Kit bag

“Nice photo – what kind of camera do you have?”


Every self respecting photo geek has a desire to know what the other guy/girl is packing in their kit bag. A couple of caveats: This is what I use – not a set of recommendations for you. It seems like a lot of gear, but you build a system over time, buy second-hand where possible and pay for new gear by selling the old. For reviews of some of the cameras I’ve tried or owned, see my reviews page.


Nikon D600 full-frame DSLR
Leica M6 TTL 35mm film rangefinder
Leica M digital rangefinder


Nikkor AF-S VR 24-120mm f4
Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f3.5-5.6
Nikkor AF-D 50mm f1.4
Nikkor AF-S VR 105mm f2.8 micro
Leica Summicron 35mm f2 ASPH
Leica APO-Summicron 75mm f2 ASPH
Leica Super-Elmar 21mm f3.4 ASPH


Nikon SB-910
Nikon SB-600
Elinchrom BXri 500

Bags & Straps:

Billingham L2

Billingham L2 shoulder bag (pictured)
ThinkTank Streetwalker backpack
ThinkTank Retrospective 5 shoulder bag
Domke gripper camera strap x 2 (love those things)
Black Rapid RS-7 camera strap
Artisan and Artist* Easy Glider strap


Lastolite greycard
Lastolite ezybox hotshoe 60cm x 60cm
Lastolite background 6″ x 9″ black velvet
Lastolite background 6″ x 9″ white/grey
Lastolite Joe McNally TriGrip system
Rogue flash grids
Elinchrom Rotalux Deep Octa 70cm
Elinchrom Rotalux Strip Bank 35cm x 90cm
Elinchhom Rotalux Deflector Set
Elinchrom 18cm Reflector & Grid


Nikon GP-1 GPS unit
Nikon MC-12B remote release
Nikon PL2 77mm polarising filter
Elinchrom Skyport radio trigger
Sekonic L-758D light meter


Gorillapod SLR tripod
Giottos MT8240B carbon fibre tripod
Giottos MH7002-652 Series 1 ball head
Giottos MH1311-652 Series 2 ball head
Lastolite background stand
Lastolite light stand
Wexpro combi heavyweight boom stand


Apple Macbook Pro
Nikon Coolscan V 35mm film scanner
Wacom Intuos pen tablet
Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom
Nik Collection by Google
Canon Pixma Pro-10 inkjet printer

Film Processing:

Patterson Film Processing Kit
Ilfosol 3 developer
Ilfostop stop bath
Ilford Rapid Fixer
Ilfotol wetting agent

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