View Full Version : What you have in your camera bag?

S.C. Vermillion
10-24-2003, 04:26 AM
Me of course my Olympus IS 50 QD camera, extra batteries, several types of film, and my camera operating manual. I don't have a lense cleaning kit as of yet but when I do get one it will be onboard. Anyone know of a good type or kind that I should get?


E.M. Bell
10-24-2003, 04:53 AM
well..lets see..

Cannon A2 body (main camera)
Cannon EOS rebel G (back up)

Cannon ultrasonic 75-300
Cannon ultrasonic 28-80
Cannon 14--35

Two flash bodies (rarely iused)
extra camera batts
Spare GE MPA radio
spare radio batteries
antenna adapters
small screw driver set
big bag of film
Grey card
various filters and holders
various timetables, depends on where I am going
trash bags and sandwhich bags (for those wet or snowy days)
a couple of crew packs...the TP in them is a must :)
radio freg sheet
loco rosters
a back up can (or two) of Copenhagen
hand cleaner

and aother assorted crap as needed...weighs about 35 pounds :)

Lord Vader
10-24-2003, 09:19 AM
Nikon FM-2's
Ammo (film)
Cable release
Note book
Film canister containing Ibuprofen, Sudafed, and Benadryl
Film canister containing "emergency coinage"
Camera cleaning supplies

10-24-2003, 11:55 AM
this is embarassing....

Fuji Finepix 40i
2 extra batteries

that's it :P

10-24-2003, 03:58 PM
Looks something like this in my large and heavy F64 bag:

Canon 10D & Manual
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS and Lens Hood
Canon 1.4X Extender
Canon Powershot G2
Extra Canon Battery (works in both cameras)
Battery Charger and DC Plug (for charging Canon batteries on the fly)
Radio Shack 300-channel Scanner & Manual
Olympus Digital Voice Recorder & Manual
Rechargeable Batteries for Scanner and Recorder
Assortment of CF Memory Cards (32MB, 100MB, 256MB, 512MB......)
Lens Pen
Zeiss Lens Cleaning Wipes
Lens Cleaning Kit with Fluid (Eclipse from Photographic Solutions)

The next additions will be more lenses, lenses and lenses!

Chris Starnes
10-24-2003, 04:02 PM
Canon D60 DSLR + BG-ED3 Battery Grip

Canon 75-300 Image Stablization, USM
Sigma 17-35, f2.8
Sigma 28-105, f2.8
Sigma 400, f5.6 (rarely used)

2 256mb CF Cards
1 128mb CF Cards
Cleaning kit

When did you get the 14-35?


E.M. Bell
10-24-2003, 04:23 PM
When did you get the 14-35?

About 4 weeks ago, although it kills me to admit it :)

10-27-2003, 02:56 PM
Hmmmm, typical contents of my camera bag are:

Canon EOS Elan 7 & Battery Grip

Canon 28-135mm Image Stabilized USM
Tamron 70-300mm

Various. Typically - Fuji Provia 100 & 400, Agfa Scala, Kodachrome 64, Kodak B&W (the C-41 stuff - not bad) and a roll or two of Fuji print film

Other Stuff:
Tiffen filters (Sky 1A, Circ Polarizer, Yellow #8 for B&W)
Sunpak flash
AA Batteries (for camera & flash)
Remote shutter release
Lens tissue

That's about it. Sometimes I'll bring my old Minolta XE-5 along for the ride...


Chris Kilroy
10-27-2003, 04:46 PM
I don't own a camera bag... :roll:

10-28-2003, 01:30 PM
Always varies based on the trip, but recently I've been carrying the following...

Nikon N80
Nikon FM-10
24mm f/2.8D Nikkor
35-105mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF Zoom-Nikkor
50mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor
70-210mm f/4-5.6 AF Zoom-Nikkor
200mm f/4 AI Nikkor
52mm red, yellow, and circular polarizer filters
Assortment of Velvia 50, Provia 100F, and T-Max 400
Lens cleaning cloth and blower brush
52mm rubber lens hood
Nikon AR-3 locking cable release
Extra 123 and LR44 batteries

11-26-2003, 01:28 PM
Camera Bag:
Sony F-717
1gb memory sticks (4 x 256)
telephoto lens adapter seldom used
wide angle lens adapter used fairly often
lens pen x2
2 lion battery packs
8 nimh batteries
two battery chargers
2 packs cigarettes
2 lighters
2 infrared flashes
one standard flash unit
one Mini-Mag Light with filters
extra lens covers and hood
wired remote
Handspring Treo w cell, www, sms
Emergency Rx's and OTC nostrums
Assorted Filters
Yaesu scanner
Apple iPod w 2 sets Sony earphones, one noise canceling

Day pack:
Tablet PC w DeLorme, MS Office, Photoshop, WIFI, etc
spare tablet battery
400 watt power inverter
GPS module
card reader
CD-R drive
more tobacco
lots of cables
portable document scanner
portable printer (Why promise to send someone a copy? Make it on the spot!)

