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.

I’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 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. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, kayaking, video editing, and all things dealing with technology and the outdoors. See and subscribe to his RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube, where he has hundreds of RV and travel related videos. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations.