We all have different needs and we like to shoot a lot of different things, but we’re always curious to know what is in the other’s camera bag. What gear, what accessory does he use to get these shots? Like some other photographers in our interviews at iLHP, today, I thought I’d share with you a part of my “secret”: the composition of my camera bag.
As a reminder, I mostly shoot macro but I’m starting to do architectural photography and always enjoy shooting lansdcapes, cityscapes and nature photography. My bag is a bag made for hiking, nothing special about photography, I just wanted something inexpensive (I prefer to spend my money into gear and travels) but it needed to be comfortable. Nothing is better than a hiking back-pack with a belt around the hips when you have some weight to carry. I put my lenses into the blue/grey bag to protect them and put it into the big bag. The rest of the accessories are distributed into different pockets of the bag. I use the Capture from Peak Design to attach it easily on the back-pack strap. It’s easy to attach it and to take it off quickly to shoot. I also use the Cuff, also from Peak Design to secure it around my wrist.
So what’s in it?
- Sony A7 mark II: light, small and very efficient, what’s not to like with this camera? (Field test)
- Sony NEX-5T as a back-up camera (ideal in this role as this is so small and light you forget about it and yet it is still a very capable camera)
- Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro APO DG EX HSM Excellent macro lens that fits perfectly my needs in terms of focal lenght excepted that it’s too heavy.
- Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 (full manual)
- Sony 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 FE OSS
- Adapter LA-EA4 for the A-mount Sigma lens
Now what about the accessories?
- Small and light tripod (don’t be fulled by its size, it extends a lot!)
- Wireless remote control
- Filters like an ND400 and a polarizer
- Air blower to clean the sensor
- 2 spare batteries (better buy an external charger too)
- 2 small LED lights for special macro work
- A sprayer to imitate a rain effect or dew drops
- Syringe for drops on petals
- And an inevitable tissue to clean the camera
I do not forget that I also use the Golden hour app on my iPhone6, that’s part of my gear to do photography of course!
That’s pretty much all I need even if I already have some ideas for my next lenses 😉 That’s a GAS problem that a lot of photographers have!
What about you? Please leave a message telling us what’s in your bag!
Thanks for you support!