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Remote Shooting - What You Need To Buy

March 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

In my last post I talked about how to shoot with remote cameras, so I figured in this one I would go into the actual equipment, where to buy it and how much it hit your bank account to try.

First off, you need two camera bodies with one having a telephoto lense and the other being a wide angle lense. I generally use my 6D and my 7D mark ii for the bodies and then for lenses I use 70-200 2.8 and 16-35 2.8. Now these aren't the ones you'd have to use but I'd highly recommend them!

Here are the listings:

70-200 2.8 at B&H Photo: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/680103-USA/Canon_2751B002_EF_70_200mm_f_2_8L_IS.html

Personally I would recommend looking for a used version of this because you could potentially save $1000 that way. That's what I did and I'm definitely happy about that!

16-35 2.8 at B&H Photo: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/486708-USA/Canon_1910B002AA_EF_16_35mm_f_2_8L_II.html

This lense is fantastic for wide shots. Yes it will hurt the bank but worth it. Once again buy used and save some cash.

Gorillapod at B&H Photo: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/470237-REG/Joby_GP3_A1EN_Gorillapod_SLR_Zoom_Flexible_Mini_Tripod.html

Some people use these some use actual baseplates; either way you will be fine as long as you have something to mount it on. I liked the price of this so that's why I went with it. Only difficulty you could run into is getting it straight but you can fix that in post worst case.

Pocketwizards at B&H Photo: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/844969-REG/PocketWizard_801_130_Plus_III_Transceiver_Radio.html

Now I got the plis iii's because the IV's were not out yet. Now I would get the iv's because it will save you a bunch of money and not change a whole lot except for less channels.

Cord at B&H Photo: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/576657-REG/PocketWizard_802_453_CM_N3_ACC_Canon_Pre_Trigger_Cable.html

Now the cord all depends on your camera so make sure to check out the list to make sure it is indeed compatible!

Hopefully this helps with purchasing needs. Leave a comment below if you have any questions!

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