What's in my Bag ?

Not everything, it doesn't all fit!

Not pictured - Nikon SB-26 (in use for this photo), Vivitar 285HV as it doesn't fit anymore (going to need to carry a separate lighting bag now).

Lighting info: SB-26 into Silver umbrella above and to left of camera @ 1/4 power, triggered by on-camera flash on the Canon S2IS (flash power reduced 2 stops).

Interestingly, this rather ordinary shot made it to #177 in Explore for 26th May 2008.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 27th May 2008, This photo: 4:07pm

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  • -spam- said:
    Mmm... noice :D
    Did the sb-600 come from DD with the lens? Im having a bit of a brain fade lol
  • David de Groot said:
    No I've had the SB-600 for a while now.
  • teejaybee said:
    heh I have the same dramas - want to take more but bag doesn't hold enough. I have a tamrac expedition 5... it's a little too small and doesn't ride well on my back but is fairly comfortable. I want to go in between this and the huge ones you get for hiking (that have enough spaces for everything but the kitchen sink)... they are a tad too big for the things I do.
    When did you get the 70-200? On a cropped sensor I found it great, but 1.4 on top of that would be swish. I need a 2x for mine. I love it for portraiture on the 5d as-is - so crisp and nice smooth bokeh... mmmm
  • David de Groot said:
    Picked it up this morning :)
    I have the Tamrac 75, it's now full (as you can see), is also a wee small and rides on the back none too well, but does the job at the moment.
    I can see a larger backpack on the horizon (eventually).
  • -spam- said:
    Ahh okies :)
    And shoulder bags are the way to go ;-)
    Crumpler or Domke, cant go wrong :P
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah a Crumpler would be nice, but with this amount of weight a shoulder bag would be silly.
  • -spam- said:
    It wouldnt be too bad, given that most of the time the camera and one lens (plus a flash perhaps) would be out of the bag. Im thinking about adding some cheap bagman pouches to the side of mine so i can carry even more.
    Really want a big Domke bag though heheh
  • Xenedis said:
    About time you bought a 70-200/2.8L IS.
    It means I don't have to drag mine up to Brisbane any more. :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    I dunno - I had a shoulder bag (admittedly an ancient Hama video bag) and found the weight on one shoulder to be annoying, not to mention having the darn thing slip off if you lean the wrong way.
    I did contemplate not posting about it and just waiting 'til you got here on Friday night...
  • -spam- said:
    Ahh but it wont slip off if you wear it like i do. so the strap goes on your left shoulder but the bag hangs by your right hand side.
  • Jack High said:
    Very nice collection David.
    A full bag is a happy bag!
  • David de Groot said:
    And a not so happy back by the end of the day methinks. But an artist suffers for his art ;-)
  • Xenedis said:
    You wouldn't have been able to hold out until I arrived. :-P
    I think a Lowepro Mini Trekker AW might be next on your shopping list, subject to approval from the Minister of Finance, of course.
  • David de Groot said:
    Well possibly...
    Either that or the Crumpler Karachi Outpost or Whickey and Cox.
  • Xenedis said:
    If you're not careful, you could get into a vicious cycle.
    "My bag is too small due to my new lens. I'd better buy a bigger bag."
    "My bag is too big for my lenses. I'd better buy another lens."
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah but I'm sure the ruling factor of "this is too darn heavy to carry all at once" would put an end to that cycle eventually ;-)
  • leadegroot said:
    Will you be disappointed if I point out he's done his birthday money for the year today? :)
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    I envy you Dave :-P
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    oh, happy birthday ?
  • flash of light said:
    I have lens envy David.
  • David de Groot said:
    Not for another month and a half Ming.
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    that's neat. i like your new lens.
  • David de Groot said:
    So do I :)
    Now if only the clouds and wet stuff would go away so I could get out and use it... although I suppose I could setup some lights and experiment on Lea...
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    Ah! The artist’s tools.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed :)
  • Margot- said:
    Ooh, I see you've received an early birthday gift.
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure did :)
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    I must have been asleep when you posted this. Congrats on the recent acquisition. :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah well it was a subtle post :)
  • twqosqgcvpfo said:
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    Dave - I'm pretty sure that last comment means "beautiful photograph". Well, beautiful something at least.
    Certainly 美 means beautiful. It is a commonly seen character in Korea - particularly on the windows of hairdressers/beauty salons. Koreans pronounce it "mee".