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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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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