The Gear Fstoppers Used To Film Photographing The World 3

Last year we released Photographing The World 3 with Elia Locardi. To film this tutorial we traveled around the world with Elia for 3 months, and in the process, we used a ton of new gear. In this video, we talk about everything we used to produce this tutorial.

Let me first start off by saying that we started production on this tutorial over a year and a half ago and therefore, some of the gear we used is already out of date. At the beginning of this video, we are talking about our upcoming switch to the Panasonic GH5 (which was soon to be released when this was filmed). Since then, we have sold almost all of our Nikon gear, and we now own six GH5 mirrorless cameras. The GH5 is the ultimate “run and gun” video camera, but it’s not the best for still photography. So at the moment, we use the GH5 for our videos but we still own a D850 that we use for stills. 

Below you will find a list of all the gear we used to film Photographing The World 3 and below that, I’ve added a list of the gear that we are currently working with today. 

Gear used to film PTW3

Nikon D750 

Nikon D500

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Polaroid 43mm Neutral Density Fader Filter 

GoPro HERO5 Black

GoPro HERO4 Black

Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS Lens

Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-C 3-Axis Handheld Stabilizer for Smartphones

Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-Q Smartphone Gimbal (Jet Black)

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F

Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Lens for Nikon F

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Canon Cameras

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F

Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Lens for Nikon

Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f2.8 Lens for Nikon F

Nikon PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED Tilt-Shift Lens

DJI Mavic Pro

Manfrotto PIXI Mini Table Top Tripod

Gitzo GT2543L Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Benro TMA38CL Long Series 3 Mach3 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head

Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod

Manfrotto MT290XTC3US 290 Xtra Carbon Fiber Tripod

Manfrotto MHXPRO 2-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head

Synology DiskStation 8TB DS216se 2-Bay NAS Server Kit

Microsoft 15″ Surface Book 2 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook

Dell 15.6″ XPS 15 9560 Notebook

Our current gear list

Panasonic GH5

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 II POWER O.I.S. Lens 

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens 

Moza AirCross Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras 

GoPro 6

DJI Mavic Pro

Synology DS416slim

Dell XPS 15

Benro TMA38CL Long Series 3 Mach3 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Manfrotto PIXI Mini Table Top Tripod

As you can see by the massive amount of cameras above, we have really simplified our gear in the last year. The GH5 is a much smaller camera, and its lenses are about 1/3 of the size of our Nikon equivalents. Our favorite tripod is still the Benro TMA38CL and the DJI Mavic Pro is still an amazing drone. We also upgraded our NAS device to the Synology DS416 which is much smaller than our older unit. We just wrapped up filming PTW4, and we were able to pack everything we needed into two backpacks instead of the 3 or 4 bags we previously had to travel with (we threw tripods into our checked bags with our clothes). 

We will continue to keep you all updated on our favorite gear in the future, and stay tuned for Photographing The World 4 which should be released sometime this Fall. To receive an early bird discount when Photographing the World 4 is released, subscribe to Elia’s mailing list below.



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