So I said I was going to do a bag dump, with a little explanation.
I have several different kinds of 'kits', or variations on such, depending on the situation or the job.
I used to carry about 3-400 pounds of equipment that took 5+ trips to the truck to bring in and cart around. YUCK! The past few years have seen BIG changes in technology and cameras. I used to carry the Nikon pro cameras, with their lenses, and all the trimmings. Although I still love the Nikons, I have switched my pro use cameras to the Sony Alpha series. Presently I use the Sony A7II and the Sony A6000. INCREDIBLE cameras, but more of a review later...
Presenting; The common kit for almost any shoot....
ok, so heres the breakdown:
1 Wescott foldable mottled gray background and a 5in1 reflector
2 Heres an old bag that I keep 2 wescott light stands, 2 umbrellas, and one boom arm with swivel.
3 Manfrotto carbon fiber grottos tripod with manfrotto 3030 head
4 Camelback BFM (a little large but very versatile)
5 Ammo box, plastic is sooo much lighter and its all waterproof
6 Kitbest folding tablet stand... awesome for the ipad!
7 Toiletries. Ok, so heres the complete overnight kit(shave, deod, clippers... you dont really need to know it all...)
8 Nalgene water bottle... hydrate or die
9 Altura photo neutral density filter set for 67mm (3)
10 wall charger for sony batteries
11 Nitecore MT25 with lanyard and hairties. This is more powerful than some car headlights.
12 First aid kit. Random military surplus case, but a great basic need kit I put together.
13 Extra batteries for the flashes (LiOn)
14 Cool lens cleaning cloth
15 Charger for Flash batteries
16 Cliff bars (essential snack)
17 Petzel Tikka plus 2 headlamp. 2AAA batteries that last forever.
18 Boots... duh... I like the military waterproof steel toe. I hiked tuckermans in these and I can wear them anywhere.
19 Rouge snoot flash color filters
20 UST waterproof pill bottle with extra cash and Ibuprofen to kill the aches.
21 Money clip with drivers license, bank card in RFID blocker. Cash usually is in here too...
22 Fingernail clippers... always handy anywhere!
23 (2) Neewer TT850 flashes with godox reciever
24 Wacom Bamboo fine tip stylus... awesome on ipad
25 Zippo lighter... smoker or not, Indiana Jones carried one...
26 Metal globe map cigarette case with built in lighter ( ok just cool)
27 Stanley flip top flask... light and sturdy. (whiskey)
28 G-tech 1tb Gdrive EV atc... go anywhere waterproof superfast backups.
29 Gopro extended back and extended battery(for long time lapses and such)
30 AA batteries for godox wireless remote
31 Gopro hero 3 Black
32 Ipad mini 3 with Lifeproof Fre cover
33 Macbook air charger
34 Iphone6s and Hitcase bombproof waterproof case with lenses (supercool)
35 Casio Commando android backup phone (super ultra mega rugged)
36 Dive watch (cheap replacement for my broken luminox)
37 Paracord bracelet... Dad wears its match
38 Stands for flashes (ok, theres an old nikon one there too...)
39 Godox FT16s flash trigger
40 Sony 55-210 4.5-6.3. not a rocking fast lens but it does the trick well.
41 flip flops. Because.
42 Macbook Air with Speck case
43 Sony A7II with 27-70 f4 lens
44 Rogue Photographic Roguegrid2 3in1 snoot (love this thing)
45 (underneath) Neewer pro collapsable softbox to fit speedlight (love!)
45 Triple Aught Design OP-1 pouch with:
47 wet ones... necessity for a buffalo wing fan
48 Sony a6000 with 16-50 3.5-5.6 again, not a fast lens but works good
49 ditty bag with 5 batteries for both Sony cameras.
50 Rogue snoot grids to go with #44... and Rogue Flashbenders small speedlight reflector (love this too!)
51 juicebar 12000mAh usb charger. Yeah, 12000, this rocks
52 Promaster memory card holder box..
53 Wire cutters and wire strippers. You would be amazed at the uses...
54 Old foldable mini tripod.. Dad got this in Saigon in 1970... it rocks
55 Patagonia Mens Tiolet Jacket. This thing is incredible year round.
56 Xrite color checker passport. Recently fell in love with this tool.
57 A cheap tablet keyboard with the top fold cut off
58 Business card holder with cards
59 Moleskin notebook
60 Rite in the Rain pens and sharpies
61 Baofeng ham radio... yeah, I'ma licensed ham
62 Passport... you never know where you will end up!
Also not in the list is the obviouse PANTS and SHIRTS and hat and such..., but I always wear a military 'riggers belt' and carry the leatherman Charge TI. This leatherman is a bit expensive but I've been through them all and this one can really take it and get the job done! With this kit I can do just about any kind of shoot, travel, stay comfortable and live nicely out of the car, hotels, tents, etc.
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