Vincent Laforet adds big gear list to his blog

by planetmitch2 Comments

Vincent Laforet sent us a note letting us know about a brand new section on his blog all about gear and it is pretty cool. He and his team have spent a lot of time working on this new feature and it is impressive. They've broken it down into several categories and it lists much of the gear he uses on a regular basis.

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Here's a snippet from his blog post announcing this new gear section.

“the gear that has become available since the 5D MKII was launched has virtually exploded and created and entirely new market. I’ve used most of it – and today I’m publishing a list of what I have come to rely on for all of my HDDSLR productions: This is a list of gear that I USE on a regular basis – along with some more “specialized” items that I use once or twice a year but always yield incredibly unique results.

It’s a pretty extensive list and will continue to grow with time. Right now we’re already put up over 100 items so far – it’s taken 3 of us more than a month to put this together for you. My goal is to make this one of the the most comprehensive gear lists on any personal blog out there. I also want to make sure that I do more than just publish a list gear. I’m going to do my best to explain how and why I use each piece of gear, and to give visual examples whenever possible.”


“Here is a video that I put together recently that shows how I’ve come to include many of these pieces of gear in an actual production – this is something that I will be looking to as often as I can. I think it’s the best way for me to discuss the uses of each piece of kit:”

2010 HDDSLR Gear Video from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.

Here is a video that walks you through the different types of configurations for the Canon HDDSLR cameras that I use on production these days. It includes a thorough description of the newer pieces of equipment that I have put into play in the past few months. Should you want to find out more about each piece of equipment – please check out:
I plan on doing these types of videos every few months as new equipment becomes available and as include it into my HDDSLR productions.

Vincent's gear section is something you should keep your eye on!

Something else you should check out is our planet5D Review site – where regular users of HDSLR gear can post their reviews of products they use.

(Photo credit: snap from Vincent's video)

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  1. Lots of cool gear, but how the hell do you press the start record button when the back of the camera is so blocked with gear!?

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