Recently I was asked this particular question, so here I’m creating my version of “what’s in my bag” post (as of December 2016, my current bag is Transit BP 350 AW Camera Backpack from Lowepro ). Although I have a dedicated page for gear guide (6 Gear for Long Exposure Photography), this post serves as more of a complete version.
Camera Body and Lenses
1. Nikon D610 : Full frame DSLR I’ve been using since January 2014.
2. Nikon 18-35mm (f/3.5-4.5) : My trusty main lens that I use more than 90% of the time.
3. Nikon 14mm (f/2.8) : My only other lens I own for situations where 18mm isn’t quite wide enough.
4. Manfrotto MT190CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber Tripod : Sturdy tripod that supports up to 7kg (strictly speaking, this tripod isn’t in my bag, I hand carry it).
5. SIRUI K-20X Ballhead : Tripod head that supports whopping 25kg.
6. Gorillapod : Mini tripod that supports up to 5kg. Used for occasions that my regular tripod isn’t allowed to bring in.
7. Manfrotto 035 Super Clamp without Stud (used with 8. Manfrotto 208HEX 3/8-Inch Camera Mounting Platform Adapter attached): Extremely handy and rock solid clamp tripod. Supports 15kg.
9. B+W UV Filter : Protective filter always attached to my trusty Nikon 18-35mm.
10. B+W CP Filter : Circular polarizer filter used to eliminate reflections when shooting through glass window.
11. B+W 6 Stop ND Filter and 12. B+W 3 Stop ND Filter : These neutral density filters are the ones making my long exposure photography possible.
13. Phottix IR-Nikon : Wireless remote shutter release that lets me take photos without touching the camera.
14. Ninja Ref : Odd shaped tool that shades the front element of a lens and blocks reflections when shooting through glass window.
15. Manfrotto 037 Reversible Short Stud : Smaller and cheaper alternative to aforementioned Manfrotto 208HEX 3/8-Inch Camera Mounting Platform Adapter.
16. LensPen Lens Cleaner : Handy cleaning tool for lenses and filters.
17. Camera Cleaning Brushes: Nikon’s complimentary gift that I’ve been using for years.
18. Cloth: To wipe glass window (when shooting through it).
That’s all I have in my camera bag. Is it a lot, or not so many? For me, I feel I have everything I need to pursue my passion of shooting cityscape photography at twilight and dusk, and I have no desire to own anything anymore. As always, feel free to Contact Me if you have any questions. ;)
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