I've read a number of ‘Whats in the bag’ and ‘Equipment Lists' from other photographers and it can often be interesting to see some of the more unusual bits of gear people use.
The image below is what is currently in my bag and I’ve added some notes below together with details of tripods, etc that I also use. If you have any questions in respect of anything below then please get in touch and I’ll help you where I can.
|1||Nikon D800||With RRS L-Bracket|
|2||Nikon 20mm F1.8||-|
|3||Nikon 24mm F3.5D PC-E||Tilt and shift lens|
|4||Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART||-|
|5||Nikon 70-200mm F4||Fitted with the Kirk lens collar which has arca-swiss integrated so I don't require an additional plate. It also offers support to the lens. Neither of which the Nikon collar offers|
|6||Nikon MC-30 Remote Cord||I use this 99% of the time|
|7||Shutter Release Cable||With timer functionality|
|8||Micro Fibre Cloth||Just one of several that I carry|
|9||Spirit Level||Attaches to the hot shoe|
|10||Cleaning||Lens pens and Zeiss wipes|
|11||Memory Cards||SD and CF cards. I generally use 32GB cards|
|12||Filter Pouch||I use Formatt Hitech Firecrest filters and currently carry 2/5/10/13/16-stop ND filters, a polariser, 3-stop soft grad and 2-stop hard grad|
|13||Filter Holder & Rings||I use the Firecrest holder which has the polariser first and then ND/grads. A couple of stepdown rings for small lenses|
|14||Batteries||A couple of spares|
|15||Sekonic Light Meter||Dualmaster L558|
|16||Head Torch||Ay Up light system which comes from my bike - very powerful|
|17||Tripod Parts||Tools, alternative feets, spikes, snow feet, etc|
|18||Cloths||Larger micro fibre clothes for drying gear - camera, lenses, tripods, etc|
|19||Dry Sack||I use this to cover my camera and protect it when I have a composition set up, it's raining/snowing and I'm waiting on conditions to change|
|20||F-Stop Anja Bag||I have two dfferent sized ICUs which I use depending on what gear I want to carry|
My main tripod was never a purchase I made with mobility in mind and whilst it performs it’s function superbly, there are times I would like to carry a lighter (and smaller) tripod with me (e.g. hiking or city break). The solution has been to add a travel setup which I have just recently purchased (Nov-18) and hope to put to the test soon.
|Main||Gitzo Systematic 3542XLS||Kirk BH-1||2.00m||84cm||3.1kg|
|Travel||Gitzo GT1545T||Sirui K-10X||1.30m||43cm||1.4kg|
|Spare||Velbon Ultra REXi L||Giottos Series II MH1312-652||-||-||-|
Height is the maximum height excluding any centre column of the tripod.
Folded is the length of the tripod and legs when flat for carrying / travel.
Weight includes the tripod legs and ballhead.
F-Stop Anja with a range of ICUs
Lowepro Vertex 100 AW
Kata LighTri-315 DL
Over the years, particularly in the past 3/4 years, I’ve used various other cameras and lenses. My first camera purchase was the Nikon D70s which I then upgraded (many years later!) to the D7000 before moving full frame with the D610 and then in December 2017 to the D800 which I use today.