Storytelling Gear Guide

This gear list is a general guide showing what you’ll need for both photo and video storytelling. We’ve included two different camera systems to fit various budgets. You might not need everything if you’re focusing on one medium or the other (Photo/Video/Both). Please feel free to schedule a FREE consultation if you would like a Reliant team member to walk you through what gear you’ll want for your specific needs. 

Canon EOS R Mirrorless

The EOS R pairs a redeveloped lens mount and updated full-frame image sensor for a unique and sophisticated multimedia camera system. Revolving around the new RF lens mount, the EOS R is poised to be the means from which to make the most of a new series of lenses and optical technologies.

Canon Mount Adapter - EF Mount

Extending the range of compatible lenses, the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R is a lightweight, compact lens adapter designed for attaching any EF or EF-S-mount lens to the EOS R mirrorless digital camera

Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Lens

A versatile zoom lens for everyday shooting, this SP 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di Lens from Tamron covers a useful wide-angle to portrait-length range of focal lengths to suit photography in a variety of environments.

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless

Comprising a versatile feature-set to suit both stills and video applications, the black EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera from Canon separates itself from the pack with UHD 4K video recording, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, and improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection AF.

Canon EF-M 22mm F/2

The Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens is a moderate wide-angle lens that's exclusively designed for the EOS M Digital Camera. It features smooth and continuous AF with a built-in stepping motor, as well as a seven blade circular aperture. The lens is lightweight and small enough to carry around with you everywhere.

Sigma 30mm F/1.4 for Canon EF-M Mount

A fast, versatile prime, this 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Sigma is designed for use with Canon EF-M-mount mirroless cameras. The bright f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords extensive control over depth of field for using selective focus techniques.

Sigma 56mm F/1.4 for Canon EF-Mount

Comprising a versatile feature-set to suit both stills and video applications, the black EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera from Canon separates itself from the pack with UHD 4K video recording, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, and improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection AF.

256 GB SanDisk

Designed for SD devices that can capture Full HD, 3D, and 4K video, as well as raw and burst photography, the 256GB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card from SanDisk has a capacity of 256GB, is compatible with the UHS-I bus, and features a speed class rating of V30, which guarantees minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s.

Giottos Air Blower

The black Giotto Q-Ball Air Blower pumps out a powerful jet stream of air to clean cameras, lenses and computers. Has a very firm grip and is ready for re-use after each "squeeze". The nozzle tilts up to 60° for ease of use.

Zoom H1n

An ideal fit for solo musicians and podcasters, as well as a terrific entry point into the world of audio for video and sound design, the black Zoom H1n portable recorder features an onboard stereo microphone that lets you easily record two tracks of high-resolution audio in the palm of your hand.

64 GB SanDisk Micro SD

Designed for use in Android smartphones and tablets, the class 10 64GB Ultra UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card is a micro-size Secure Digital Extended Capacity memory card. The 64GB of data storage capacity provides ample space for audio captured with your Zoom H1n.

Memory Card Reader

The 6-Slot All-In-One USB 2.0 Card Reader from Vidpro supports a wide range of memory cards, including CompactFlash Type I, CompactFlash Type II, MicroDrive, SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD (T-Flash), among others.

Benro Aero 4 Video Tripod

The Benro Aero 4 Video Travel Angel Tripod Kit combines the S4 fluid head, a removable flat base video head, and 3-stage aluminum tripod legs. The system has a maximum height of 65.2" with the center column extended and features a reverse folding leg design for a storage length of only 21.7". Supporting loads up to 8.8 pounds, the video head offers separate pan and tilt controls for smooth and precise camera movements.

Camera Backpack

The Agua Versa Backpack 90 from miggo is a camera bag which can be configured as a conventional backpack, a backpack with straps that crisscross over the wearer's chest, or as a sling bag with a single cross-body strap. Its main compartment accommodates a removable equipment pouch which can fit up to a medium-sized DSLR along with two to three lenses, including a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. This bag features an IPX3 water-resistance rating for enhanced protection from inclement weather.

Rode Microphone

Switch from using the built-in mic on your camera or portable recorder to the Rode VideoMicro ultracompact camera-mount shotgun microphone for improved sound quality and wind noise reduction without adding heft to your rig. Since it runs on plug-in power and has no controls or switches, the VideoMicro is a simple and reliable microphone ideal for mobile journalists, vloggers, and run-and-gun shooters.

iRig Lav Mic

The iRig Mic Lav from IK Multimedia provides convenient, high-quality audio, right into your smartphone, tablet or computer. It is equipped with an omnidirectional condenser microphone to pick up sound from all directions, and the foam pop filter eliminates vocal plosives and wind noises. It is a simple, straightforward audio solution for videos, films or broadcasting scenarios.

Lavalier Mic Kit

The Movo Photo PM20-S is a dual lavalier microphone system offering plug-and-play operation and convenient headphone monitoring functionality for recording interviews, podcasts, and two-person video shoots with your smartphone. It features two omnidirectional lavalier mics that connect to your mobile device via a single 3.5mm TRRS plug.

LED Video Light

The Lume Cube Panel Mini is about the size of a credit card and less than a half-inch slim. It's designed for pretty much all on-the-go applications with compact cameras. It also has an aluminum housing. It features a 3200 to 5600K adjustable color temperature, 96+ CRI rating, 1 to 100% brightness, and an LCD showing all these settings plus battery runtime, and more.