What’s in my bag?
October 29, 2010
One of my favorite things to know (being a photography nerd) is what other people are shooting with. What film, what cameras, what lenses…what bags they’re using, etc. I just love the behind the scenes…how did you make those image?
So I decided to do a ‘what’s in my bag’ post today (my last one of these was almost 3 years ago!)
I shoot several different cameras: Mamiya 645afd (and 645af backup body), mamiya c220, canon 1N, pentax k1000, canon 5D mk II, voigtlander bessa r2, Crown Graphic 4×5 (replacing the toyo view i’ve shot for the past 3 years), olympus pen-ee2, and holga.
I use the mamiya 645afd as my main portrait camera and the pentax k1000 or bessa r2 (very new to me, not pictured because it’s getting a CLA), for my more journalism type shooting and the 5D for my digital and also video (which I use a lot for my overseas and non-profit work).
for the mamiya I have the 80mmf2.8 and for the pentax I have a 28mmf2.8, 50mmf2, and 135mmf2.8, for the canon I have the 24-70mmf2.8L, 35mmf2, and 50mmf1.4, and for the bessa I have the 35mmf1.4 nokton
I carry a pair of canon flashes, a 580exII and 430ex. I use a minolta light meter and I carry a polaroid back for my 645 as well.
other than that, a lot of random stuff, tons of flash cards, extra insert for the 645, and lots of batteries, chargers etc.
for my film: I shoot fuji pro400h for my color (35mm and 120) and sometimes the fuji 800z, but now i mostly push 400 to 800/1600 if i need higher iso. For b&w I shoot kodak tri-x (which I almost always push to 1600…just love that film) and sometimes I shoot ilford 3200.
I use a Lowepro vertex 200 as my main (big) bag for travel and I carry a Domke f7 as a walk around bag (amazing). Unless i’m on a small regional jet I can actually carry both bags on and have never had a problem. Hit me up if you have any questions!