Monday, January 17, 2011

What's in my bag (Updated: Sept 16, 2012)

Here’s much of what I own/ use regularly as well as a little history of some things I used in the past.

Cameras (B&H Link)

See my Which DSLR Should I Buy? article for more camera advice.

Sold or Stolen
  • Canon 5D Mark II – paid for itself many, many times over
  • Canon 1D Mark III – A lemon and headache until replaced just after the 1D Mark IV was announced. Final copy was good, but the IV blew it away.
  • Canon Rebel XTi w/ BG-E3 BATTERY GRIP (my primary camera until November 6, 2007)  - Sold 12/08
  • Several G series cameras
  • Sony DSC-S75 (stolen - best point & shoot I've ever owned)
  • Sony DSC-H1 (ex-wife kept it - never liked it anyway :-))
  • Canon 40D (I still think this is the best xxD series camera Canon has ever made)

Canon Lenses (B&H Link)

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

I don’t use non-OEM lenses

Had but no more

See my Which Lens Should I Buy? article for lens advice.



Hoods (excluding ones included with L lenses)


Had but sold

Camera Bags

Too many to list – See this article for my Think Tank Photo bag reviews.

I also have these also :


  • Canon 600EX-RT (1) – Best flash Canon has ever made
  • Canon 580EX II (Qty: 2) – Love em, but the radio built into the RT is awesome
  • Canon ST-E3 – it’s worth it!
  • Canon OFF-CAMERA SHOE CORD – a must if you use a flash bracket
  • Canon CP-E4 Battery Pack – Waited years to get this, but regretted wait so long. If you shoot events you’ve gotta have this – no more waiting for the flash or black frames where the flash didn’t fire.
Had but sold


Stop wasting your money and read On-Camera Flash Techniques instead. It is the miracle book that teaches you how to use your flash properly – even without diffusers.

Had but sold


Tons! See the right side of the blog for the books I’ve reviewed, most of which I still own. In addition to those, I have but haven’t reviewed these books:


Plus see my list to the right of software reviewed as well as my What Plug-Ins Should I Buy? article.

Printers (B&H Digital Darkroom Link)

See my printing series for more info about printing, but I also have both of these printers in my studio:


See my Ron’s Studio Lighting Gear List for a partial list of what I have for my studio light setup, and see here most of what I have as part of my strobist studio kit. In addition to that I have the following (and more – lost track):


This is by no means a complete list, but it’s a start:

and much, much more


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