What’s in my bags?

 

 
 

I'm a firm believer that gear does not define the photographer. The best camera in the world is the camera you currently have with you. Nowadays that’s usually a smartphone, and a smartphone photo is infinitely better than no photo at all!

 

On the other hand, having the right gear for the job helps immensely. My mantra is to only carry necessities to do the job. Everything else is just clutter. So my gear cycles through my bags depending on the travel and subject.

 
 

 
 

Compact

  • Canon EOS M5

  • Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

  • Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

  • Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM

  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

  • Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

  • Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

 

Full-Frame

  • Canon EOS R

  • Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

  • Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM

  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

 
 

 
 

Analog

  • Canon EOS-1v HS 35mm

  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

  • Nikon F3

  • Nikon NIKKOR 24mm 1:2.8

  • Polaroid OneStep

 

Film

  • Kodak Professional T-Max 400

  • Kodak Professional BW400CN

  • Kodak UltraMax 400

 
 

 
 

Lighting

  • (Multiple) Canon Speedlite 580EX II

  • (Multiple) Manfrotto 175F-1 Justin Clamp with Cold Flash Shoe

  • (Multiple) Giottos LC 244 Air Cushioned Light Stand

  • (Multiple) White Lightning Light Stand

  • Miscellaneous 3/8" and 1/4" adapters, studs, spigots, and washers

Hardware

  • MacBook Air 11"

  • MacBook Pro 17”

  • iPhone 6 Plus

  • iPhone 7 Plus

  • iPhone 8

Camera Bags and Cases

  • Lowepro Flipside 400 AW II

  • Lowepro Photo Sport 30L AW

  • Lowepro Fastpack 350

  • Lowepro CompuDaypack

  • Lowepro Nova Sport 35L AW

  • Lowepro Stealth Reporter 650AW

  • Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW

  • Lowepro Pro Roller x200

  • Zero Halliburton Reg Z

Travel Bags

  • eBags EXO 2.0 Hardside 24" Spinner

  • eBags EXO 2.0 Hardside Spinner Carry-On

  • eBags Mother Lode eTech Mini 21" Wheeled Duffel

  • eBags Mother Lode eTech Junior 25" Wheeled Duffel

  • eBags Mother Lode Downloader Laptop Backpack

Survival

  • Light My Fire Titanium Spork

  • Bottle Opener

  • Leatherman Wave

  • Gerber Compact Sport Multi Tool and Paraframe

  • CRKT Mirage Grey Ghost