Workshop gear links
Here is the gear that I regularly use.
Fluid head SUPPORT GEAR:
Here's everything you need to get your camera on a fluid head (Use an L-bracket to get vertical):
- Manfrotto 500AH fluid head: Amazon B&H (Don't buy a larger model, this is the sweet spot for DSLR and mirrorless)
- Large Arca-Swiss style clamp (attach to Manfrotto rail to clamp your body's L-Bracket): Amazon B&H
- Long Manfrotto plate to mount to each of your long lenses with a collar and foot. Amazon B&H
To level the head using your current tripod with a flat plate and/or center column you also need one of these between them to easily get level:
If you want to have the most optimized fluid head setup possible, then get a bowl tripod and adaptor like these:
The Hoya filters I use: Use the coupon code HHPWORKSHOP for 20% off on the Hoya website.
Microfiber Cloths: Amazon
LEnses We chatted about in class:
Kirk 300mm F4 Rotating Collar: B&H
Headlamp Princeton Tec Vizz: Amazon
Outdoor Research Stormsensor Gloves: Amazon
For full disclosure know that I'm an ambassador for Hoya, Black Rapid and Kirk Enterprises. The reason I work with those brands is that I believe in their products and trust them myself in the field.