Equipment


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.

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NumberItemComments
1Nikon D800With RRS L-Bracket
2Nikon 20mm F1.8-
3Nikon 24mm F3.5D PC-ETilt and shift lens
4Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART-
5Nikon 70-200mm F4With Kirk collar
6Shutter Release Cable-
7Shutter Release CableWith timer functionality
8Micro Fibre Cloth-
9Spirit LevelAttaches to the hot shoe
10CleaningLens pens and Zeiss wipes
11Memory CardsSD and CF cards
12Filter PouchContains 2, 5, 10, 13 and 16-stop ND filters, Polariser, 3-stop soft grad and 2-stop hard grad
13Filter Holder & RingsStep-down rings for filter holder
14BatteriesSpares.
15Sekonic Light MeterDualmaster L558
16Head TorchAy Up light system.
17Tripod PartsTools, alternative feets, spikes, snow feet, etc
18ClothsMicro fibre cloths for drying gear.
19Dry SackFits over camera to keep it dry. Helpful when composition set up and waiting on conditions to change.
20F-Stop Anja BagWith various ICUs.

Tripods

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.

TripodLegsBallheadHeightFoldedWeight
MainGitzo Systematic 3542XLSKirk BH-12.00m84cm3.1kg
TravelGitzo GT1545TSirui K-10X1.30m43cm1.4kg
SpareVelbon Ultra 655Giottos 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.


Bags

  • F-Stop Anja with a range of ICUs

  • Lowepro Vertex 100 AW

  • Kata LighTri-315 DL