In my inbox I just came across multiple questions regarding my gear, so here’s a rundown of what I have, and use for touring (shout out to my iPhone for being able to give pink two different shades)
Lens Pen ($5 at Walmart and it’s awesome to clean your glass)
Sunpak Card Reader ($5 at Walmart & this too is awesome to read any kind of card, CF/SD/Micro etc.)
Two Chargers (one for each battery in the battery grip)
Instax Mini 90 (I’m a fan of Polaroids)
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II (great for everything except portraits)
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 II (great for portraits and pretty much nothing else)
Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip (always nice to have plenty of battery)
The Lens Flipper by GoWing (this helps me carry and swap between lenses with no problem. Way better than carrying an extra body around)
Tripod Mount (I always have this on the Polaroid and use a carabiner to clip it to my pants. Camera is very light and it does not bother to have it on my side at all times)
Phottix Shutter Remote (this helps me take photos when I place the camera on a tripod, run time lapse and a ton of other stuff. Highly recommend it)
Aside from everything here (and a monopod/tripod) I don’t own any other camera gear, nor do I feel that I need any. I honesty can do everything and anything I need with what is pictured here, and I encourage you all to stay as compact as possible. Photography is an expensive hoppy, and there’s no need to spend money on a lens or gear you catch yourself using only on rare occasions.
Anyway, I hope this helped those of you who were asking about gear. Best of luck on your photography!
Enroute to Ladmannalaugar we traversed this road through “the badlands’. The wind was howling and the cloud was scudding by. Between rain showers I battled against the wind to get up a nearby low rise. A couple of shots were snapped and by the time I made it back to the car it started raining again. Iceland is Awesome!
Taking the high route on the walk between the 5 village’s of Cinque Terre really is worth the extra sweat when rewarded with views like this……. pictured is Manarola bathed in a late morning haze this past European spring…… and it makes a swim in the next village along the coast all that more enjoyable!