Have you ever wondered what is in my camera bag? Well read on to find out!
It is no secret that skill is important for photography; but proper equipment definitely helps too! So I am diving into what camera bag I use and what is in it.
I use the Think Tank bag, which can be found here: https://amzn.to/2QmNycX, to store my equipment. This bag is the best and so worth it. It is so well built that I have used it as a stepping stool. And it has locks to secure all my camera gear. I love knowing that my gear is safe. Plus it meets TSA carry-on bag requirements, with many conveniences. I recommend this brand above any other brand.
I have a Nikon D750 body in my Think Tank bag (found here: https://amzn.to/2p0o5d0). This camera is great for situations where light is a little less available. I use this camera often for end of sunset photos! I also have a Nikon D850 body in my camera bag (found here: https://amzn.to/2oXVWmX). This camera packs in the mega pixels (MPs) and is great for when I want to get images that can be blown up into huge enlargements to sell. (Sacrificing MPs is best for lower light situations—and Nikons do better in lower light than Canon.)
To keep my cameras running constantly without the fear of running out of batteries…I have 10 batteries (found here: https://amzn.to/2CKcdWf) and 3 chargers that are each capable of charging 2 batteries at a time (found here: https://amzn.to/2oZPhIK). When I am out and about I like to know I have several charged batteries and the ability to charge many batteries at once.
You are probably thinking…that is great but what lenses do you use?! Now I am delving into the lenses I use! For shots that I need to be real up close to get I use the 16-35 lens (found here: https://amzn.to/2QjpbwS), for images that I don’t need to be as close for and/or for which I might want more of a buttery background I use my 24-70 lens (found here: https://amzn.to/2CLQMnC), and for images that are a bit of a distance away I love my 70-200 lens (found here: https://amzn.to/2NzJoQl). For shots that are pretty far out, I love my 200-400 lens, found here: https://amzn.to/2CIgN7x (at this distance even going all the way to f/4 creates a very buttery background).
So now the question is what if the 24-70 or 70-200 don’t provide buttery enough backgrounds? That is when I forego my zooms for primes. I love my 24 mm (https://amzn.to/2CJice4), my 50 mm (https://amzn.to/2QnTjY4), my 85 mm (https://amzn.to/2NA8gaY), and my 105 mm (https://amzn.to/2oXm7dc). If you are in situations that are high pressure, and the thought of equipment you would want to have not working sounds like a disaster, make sure you have two bodies (don’t have to be the same model), and lens overlap or 2 of each lens. Cameras and lenses can malfunction or shutters give out. (I also recommend Hartford insurance for gear and liability; and Nikon Protection Services, or Canon Protection Services, for gear maintenance and checks. Make sure you get shutters replaced every 1-2 years; and camera bodies/lenses cleaned and calibrated routinely.)
Finally, if you are in a situation where there just isn’t enough light…I have three of these for extremely low light situations: https://amzn.to/2x3R577. These are great for bouncing light and getting great low-light shots. (Just make sure you don’t fire these in people’s faces if you want them to keep liking you.)
Now you know what is in my bag…happy shopping!
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