What's in your bag?

Started Jan 12, 2013 | Discussions
HobbiesAreFun Senior Member • Posts: 2,457
Re: What's in your bag?

A850 + Grip, Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 HSM, Minolta 70-210mm f/4 "Beercan", Tamron 200-400mm f/5.6 LD SP, Minolta 3600 HS D, Yongnuo 560 IIs optical slave / manual flash.

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Nikon D800E Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical +3 more
sean lancaster
sean lancaster Veteran Member • Posts: 7,309
Re: What's in your bag?

I don't really take a bag, but in my coat pocket you might find my Sony RX1.

I do have a little bag that can fit it as well (it can instead barely fit my NEX-5N with the SEL 50/1.8 attached - barely).

If I want to go bulky (to me, that is) then I have this bag:

I can fit the RX1 and my Sony NEX 5N with the SEL50/1.8 attached and Rokinon Fisheye 8/2.8 lens can be squeezed in 1 side as well. I add a lens blower on the other side (next to the RX1). I add 2 extra batteries in the front pockets and I have everything I need.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5N Sony Alpha a7R II Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Sony FE 28mm F2 +4 more
Chiradeep Junior Member • Posts: 45
Re: What's in your bag?

Lowepro bag, Manfrotto MKC3-H01

SLT a57, Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, Sony 50mm f/1.8, Sony 55-200 f/4-5.6 and a Minolta 75-300 f/4.5-5.6 D

A spare 16GB SDHC card, blower, manuals, UV filters on every lens, a 55mm CPL, Opteka RC3 IR remote, spare batteries for the camera and the remote.

Within the next couple of weeks, I will get a heavier duty tripod with a ball head and replace the 55-200 and 75-300 with SAL70-200G. I don't currently feel too much of a need for the 200-300mm range. Am eventually considering a 70-400G or a 1.4X TC for the 2.8 G lens. I am also looking for a decent mount for astrophotography and I may never get the 70-400G if the CFO at home has her way

 Chiradeep's gear list:Chiradeep's gear list
Sony SLT-A57 Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM +2 more
Rexel99 Regular Member • Posts: 423
Re: What's in your bag?

It varies depending on the job, but I just wanted to say that I got myself a new bag...

A Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home.

BTW, not an ad, I am not affiliated I just like the product.

An amazing little bag for what it fits and is going to be my main bag for my walking and events. I discovered these guys were an Australian outfit and had shops everywhere (not always easy to find kit in Aus).

In this bag I have...

A77, 16-50 and 70-300 Lenses
60M Flash unit (and accessory bag)
Wireless/wired triggers, spare Batteries, ND Filter, Mem cards, cleaning clothes and blower

And the best part, My Tripod! Yes as it attaches to straps on the bag...

 Rexel99's gear list:Rexel99's gear list
Sony SLT-A77 Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM +5 more
Stflbn Veteran Member • Posts: 3,482
Re: What's in your bag?

Sigma 50 1.4
Sony 16-50 2.8
Sigma 50-150 2.8
Sigma 150 2.8 Macro
Sony 70-400 G

Metz 50 AF-1 Flash
Blackrapid Strap
Sirui N-1004 Tripod - Vanguard SBH-50 Ball Head
Kata 3n1 22 bag

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Sony RX100 V Sony RX10 IV Sony Alpha a7R II Sony FE 50mm F1.8 Sony FE 85mm F1.8 +2 more
Jeadm Senior Member • Posts: 1,744
Re: What's in your bag?

I'll bite, but I hardly consider it bragging (you can accumulate quite a lot over the years doing this...bags included! That's a whole other thread!). Some people have one lens worth more than much of this put together. It's interesting once in a while to see what others are carrying/using.

I don't get it all in, but these are most in the rotation lately and in the bags most often in last month:

  • Sony A57
  • Sony 35mm f1.8
  • Sony 85mm f2.8
  • Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
  • Metz 50 AF-1 or Sony HVL-F20AM
  • Luma Loop sling strap
  • Sony 18-135mm f3.5-5.6
  • B+W UV MRC (010M) filters
  • Sandisk Extreme Pro 32GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 x2
  • Spare Sony NPFM500H battery
  • Old Minolta wired shutter release

Out of the regular rotation for the Sony but still around and called to duty as needed:

  • Sigma 18-250 DC OS HSM (needs firmware update for A57)
  • Minolta 70-210 f4 "beercan"
  • Minolta 50mm f1.7
  • Sony 18-55mm kit lens
  • Sony A33
  • Bescor LED-70 light
  • Opteka FB-20 Flash Bracket & IR remote control
  • Rode VideoMic
  • Manfrotto monopod & tripod

Much more Minolta gear since put out to pasture.

And that doesn't include the Canon gear...

 Jeadm's gear list:Jeadm's gear list
Sony a77 II Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm f/2.8 DX Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM +15 more
jmknights Veteran Member • Posts: 3,689
Re: What's in your bag?

When I leave for the racetrack I have  A700,A900,A77 bodies, 16-80Z,24-70z, 70-200 Sony 2.8, Sony 70-400. 56 & 58 flashes RX100, Nex5, Hi Def Handycam, xtra batteries, memory, rechargeble AA.... and it's heavy.

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Sony RX100 III Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Sony SLT-A77 +3 more
WMcCann Regular Member • Posts: 237
Re: What's in your bag?

