Friday, June 6, 2008

Introducing a new guest blogger - David

To help keep new information flowing onto this blog when I'm too busy to write anything, I've decided to invite other experts that I trust to occasionally write an article about a topic where they can share their real world lessons. To that end, I begin by introducing you to the first such author - my friend David. David prefers that I not mention his last name for privacy reasons, but you can see from the list below of what is in his bag that he's got some great gear! If you think you've got some great gear, check out what is in his awesome bag:

Cameras

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II Canon EOS 1D Mark III Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Lenses

Canon EF 14mm F/2.8 L Canon Tilt Shift TS-E 24mm F/3.5 L Canon EF 35mm F/1.4 L USM Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 L USM Canon EF 85mm F/1.2 L USM Canon Tilt Shift TS-E 90mm F/2.8 Canon EF 180mm F/3.5 L Macro USM Canon EF 300mm F/2.8 L IS USM Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8 L USM Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0 L IS USM Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS USM Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5 - 5.6 L IS USM Canon EF 1.4x II Extender Canon EF 25 II Extension Tube Lensbaby 3G

Filters

B+W 77mm UV Haze MRC (x3) B+W 77mm UV Haze MRC Slim B+W 77mm ND 3.0 Neutral Density Filter B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer MRC B+W 72mm UV Haze MRC (x3) B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer MRC B+W 58mm UV Haze MRC B+W 37mm ND 3.0 Neutral Density Filter (x2) B+W 37mm ND 1.8 Neutral Density Filter Cokin Z-Pro Filter Holder Cokin 77mm Z-Pro Adapter Ring Cokin 72mm Z-Pro Adapter Ring Tiffen 4x4 .3 ND Filter Tiffen 4x4 .6 ND Filter Tiffen 4x4 .9 ND Filter Tiffen 4x4 .6 Graduated Soft ND Filter Tiffen 4x4 .9 Graduated Soft ND Filter Singh-Ray 77mm Thin Mount Vari-ND Filter Singh-Ray 77mm Vari-ND Filter Singh-Ray 77mm Thin Mount Mor-Slo ND 5 Stop Filter Singh-Ray 77mm Gold-n-Blue Polarizer Singh-Ray 4x6 ND-3 Reverse Grad Filter

Support

Gitzo Carbon Fiber GM2540 Monopod Bogen/Manfrotto 3232 Swivel Head Gitzo GT3530LSV 6x CF Systematic Tripod RRS BH-55 Ballhead RRS B2 LR II Level Release Clamp RRS B2-Pro Knob Clamo RRS B57L Camera Mount L Plate RRS B1DMkIII-L Camera Mount Plate (x2) RRS L84 Lens Mount Plate (x3) RRS B61 Lens Mount Plate RRS MPR-1 Multi-Purpose Rail RRS MPR-CL Multi-Purpose Rail with Clamp RRS MPR-CL II Multi-Purpose Rail with Clamp RRS B87-B Flash Bracket RRS B87-FM Spare Flash Mount RRS PCL-1 Panning Clamp RRS PCL-DVTL Dovetail Adapter for PCL-1 RRS B150-B Macro Focusing Rail (x2)

Bags

Lowepro Pro Trekker AW II Lowepro Magnum AW Lowepro Stealth Reporter 300 AW Lowerpro Transporter Camera Strap (x2) Lowerpro Shoulder Harness Lowerpro Deluxe Waistbelt #13 Lowepro Lens Case 5 Lowepro Lens Case 3 Lowepro Lens Case 1 (x3) Lowepro Lens Case 1W Lowepro Bottle Bag Lowepro Stealth Reporter 500 AW Pelican 1604 Watertight Hard Case with Padded Dividers (Orange) Pelican 1604 Watertight Hard Case with Padded Dividers (Black) Pelican 1609 Photo Lid Organizer Pelican 1644 Wheeled Hard Transport Case with Padded Dividers (Black)

Flashes

Canon Speedlite ST-E2 Canon Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3 Canon Speedlite 580EX II Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Canon Speedlite 550EX Canon Off Camera Shoe Cord OC-E2

Studio

Pocket-Wizard Plus II Transceiver (x4) Pocket-Wizard CM-T3-P Pre-Trigger Motor Sekonic L-758DR Flash Meter Sekonic Exposure Profile Target Bogen/Manfrotto Complete AutoPole Expan Kit Bogen/Manfrotto Stand Bases for Auto Poles Bogen/Manfrotto 420B Convertible Boom Stand Impact Multiboom Light Stand & Reflector Holder (x2) Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible 42" Circular Reflector Disc Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible 42x72" Oval Reflector Disc Bogen/Manfrotto 3086 Aluminum Light Stand AlienBees AB800 Strobe AlienBees AB800 Strobe AlienBees AB800 Strobe AlienBees AB1600 Strobe AlienBees Vagabond I Portable Power System AlienBees Vagabond II Portable Power System AlienBees SB2436 Medium Softbox AlienBees SB3060 Giant Softbox AlienBees OB35 Medium Octabox AlienBees LMBD4 Barndoors (x2) AlienBees UMF (x2) LiteMod Unit Mainframe AlienBees HG4X Honeycomb Grids(10, 20, 30, 40) AlienBees GELH 6 Gel Holders AlienBees CF20 Set of 20 Gels AlienBees ND6 Set of 6 Neutral Density Filters AlienBees LS1100 Backlight Stand (x2) AlienBees LS3900 13' Heavy Duty Light Stand (x2)

Other

AquaTech SS-Zoom Sport Shield AquaTech SS-200 Sport Shield AquaTech Lens Cap Shield (x2) Canon Angle Finder C Canon RS-80N3 Remote Switch Canon TC-80N3 Timerr Remote Controller Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery Canon LP-E4 Lithium-Ion Batter (x2) Pelican Recoil 2410 LED Submersible Flashlight Pelican 2630 1W LED HeadsUp Flashlight Surefire L4 Digital Lumamax LED Flashlight Domke PhoTOGS Vest AquaTech Waterproof Jacket Marmot Waterproof Rainpants REI Expoler Hat Korkers Streamborn Wading Boots Korkers Studded Felt Soles Caddis Breathable Chest Waders

Whew, after that it makes my bag seem a bit inferior!

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

with that much gear to carry around how does he ever get to take any pictures? He must have his back in permanent traction :-)

Ron Martinsen said...

No, he doesn't but maybe that explains why he has so many bags. :-)