Gear: What we are bringing

Danny Klein- Blog

We get asked pretty frequently what gear we use for our videos.  Overtime, we’ve been updating and upgrading.  Right now we are packing for our first World Tour trip to Japan and China, so what to bring is on my mind. And also i’m procrastinating getting it all put into bags.  So I thought y’all might be interested in a list of the film and video equipment that we’re bringing along in order to make these videos happen.  I’m not mentioning clothes, that’s sort of an afterthought.


  • Canon 5d Mark iii
  • Canon T2i
  • Go Prod HD2 (with head strap for swimming with the Tunas)


  • Canon f.28 70-200 L
  • Canon f2.8 24-70 L
  • UV Protectors and Polarizer


  • Zoom H4n
  • 2 sets of Sennheiser Lavalier mics
  • 1 Audiotechnica shotgun mic

Storage and Miscellaneous:

  • 4 Seagate hard drives each with 1.5 Terabytes (1.5 per country, plus a backup)
  • 1 Velo time lapse gizmo
  • 5 Sandisk 32 GB compact flash cards
  • 4 32GB SD cards
  • Kinotech View Finder
  • 8 Canon lithium batteries
  • Lots and lots of AA batteries (for the zoom)


  • Berkey System shoulder mount
  • Manfrotto Carbon fiber tripod
  • Manfrotto photo/movie tripod head

3 responses to “Gear: What we are bringing”

  1. Andre says:

    Is the 70-200 the non is version or is version?

    • Darklylit says:

      Seeing as they’re shooting video, it would have to be the IS version as the non-IS version would produce unusable footage, though you never know. (I have an older 70-210mm Tokina and, even on a tripod, it is pretty much useless unless it is completely stationary)

  2. Tom says:

    Already asked this a couple of days ago, but somehow my comment was lost?!
    Anyway, I’d love to hear some more details on those lavalier mics. Thank you!

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