Shot in June '11 using Canon 7D. Could not take monopod on plane do to restrictions, so had to invest in a basic tripod in Istanbul. Try and find the camera stores in Istanbul's old city; it's an adventure we guarantee you. Know the art of barting if you plan on buying. More fun than Amazon. Found filming in Istanbul to be a bit tricky as you got some hard stares from people filming in certain locations. Tried to be very respectful of culture and customs while filming. We never felt threatened, but I did not experience the overt friendliness that many have found there. Very unique city.