Bag A:

Sony A77

24-70mm Zeiss

85mm Zeiss

135mm F2.8 STF


FVL-56 Flash

Haenel video microphone, lots of batteries, charger and memory cards

Sony RX100

Remote commander

Bag B:

135mm Zeiss

70-400mm G

18-255mm Sigma DT - for video

Minolta 5400 Flash

Minolta 100mm Macro

Minolta 50mm Macro (f1.4)

Sony 2X converter

More batteries

Sony electronic Double battery charger

on my wish list:

50mm Zeiss (when released)


24mm Zeiss.


Draek Senior Member • Posts: 2,028
Re: What's in your bag?

Sony A390 + Sony 55-200/4-5.6, plus Minolta 50/1.7 and Samsung EX-1 in my pockets; a bit of a pain with all the weight, and while the EX-1 isn't strictly necessary, everytime I've gone out with just the zoom or the prime I've ended up missing the other. Still, I should really upgrade my camera bag to something a bit larger, I think

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Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR Samsung TL500 Canon PowerShot A1200 Sony Alpha DSLR-A390
Cesman Regular Member • Posts: 151
Re: What's in your bag?

I don't post much, but I read the post everyday on my lunchtime. (Pic by DSC-H55)

Here my everyday carry on weapon. I use to have the A700, it's been replaced by this more potent weapon.

rickztahone Contributing Member • Posts: 527
Re: What's in your bag?

Muktuq wrote:

Yay for show and tell.

Sony A65 with Sony 16-50

Sony A99 with Tamron 28-75

Sony 70-400

Sony 50 f1.4

Tamron 90 f2.8

Tamron 70-200 f2.8

Sony 58 flash

Various filters and accessories

Not shown in the photo are the Sony 18-55, Sony 75-300, and Sony 50 f1.8 are seldom used.

What kind of backpack is that? I would really like one to hold my 70400 plus a tripod inside of the backpack instead of the outside.

Thx for your time.

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Sony SLT-A55 Sony SLT-A77 Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony Alpha a99 Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G +19 more
justharry Regular Member • Posts: 370
Re: What's in your bag?

justharry wrote:

A77, 35mm 1.8, 18-135mm, B&W UV filters on both lenses, Zeikos Remote (cheap but works well). Bags are Tamrac, one conventional and one backpack style.

... and now a SAL 16-50mm as well.

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Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Canon PowerShot G9 Sony SLT-A77 Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD +2 more
lakensea Contributing Member • Posts: 607
Re: What's in your bag?

In my M-Rock Arches Sling/backpack:


Tamron 28-75

Tamron 18-270

Sigma 50-150

Sony 16-50

Sony 18-135

Sony 50 1.8

Sony 43 flash

Spare batteries, cards

Neck strap & sling strap

13" laptop


and more....

Easy access on this side for camera

Easy access to three lenses from the other side

Lower outside pocket with business cards, place for phone, keys, etc, tethered rain pouch.

Spare batteries & chargers go here in the outer upper compartment

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Gary C.

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Sony a6000 Sony a77 II Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM Sigma 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM +12 more
Kappels Contributing Member • Posts: 796
Re: What's in your bag?

I think there are two different questions that one could answer:

1) what is in your bag in the sense "what do you own"

2) what are you actually taking with you when you go out.

The answer to number 2 is for me the more interesting one as I try to get away with as little as I possibly can. I own tons of lenses and accessories, but these days I try and travel light. You can check out some of my gear list by clicking my name.

So: I am at the moment at the airport and in my bag there is just the A77 with 16-50mm f2.8 lens and a rocket blower, plus lens pen. No flash, no extra lenses nor any of my other cameras including the A99.

For me personally travelling light is quite liberating. There is no need to debate which lens to use for what. I know that on this trip there is no sports nor macro photography. Therefore no long lenses or macro lenses needed. The remaining type of photography can be dealt with by using my two feet...

As I photograph extensively in my own studio I find it a nice challenge to try and shoot with available light, so no flash this time. As said before, taking too much gear means for me quite regularly missing opportunities as i concentrate too much on "how" to photograph something instead of on what to photograph at the right moment.


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Canon PowerShot G10 Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Sony Alpha NEX-5 Sony SLT-A77 Sony Alpha a99 +21 more
atclen Regular Member • Posts: 151
Re: What's in your bag?

In my bags (3)

a55 with grip

18-55mm kit lens

55-200mm DT SAM

Carry Speed LCD viewfinder adapter

Zoom H1 Audio recorder

a77 w/ grip

18-135mm sony

55-300mm sony

Tamron 500mm adaptall lens

Tamron 28-200 (71A) adartall Lens

Tair-3S 300mm lens

Minolta 35-70 f4

Minolta 50mm f1.7

Zenit 58mm f1.2

Viltrox DC-50 5" HD LCD HDMI w/hood

Viltrox Speedlite JY620 flash

Viltrox FC-7SN Flash adapter


Samsung 10.1 Note

"EXTRA- Battery's and Quick chargers

Tripod, M-pole, Glide cam, and Shoulder mount w/Matte Box

Kodak M1093 IS

Audio gear

Head phones

Viltrox LED Video light

Viltrox LED Macro Ring flash

still growing, always looking, and going to start buying some prime lens

Maybe a Zeiss or two soon.

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Samsung NX1 Samsung NX500 Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake Samsung NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Samsung NX 20mm F2.8 Pancake +12 more
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