The first photo is of most of my equipment. My camera, tripod, and 1 of my lenses are not in the photo for obvious reasons.
Equipment listed in the above photo (Starting from the left):
- Vanguard Up-rise 43 Zoom Expandable Sling Camera Bag
- Case Logic DCB-204 Camera Bag (The smaller one I use to carry my filters. I attach it to my bigger bag via a stainless steal cable.)
- A red LED flashlight (For finding camera controls at night when doing night photography. Red light won't ruin your night vision.)
- 82mm to 58mm filter adapter ring (Used to adapt my 82mm filters down to 58mm for my smaller lenses. Helps to save some money on my filters.)
- Hoya Neutral Density Filters (9-stop and 5-stop filter).
- B+W 82mm XS-Pro Kaesemann Circular Polarizer
- B+W 58mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer
- B+W 82mm Clear UV Haze with Multi-Resistant Coating (010M) (Was on my camera lens, not in the filter case)
- Fotodiox 6" X 8" Universal Softbox (for my flash)
- Giottos Rocket Air Blaster (Large) (Used to blow dust off my lenses and camera sensor)
- Lexar Professional 64GB Class 10 SDXC Card (backup storage in case my 8GB CF runs out)
- SD to CF Adapter (To adapt my Class 10 SDXC card to the CF slot. It's a really big savings than buying a real CF card. LOL Sadly, it does take the speed down, so if you do get one, take that into consideration, plus the adapter does get pretty warm when in use. Again, I repeat, I only use this as a backup when my real CF card runs out of memory.)
- Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens (I no longer use this one as I have a wide angle L-model to replace it with.)
- Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens (The one I use for bird and animal photography)
- Some lens cleaning cloths including a piece of chicken skin (which I bought in China), some random microfiber cleaning cloths, and a Nikon microfiber cleaning cloth.
- Some AAA and AA battery storage boxes (I read on a forum some guy accidently put some change he got after lunch in the same pocket as his batteries which burned a hole in his pants... Always use storage boxes for the batteries. I bought these at my local Fry's Electronics.)
- RainbowImaging 100 meter 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Shutter Release
- Zeikos Remote Shutter Release (has button locking feature for Bulb exposures)
- Canon 600EX-RT Flash (with carrying bag next to it)
- Flash Filters and Filter holder (came with my flash)
- Studiohut Timer Remote Control Shutter (Remote I use for time-lapse and star trails photography)
- Yongnuo Brand Off Camera Flash Cable (Buying 3rd party really saves money. LOL)
- Some one time use AAA batteries for my different remotes and my flashlight.
- Rechargeable High Capacity 2500 MaH Sanyo XX Batteries (for my flash)
- Extra LP-E6 Battery Pack for my camera.
Equipment shown in this photo:
- Canon EOS 7D
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens (What I use for my landscape shots)
- Vanguard Alta+ 263AP Tripod
Here is a photo of the whole tripod with the camera on top. Photos also taken with my Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
So there you have it, most of the equipment I use and bring along for a photo shoot. :) It is very heavy. LOL Even though I have so much equipment, I can still quickly remember where I put it and quickly locate it in my bag. Sometimes I do hunt around a bit, but I usually don't. As a photographer, it's good to memorize where you store everything so you don't miss the perfect shot! As of right now, I actually don't have any space in my bag to store the flash. Not sure what changes I'll be making for that, but I bring most of these equipment along when I go on trips to far places. I most likely will probably just strap my flash to the outer part of my camera bag, the same way I'm storing my camera filters... If you read carefully, you'd know I usually cheap out and buy 3rd party equipment for all the parts that DO NOT affect optical quality! I never cheap out on lenses, batteries, or flash equipment... It's a very good money saving tip. :) Please don't forget to share my blog posts with your friends! If you would like to get notifications next time I post, you can "Like" me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.