What’s In My Bag?

I’ve been getting a lot of photography related questions and emails lately. A lot of you want to know what camera I shoot with, what lenses, etc. So I thought I’d take a quick minute to share all that info with you here.

The funny thing about sharing everything that’s in my camera bag via picture, is that I can’t actually use my fancy camera to take the picture, so this is courtesy of my husband’s iPhone4.

The Camera:
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

The Lenses:
Canon 50 mm 1.4 This was my first and only lens for a long time. I ADORE it. It is super sharp and I love shooting with it wide open. I just get a little irritated with how tight of a crop it is on my camera.

Canon 55-250 4.0-5.6 (my only zoom) I really haven’t used this one very much at all. Scott got it for me for Christmas, and I think it’s going to be a great lens to have when we take trips this summer to the zoo or the beach. I expect it will be a good one for shooting Kendall’s sporting events, too.

Sigma 30 1.4  This is my new baby. I’ve only had it a few days and really haven’t had the chance to shoot with it at all, but the test shots I’ve done have made me confident this is going to spend a lot of time on my camera. The 50 produces amazing results, but I can barely fit everything in the frame unless I get far enough away from my subject. This will allow me to take pictures of more than one person much easily while in the confines of the walls of my house.

Macro extension tubes I want to figure these out so badly and play with them! I just haven’t had the time to sit down and try.

Polaroid .42x Fisheye Lens with Macro  I’m going to be honest, I have no freaking idea how this thing works. In theory, it sounds awesome, and I’m pretty sure that’s what Santa was thinking when he put it in my stocking last year. Unfortunately, Santa doesn’t give lessons and I don’t have much time to dig up hard to find info on how to operate this one.

Remote Shutter Release This is a cheapie, another stocking stuffer from Santa. It works great as long as you’re not too far from it. It claims up to 16 feet, but I’d argue that’s too far.

The Pretty Things:
Everything (and then some) rides in my trusty Epiphanie Paris bag (blinged out with a little Mabel’s Labels swag from Blogher ’10).

And the icing on my picture-taking cake is this gorgeous new camera strap cover Gussy Sews sent me!

Out of the bag:
I use Lightroom 3 and Photoshop Elements 10 to process my pictures.

I also have a very nice tripod my sister got for me for Christmas, which has been handy for taking family pictures.

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  1. Yep, love the 50 for sharpness but it is tough to fit everything in. I will need another lens before long because it drives me crazy sometimes.

    I really really want an Epiphanie soooo bad. I wonder if I’ll ever be able to swing it!

  2. Best camera & accessories/lenses recap EVAR!! Love your short & simple explanations why you like those items. My Amazon wishlist suddenly got a bit longer…

  3. I agree about the crop being frustrating with the 50mm on a crop sensor camera. I upgraded to a full frame body (D700) and it makes ALL the difference in the world… like having a new lens. If I wasn’t going to do that I was going to be investing in a 35. With kids especially it’s great to be able to be close to keep that interaction. I hope you enjoy the wider angle lens! Re: camera straps.. I’ve always hated shooting with a strap but the bigger the camera is and the more active the kids are I need to be hands free sometimes. I recently picked up black rapid’s strap for women and I LOVE it. Btw.. I still want the 35… and maybe an 85… would also love a macro… 🙂

  4. Hey – Thanks for sharing… Silly question .. What tripod do you use? I’m looking for one..but there are a million choices.. I want to grab one that someone “i know” (lol) uses and like 🙂
    Thanks a bunch

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