What’s in your camera bag?

I thought it would be fun to find out what we all have in our camera bags, be they tiny point-and-shoot pouches to mega carrying cases like mine. Here’s my list:

Camera Bodies
– Sony A700
– Sony A350 (my backup)

– 18-55mm 4.5-5.6 (its the widest angle I have)
– 55-200 4-5.6
– 75-300 4.5-5.6. I use it for most of my hummingbird shots. I also use it for some outside portraits. I like the bokeh it produces
– 50mm 1.4 – the lens I can’t live without for portraits and flowers
– 28-75 2.8, my most recent purchase, is very nice for inside pictures and portraits
– 100mm 2.8 and 70-400 4-5.6 are my very favorite lenses. I use my 100mm for all my macros and for some outside portraits. I use my 70-400 for ALL my birds

Other items
– My external flashes
– An extra charged battery
– Approximately 6 compact flash cards
– A lens rag
– A flash dome by Gary Fong
– Business cards
– Snacks
– Ibuprofen

My bag of tricks
– I always shoot in Jpeg/Raw to make it easier to edit
– After I remove my full memory card I turn it face down in my card holder so I know not to erase it

Okay, now its your turn. Tell me about YOU! What’s in your bag? What kind of camera do you shoot? What’s your favorite lens? Don’t be shy, inquiring minds want to know!


  1. BarbaraJ says

    Great article Connie and I also have alot in my camera cases. In fact I have several. Good articlle my dear friend.
    OK I have four Camera Bags. Two small ones and medium size back pack and a large backpack for everything.

    I have two camera bodies. I have a Sony A350 (my backup) and a Sony A55. I have the following lens: 18-55mm 4.5-5.6. I have the 55-200 4-5.6, 75-300 4.5-5.6, I use the 75-300 for most of my hummingbird shots also like Connie. I also use it for some outside portraits. I have my macro 50 2.8 and I love it for close ups and portraits. My newest purchase with my new camera is a Sony Wide Angle lens 4.5-5.6/11-18, and this is awesome for my panoramic photos the A55 takes. Sony specialist suggested a 200 zoom that is for a 35 mm camera. He said it zoom in more than my 300. It is 1700.00 I have four W series batteries for my A55, four 32GB memory sticks for my A55. I have four batteries M Series for my A350. and 6-8 Memory cards for my 350. I have two dust rags, soft brush. Cloth in case if my lens gets wet from snow or rain. I always carry a large trash bag to cover my entire back pack in case of pouring rain. I carry 2 large bags to cover my camera if I am using it in the rain. I cut a hole for my arm on the side and leave it open on the end. I have three neck straps. One heave duty one. I have a strap on our larges backpack bag for my tripod and monopod. I use my smaller camera bag for local shots and my larger for trips. I also have an external flash for backlighting for indoor shots HVL A36AM by Sony.

  2. Joey says

    Great article Connie. I don’t carry as much as you or Barb unless I’m on a trip. I just carry my camera and the small lens in my purse and the extra lens would fit if i needed it. And of course the lens rag. I like the idea of liquid lens cleaner to clean the oils little hands left, that Bloom said above.

  3. Tiffany M says

    This is a fun topic! Love the photos of course ;o) My “camera” bag is usually the bottom of my purse or diaper bag.

    So maybe the better question for me is “where do you keep your camera(s)”… and the answer is that there is one in each of the boys rooms (canon powershot and waterproof olympus), one downstairs (sony point and shoot), and the poloroid and fisheye are put away for special occasions. Yes, I collect cameras! The new fuji instax 50s is next!

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