Zach is doing a lot of tutorials and short films. He’s a very interesting guy. He talks all the time about helping others that are trying to get into the business and he’s doing a lot of tutorials to help them.

He’s from Canada and he already participates in some big film events and also he won some of them. We take a look at Zach’s YouTube channel and we came up with the equipment that he’s actually using, 

SONY A7S

Zach Ramelan Sony Camera

Source: Zach's YouTube Channel

Zach's Main Camera

Without any doubt this is Sony’s best camera so far, it’s actually really fast and sure, it shoots perfectly at night and also its practically lightweight compared to others, there are people that actually say that they can appreciate more details shooting at night.

It’s better than the almost identical (but definitely not the same) Sony A7R II because this A7S II works faster and costs less, also it has more than enough pixels while the A7R II actually has some pixel issues. 

Also, there’s a lot of upgrades in the silence mode, which we particularly think it’s awesome. It’s incredible how this thing works and ideal for those of us who like to shoot without being noticed. 

GOOD:

  • Excellent electronic finder; big, bright, sharp, and wonderful.
  • Solid metal construction
  • Impressive Silent Mode.
  • Even in regular modes the shutter only moves at the ends of exposures.
  • Excellent High ISO Performance
  • Facial recognition works well
  • In-finder 3-axis level works great for keeping horizon and vertical lines as they should be.
  • Comes with two batteries.
  • Any lens of any brand can be adapted in some way to work.
  • Stereo microphone built-in 

BAD:

  • Lenses on adapters rarely work well
  • The silent mode won’t work with flash 
  • Battery life is poor, a few hundred shots, but it comes with two batteries.
  • The menu system is famous for being the worst in the whole industry.
  • The LCD isn’t bright enough to see in direct sunlight (a Canon DSLR is actually much better)
  • Only runs 5 FPS, not great for sports or action, get the Canon 7D Mk II which runs twice as fast for half the price.
  • Unlike a DSLR, it will always need some time to wake up and be able to shoot.

MISSING:

  • No second card slot.
  • No built-in flash
  • No way to back up the complete camera state as Nikons can do.
  • No auto-brightness control for the LCD 
  • The super-useful crop button of the Sony A99 is gone.
  • No GPS.
  • No shutter dial / No aperture rings
  • No diagonal scroll on playback. 
  • No ISO dial.

Zach Ramelan Lens

CANON 24-105MM F/4

Source: Zach's YouTube Channel

Zach Ramelan Lens

This is Canon’s highest performance professional midrange zoom for film, full-frame, and 1.3x digital cameras. This lens has great optics and works extremely well.

It was introduced in August 2005 since them it continous being very popular among the photography community 

THE GOOD

  • Excellent optical performance at every focal length and distance
  • Excellent image stabilization 
  • Unusually accurate, fast, and consistent autofocus

THE BAD

  • Cramped zoom ring
  • Lots of distortion.
  • Big, heavy, and expensive.

FEATURES:

Diaphragm: 8 blades, Stops down to f/22

Filter Size: 77mm, the pro-standard 

Close Focus: 1.5’ (0.45m) from the image plane 

Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:4.3.

Size: 3.286’’ diameter x 4.218’’ extension from flange ( 83.45 x 107.15mm)

Weight: 23.45 oz. (664.5 g)

Hood: EW-83H plastic bayonet, included.

Zach Ramelan Microphone

RODE VIDEOMIC PRO

Source: Zach's YouTube Channel

Zach Ramelan Microphone

This mic has been updated in almost every aspect, being used mostly for long film and production houses, but this mic is aimed at amateurs and professional as well, the standard size shoe mount is almost for every camera, compatible with accessories like the VMP deadcat.

FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Ultra-compact and Lightweight 
  • Broadcast-Quality condenser mic 
  • Supercardioid Polar Pattern 
  • Integrated shock mount and Windscreen
  • 3-Position level control
  • 2-Step high pass filter
  • Standard Camera Shoe Mount 
  • ⅜’’ Threaded Mount 
  • 3.5mm Output Plug 
  • Uses a single 9V battery 

What’s in the box?

  • Rode Video Mic Pro
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty (Upon registration of the product with RODE)
  • Does not include the 9V Battery

Thank you for your time!

Now you only need to take a look at your finances, buy what you need, and start to make your own creative content!

Rainer

Rainer

Junior Writer at The Unboxings

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