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What’s In Your Camera Bag? [Our Writers Tell All]

Today I was chatting with a couple of our regular DPS writers and decided to do a quick survey of the type of camera gear that they’re using. I thought it might make an interesting post to pull it all together. As you’ll see a few themes emerge.

I asked each writer four questions:

Which camera they use, what are their most used lenses, what their favorite accessories are and what their first digital camera was (I thought this one might be good for a giggle). Here’s what they each replied:


Natalie Norton

Natalie.jpgWhat Camera Do You Use?: Canon EOS 5d

Most Used Lenses: Canon 50mm 1.2 and Canon 200mm 2.8 IS L series

Favorite Accessories: 5 in 1 collapsible reflector/ and a collapsible diffuser

First Digital Camera: Nikon d70s (actually if we’re going WAY back, my first camera was some strange sony model)


Simon Pollock (Sime)

Sime.jpgWhat Camera Do You Use?: Canon EOS 5DMk2 and a Canon EOS 30D

Most Used Lenses: Canon 50mm f1.4 and Canon 24-70mm

Favorite Accessories: Battery Grips / Alien Bee transmitters

First Digital Camera: Sony Mavica .9mp with 1.4″ floppy disk


Neil Creek

Neil.jpgWhat Camera Do You Use?: Until recently I’ve been shooting with a Canon 350D for years, but for the last month I’ve been shooting with my new Canon EOS 5DMk2.

Most Used Lenses: My walkaround lens, on for 80-90% of my photos is the excellent Tamron 24-135mm. Great value for money and high quality. Second to that I most love shooting with my Sigma 8mm fisheye. It’s the most fun I have with my camera.

Favorite Accessories: Although they’re unreliable and a source of endless frustration, my ebay wireless flash remotes have revolutionised how I shoot. I’m looking forward to the new RadioPoppers for affordable reliability. Second to that, I really like my cable release. It lets me get the long exposure shots of the night sky that I love taking.

First Digital Camera: An ancient, but good for it’s time, 2Mp Canon A200. I still have it, but never use it.


Chas Elliot

Chas.jpgWhat Camera Do You Use?: Main Camera Nikon D700 Backup Nikon D200

Most Used Lenses: Nikon 24-70mm f2.8, Nikon 50mm 1.4 and Nikon 18-200mm Variable Aperture

Favorite Accessories: SB600 flash units for off camera lighting an Manfrotto ball-head tripod

First Digital Camera: First DSLR Nikon D70 and First digital camera (Kodak something… very old.)


Peter Carey

Peter.jpgWhat Camera Do You Use?: Canon EOS 5d & Canon Powershot SD630

Most Used Lenses: I use a 28-300mm Canon lens most all the time. Heavy SOB, but great fun.

Favorite Accessories: The power grip for the 5D. With the larger lens it really is well balanced with the power grip. Other than that, my other favorite accessory is organic chocolate.

First Digital Camera: My first digital camera was a G1, purchased right before my daughter was born in 2001. I think they are on G1000 by now.


Christina Dickson

Christina.jpgWhat Camera Do You Use?: I use the Canon EOS 1D Mark II N

Most Used Lenses: Canon 24-70, L series, 2.8

Favorite Accessories: Case for all of my memory cards

First Digital Camera: Canon D40 [the o.l.d. version]


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Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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