I'm often asked what type of camera to get. This section is for you.
The suggestions are a great starting point and include things that I use myself.
The best instructor that there is. His follow-up to this is very worthwhile. See video for details.
This is a GREAT camera. Nice, small size and packed with intuitive/easy-to-use features; including being remarkable for video. Exceptionally versatile 18-45mm lens (that includes the hood). Very psyched about this one.
This is an amazing bag. Fits everything, is super-durable, very stylish and is a great size for most things. The zippered pockets really top it off. I've found that smaller is slightly too small and larger is just too big. This one is just right.
Boost saturation and contrast (and reduce haze and reflections) for rich landscape and sky colors in bright sunlight. Rotate clockwise (to not unscrew) for desired effect. Select the correct size for your lens.
This is a stunning option. Possibly all that you'll ever need and a tremendous value. Just be sure to turn the image stabilization off on your lens when on a tripod. Superior lever-lock design and extends to 59.45". 15.75" closed.
This is worth it (if you don't mind the high cost). Use your camera's White Balance settings or do a Custom WB to calibrate your camera to mixed lighting for spectacular results. It's easy and periodically important.
An external hard drive is not a bad idea for backup and this is a great option. They all say to get at least 2 TBs. More seems like a little overkill. Compatible with Windows. Requires a simple reformatting for Mac.
The SpyderX Pro calibrates your computer's monitor to the room's lighting for accurate colors. An extremely cool device and is very simple and precise. Essential if you get into shooting in RAW one day.
The ZV-1 is outstanding for more of a "video" focus. This amazing 4K camera has phenomenal autofocus and tracking, a perfectly designed flip-out screen and a 24-70 lens with a huge aperture. Great for pics, too. Ideal for vlogging.
This 2 light kit is probably the best value of all time for video lighting. Two 24"x24" softboxes each with an 85W 5500K (which is perfect) CFL bulb and stand. Comes with carrying case and is everything that most will ever need.
Mounts on tripod to hold your phone horizontally or vertically. Versatile mounting options and has a cold shoe.
For seamless mounting onto a traditional ball head. Perfect size that makes for a very clean and tidy fit.
The quintessential webcam to keep it simple, high quality and great value. A nice update to the C920.
Tremendous for those wishing to add 4K, zooming capability, HDR and low light. Sort of AWESOME.
A very significant upgrade to your webcam or computer microphone. Super easy and highly recommended.