Equipment doesn't define ones's work, but it does determine a lot such as the features and quality (measurable quality) of the work and the speed of which you finish the work. For both photography and videography you need certain things to accomplish what you would like to accomplish. Here I will tell you what I use.

My Equipment:

Camera - Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera and Canon Rebel T4i (650d)
I occasionally rent a camera (Canon 5d Mark III for the macro and statue shoot I did in early 2014) for special photography bouts. I've also used a iPhone 5/5s for behind the scenes (The Intruder).

Lenses - Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM, Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine, and a kit lens I never use.
Like with the cameras, I sometimes rent lenses such as the Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro.

Microphone - Røde Pro VideoMic
Hopefully I'll be able to get a few lavalieres for my next venture. Got any recommendations (brand or specific mic)? I am supposed to be getting a Røde smartLav + since I participated in the My Røde Reel competition.

Computer - MacBook Pro Retina 15" with 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 16GB memory, 512GB flash storage, and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M card

Software - Lightroom 5, Photoshop CC, Final Cut Pro X, MakeMKV, Aurora Blu-ray, Handbrake, and Mac Blu-ray Player
I also have a piece of software called iStat Menus from Bjango that shows me how hot my computer is running plus some more useful information.

Storage - Buffalo DriveStation DDR 2 TB HD-GD2.0U3, a 64GB flash drive, Backblaze unlimited online backup, a bunch of SanDisk SD cards, and 100GB Dropbox account (that was purchased accidentally)

Resources - Websites:,,,,,,,
Magazines: Popular Photography, Entertainment Weekly, and Consumer Report (I also buy foreign magazines in Barnes and Noble sometimes)
Youtube Channels: Digital Rev TV, Film Junkies, Fine Bros, and How It Should Have Ended

Competitions - I Shot It (Leica gear and cash; all year), My Røde Reel (gear; once a year), Popular Photography (cash; one is monthly and the other is once a year) and National Geographic's My Shot (recognition only; all year) 

Other - Two variable ND filters for two different lens sizes, Brainwavz HM5 headphones, iPad 2 64GB, ASUS External 12X Blu-Ray Burner, FocusShifter, Photive Battery Grip