Author: Dan Carr

Backpacking with Camera Gear – Weight Considerations

As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of my goals this summer was to develop a lighter backpacking kit that would more easily enable me to get into the backcountry with my camera gear. I already had good quality equipment, but as I had acquired the gear over many years, I hadn’t paid too much attention to how light and easy to carry it was as a whole. I have increasingly found myself wanting to get off the grid for some of my photography, but I was always plagued by the decision of what camera and lens kit...

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Best USB-C Power Supply for Sound Devices MixPre-3 & MixPre-6

I recently picked up a Sound Devices MixPre-3 to use for all my audio mixing and recording needs. Whilst I love almost everything about the device, the power options are a bit complicated. You can use the included AA battery sled and 4xAA batteries, but if you want to power it using a mains power supply you have to use the USB-C port. On the face of it, this seems to open up many possibilities, but it turns out that unless you have a very specific USB-C supply, the mixer will operate in low power mode which disables the...

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