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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.

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