Ever wonder what we use to bring you all of our adventure photos and videos while traveling as the Vegan Voyagers? Read on to see what equipment we are currently working with! We are always adding new equipment and items to our arsenal and will update this page once we’ve had a chance to test it out and provide some examples.
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If you follow our blog posts and social media, you can see that we are constantly taking photos while we are on our adventures. To make all of that magic come to life, we use quite an array of cameras, lenses, and accessories. Our main photography camera is currently the Sony A7ii.
For our lenses, we switch between a Sony 28-70mm full frame lens for our landscape shots and a Sigma 70-300mm lens for wildlife photography. We’ve put together some example shots that we’ve taken with each of those lenses and show the differences in size in our full post (note we no longer have the Tamron lens).
When we need to stabilize our shot even further or for night shots, we have a Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01 tripod with a pistol grip which is really easy to setup and tear down. We also both take photos on our iPhones which we use primarily for our social media accounts and as backup shots or for different angles and view points in case our main camera doesn’t capture what we are hoping for.
Our videos are being shot on a Sony a6400 camera and edited with Final Cut Pro X. For our audio, we are using a Rode Mini Mic which plugs directly into our camera. See our video “How to Hook up an External Microphone to the Sony DSC HX80” on how we previously used to record video. This current setup gives us a zoom capability, but also the ability to change focus, which we were sorely missing on our Sony DSC-HX80. We also still use our Go Pro Hero 5 Black when we’re in the water.
For all of our aerial footage, we utilize our DJI Spark with the Fly-More combo. We love how small and compact the Spark is and how easy it is to learn how to fly. We have found that we have more needs than what the Spark can offer us and are looking at upgrading to something like the Mavic Pro 2 in the future.
On all of our hikes, we each carry Camelbak inserts in both of our hiking backpacks. Hayden carries an actual Camelbak backpack with our snacks, first aid kit, and other miscellaneous items while Aaron carries the REI Half-dome backpack with all of our camera equipment. When we go out on our hiking adventures, Aaron wears the Keen Men’s H2 Rialto Hiking Sandal and Hayden wears the Keen Women’s H2 Newport Hiking Sandal when we are doing any sort of hikes that involve crossing water.
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