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June 27, 2017
What's in my camera bag?
I currently shoot with a Nikon D610 DSLR, which is my first full frame DSLR. I have a MB-D14 battery grip to allow photos in portrait view, as well as, provide an extra battery for extended photo taking. I also have an L-bracket from Really Right Stuff (RRS) that I would highly recommend for mounting on a tripod in either landscape or portrait view. My tripod is a Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 carbon tripod equipped with a RRS B-40 ball head. I also use a Sirui carbon monopole with a RRS MH-01 LR head that I use on long hikes or sports photography as it is light and portable.
As for lenses, I have Nikon and Tamron lenses, including the Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8, Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8, and Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 VC lenses that are my primary lenses in my camera bag, including a Nikon TC-14E teleconverter. My primary camera bag is the medium Tenba shootout bag that provides sufficient room for my battery charger, SB-900, filters, and other assorted items. This bag is comfortable and convenient to travel with and fits in the overhead storage bins on airlines. I also have a Tenba roller camera bag that is useful in urban settlings and gives my back a break.
I have a Tamron SP 150-600mm ATX DI G2 f5/6.3 telephoto lens for extended reach in wildlife and sports photography. I have a trip planned for October 2017 to Byrce Canyon and I am excited to use my wide angle Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 VC lens. Please check back for an update on my trip and a review of the new Tamron wide angle lens.
Other lenses that I use include two (2) prime Nikon lens, the 35mm f2.0 and 50mm f1.4. For marco photography, I use a Sigma 105mm f2.8 lens. As mentioned, I usually carry an assortment of filters, including circular polarizing, neutral density, spilt neutral density and a 77 mm variable neutral density filters. Lastly, for flash photography I have both the SB-600 and SB-900 Nikon speedlites.