My Camera Bag

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In My Camera Bag


In general, I carry all my equipment in the field in my Lowepro Vertex 300 AW backpack. This holds all my gear for most assignments. I do use a smaller Tamrac Flipside backpack when going light or traveling internationally.


I carry the Gitzo G1325 tripod and the Gitzo GT2541 Series 2 travel tripod. Each are equipped with a Kirk BH-1 ballhead with quick release plates for all lenses and cameras.


I currently carry the Nikon D750 and the new Nikon Z5 (mirrorless) full frame digital camera bodies. I still own an F100 film camera for when I want to use Fuji Velvia slide film.


• Nikkor FX 16 - 35mm f/4G ED VR

• Nikkor FX 80 - 200mm f/2.8D ED

• Nikkor S 14-30mm f/4 (mirrorless)

• Nikkor S 24-105mm (expected release 2021)

• Tamron 28 - 75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD

• Tamron 180mm f/3.5 AF Macro

• Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro


Nikon SB R200 – I use the built in flash in the D700 more frequently, but I still use the SB R200 for studio work and in the field for fill flash.


• UV Protection and Circular polarizers for all lenses

• 4-Stop Neutral density filter for moving water shots in daylight

• Cokin Z-Proseries Graduated Neutral Density filters – 3 strengths S-M-L

• Canon 500D Macro Diopter


• Mulktiple SD Memory Cards 64; 128; 256 GB

• Nikon MC-DC2 remote f

• Kirk Long Rail – focusing rail for macro

• Extra Nikon camera batteries

• JOBY Gorillatorch – a maneuverable flashlight

• Garmin E-Trex Venture GPS unit with Basecamp software

• Adorama macro-flecta small reflector for macro images

• Leatherman tool with pliers

• Allen wrenches with spare nuts and bolts for tripod

• Spare car and house key

• Manuals for cameras and flash units

• Business cards and small flyers

• Toilet paper, bandanas, first aid kit, blower brush, cleaning cloths, shower caps and baggies to keep rain and dust out

• Corkscrew – for wine - one must remain civilized



© Frank Serafini 2021