The Workhorse -
My aviation photography adventures started with shooting good ol' Kodachrome 64 (what else?). I jumped into the digital age with original Canon Digital Rebel which soon gave way to a Canon 20D. After a rather long hiatus the investment was made to purchase a Canon 70D with a pair of mid-range IS lenses which were soon complimented by a prime macro lens. The latest edition is the big Tamron 150-600mm G2 telephoto lens.
The 70D although not a full frame fills in all the checkboxes that are needed for a camera that is lugged around the world with very limited space where weight is your enemy.
A recent addition to the family has been the Canon Rebel T6i. A fantastic compact DSLR body that serves as a back-up and for many close-in shots when the range of the big Tamron cannot capture everything.
On the back end sits a 42" monitor and terrabytes of space ready to eat all the photos that photoshop has to spit out.
Sometimes however it's just easier to whip out the Samsung Galaxy S7 and snap a shot, as much as you'd like to it's an impossibility to have a DSLR ready for every moment.
The Action Cam -
For those shots that require an extra durable camera we are using a GoPro 4 Hero Silver. Paired with the GoPro are various accessories including a waterproof housing, telescoping sticks, suction cups and floatation handles that enable us to insert the camera into situation where traditional cameras cannot go.
The GoPro takes 12mp stills as well as HD video.