With their own slogan ‘’tutorials that don’t waste your time’’ Mango Street has become very famous among the YouTube and the Photographer community, we take a look at their videos and we came up with the actual camera gear that they are using these days.

Every time we see some GOOD footage there’s no doubt of 2 things: the first one is the obvious presence of big cameras and the second one, the talent, so let’s talk about these guys’ gear so you can start doing the same footage.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 

Mango Street Main Camera

Source: Mango's YouTube Channel

When we talk about the Canon EOS 5D series we are talking about a new era in the digital camera scenario, and the Mark IV is designed to be not an exception to this rule, nearly identical to its predecessor this camera has a lot of updates under the hood, including high-resolution sensor with the dual pixel autofocus system, 4K video capture and upgraded AF system, improved weather-sealing, a touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi/NFC and others.

It is built around a powerful 30.4MP sensor and uses the Digic 6+ processor. 4K video is a new – and necessary – update in this camera, making it a powerful competitor for its rivals in the market, it can record either 24 or 30p, albeit with a 1.64 crop.

Key specifications are:

  • Improved weather-sealing
  • Built-in bulb timer interval timers 
  • Wi-Fi w/NFC + GPS 
  • 1.62M-dot 3.2’’ full-time touchscreen
  • 150.000-pixel RGB + IR metering sensor 
  • Dual Pixel Raw
  • 7 fps continuous shooting 
  • ISO 100-32000 (expandable to 102400)
  •  New 30.4MP CMOS full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel AF 
  • DCI 4K 30/24p video using Motion JPEG + 4K frame grab 

This camera has too much to offer, and there’s a lot of experts that actually said that this one is going to make a lot of changes in how Canon EOS 5D users see their cameras, the image is solid, the video is beautiful, and the body and handling are nothing different to the previous comments, good. let’s talk about the pros and cons: 

The things we like: 

  • USB 30.0
  • 30.4MP CMOS full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus
  • Impressive AF performance in the video 
  • Flicker detection 
  • Configurable Q menu
  • Responsive touchscreen with excellent interface and usability 
  • 150.000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor
  • Highly customizable AF uses cases 
  • Improved base ISO dynamic range compared to previous Canon DSLRs
  • 4K/30p video + HDR 1080p

What we don’t like:

  • HDMI-out limited to 1080 video 
  • Custom controls could be better
  • No Log gamma, focus peaking, or zebras for video
  • 4K video limited to Motion JPEG 
  • 4K/30p video requires CF card 
  • No way to link spot metering to chosen AF point 
  • 1.64x crop factor in 4K video limits FOV

Mango Street Drone

Source: Mango's YouTube Channel

Mango Street DJI Drone

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

44 mph max speed

4k video, impressive flying experience

There is a lot to say about the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, but let’s keep it simple it’s still the most impressive drone to date and also the number one option for most people. Its 20MP one-inch sensor is capable of shooting excellent RAW and also, amazing 4K video. It’s a little bit expensive and can’t shoot 4K video at 60fps, but those are the real only critics about this awesome drone.

What we like:

  • Easy to fly
  • Intuitive app for camera control 
  • Large one-inch 20MP sensor
  • Aperture control 
  • Foldable design
  • Easy to pack

What we don’t like:

  • Battery life is limited 
  • Noise is problematic above ISO 100
  • Camera locked in landscape 
  • Orientation

Flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro honestly couldn’t be easier, This is thanks in part to GPS which holds the drone in position and stops it from getting blown out of position by the wind, and safety features like collision avoidance.

Many camera controls need to be accessed through the app but the controller also offers 11 direct access controls that allow you to quickly access a number of commonly used functions.

These new features are really incredible, but don’t let them drive you into a false sense of security, despite being active by default it won’t necessarily stop the drone from crashing into objects.

Mango Street Lens

Source: Mango's YouTube Channel

We’re talking about the best 35mm F1.4 prime currently available, this one is just another level, Talking about the performance we don’t have anything but positive reviews perfect image quality, some rivals cand come close but none offer the total package to match this one, so that being said, let’s talk about the pros and cons.

What we like:

  • Military-grade build quality, now weather-resistant 
  • Very efficient AF. quiet, fast.
  • Impressive bokeh 
  • High resistance to flare 
  • Very very sharp best in class
  • Aberrations well controlled.

What we don’t like:

  • Very expensive 
  • No image stabilization
  • Large and heavy compared to rivals 
Alright, that’s all!

Buy what you need and start filming what you love the most!

Rainer

Rainer

Junior Writer at The Unboxings

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