The most seasoned action photographers know that the best shot is either captured or lost in an instant. That simple fact makes the gear they rely on incredibly important. When it comes to getting the shot and protecting your gear, nothing less than the best will do. Here are four essential pieces of gear for the most die-hard action photographer.
GoPro HERO4 Session
The biggest name in action cameras came out with a new model—it’s lightest and smallest camera yet. The HERO4 boasts one-button control, waterproof design and some of the most impressive picture and video quality out there—1080p60 video and 8MP photos. If you’re in the market for a new go anywhere, do anything camera, the HERO4 is the clear choice.
GoPro Chesty (Chest Harness)
For those of us who aren’t planning on upgrading to the HERO4, but still need to get the best possible shot, the chest harness from GoPro is tough to beat. Get the ultimate angle on the slopes, in the saddle or wherever your next adventure takes you. The mount is fully adjustable and all set for the perfect shot.
Gorillapod Action Tripod
This ultimate action tripod is both sturdy and flexible—and it works with a wide array of camera types (pretty much anything that weighs less than 2.2 pounds). The three legs are outfitted with gripping rubber and easily wrap around pretty much anything, while the smaller features—like the bubble level on the back—ensure that the shot is perfect every time.
The Pro Pack by Incase
Every action photographer—expert or novice—is concerned first and foremost with getting the best shot. Protecting their equipment is a close second on the list of priorities, what if you could have the best of both worlds? The Pro Pack by Incase features a GoPro mount on the left shoulder strap for perfect (and protected) point of view shots and tons of cushioned internal storage. The bag has an easy-access top compartment for DSLR cameras, adjustable tripod carry straps on the outside and main-compartment access from the right side of the pack or the back. The lightweight bag even looks sleek and professional—from the city to the great outdoors this bag is a top option.
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