Ever wondered what gear I use for my photos and videos? Let's dive into it, as these questions have been popping up more frequently lately.
First things first, all my stories and TikToks are shot on my phone. I use an iPhone 11 Pro Max; I'm not the type to rush for tech updates on the first day. What's more important is whose hands are behind that tech.
I often use the DJI OM 4 gimbal with my phone, providing smooth and steady shots.
Many of my shots are captured with a drone, specifically the DJI Mavic Air 2, which isn't cheap. Am I afraid of crashing it? No. You just need to understand that sooner or later, every drone falls. It's inevitable. Sometimes you lose signal, or there might be sunken ships underwater affecting the signal, causing the drone to go down for no reason. You have to be prepared to lose it and be happy if you don't ;) Living with this thought makes flying easier.
Now, onto the main act! My primary camera is the Olympus E-M1 Mark III, which I take on all my trips. It impresses with its fast shutter, excellent color reproduction, and a convenient flip-out screen. I got it for 118,000 rubles from the well-known American site B&H. For comparison, it costs 139,990 rubles in Russia.
The same goes for the gimbal. By the way, in the States, it's cost-effective not only to buy gadgets but also branded clothing. You can get New Balance sneakers from $30 to $60, with many new releases and models not available in Russia. A Calvin Klein sweatshirt for $18 and Levis jeans for $20. I do this through the budget-friendly @prostoboxme service, which provides the cheapest delivery from all available, working on ALL websites in America! This service evaluates the package based on weight and, if necessary, combines several of your packages together. So you can order from Apple, New Balance, and Tommy Hilfiger, and it will all arrive together and cheaper! In the end, you receive your package at the nearest pickup point, and there are tens of thousands across Russia! I, for example, picked up the camera and gimbal at a nearby store, very convenient 😅.
Check out my stories for a more in-depth review of all my equipment and shipping from America!