What Camera Gear Does Sam Kolder Use?

Sam Kolder is a legendary film maker. His camera skills & travel videos are nothing short of expectations. If you watch any of his videos, you will surely be in for a ride and left mind-blown by all of his unique and incredibly smooth transitions

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Published: July 13, 2019

Modified: October 11, 2020 (4 years ago)

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Some say Sam Kolder is the father of cinematic transitions that brought videography to a whole new level. You can check out his Instagram and YouTube accounts if you haven't yet. Here is a video that he recently published after six months of work. It could very well be one of the best travel videos of all time.

If you want to know the camera gear that he uses, here is the list of amazon affiliate links:

Sam Kolder's Camera Gear

Camera Body

Canon EOS-1DX Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 2.95" LCD (Body Only)

Sony a7S II ILCE7SM2/B 12.2 MP E-mount Camera with Full-Frame Sensor, Black

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black)

Camera Lens

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Fixed Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Wide Angle Lens - Fixed

Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Canon

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras - Fixed

Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras - Fixed

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens

Sony SEL1670Z Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS

Camera Lens Filters

Hoya 67mm Pro1 Digital DMC Circular Polarizer Filter

Camera Tripod

JOBY GorillaPod 3K Kit. Compact Tripod 3K Stand and Ballhead 3K for Compact Mirrorless Cameras or Devices up to 3K (6.6lbs). Black/Charcoal.

JOBY GorillaPod 5K Kit. Professional Tripod 5K Stand and Ballhead 5K for DSLR Cameras or Mirrorless Camera with Lens up to 5K (11lbs). Black/Charcoal.

Camera Gimbal

Zhiyun Crane 2 Follow Focus 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal, Buy Crane-2 Get Free Servo Follow Focus, 7lb Payload OLED Display 18hrs Runtime 1Min Toolless Balance Adjustment for Camera Weighing 1.1 to 7lb

Action Camera

GoPro HERO6 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos

PolarPro Venture Filter 3-Pack for GoPro Hero6 / Hero5 Black


DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Fly More Combo Travel Bundle: Extra 2 Batteries, Professional Case and More

DJI Inspire 2 Drone

Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW Camera Backpack - Professional Protection for Your Camera Gear or DJI Mavic Pro/Mavic Pro Platinum


Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 1TB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA1T0B/AM), Black

SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC UHS-I Memory Card (SDSDXXG-064G-GN4IN)

Sandisk Extreme Pro - Flash memory Card - 128 GB - CFast 2.0 - Silver (SDCFSP-128G-A46D)

Lexar Professional 1000x 32GB SDHC UHS-II Card

Editing Software

Adobe Premiere Pro CC | 1 Year Subscription (Download)

Adobe Lightroom | Photo editing and organizing software | 12-month Subscription with auto-renewal, PC/Mac

Adobe After Effects CC | 1 Year Subscription (Download)


Apple iPhone X, GSM Unlocked 5.8", 256 GB - Space Gray


Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina, 2.3GHz dual-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) - Silver (Previous Model)