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joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 4602 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
7 Sep 2011 - 1:36 PM


Just thought I'd post up a quick hello, and see where people are from, and also (inspired by some photos I saw recently) ask: What's in your bag?

Canon Powershot S95,
Laptop (11inch)
Power cable / charger for Canon
Memory cards
Retro cars magazine
A bag of percy pig sweets, and a kitkat

And I'm based in Sheffield Smile


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Pete Site Moderator 1318447 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2011 - 1:47 PM

I change the contents regularly depending on where I'm going but this is my main essentials

Pentax K-5
100mm macro
12-24mm zoom
16-45mm zoom
Piece of care windscreen cool /shader (cut to make a reflector)
Ikea shopping bag (cut to make a thing top lay / kneel on)
SD card case with six cards
Spare battery
Pen (but stupidly - no paper)
Reading Glasses
Joby Gorillatorch
Scissors (Thanks Janet (Chase) )
Lee Big Stopper
Lee ND Grad

I'm in Worksop

Philo e2 Member 472 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2011 - 1:47 PM

I am based in Leeds but currently working in Barnsley and North Sheffield.

My little bags contains just a few items:
Nikon D90
50mm f/1.8D
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Micro fibre cloth

More kit required!


JJGEE  96319 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2011 - 1:56 PM

Based upon what josh listed this looks more like a briefcase / handbag type question than a camera bag

Generally it would be a diary, pen, roll up waterproof jacket type thing, maps if I am going to another office somewhere for a day trip.
Not much else really, perhaps for going home I would also have newspaper, magazine bought at lunchtime.

Last Modified By JJGEE at 7 Sep 2011 - 1:58 PM
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 4602 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
7 Sep 2011 - 2:12 PM

I use the one bag for everything. More cameras if I have them, clothes if I'm staying somewhere, but basically whatever bag you take with you.

bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2011 - 2:31 PM

Retford, North Nottinghamshire.

Nikon D200
Nikon D50
Video camera (you never know)
Sigma 150 EX Macro
Sigma 28-300 DG Zoom
Nikkor 18-55
Sigma 10-20 EX
121 Grad filter
120 Grad filter
Filter holder
SB 600 Speedlight
Home made ring flash
Various cards
Spare batteries
Various clamps and clips
Cleaning cloth
No room for tripod so that gets carried seperatley!

Anything else anybody wants to give me, along with a bigger bag and stronger back!!!

7 Sep 2011 - 2:34 PM

Cambridge/Suffolk/Essex border

I too change the contents according to the type of shoot I'm involed in, but generally it's :

Canon 5D body
Sigma 20mm EX f1.8
Canon 85mm f1.8
Canon 17-40 L f4
Canon 24-105 L f4
Canon 70-200 L f2.8
Canon 100-400 L f4
Various filters
Mini tripod
Cleaning cloth
Mini torch
'Fippin' loud whistle
Business cards
Pen/pencil & notebook
Remote switch
Canon Fashgun
Spirit level (Need one as blind in one eye)
Spare batteries
Spare CF cards
Large camera adapted Bulldog clamp.
Canon Compact camera
3 ft of tough kite string. (For tying back or pulling foliage into the shot.)
one large black bin liner. (To place over 'camera/tripod' setup for when it starts to rain. Saves putting away and setting up again.)
Mobile phone
Chamios leather. (To place over long lens and camera in light rain.)
one or two bars of 'Green & Blacks' chocolate. (If you haven't tried it......)
Large box of Tictacs.

This is normally carried or should I say pulled long in a large plastic tool box on wheels with handle as this is easier to move around and doubles up as a temporary seat or to stand on to gain a little height.

.........................and if it's a wedding, I'll carry a large amount! Wink

Last Modified By User_Removed at 7 Sep 2011 - 2:42 PM
TTT  12559 forum posts Germany
7 Sep 2011 - 3:15 PM

Based in Vilnius, and my Crumpler is always with me when out and about...
Leica M8 + spare batt
21mm VM
35mm Summicron
Canon G12 + spare batt
notepad & pen
flashlight (Torch)
microfibre cloth
Umbrella (weathers nice but unpredictable)
and sometimes my ipad

RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2011 - 3:19 PM


Nikon D7000
Nikon Dx 18-200mm.
UV Filter
Lens hood
Lee filter holder and 0.6 ND Grad.
Circular polariser.
Spare batteries.
6 X 4GB SD cards.
Lens cloth.
Notebook and pen.
Polythene sheet to kneel on.
Billingham bag.

