What's in My Camera Bag


Main Backpack:

I did alot of research on camera bags that would handle hiking - possibly over night and I settled on the Atlas Bags.  I first bought the larger Adventure Bag - this is great when you need to bring extra gear not camera related and would work for overnight hiking.  It was great for my Utah trip.  I then decided I would like a smaller bag for day hikes and so I purchased the Athlete and am loving it.


Below is a list of my camera equipment


My Main Camera is a full-frame  Canon EOS 5DS R .  I am in love with this camera!  I have had it for about 3 years and I am still blown away by the amount of detail I can get with it. It is a 50 Megapixel Camera

My 2nd camera body (and my Kayak camera) is an Canon  80D , a 24 megapixel crop sensor.  It is perfect for a 2nd camera. It is known for its video capabilities also and I try to utilize that upon occasion.


Canon EF 24–105mm f/4L II USM Lens - This is my go to lens.  I keep it on my camera body most the time.

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras  - This is my wide angle lens.

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras - This is one of my favorites lens.  I use it for macro.  It is image stabalized so that helps with catching insects.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Great Zoom lens.  I also have the version I which I use when on the Kayak.

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF

Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Canon EF 2.0X III Telephoto Extender for Canon Super Telephoto Lenses - This is a great way to extend my 100-400mm lens. You lose auto focus so you learn to be good at manual focus on the fly.

Tamron 150-600mm

Movo GH800 MKII Carbon Fiber Professional Gimbal Tripod Head with Long and Short Arca-Swiss Quick-Release Plates - for Outdoor Bird/Wildlife Photography

Fotopro Tripod  Eagle Series


Circular Polarized Filter

Circular Neutral Density Filter

Rectangular Neutral Density Filter


DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo – Ultralight Foldable Drone, 3-Axis Gimbal with 4K Camera, 12MP Photos, 31 Mins Flight Time, OcuSync 2.0 10km HD Video Transmission, QuickShots, Gray



Flashlight - small but bright


Head Lamp

Emergency supplies - blanket, water purification, knife, matches

Reflectors (for macro)

Palmyth Flexible Fishing Gloves that Make Great Photography Gloves!



Topaz  Great plugins for just about everything and great new AI products for sharpening, masking, cleaning, and resizing.

On1 - My favorite resizing too but does so much more.

Photomatrix - Great for working with HDR

Helicon Focus - great for focus stacking



For information on some of the clothing I like - check out this page....

Green Screen
Emart 10 X 12ft Green Screen Backdrop, Chromakey Photo Backdrop Seamless Muslin Cloth Fabric for Recording, Photography Studio, Steaming, Zoom Meeting