A few things I keep getting asked is what do I have in my bag, what bits do you recommend, what works best for this or that. So I have created this what’s in my bag page for you all. I have placed a hyperlink for you to get the items from a reputable retailer so you know you are getting genuine stock.
So what is in the bag?
1 - Lowepro Whistler 450 BP AW II Backpack. This is by far the comfiest camera bag I have used. As you can see from it gets covered in mud and all sorts, It just washes off, it is also extremely weather resistant and stands up to being knocked about
5 - Screwgate Carabiner. This is my lucky carabiner, I had a big fall on it when climbing in Scotland, so I have always kept a hold of it. I hang my bag of my tripod via a bit of paracord, great when on muddy terrain to keep it clean or when it is really windy to weigh down the camera bag.
6 - 3 LEGGED THING EQUINOX ALBERT CARBON FIBRE TRIPOD SYSTEM & AIRHED 360. Compact, lightweight and as sturdy as a tripod comes. I use this one just as often as the other tripod, the best selling feature for this is the size of it plus the ball head makes it far more compact, the ball head is also the smoothest one I have even used and has a built-in pano feature in it as well.
8 - Lens cleaning fluid and cloth. Self-explanatory. But the cloth is a chamois type so it absorbs any moister of the filter or lens as I am often out in the cold so need to be able to get the glass nice and clean
10 - Formatt Hitech 100mm Aluminium filter holder. This is for allowing me to use my filters on the camera, it takes the 100mnm wide glass type and has a 105mm polarising filter adapter ring on the front. I have used this for years and it is still like new, so I refuse to stop using it. It is big and chunky, so great when working with gloves on.
11 - https://www.formatt-hitech.com/hardware/wide-angle-adapter-for-100mm-aluminium-holderFormatt Hitech 100mm adapter rings. These are to use with the filter holder and I have them in the sizes for all my lens, 62, 67, 72 and 77mm. They are all the wide angle version to eliminate any vignette.
12 - Basic amazon Speedlight with no TTL. I shoot flash manually and my gear if not weatherproof gets trashed, so I opted for this light for around £60 and it has lasted very well. Great for the odd event I shoot or for illuminating landscapes
13 - Spare batteries for the torch.
15 - Dry Sacks. Really handy for keeping those important electrics dry, plus the larger red ones fits my camera, so handy for keeping it dry and not having to pack away if it is torrential short showers
18 - A few of my business cards
21 - Lens caps for all my lens
23 - First aid kit, with icepacks and bandages and space blankets, its more geared up for being outdoors than an office one due to the normal environment I am in and running workshops.
33 - Length of Paracord. I always carry this its handy for many things, new lace, tying down tripods, or whatever you need.
36 - Filter Holder Pouch.