Its so crazy that a week from now we will be in New York then headed out for our year in Milan. We will be taking SO many pictures so I decided to do a post on the types of cameras we will be taking with us. I will also mention the type of lenses and bag we use.
Canon Rebel T2i
We use two DSLR cameras. The first is my very first camera that I have used since about 2009. It is a Canon T2i. We don’t really use it unless Braxton and I both take a camera out. If you are just starting out the Canon Rebels are great! They still take really amazing pictures. In fact, I personally think if you are starting on a budget you should buy a camera like the Canon Rebel (I think they are on the T6) and invest into lenses. I use a 50mm 1.8 in most of my pictures. This will give you a nice blurry background. I also use a 24mm lens to get a wider angle. If you need a reference on how lenses work check this out.
Canon EOS 70D
I invested in the 70D for the purpose of videos. It has automatic focus while in video and I love it. It works amazing for Youtube. This is the camera that most Youtubers use. If you are serious about Youtube, its a great investment. Canon also released the 80D which is the newest model for the 70D. This is a great review video for the 70D. I found it does the best job for me.
GoPro Hero4 Silver
The GoPro is really nice to have if we are just going on a hike or anywhere around water. It so easy and tiny, it makes getting video in action super easy. We have a selfie stick and a chest strap that are excited to use. If you do anything super active or wet this is a great camera to have.
Vlogging/Video Diary Camera:
This camera is our latest purchase and we are so stoked to use it! We were on the market for a vlogging camera because after we tried to use our 70D for vlogging we realized how bad we needed a stabilizer. If you have ever bought a DSLR stabilizer you probably know how expensive they can be ($500 to $98474156868345), this was a lot for us for an accessory. My dad is into drones and has a few of his own Phantoms which are made by DJI. He surprised us with the DJI OSMO which uses the same stabilization technology as the Phantoms. Its amazing, the only thing I would recommend is buying a great mic because the built-in mic is worthless. But seriously, it is an amazing camera. Check it out here.
FUJIFILM Instax Mini 7S
Ok, I have no real use for the Polaroid except that I can take cute/hipster pictures then take a photo of it and post it on Instagram. This is my cheapest camera coming in at $60. Buy one here.
P.S. The camera is cheap but the film is ridiculously expensive. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you!)
iPhone 6 Plus S
I take a lot of photos with my iPhone so I thought it was only fair to add it in this post. iPhones are great. If you are looking into starting a blog and you have a great cell phone camera, don’t wait till you save enough for a DSLR. You can take amazing photos with an iPhone or other smartphone.
Sorry I didn’t take a photo of my bag but this is it! I love it so much! It is a great price and quality.
I’ll update this post if we add anything else to our bag!
With Love, Elizabeth Ashley