forrest lane's photography


T O O L S    1.19.17

It hasn’t been all that long since I did a gear update, but I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what I’m shooting with these days, so I thought I’d share my main bag. I used to carry a lot more than this, but I discovered that it was holding me back from shooting because I would often not want to carry a big backpack full of gear around and I’d leave it all in the car or at home. I’ve been using this bag and camera system for several months now and since it’s a lot smaller and lighter, I’ve been taking my stuff everywhere I go.

Also, late last year, I switched from an Olympus Micro Four-thirds and a Canon DSLR system to shooting with the Sony A3000 mostly exclusively. It’s certainly not as cool looking as the Olympus cameras are, but it’s more suitable for my needs and it’s been a blast to shoot with. Here’s a list of the core items in my camera bag. Sometimes if I’m going to be out all day, I’ll pack a power bank for my phone and camera, and I often carry whichever book I’m reading at the time in there, but this is just about everything.

Waxed Finnish Military surplus gas mask bag
Purse organizer used as a camera insert
Sony A3000 w/ Zonlai 25mm f/1.8
Canon 55mm f/1.2 FD ASPH on an RJ Speed Booster
Nikon 28mm f/.2.8
Opteka 85mm f/1.8
Neewer square filter kit + backup batteries and SD cards in a felt pouch
Cellphone tripod mount
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD
Schrade SCH304M
Screwdriver pen set
A neat old flashlight I found
Travel tripod and head
My journal w business cards + a blue pen and a yellow marker

Hope this clears up any questions! If you’re into photography and have a gear list and want to share, link it to me! I’m always interested in seeing what y’all are shooting with.

Thanks again,