WHATS IN MY CAMERA BAG

One of the questions I get asked most often is, “What do you shoot with?”

I can consistently pick out improvements that I should have made in my own work; sharpness, focus, composition, printing and all the other important properties that form a truly breathtaking image. I’m easily my own worst critic, constantly looking for ways to improve, learn and push myself creatively! If I’m not progressing photographically then I have become stagnant. With that being said, I don’t believe that the cameras and lenses you own makes you any better of a photographer and I’m a firm believer in improving skill over improving equipment (see FACEBOOK POST below)…YET, printing this size, I have found the limitations of my gear and sensors,  now I have come to the stage I must begin progressing my equipment as well. A lot of different options have arose and the universe works mysteriously! The joy comes from allowing it. Until then I shoot Canon and the following is my gear list.

DAKINE RELOAD 30L PHOTO BACKPACK
  • Vertical board carry straps
  • Photo specific main compartment
  • Padded laptop sleeve
  • Fits most 17″ laptops
  • Tripod carry
  • Multiple internal pockets
  • Deployable rain cover
  • Padded waist belt
  • Adjustable sternum strap
  • Compression molded backpanel
  • Water Bottle pocket
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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CANON 5D MKii

“The EOS 5D Mark II has a stunning 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a vast ISO Range of 100-6400 (expandable to ISO L: 50, H1: 12800 and H2: 25600), plus EOS technologies like Auto Lighting Optimizer and Peripheral Illumination Correction. It supports Live View shooting, Live View HD videos, and more. It can shoot up to 3.9 fps, has 9 AF points plus 6 AF assist points, a new 98% coverage viewfinder, a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) and a rugged build.”

TO LEARN MORE VISIT CANON

CANON EOS REBEL T3i

“The EOS Rebel T3i has an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor that captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range and offers more than enough resolution for big enlargements or crops. This first-class sensor features many of the same new technologies as used by professional Canon cameras to maximize each pixel’s light-gathering efficiency. Its APS-C size sensor creates an effective 1.6x field of view (compared to 35mm format). The Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor dramatically speeds up the entire EOS Rebel T3i DSLR’s camera operations for intuitive operation and offers improvements in both fine detail and natural color reproduction. It works in concert with the EOS Rebel T3i DSLR’s CMOS Image Sensor to achieve phenomenal levels of performance in nearly any situation.”

TO LEARN MORE VISIT CANON

Canon EF 17-40MM f/4L USM

“L-series ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that’s ideal for both film and digital SLRs. Superior optics are assured by the use of three Aspherical lens elements, in addition to a Super UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass element. Optical coatings are optimized for use with digital cameras. This lens focuses as close as 11 inches (0.28m), and offers both Canon’s full-time manual focus and a powerful ring-type USM for fast and silent AF. It has a constant f/4 maximum aperture, and offers the choice of screw-in 77mm filters or a holder in the rear of the lens for up to three gel filters. Finally, it offers weather-resistant construction similar to other high-end L-series lenses.”

TO LEARN MORE VISIT CANON

CANON SPEEDLITE 600EX II‑RT

“The Speedlite 600EX II-RT delivers impressive power, responsive performance and advanced, wireless communication for those who demand the very best in flash photography. Featuring improved continuous performance up to 2.0x* faster than its predecessor, the Speedlite 600EX II-RT performs at a phenomenal speed, and reliably at that – new Quick Flash settings and a flash-readiness indicator help ensure priority shutter operation, even when the flash isn’t fully recharged. It’s also built for fast, convenient use virtually anywhere for any situation, with improved combination button and dial controls, a refined dust- and water-resistant body and new accessories tailor-made for enhanced lighting effects. For speedy and comprehensive flash photography on the go, the Speedlite 600EX II-RT delivers portable, professional performance with ease.”

TO LEARN MORE VISIT CANON

CANON EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

“Standard lens featuring superb quality and portability. Two high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference. Crisp images with little flare are obtained even at the maximum aperture.”

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CANON SPEEDLITE TRANSMITTER ST‑E3‑RT
  • Facilitates Wireless Transmission
  • 5 Groups or 15 Individual Speedlites
  • Range Up to 98.4′
  • Makes Complex Lighting Setups Simple
  • Compact Design & Reliable Construction
  • Clearly Laid Out Information Panel
  • Buttons With Back Lighting

TO LEARN MORE VISIT CANON

Yes, Im missing a few things, like; a telephoto lens, tri-pod, filters, remotes and numerous other goodies. Thats because I break stuff to often and Im still waiting to find quality items and have the confidence to stand behind them.

If you have any suggestions or just want to join the conversation, comment below! If your interested in learning more about PARTNERING WITH US or just want to CONTACT us, we welcome it and always enjoy entertaining new ideas. Cheers!

Benjamin

About Benjamin

Im a USMC Veteran turned Adventurer, Explorer, Photographer and Writer. Come and explore with us! We look forward to seeing you out here.

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