I had stuffed a lot of gear into my many camera bags before my family relocated to Kangaroo Island just a few months ago.
Today I finally went through it all – and found a lot of accessories, cables, and a multitude of seemingly important yet almost unnecessary cra.. stuff, some of which has been missing for months!
I now totally understand why Casey Neistat keeps all his gear systematically organised and on display. It actually makes a lot of sense.
Because among all my stuff I found the following items:
- SuperSlim USB Keyboard.
Promptly disposed of after testing a few times. Internal mechanisms no longer connect with keypads. Bought on eBay a loooong time ago, so no loss.
- Canon Sunhood – EW83E.
I don’t have lens for this. Would like it, but would sell the sunhood for right price.
- Two of my old film cameras – [Vivitar PS88] [Canon EOS500].
I know why I packed them, but they are going back to Adelaide now – to be donated to my friend Vicki Kramer’s new shop in Blackwood – FotoSwift. (Technically it’s not new, but she bought the place recently and now manages it. How cool is that? tl;dr: Vicki wants old cameras for displaying in the shop. I said I may have a few.
- One very old German AGFA ISOLETTE camera. [See photo series on instagram]
Not being donated.
- Assorted oddities:
- Spud gun.
Was received as a Kris Kringle one year at work. Useless unless someone else also has one, and prepared to fight till vegetables do we part!
- Hand cuffs.
I can’t remember where and when, I have had them a very long time.
- A couple of Oscar statues. To be on display when I record vlogs at home.
- 4 Point USB Hub + cable.
Trust me, this is useful. This and a mouse are must-have’s in my day bag!
- Lexar USB 3.0 Dual Slot Card Reader – Model LRW300U.
Hopefully I still have the cable for it!
- Fold up metal pliers.
The last pair I owned were thrown into a bin at Adelaide Airport Security. Lesson learned!
- Spud gun.
- A camera to laptop cable.
It enables photographers to see their images on their laptop rather than the back of the camera, thus ensuring the art is focused or as required – thus limiting computer time later. Thanks Peter Coullson for suggesting this purchase during a seminar a few years back!
- 2 x 1TB hard-drives.
One now holds backup of all my vlogs to date since 2008! The other proved non-openable. Not happy.
- Hahnel Giga T Pro Wireless Remote Control. It is what it suggests.
- Horizontal thingmimob.
Basically, it enables both a flash-gun and camera-body to attach along it, sitting left/right of each other. Great for event photography where easy handling is required. But I am using it to lessen the weight load on my arm of my vlog-rig. I will show usage in an upcoming TOG-vlog! Photo of rig appears below.
Plus the one thing I had actually been looking for the entire time:
- An Allan-key for the Micro ThumbsUP on my EOSM.
Yet, after inspection and much forehead smacking, I have now determined the ThumbsUp can stay attached now that I have the ‘Horizontal thingimob’.
With the RØDE N3594 microphone (also temporarily misplaced in the big to Kangaroo Island) firmly attached onto my Canon EOSMi, I now have rig that keeps everything much more secure and easy to handle – and easy to edit with minimal to nil wind across the microphone. #HighFive!
Yes, this whole article was basically about the hell of dealing with wind-noise whilst vlogging – and how I remedied it! Here is my amended updated vlogging-rig!
Casey, your office is cluttered, but most of it makes perfect sense to me!
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