My Photography Gear

Full disclosure, 90% of my purchases comes from Amazon, awful I know. Anyways, the links below are all affiliate links. That means if you think the gear I use in real life would work well for yourself and you buy it using my link, I earn a little bit of change. Which, I’ll no doubt turn around and spend on more scuba diving. Please support the cause. Full disclosure here

Drone: DJI Mavic Pro 2

There are not enough words to describe how much I love this drone. It's so easy to fly, takes phenomenal photos and videos, manual mode, and the flly more package comes with two extra batteries and a carrying case that can fit inside my purse!

Anytime I'm spending a good chunk of change on an electronic I head over to PC Mag and search for their reviews. Here is what I used to determine what drone I should buy based off of my personal needs and preferences. PC Mag Best Drones 

Camera: Fujifilm X-T2 

If you're just starting out, the price of this camera body is  .... scary. My dad swore by Fuji, he would say, "they just have the best color, no one can beat it". For me, that statement holds true and for my photography goals, it was well worth the investment. If you would like to try and avoid the high cost of a brand new product, there is a Facebook group, Fuji X USA Buy/Swap/Sell where you can find used Fuji items for sale at a much lower cost.

Lens: Currently I'm using a 16-55 mm and hoping to add more soon

After reaching out to a few photographer friends, I was assured this would be the best all around lens equipped with superb image quality for my needs.

Cheaper lens would be the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS not as good but acceptable.

Fuji XF 16mm f/1.4 is the best lens, hands down.

Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 is the best zoom lens but, huge and really heavy.

For ultra wide, Fuji XF 10-24mm is a good option but it's also a f/4 lens.

For manual focus, Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f/2 is great and reasonably priced. 

This comprehensive list was provided by my amazing friend and photographer, Luis! Follow him on Instagram for amazing content!! 

GoPro Hero 7 Black! What an amazing and fun way to capture dive footage without spending fifteen thousand dollars. Make sure you're always using the recommended memory cards or you will have issues with the GoPro such as freezing underwater at 100 feet. Check here to make sure you're using the proper cards: SD Cards that work with GoPro Cameras

This tripod & Selfie Stick 6-in-1 Kit w/ Bluetooth Remote is very handy for solo travelers. Quality is okay - always looking for something better. 

This extended GoPro Waterproof case comes with EXTRA battery that you plug into the side of your GoPro. It has been an absolute life saver!! You're able to charge on the go while using your GoPro. Sure, this is technically more of a dive gear item but honestly I use this to charge up my GoPro’s on land more than I do scuba diving.

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