3 800ws strobes with stands etc
2 cans fix a flat
8 amp 2000 watt USB
surge protecter
maps maps maps
many bottles of Odwalla carrot juice
many more bottles of Starbucks Frappuccino
one KC, picture taking buddy
even more tobacco (I'm not hooked really!)
6v flashlight
2 minimags
First Aid Kit
Monfrotto/Bogen tripod
Relm/RE scanner
books, zines etc
rain jacket
7 million empty 7-11 coffee cups

11-26-2003, 02:22 PM
I use a Hakuba LensPen. They're about 10 bucks at B&H Photovideo. A way cool, handy dandy, gizmo for your goody bag!

11-26-2003, 02:44 PM
In my bag I have 2 Olympus digitals, a C2100uz and an E20n.
The 2100 has a 10x optical zoom and a stabilizer, which makes it ideal for long shots as it has a 35mm equivalent focal length of right at 500mm.
The E20 is a 5 megapixel jobber and very quick on the trigger. It uses two film cards; Compact Flash (which I keep loaded with 256 megs), and Smart Media (which I keep loaded with 128 megs). This combo gives me 98 high res. shots in the E20 before I have to re-load.
I carry 2 extra sets of NiMH batteries, an in-car battery charger, spare lens cards, a "rice bag" (this is my own device that I use for a tripod when the area is not conducive for a real pod), and a self'designed panorama adapter for the E20. I mount it between the camera and the tripod putting the Nodal Point of the lens directly over the pivot point of the tripod. This eliminates parallax shift when doing panoramas.
There are also polarizing filters for both cameras, and of course the Handy Dandy Hakuba LensPen.

11-26-2003, 02:56 PM
If only allowed one accessory, it would be a Lens Pen.

11-27-2003, 03:16 AM
Camera Bag:

Canon EOS D30 with 18-55mm lens
Canon Powershot A100 (Backup)
Canon EOS IX Lite (shares lens with D30)
Extra Batteries for the above
Couple rolls of APS film
Body Caps
current NS Virginia and Piedmont Div. Employee Timetables

Railfan "Kit":

Motorola GP68
Spare GP68 Battery
Motorola Saber (backup)
Spare Saber Battery
Cooler w/Pepsi and Dr. Pepper

Bryan Jones
12-01-2003, 05:09 AM
My bag contains:

Canon Elan 7E body w/grip
Canon EOS D30 digital body with BG-ED3 grip

Tamron 19-35mm F3.5-4.5
Canon 28-90 F3.5-4.5 USM
Canon 28-135 F3.5-5.6 Image Stabilized USM
Canon 75-300 F4-5.6
Canon 100-400L F4.5-5.6 Image Stabilized USM

plenty of Fuji Provia 100F film
ocassional Provia 400F or other films
2 512mb compact flash cards
3 or 4 16mb "emergency" flash cards
extra camera batteries
lens cleaning cloth
camera manuals lens caps
UV filters

Sometimes I also have a Nikon Coolpix 3100 digital that I use if I need a quick shot without all the weight of the D30.

Also keep an extra set of keys to my truck in the bag. Hopefully I will never need them!

Bryan Jones

12-01-2003, 06:28 PM
Well my list is short:

- My camera (Canon Powershot A70)
- An extra set of batteries
- USB cable

and sometimes an extra CF-Card
that's about it

12-01-2003, 08:23 PM
Well my list is short:

- My camera (Canon Powershot A70)
- An extra set of batteries
- USB cable

and sometimes an extra CF-Card
that's about it

Same as mine! :D

12-02-2003, 10:56 AM
Still camera bag:
Nikon D1 DSLR
Nikkor 50
Nikkor 18-34
Nikkor 28-200
Nikkor 80-200 2,8
Nikkor 80-400 im stab
extra battery for D1
extra IBM micro drive
lens cleaning supplies
assorted medication

video bag:
Sony miniDV
extra battery
extra mounting bracket for fluid head
ICOM IC-V8 2 m radio (used as scanner, no lic. yet)
cellphone for latest tips

camp chair
Gizzo tripod
fluid head
maps for VA, MD, PA, WV
7-11 eXtreme Gulp cup with drink (from home)
assorted cookies, crackers, trail mix
photo vest
AC inverter
trash bags
trash pick-up arm
suntan lotion
bug spray
BA Div CSX timetable
NS Piedmont timetable
orange hunting vest (to wear while on road bridge or put on a child railfan )
brush clearing tools

12-04-2003, 11:32 PM
Approx. 10 batteries

Not like the backpacks like everyone else carrys :lol:


Jonathan Guy
12-13-2003, 04:22 AM
I started years ago with a Canon AE-1P, 50mm, 28mm, 70-210mm, 75-300mm (lens being added a little at a time).

I traded the old FD gear on a used Elan 7E, 28-80mm and 75-300mm zooms.

Not long after, I also invested in a Nikon Coolpix3100 digital point and shoot camera. The Nikon was my test of the digital waters and most of my photos in the database, to this point, were taken with the little fellow.

After seeing the beautiful results Chris Starnes and several others have had with the Canon DSLRs I had to upgrade to the 10D. I've never looked back, in fact I just sold the Nikon to help finance another lens for the 10D.