Making videos and even blog posts requires some equipment, so here it is. This will be updated as necessary.
Amazon links have not been provided for older products due to discontinuation, short supply or the fact that they are too old to recommend.
I used to use the D3200, but decided to upgrade to the D5300 for the flip out screen and better video controls. Amazon Link
Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G
Instead of getting a just OK kit lens, I wanted to start my photography game strong so got this incredibly versatile piece of glass instead. Amazon Link
Transcend 32GB SD Card
What can I say? It’s an SD card for crying out loud! Amazon Link
Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod with 460MG Head
A very stable tripod thanks to its great build, though this also makes it heavy so I rarely take it outside. Works well for video work, but the head is clearly not designed with video in mind.
Amazon Link for Tripod| Amazon Link for Head
Zoom H1 Handy Recorder
This was probably the most important upgrade I’ve ever made to my video (technically audio) quality as you can see in my review. I should probably upgrade it soon, but it has stood the test of time and proved vital in my efforts to increase the quality of the content I make. Amazon Link
These are those cheap earphones you get because you need a pair, nothing fancy. Amazon Link (for newer version)
This one you can’t buy (as a whole). It’s a custom build. Well, technically it was a standard OEM PC, but at this point EVERYTHING apart from the case has been upgraded so is it still the same ship?
- Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Processor Amazon Link
- MSI Z97M-G43 Micro ATX Motherboard Amazon Link
- HyperX Fury (White) 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 Memory Amazon Link
- OCZ ARC 100 120GB SSD Amazon Link
- WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200RPM HDD Amazon Link
- EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB SC+ ACX 2.0 Video Card Amazon Link
- Corsair 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Power Supply Amazon Link
iiyama ProLite 20″ LCD monitor (E2002WS)
This thing is over five years old, but still works. Compared to my 23″ LG monitor the colours look really dull, but it’s still better than a lot of today’s laptop screens.
The most basic Logitech mouse ever
I’m also embarrassed about using this mouse – it’s slow, hard to hold and pretty ugly, but it works I guess.
Logitech K360 wireless keyboard
This is pretty good for a wireless keyboard, although it’s definitely designed for portability, not extended use.
Two years old and still going strong. Review here.
Three years old and still going strong. Review here.