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Friday, February 5th, 2010

Camera Monopod Accessories

Camera Monopod Accessories

Photo Equipment - What's in My Camera Bag?

This is a question I am asked often, and it's a tough one to answer. When I travel I a tendency to "travel light", often carried only one body and 2 lenses plus other miscellaneous paraphernalia. When I have the luxury of trotting Velling by car or boat I tend to carry more, closer to what I've listed below. So here is my rant about what's in my bag. Any comments?

To begin with, I use Nikon cameras. I am often asked why I use Nikon rather than Canon, and the answer goes back about 30 years since I first started doing photography seriously. A friend had a Canon F1 with a motor and I had a few simple Nikon F's, no meter, just the basic cameras. What struck me about the Canon was how heavy and bulky package was. Now, this is nothing against Canon as Nikon equivalent at the time was probably just as heavy and bulky. Being on a tight budget for many of my early years I have acquired a large quantity of used Nikkor lenses and various other camera system components.Years later Pentax came out with a little fancy professional camera, Pentax LX. The lenses were good and sharp, everything was easier than the equivalent Nikon equipment and I sold my beat up Nikon gear and temporarily switched to Pentax. While I enjoyed using the Pentax equipment setup suffered from lack of development and the bodies had a tendency to have their shutters crack at inopportune moments. It was time to switch back to Nikon again.

With the digital age it was clear that the Nikon or Canon would get my business. In most ways it was a no brainer for me, I had all these Nikkor lenses, why reinvest in a completely new system? That's why I'm still using Nikon. Is Nikon better than Canon? My guess is that any of the modern cameras can produce beautiful images with a good photographer who operates them. All these systems can also produce terrible results with an incompetent photographer who operates them. So good, I have begun to use many third party lenses that can be purchased for many different systems. I guess it really comes down to personal preference.

So what has in my bag? I'll start with the weird and accessory items:

Toshiba notebook (only if required, a few days away from computers is healthy), I will tell you what's on your computer at a later date
Cable Release
USB reader
2 USB cables (I either lose them or they are a little picky)
250 GB Hard Drive
160 gb hard drive
Trash bags (lots)
Band aids (these are useful for more than just patching up my body)
Lens cleaning fluid
Lens cleaning paper (in truth, I almost always use my shirt or other old clothes, underwear (clean), etc, I know ....)
Permanent marker
BC Ferry schedule (may not be useful for many of you)
An old magazine or two (for the road, usually something other than photography as Air & Space or Vintage Motorsports)
Lightweight gloves
Super duper LED Flashlight
Visa card, "can not leave home without it"
A pair of leaky pens and
a small pair of scissors and a knife (which I have to remember to remove before boarding an aircraft).

Camera Equipment:

Nikon D300 Body
Nikon D2X body
Sigma 10-20mm
Nikon 17-55mm
Sigma 30mm F1.4
Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
Sigma 150 macro
Nikon 300mm f4
Nikon 85mm F1.8 (not used often longer)

Battery chargers for two cameras and flash unit. (Why are irreconcilable boggles my mind, in a perfect world ...)
Nikon SB800 flash
Manfrotto Monopod
Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripod
Manfrotto Head

4 - 8GB Compact Flash Card
2 - 4GB Compact Flash Card
2 to 2 GB Compact Flash Card

There you go, nothing fancy and all totally abused. Am I missing something? Well, a 500mm lens sure would be nice, maybe a fisheye, donations are always acceptable.

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Need help buying accessories for my Nikon D70?

Hi have a Nikon D70 with kit lens. I bought a Tamron AF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 LD Tele-Macro (1:3.9) lens as well. I no it's not the best lens, but I mainly want it to zoom. Would there be a better one that would make everything far and wide? I would take my sister to Disneyland for 8 nights and I take my camera. I'm studying to improve my skills right now, dummy books, but I need help with things to buy for it. Do you have any recommendations on what to look for? I'm thinking a monopod (I have a tripod, can be either carryon on the plane) Would it be stable enough, or should I use tripod? I think of a better flash, I'm looking at http://cgi.ebay.com/Thyristor-Twin-Flash-for-Nikon-D200-D100-D70s-D70-D50_W0QQitemZ7611410706QQcategoryZ107931QQcmdZViewItem anygood? I also think I should get a lens hood, is it necessary? I have a polarizer and mist filter, the kit lens. Any help would be great I'm a little lost.

If you are looking for a lens fluid, Nikon recently introduced a 18-200 lens for about $ 750. You can also get a good deal on a (Used) Nikon 28-200 lens. Honestly, I think that with the 18-70 and 75-300 you have everything covered. The 300mm with 1.5 crop factor, you can probably take close-ups of satellites in orbit! If you find that your lack of images on the wide end, Nikon and other companies have a 12-24 zoom. It is really a specialty lens, however, for landscape photographers and realtors. The stand is a no-no for carry on luggage. Also, stick with tripod versus a monopod. It offers much better stability. If you believe that the tripod is so voluminous, or inconvenient, you do not actually want to use it, the same will also apply for a monopod. You can also emulate a monopod with just a piece of string! (. Attach six feet string to a screw, attach the screw for tripod mount on your D70 Stand on the other end of the string and pull the string taught Here you go, a monopod ..) Flash: I know not this model. I only use the flash itself, in a little fill flash now and then. For low light situations, I prefer to crank up the ISO. Sunshade: I leave mine to permanently reduce flare and keep the contrast as well as it can be. It makes me look like a pretentious Schmuck however. Pick your poison, think I. Filters: polarizer and haze filter are several special things - they must be on some shots and off for others. But when you need them, you need them. You can not mimic the effect in Photoshop. For general lens protection, UV filters are better. It sounds like you already have all the tools you need for this trip and the immediate future. Do do not sweat it. Hone your skills in a while, and as you get better, your upgrade path is obvious. For feedback on the flash and other gear discussions and tips on technique, try the user forums at http://www.dpreview.com

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