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What's in the Bag?

From time to time, I'm asked what I shoot (photographs, that is) with.  Since I'm out in the field, as opposed to doing studio work, my gear needs to be weather resistant, durable, but not the heaviest on the planet.  I predominantly photograph wildlife so I've found that this combination gives me great speed and flexibility for capturing the moment yet is versatile enough for landscape or starry sky work.


  • Canon 5d Mark IV dslr
  • Canon 7d Mark II dslr (#1)
  • Canon 7d Mark II dslr (#2)


  • Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM
  • Canon EF 70-2oomm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
  • Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
  • Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
  • Canon Extender EF 2x II


  • Canon Timer Remote Controller
  • Filters: Pro glass neutral densities, neutral gradients, and circular polarizing filters
  • Digital Media: Sandisk Extreme Pro 128gb UDMA7 Compact Flash and Sandisk Extreme Pro 128gb UHS-I U3 V30 Class 10 SDXC cards, Lexar Professional 64gb UDMS7 Compact Flash and Lexar Professional 64gb UHS-II U3 Class 10 SDXC  cards
  • Tripod: Really Right Stuff Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Heads: Manfrotto Fluid Head and Acratech Ultimate Ballhead
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX II (though it rarely leaves my bag)