Lightroom AND Photoshop)Full versions of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, via Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription for Photographers
Adobe Photoshop LightroomAdobe Photoshop Lightroom stand-alone software package for processing photos (if you prefer to not be on a subscription plan)
Lightroom Enfuse PluginPlugin for Enfuse software to process brackets within Lightroom

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