Nikon D700
Nikon 24-120mm.
Sigma 28-300mm.
UV Filter.
Lens hood.
CF cards.

Canon PowerShot G9.

Most often if walking from home I just set off with the D7000 over my shoulder, Lee filter and polariser in my pocket and a lens cleaning cloth.
If setting out by car, everything goes in the boot and on reaching a destination I decide what and what not to carry.


Last Modified By RonnieAG at 7 Sep 2011 - 3:20 PM

Nothing much in my camera bag really, at least compared to all the above!

Canon Powershot SX20 IS bridge camera
Lens cloth
Three spare memory cards (two of which are only low memory!)
Four spare (re-charged) AA batteries
Two girlie keyrings hanging from the strap!
(I wonder how I even manage to get a shot sometimes!)

My tripod is carried separately.

I won't go into what I carry in my everyday handbag though!!

I live between Sunderland and Durham, in North East England.


JackAllTog e2 Member 53649 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2011 - 3:33 PM

Staines, nr Heathrow.

In my daily tesco rucksack (today)
Notebook, pen & email contact cards.
Foldup Umbrella & Tictacks,
Another Bag - a lowpro top loader
Canon 60D, 24-105mm lens, 50mm f1.8lens
Canon speedlite 430exii, spare batteries, radio trigger, flash shoe stand, gorillapod.
2 Lens cloths, 2 spare cards and 2 spare batteries.
30cm square cheap softbox.
and a book for reading.

Last Modified By JackAllTog at 7 Sep 2011 - 3:34 PM
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2011 - 4:46 PM

East Kilbride, near Glasgow

Canon EOS7D
Canon 20-22
Canon 24-105L
Canon 100-400L
Canon 100 Macro
Canon 1.4 Extender
Cable switch
Spare batteries
12" reflector
foam pad (for sitting on)
Spare cards
Lens cloths
Metz Flashgun
Off-camera cable
off-camera bracket
Diffuser hood

Tripod generally goes everywhere with me too.


Live in Lake District at weekends.

Work in Aberdeen through week.

...travel home via Glen Coe, Skye or Torridon or at a real push Assynt.

In my Lowpro AW Rover
D300, ageing now, like me.
Sig 17-70, bit rattly now but workhorse lens.
Sig 10-20, bit of a novelty lens now and not much use, good ballast for bag.
Sig 70-200, knackered focus motor (can't be arsed to fix, or afford), even better ballast.!!
Lee filter holder + 2 adapters
Various Lee and Hitech ND grads, all scratched.
Heliopan Polariser, way too expensive to scratch, consequently treated better than my wife and kids..
Spare battery, kept charged but don't think I've ever used it.
Spare card.
Cable release, finally a proper Nikon one after half a dozen cheap, crap Honk kong ones.
Spirit level, handy if I need to build a wall when up a mountain.
Kitchen roll, I dribble often.
Micro fibre cloth, useful when all kitchen roll is used up from dribbling.
Thin gloves, midge protection.
Silly hat with a net, midge protection.
Ganzie, midge protection.
Flask of coffee, I sit around a lot.
Cheese and jam sarnies, I've just reaquainted myself with childhood food and its great.
Bloody way too heavy tripod, lust after carbon fibre.

adrian_w e2 Member 73355 forum postsadrian_w vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2011 - 6:59 PM

Quote: Live in Lake District at weekends.

Work in Aberdeen through week.

...travel home via Glen Coe, Skye or Torridon or at a real push Assynt.

Aberdeen to Lake District via Skye?? How about a sat nav? Wink

7 Sep 2011 - 7:55 PM

Lol. I was just thinking the same thing? What about via Paris? Surely that's got to be on the way?

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