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Whats in My Bag: Social Media Coordinator GServo

by Gevon Servo on 01/24/2012

 

My Current Favorite bag, Tamrac Evolve 8

Well it’s the end of the year and I am looking at what I have and planning for the future. When Chris Gampat and Travis Lawton did their list, I started working on mine. For me this turned into a new year’s cleaning and reorganizing. It has been a quite a journey since I set out on my photography path. In this time, I have collected a good amount of gear. The funny thing about my kit is I do not havee a lens that cost over $300. My equipment is very low cost as compared to many people I know. However, it works for me. I am happy with everything I own. My gear has been an exercise in thriftiness and resourcefulness. Now I do not carry all of this stuff all the time, but it does rotate throughout the week depending on what I am shooting.

Cameras

Nikon D90, There are many out there like it, but this one is mine.

Update-

Sazabi- (Nikon D700 with Nikon MB-D10 Multi-Power Battery Grip)

I recently made the jump to full frame with the purchase of this camera. After saving my money I decided this was best for me. Why not the D800 you ask? Well its a great camera, but I was able to stretch my money a little more and Get lens and a grip for the D700.

Cambot (Nikon D90)

This is my camera there are many like it, but this one is mine. The D90, now replaced by the Nikon D7000, was the camera i chose after testing the Sigma SD14 and many other cameras as I was getting into DSLR photography. For me it was the best camera out there.

Kampfer (Nikon N2020/F-501)

For my foray into film, photography I chose something that I could use may current lenses with. It’s a great piece of gear. If you have read my post on film photography, you know its a great learning tool for me.

Zaku (Nikon EM 35mm SLR Film Camera)

This works in aperture priority mode at all times. Its light fast and fun.

Lenses

Nikon 40mm f/2.8 G DX Micro- My Favorite lens at the moment

Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f1.8D

I am shifting to doing more portraits and this is the perfect lens for that.

 Nikon 35mm f1.8G

The first lens I purchase after I bought the D90. Its ultra-versatile and can shoot everything from portraits to events. It is my second to favorite lens

Nikon 40mm f2.8G

My favorite lens now, like the 35 mm it can shoot almost anything, but it’s also a macros lens, one of my favorite forms of photography. There will be a review on this lens in the near future.

Nikon 50.0 mm f1.8D

On my D90 which has a crop sensor its 75mm. It is a brilliant lens for street walking and images created with the bokeh masters kit. On my N2020 it’s absolutely brilliant. The aperture ring is easily accessible if needed.

Nikon 50mm f1.8G

I use this for events and street photography. Reviewed not too long ago I really enjoy this lens.

Nikon 50mm f1.8 E

This is my manual 50mm artsy lens, I use it on the Nikon EM and for Photo meditation .

Nikon 28.0-80.0 mm f3.3-5.6

This lens was purchased used and is something I bought for product photography, but it turned into an excellent street photography lens.

Sigma 18.0-50.0 mm f2.8-4.5

I needed a landscape photography lens. Because I had a strict budget, I did not have many choices. When I bought this lens I was amazed by its quality. A proper review of this lens is coming

Nikon 105mm f2.5 Ai-S Manual Focus Lens

I used this for film photography and Photo meditation . Its all manual and a joy to use

Sigma 70-300 mm f4.0-5.6 DG Macro

I could not ask for a better low cost zoom lens. I like to use in for long distance street photography.

Tamron 28-200 mm f3.8-5.6

This is a used lens, I got on a whim, it is decent on my D90, but since it has a aperture ring, ill l be using it on the N2020 on my next long photo walk.

Tamron 28-105mm f2.8

Another lens I use for events , this lens has become one of my favorites.

Camera carrying gear

My Travlel Bag, Crumpler Haven L

 Tamrac Evolution 8

This is my favorite photography backpack and sling so far. It has a great rain cover, is light, and is exceptional for a long day of camerawork.

Crumpler Customary Barge

I did not even realize this was a photography bag when i purchased it. I needed a good pack for work. As a photography bag, though bulky, it has been fantastic. It holds a lot and is comfortable.

Crumpler Haven L

I Use this for travel along with a basic sling. Fitting nicely in a carry-on suitcase it will be with me regularly when i travel far.

Black Rapid RS-7

This has been my constant companion since i got it. A third hand it holds my camera better than any other strap I have ever had.

 Lighting and Stabilization

While not the newest flash, it works for me

Nikon SB600

My first flash, now replaced by the Nikon SB700, this flash has been very use full. It’s done everything i have ever asked of it.

Expodisk

Absolutely brilliant for light balance

Bokeh Masters kit

When I want to shape bokeh, I use this Item.

Rogue Grid

This item is great for product photography and food photography when you just want to get light just on the subject.

Gary Fong Puffer

For use with my popup flash when I do not have my SB600, it really softens the light when needed

Gary Fong Light Sphere

I use this in my product photography as well as for portraits.

Manfroto tripod legs

Their somewhat old, slightly heavy but great in windy weather.

Spirit / Bubble Level for Camera 

This little cube helps when shooting from the waist and in landscape photography.

Manfroto 3D junior head

I use this for landscape photography. I can get my tripod legs into interesting spots and with the spirit bubble level, get great shots

Monopod Tilt Head

For product photography, it’s simple and its works

An Ancient Gitzo Pan-tilt head

I have used this tripod head for video but it’s also great for macro

Ultrapod II

This is my desktop tripod, an accidental purchase that turned into a useful tool for my coffee photography. It’s nice to keep with me when I when I am out doing

Miscellaneous

Gaffers tape

Photography Duct tape. I generally carry this when I know I am traveling to a studio. It fixes  pretty much everything

Canned coffee

Coffee fuels my photography. However I am not always in area where i can get a good cup. I keep this in case of emergencies.

Bottle of water

On long photo walks, it is a necessity

A demitasse coffee cup

There are times when i see a coffee shot i just have to take and a paper cup just won’t cut it.

Mini multi tool

You never know when you need to cut something or, tighten something.

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