Gear



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Sony Alpha a7R IV
Zeiss Batis 25MM: B&H Photo
Canon EOS Rebel T3i:  http://amzn.to/2fzPLBb (retired)
Sigma 10-20mm:  http://amzn.to/2fhSHFt (retired)



The MeFOTO A0350 stands as a testament to the value of investing in quality photography gear. Over the years, it has proven to be a steadfast companion, negating any need for replacements or upgrades. This durability underscores the importance of prioritizing quality over initial savings. Opting for a flimsy, inexpensive tripod might seem economical at first, but it often leads to a cycle of frequent replacements, each failing to withstand the demands of serious photography. A tripod isn’t just an accessory; it's an essential tool that enhances the stability and versatility of your shots. By choosing a MeFOTO, renowned for its ability to endure the challenges of infiltration photography and adapt to unconventional angles 😩, you’re not just buying a tripod; you’re making a long-term investment in the quality and creativity of your photographic endeavors.


MeFOTO Backpacker Travel Tripod:  http://amzn.to/2C130oa



The DJI Pocket 3 stands out as a highly regarded, durable action camera designed for mobile recording in both 4K 120fps, ultra HD, and 4K resolutions. It now features the ability to shoot and record in portrait mode, making it ideal for creating content for YouTube Shorts, Facebook and Instagram Reels, and TikTok. This device offers a great balance by being a robust filming tool without the bulk or inconvenience of a mirrorless camera, ensuring efficient operation with minimal hassle. It embodies what the GoPro Karma aspired to be years back. Opting for this reliable camera is a decision you're unlikely to regret.



DJI Pocket 3 Creator Combo:  http://amzn.to/
DJI Pocket 2: 
GoPro Hero 4 Black:  http://amzn.to/2A96YcW
GoPro Hero 5:  http://amzn.to/2ycLXMW 
GoPro Karma Grip:  http://amzn.to/2xQ723L (dead)
GoPro Karma Grip Case:  http://amzn.to/2xQpVUo (dead)



DJI drones have revolutionized the way we capture videos, offering a unique aerial perspective that can elevate any project to new heights. My personal experience with flying these "birds" during explorations has been nothing short of transformative. They not only add an unparalleled dimension of visual aerial media but also bring unmatched video quality to the table. The ability to soar above and capture landscapes, urban environments, or any scenic vista from a bird's-eye view provides a cinematic quality that sets your content apart. DJI's advanced technology ensures that each flight contributes to your narrative in a way that ground-level photography simply cannot match. Whether it's sweeping over vast landscapes or hovering in place to capture a serene moment from above, DJI drones have become an indispensable tool in my arsenal for creating visually compelling content.



DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Fly More Combo:  https://goo.gl/RMp5wp (dead)
DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian: https://goo.gl/eMY5aP (dead)



Discovering Anker products was a game-changer for me, beginning with my first Anker Astro E4 Classic purchase. A memorable day in the Bronx, when my cell phone died and left me without Google's guidance, underscored the importance of portable power. That experience, turning a day of exploration into a premature retreat home, highlighted a vital need for reliable portable chargers. Since then, Anker's portable chargers have become my steadfast companions on long explorations, where access to power outlets is a luxury and the demands of data usage, social media sharing, and communication are relentless.

These chargers have not only rescued me from the brink of digital isolation but have also served as a lifeline for friends caught in the dreaded grip of a dying battery. Their indispensability is such that even a borrowed unit became a permanent fixture with a friend, a testament to their utility. My admiration for Anker has grown beyond portable chargers, extending to their USB-C cables, flashlights, and surge protectors. Anker's commitment to quality and reliability has made me a loyal fan, trusting their products to keep me powered and connected, no matter where my adventures take me.



Anker Portable Charger 40,000mAh USB-C: http://amzn.to/
Anker Astro E7 26800mAh:  http://amzn.to/2iMzSID
Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C:  http://amzn.to/2ASQZ5P
Anker PowerCore 20100mAh:   http://amzn.to/2BS4pfP
Tronsmart Quick Charge Car Charger: http://amzn.to/2iO0t8t




Not every structure allows for the circulation of fresh air, especially in abandoned buildings. I've ventured into quite a few sealed-off spots where having access to clean air was crucial for my lungs. Believe me, you don't want to inhale air that's been stagnant for years, contaminated with asbestos, mold, dust, and the remnants of deceased animals. Always prioritize safety during your explorations. Your health is paramount. Continue exploring, but do so in a manner that ensures you remain healthy enough to adventure long into the future, well before you might need the assistance of a cane. Take care to safeguard your well-being.





3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator:  http://amzn.to/2BSnKxA
3M P100 Particulate Filter: http://amzn.to/2B3wc0b




Storage Media



While my photography archive is safeguarded across various portable mechanical hard drives, the transition to Samsung T7 portable SSDs, paired with Cable Matters USB-IF Certified 40Gbps USB 4 Cables, has been a game-changer. The impressive read and write speeds promised by Samsung's specifications are fully realized with this setup. The standard cables included in the box fall short of achieving the 1000 MB/s speeds. The choice of cable is crucial, hence the investment in premium cables is justified to truly leverage the potential of your SSD. This upgrade is essential for efficiently handling the large file sizes of 4K/8K video and the high dynamic range RAW files produced by modern cameras.


Samsung Portable SSD T7 Shield: http://amzn.to/

GoPro Media Cards
SanDisk Extreme 128GB microSDXC:  http://amzn.to/2iKTe0P

Canon Media Cards
SanDisk Extreme 32GB SDHC:  http://amzn.to/2kMPFeP

Sony Media Cards
Sony SF-G32/T1 High-Performance 32GB SDXC:  http://amzn.to/2nJvhw8
Sony SF-G64/T1 High-Performance 64GB SDXC:  http://amzn.to/2ARRSMa
Sony SF-G128/T1 High-Performance 128GB SDXC:  http://amzn.to/2Bs3O8u

DJI Media Cards
SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSDXC:  http://amzn.to/2BSkvWR
Lexar 16GB microSDHC 633x:  http://amzn.to/2B4VDhU


Lights


ESDDI 176 LED Video & Photo Light Panel (Rechargeable Battery)  https://amzn.to/2IDd21C
Anker Ultra-Bright Tactical Flashlight




This list is dynamic and will be regularly updated to reflect my evolving needs, both now and in the future.

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