I’ve surely hit the bottom of the barrel when it comes down to this. However it is about time that I tackle my first, “What’s In My Camera Bag” Post of 2018. To start this post off, if you appreciate what I do, please consider supporting me by using one of the included links down below. It goes a long way in helping me run Otaku Gamer Zone.
Starting with my bag, I use an AmazonBasics Large DSLR Bag. It came free with my camera purchase and it has honestly been a super awesome bag. While it is a bit on the squeaky side and it sure could use better pocket management, I do enjoy it. It has changeable compartment flaps so I can organize the interior how I want, while also giving me space for up to four lenses and my camera body. It comes complete with two side compartments, a top compartment flap and a body compartment for battery or miscellaneous access.
The Nikon D5500 makes up the second item that is a must carry for me. This is my go to camera and while I am hotly considering trying out a Moment lens system for my Google Pixel 2 XL, this is the best camera that I got. It does everything I need it to do, just sadly wish it has some weather-sealing. With 24.2 megapixels to work with, one can expect to get some stellar images. In fact all of my photography from conventions thus far has been on my Nikon D5500, unless noted. While it is an older camera, I would urge interested parties to consider getting the newer D5600 as it tends to be easier to find, unless you want to chance an odd Amazon bundle sale.
The third item in my bag is my trusty Rode VideoMic Go. Audio for any video is quite important and as far as shotgun microphones are concerned, this takes the cake. It produces some crystal clear audio and it always exceeds my wildest expectations. I know other audio capture devices come in cheaper, but I am a sucker for reliable audio experiences.
Rounding out my fourth item is my secondary zoom lens. The kit lens that comes with most DSLR units is going to be fine for just about everything you do. However, if you need to get a shot from a certain angle, from a further away perspective you will need a zoom. While my 55-200mm lens is nothing to bat home, it does the job when placed in an environment that deems it necessary, like say my local stroll garden with its large bodies of water. With this lens I am able to get a shot from a different, and often better perspective.
Lastly the third item in my bag is of course an extra battery. I mean this is a no brainer, but seriously a second battery is a must. I’d feel so naked at a convention without a fallback battery and thank goodness I had one ready for Sausomecon. Having to record an hour and a half long panel certainly drains a battery.
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