People keep asking me about the gear I use, so I thought I would show what my day-to-day walk about camera bag consists of. That and I just sewed on some nifty patches and I want to show them off!!

  • The Camera bag is the Crumpler Textbook Point with a large Photo bucket inside.  I can fit all this and a Macbook in this bag. Bloody Brilliant Really!
    The Camera is the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II – My favorite camera! I love everything about this camera with no exceptions.  I don’t care the it is heavy, the photos I can take make it worth it to carrying around.
  • The Lenses are the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM for all my random wide stuff, and the Canon EF 50mm f / 1.2L USM which I often refer to this as one of my god lenses. (another god lens is the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM) I rarely am not shooting with this lens, for the 50mm is ideal and the 1.2 is unbelevable really. I also carry around a 12mm Extension tube to use for random macro shots.
  • The light meter is My Sekonic L-578DR. It is a brilliant light meter and when coupled with the Grey card exposures tend to be bang on!
  • The other items in the bag are headphones for the iPhone, flash cards, extra batteries for the mark II,  Moo/business cards lens cloths, and an electronic cable release.
  • I also carry around a small plastic garbage bag just in case there is a ridiculous downpour while I am out and about. I can wrap up all my non-waterproof things into this or use it to sit on/haul other crap around if needed as well.

There you have it, my bag in all its naked glory!  Oh and ask me for a Moo card the next time you see me!

4 thoughts on “My Camera Bag

  1. Ya the plastic bag is super helpful I have been carrying one around for years. It stems from this one time when I lived in Edmonton and walked down to take photos at a triathlon with nothing but me and a non water proof backpack. I had a camera, laptop, and an assortment of lenses and a garbage bag. Well about 2 hours in to the afternoon there was the worst rain/hail storm that I have ever seen in my life. Most of e-town was flooded. Water was waist deep in places, and while I came out of this with tooniwe sized welts from walking in the hail my camera gear and such was safe and dry in my bag! There was a laptop casualty (I didn’t have the bag sealed) but it was minor other then that everything else survived!

  2. I think you have confirmed pretty much everything I wanted to know about the ideal set up. I have had my eyes on the EF 24mm F1.4 for a few months and the EF 70-200mm F2.8 IS for the last year. I shoot with a EF 50mm F1.4 most of the time though rarely at F1.4 as it tends to make people look like aliens. Usually F2 is flattering, I find.

    Well, looks rad man. Found your site via Kimli.

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