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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

If you want to look only at the video gear, it's at the top of the camera and video list at

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2017-07-23

Mike Wendland is an Emmy award-winning journalist, traveler, and producer of RV Podcast, the RV Lifestyle travel blog, and the RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube. Mike, traveling with his wife Jennifer and their Norwegian Elkhound, Bo, has vast experience and a great passion for exploring North America, previously working as a long-time NBC-TV News Channel Technology Correspondent and now sharing his love for the RV lifestyle with millions. Mike is not only an adept RV life enthusiast but also a skillful storyteller, bringing to his channels stories from the road that perfectly capture the magic and hardships of this lifestyle.

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