Gear Recommendations

Everyone wants to know what gear they need to have and what things are planet5D's favorite pieces of gear to use for every application.

While we don't do everything, we do have experience in many areas and can pass along our recommendations!

planetMitch has teamed up with his good friend Barry Andersson (filmmaker and author of “The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook”) to give you our recommendations.

We've decided to break things down by affordability within each category so hopefully you'll be able to find things in your budget.

Here's the “Barry section”

Barry's recommendations

Blackmagic Design Cameras

See Barry's recommendations for all BMC gear

planetMitch section


planetMitch camera recommendations


You've got to start with lenses! Your long term investment.


Things like follow focus, monopods, etc.