As I explore these sites and the people associated with them, one of the strangest questions keeps popping up. "What's in your camera bag?" People seem so interested in what's there. As I click on the answers, I find it's actually more about what kind of camera equipment they have.
So I thought I'd list what's in my bag. Not only for your interest, but it's a good idea for insurance purposes in case anything happens to it! I should have a list on hand, and now I'll have one on the internet!
I don't have a lot of equipment at this time since I'm just beginning, but every shot I've posted on my blog (with the exception of the first few posts and the ones from my phone) has come from this equipment.
|Obviously this wasn't taken with the camera! I used my phone for this photo!|
First off, we have the camera itself. It is a Canon EOS Rebel XT - which you can see by the handy pocket guide which I always keep in my case. Sometimes, I carry it in my back pocket. I've almost got everything down that is in that little guide, but until I know it VERY well and no longer get confused about which mode is Aperture Priority and which is Shutter Priority, it will stay close!
I also have a 4GB memory card and you can see the battery and its charger. First things on my wish list at this point are duplicates of each of these. That way, when I get home from taking photos (or just at the end of the day), I can switch them out and always have freshly charged batteries and a full 4GB of memory available!
Next is the lens that I got with the camera. It is so useful in almost ANY situation! Also a Canon, as you can see, it is an 18-55mm lens. I also got the next lens with the camera. My husband got a package deal on Amazon.com and most of this was included with that.
The macro lens screws on to the end of the regular lens. I've used it several times with photographing flowers, bugs, and other things that are very small. It really allows you to get a great focus an those details.
Then there's my new lens that I'm so excited to have! I posted about it here, if you didn't see it. It is a 55-250mm lens with image stabilizer..... Let me tell you how much I LOVE the image stabilizer! WOW!
Next up are my lens filters. They also came with the camera when it was purchase, but I didn't use them at first. I've learned to put the UV filter on whatever lens I'm using all the time! It is the best way to protect the lens from being scratched. I have started using the polarizing filter when I'm shooting in the bright sunlight.
I still haven't used the FLD filter. It is my understanding that its purpose is to correct the lighting for florescent lights. Since you can do that by correcting the white balance, there really isn't much need for it. It just sits in my case for now.
One filter I do NOT have that I would like is a graduated ND filter for taking shots of sunsets! :)
Of course we have the actual bag itself - along with the ever-essential, never-leave-home-without-them hair ties!!! I would like to - eventually - get a bag to carry with me that is carried more like a back-pack. I think it will be less clumsy and awkward.
Now we are down to the strange and interesting - as well as the sometimes essential items!
|Cleaner and cleaning cloths for the lenses.|
|Small notebook and pen, just in case.|
|Hand sanitizer and a screwdriver (with both fillips and flat-head)|
I'm beginning to see the reason for this curiosity about what's it peoples' camera bags. You can learn a lot about a person (or about yourself!) by seeing what's important enough to carry around. Maybe we should do a "What's in my purse?" post.
Maybe not.... It might be too frightening!!! LOL
Have a great day everyone!