It’s been a long time since I did a “What’s in my bag” post. So after my recent equipment purge and Spring cleaning (okay late for Spring but same idea) I thought I’d share what I decided to keep.

First – from a bag standpoint, I have only gotten rid of a few backpacks – that leaves 20 to go through and there’s no sign when I’ll decide on which of those to keep. I like most of the stuff from Tenba and Think Tank so it will probably boil down to their offerings.

As to what’ll be left in those bags? Very little compared to the old days. I should note that I own more cameras than you see on this list. I am still on the fence about keeping or selling some of them. Some I acquired simply for testing purposes and have to decide if they will make the cut or not. At the moment – the Fuji X-100 is on the bubble. Going to shoot with it some more this month to decide if it goes in the bag or on Ebay. But here’s the stuff that made it for sure.

35mm DSLR

Nikon D7000

Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S

Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro

Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye

Extra Nikon EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

35mm Rangefinder

Leica M9

Leica 35mm F/2 Summicron ASPH

LEICA 90mm f/2.5 SUMMARIT-M (On order – so far only been able to rent one but should own one any day now.)

Extra Leica 14464 Lithium-ion Battery


Nikon Coolpix P7000

(This list is still a work in progress but here are the basics)

Lightpanels MicroPro LED

Induro Carbon 8x Tripod CT-214

Induro BHD2 Ballhead

Induro Carbon 8x Tripod CT-414

Induro BHD3 Ballhead

Kaiser 206108 19.7-Inch Cloth Disk Lock Cable Release

There are still some odds and ends like a Rocket blower, memory cards, filters, etc. But this is the main list. I can fit all of it in one bag as long as I don’t also need the Canon XF 100 and all the supporting video gear I kept. More on that some other time.

It’s a light load – at least for me. There will be times when I rent stuff to supplement this gear if I have a special need. Essentially this is probably the smallest my kit has been in years. And I love it.


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