Gear That I Personally Use and Recommend

In over thirty years of filming nature and wildlife, I’ve used a lot of camera gear. I mean A LOT of camera gear.

Most of what I used came from recommendations by friends who were photographers or filmmakers. Other gear I purchased from doing a lot of research.

Most of the gear was exactly what I needed. Sometimes however I found that some gear didn’t suit my needs or style of shooting.

B&H Photo is where I buy the vast majority of my gear. They have good prices, no grey market products and really know their stuff. All the equipment listed on this page are affiliate links to B&H Photo. You don’t pay any more but I do get a couple of dollars if you buy any gear through my site.

It’s a win-win. You get some great gear at the same price you’d normally pay and I get a dollar or two to keep this site up and running.

Non gear links are either through or are products that I’ve created myself for sale on this page.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Kevin J Railsback is a wildlife and nature filmmaker

Cameras I Use

Cameras that I currently use or have used in the past that I recommend

  • As the flagship model within Nikon's DX-format DSLR line, the D500 is characterized by its robust physical construction, apt imaging capabilities, and of course, a more compact, sleek form factor than its FX brethren. Revolving around a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor, this camera appeals to both still and video shooters with its fast 10 fps continuous shooting rate and 4K UHD video recording abilities. The sensor and processor also combine to avail a native sensitivity range up to ISO 51200, which can be further expanded to ISO 1640000 for working in dark and difficult lighting conditions. Benefitting the fast shooting performance, the D500 is also characterized by its expansive Multi-CAM 20K 153-point AF system, which features 99 cross-type points for fast performance and accurate subject tracking capabilities. While sleek in stature, the D500 is by no means slim on functionality and versatility.
  • PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS 1/3"-Type 2.2 Mp 3MOS Imager Integrated 22x (28-616mm Equiv) Lens 10-Bit AVC-Intra Recording at 100 Mb/s DVCPRO HD & SD Recording Variable Frame Rates & 24p Modes 3.45" 1920 x 480 LCD Monitor Dual P2 Memory Card Slots Manual Zoom, Iris, Focus Rings HD-SDI, HDMI & Composite Outputs NTSC & PAL
  • PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS 1/3" 3MOS Sensors 1920 x 1080 22x Optical Zoom Lens 2 x microP2 & 1 x P2 Media Card Slot AVC-ULTRA, 1080p Variable Frame Rate 3.5" LCD Screen, OLED Viewfinder Individual Zoom, Focus, Iris Rings Front Mounted Mic with Front Audio Level TC In/Out, Genlock In, 3G-SDI, HDMI Out USB 3.0 Host, USB 2.0, LAN Port Optional Wireless File Transmission

Cameras I Use - Camera Accessories

P2 Cards

The Panasonic P2 cards that I use in my cameras.

Tripods That I Use

These are the tripods that I am currently using or have used in the past that I recommend

Camera Bags That I Use

These are the camera bags that I currently use or have used in the past that I recommend




Meditation Videos


Books that I own and have found useful