Travel Photo + Video Gear for a Journey to Alaska

Felt Media Travel Video Gear
The goal for our adventure was to capture the wonders of Alaska with as little gear as possible since we’d also be watching and carrying a toddler. We purchased a small camera bag with a tripod holder – the Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Messenger Bag, which was just enough to hold our gear and accessories, but would have been overstuffed with a 15” laptop. The Snoop bag (without a tripod attached) went on both United flights as a personal / laptop carry-on and overall, it’s a small and useful bag to have in the mix. Our Primary camera is a BlackMagic Design Cinema Camera w/ Canon EF mount and we use lens adapters for our Panasonic GH4. The Metabones Speedbooster MFT > EF adapter is probably worth it if you’re willing to splurge and want to maintain electronic communication between the camera and lens, however, we used a combination of a budget ring and a less expensive booster with (mostly) good results. The biggest issue we saw was that the Tokina 11-16mm would not allow infinity focus with the Zhongyi adapter, it wasn’t a big deal since we could use the other adapter, but I was never really sure the lens was fully in focus and this is something we’ll probably change for the next trip. We captured some amazing moments, but of course, also missed some! A video from the trip will be posted soon…

Alaska Video Gear List

Cameras:

Panasonic GH4 iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6

Lenses:

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8

MFT Adapters (Micro Four Thirds to Canon EF)

Zhongyi EF-M43 Lens Turbo (infinity focus did not work with Tokina wide lens) Vello LA-MFT-CEF

Memory Cards

1x Transcend 128GB Card 2x Transcend 64GB Cards

Tripods

Manfrotto Pixi RetiCam iPhone 6/6+ Tripod Mount Manfrotto Digi 728B (no longer available)

Filters

72mm Tiffen Circular Polarizer 77mm Tiffen Circular Polarizer

Bag

Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014 (Small)

Batteries

2x Panasonic 2x Wasabi
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