One of the things I love the most, is to see what other photographers are packing! This is my camera bag!

There are of course many variations to how i pack my camera bag – it all depends on the shoot I´m heading out for! Sometimes it calls for more flashes, lights, tripods, reflectors and stuff like that – but on a day to day basis – this is what I pack!

My camera bag with gear

My camera bag with gear

Keep it mind that packing light is gonna help you loads if you need to move around a lot. The best example would be if you´re going to travel a lot, or just go for a hike. Imagine how hard it is to climb a mountain in the first place. Adding kilos of extra gear doesn´t make it any easier 😉

Allright – let´s get to it!

Camera

My main camera is my Canon 80D.

It´s a crop sensor camera, that handles pretty much any situation I find my self in. I have used this for paid jobs, and it´s my go-to camera when out shooting landscapes. It´s fairly light, and the selection of lenses available are incredible. It is considered to be one of the best crop sensor cameras in Canons selection. The reason I landed on this camera is the possibility to shoot video in slow motion, as well as the flip out screen, that makes it easy to get creative with tough angles. Overall a great camera – and I will keep this for a long long time – even if I should get my self a better one, later on.

Canon 80D

Canon 80D

Lenses

Now – this is where it gets fun. Most cameras preform pretty good these days, and lot of the difference lays in the lens of choice. So I have gone with four different ones. My go-to lens is ……

Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 Art

Sigma 18-35 f/1.8

Sigma 18-35 f/1.8

A beast of a lens.

It produces extremely crisp photos, in all conditions. The wide open aperture of 1.8 makes for both great depth of field, as well as a great choice for low light conditions. This lens is fairly heavy, but trust me – it´s all worth it. It goes pretty wide, with the 18mm focal length, and also creates stunning portraits at 35mm. This set me back about 600$. The best 600 ever spent. 

Canon 50mm f/1.8

Canon 50mm f/1.8

Canon 50mm f/1.8

Okay. This little guy.

First of all it costs about 150$ new. Amazing? Second of all it weighs absolutely nothing. It´s probably lighter than your phone. It doesn´t take up any place at all, and could easily fit in your pocket. That´s why this little plastic beast follows me everywhere. Capital E. The wide open aperture of 1.8, and the fairly zoomed in focal length makes this the best lens I own for portraits. You get that amazing blurred out background, and it´s simply killing it in low lights, without having to raise that ISO or sacrifice any shutter speed. A must have for every Canon lover out there.

Canon 18-135 f/3,5-5,6

Canon 18-135 f/3,5-5,6

Canon 18-135 f/3,5-5,6

The overall king.

With this lens you get it all. At 18mm you can go really wide, and get all of that scenery in one frame, and at 135mm you can zoom into someones nose hairs from quite a distance. The price is about 500$ brand new, and it´s not as heavy as one might think. The draw back is that the aperture is a bit smaller, and it gets even smaller when zoomed in. In short this means it´s not the best lens for low light conditions. And with all those moving parts in the lens, it´s not as sharp as her cousins, mentioned above. But if you need a “one size fits all” type of lens – this might be the one for you.

Canon 10-18 f/4,5-5,6

Canon 10-18 f/4,5-5,6

Canon 10-18 f/4,5-5,6

Go wide – or go home!

If you want those amazing ultra wide angled shots – this is your lens. I simply love everything about it. It´s supersharp, it´s light weight and it really makes your photos stand out. It´s amazing! Be aware of some distortions at the widest focal lengths. But this little rascal comes in at only 300$ new. Pair this with one of the lenses above – and you have it all.

So there you have it! My lenses and a little review 🙂

Other gear in my bag

Let´s have a quick look at the rest of my stuff – before we end todays post 🙂

Macbook 13″ and 2TB external hard drive

Macbook 13" and 2TB ext hard drive

Macbook 13″ and 2TB ext hard drive

This invention is one of my own – one I am really proud of.

No more carrying around external hard drives separately. Some velcro is all you need to make your computer take on a shitload of extra storage. This setup never leaves my sight. It makes editing on the go a dream – and I never have to worry about running out of disk space. If the drives fills up – I can easily replace it with a new one by simply sticking it on.

Tripod

Joby GorillaPod 5K

Joby GorillaPod 5K

It´s small – it´s light and it´s sturdy as a rock!

For short trips, when I dont care to bring my huge, heavy-ass tripod, this really gets the job done! The price is a bit stiff, coming in at about 200$ – but this has really saved my life a bunch of times. The adjustable legs makes it the perfect travel companion – it mounts just about everywhere. A branch, under a table, a pole or alongside a car. There are smaller versions, way cheaper, but with this you can have peace in mind – It will never break, tilt, fall or collapse.

ND filters

Variable ND filters

Variable ND filters

ND filters are basically sunglasses for your lens.

It stands for Neutral Density filter. If the light is bright, and you need to lower the exposure, in order to use a slow shutter speed, ND filters are the way to go. Being variable, it means you can change how much they effect the exposure, by turning a ring. I have two, because my lenses have different sizes. With these filters I can stop down the exposure by 8 stops. That allows me to slow down the shutter speed by 8 stops – and is often what I need to get that dreamy look when capturing running water for example. NB – should be paired with a tripod for best results.

Extra batteries and stuff

Extra batteries

Extra batteries

Don´t be that guy that runs out of battery in the middle of a shoot. Always keep some spare batteries at hand. Also keep a clean cloth to wipe of dirt from your lenses, and a dust blower if dirt should get into your camera. A remote control comes in handy if you ever have to trigger the camera from a distance. Seeeelfiiie??? Or just to avoid camera shake when the camera is on a tripod 🙂

The camera bag

My camera bag

My camera bag

Last – but not least! My camera bag is a Crumpler. I have no idea what the cost is, it was given to me by my boss – but it does the job. You can adjust the compartments inside as needed, and it fits all my needs for now. One own small pocket inside for stuff like batteries, cloth and dirt blower, as well as one outside for stuff like keys, wallet and phone. The back has its own isolated space, dedicated for a laptop, iPad or notebook.

 

Boom! There you have it!

I hope you got something out of this read, and that I´ll see you back here shortly. What do you keep in your camera bag? I would love to hear your thoughts and comments in the comment section below.

Until next time – I wish you the best of days, and happy shooting 🙂 See you out there!

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