I get a few emails each month asking about my camera gear. In response, here is an image of my “daily carry” gear bag along with a list of its contents. The gear I carry is an ever-changing list, so this is as-of today.


LowePro Vertex 100AW backpack


Canon 5D body
Canon BG-E4 battery grip
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS lens
Canon 70-200 f/4L lens
Canon 1.4x extender
Canon 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 lens (mainly for my backup 30D body)
Canon 100-300 f/4.5-5.6 lens (mainly for my backup 30D body)
Canon 50 f/1.8 lens
Mamiya 50 f/1.8 lens with Canon adapter
Sekonic L-358 light meter
Canon 430EX strobe
Canon G7 point-and-shoot camera (for being less obvious)
Apple MacBook
Batteries, chargers and cables
LiteDisc white/silver reflector

I have a couple other bags including a small one with my backup 30D, but this is the main rig. What do you carry when you can only take one bag? Any recommendations for me?

Canon 30D, Canon 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 lens – 1/30 second, f/5.6, ISO 100