Unboxing my new video gear

 Unboxing my new video gear

It seems like every day, I get email from readers who wonder about the gear and photo equipment I use for my RV travel stories here and on our YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel.

Because we are doing so much more video these days, I thought I'd do a major upgrade of my gear. And since one of the most popular types of YouTube videos that various folks do are what is called “unboxing videos,”   I figured I might as well also do one.

Unboxing my new video gear 1I'll now be shooting most of our RV Lifestyle videos with the Canon D80 camera with a wide angle 10-22mm lens. I chose it for a lot of reasons, as explained and demonstrated in the video. I also picked up some slick new sound gear and a dead cat. Yes, you read that correctly. You'll have to see the video to understand the dead cat part. You'll also see a blooper I made. I debated taking it out but I left it in.

Anyway, if this tech stuff interests you and you want more info and the specs, I added all the new gear you see in the video to the master list of products, apps and services we keep at http://kit.com/rvlifestyle

If you want to look only at the video gear, it's at the top of the camera and video list at https://kit.com/rvlifestyle/my-camera-and-video-production-gear

Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road at RVLifestyle.com. He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.