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Whats in my bag?

As you may have noticed, I took a 2 month break from the blogs so I could complete my HSC exams. School is over forever and the opportunities are only just opening up. I've been asked what gear I use with people thinking I have camera bags bursting at the seams with gear. As I pack my kit for my Europe trip later this month, I thought it was a good time to write a post about what I use. This is the kit I will be taking to Europe and for the most part, what I use for all my work.

So all of my bodies and lenses will be squirrelled away in this small f-stop icu case that will slide into my day pack. This bag is an awesome alternative to expensive and bulky camera bags. It also makes it a lot less obvious that you're carrying thousands of dollars on your back.

"The best camera is the one you have with you" I bought the iphone 7+ basically for the camera, this is easily one of the best decisions i've ever made.

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For all the hard core editing and youtube watching, I use my 15 inch macbook pro retina. *insert apple haters*

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"OMG are you taking your drone? that would be so cool" What a silly question. I'm not sure how much i'll get to use it, but i'm bringing my DJI Phantom 3 Professional. It's better to be safe then sorry right? Haven't seen what I do with my drones? Check it out!

My main walk around besides my phone is the Fuji XT-1. It was love at first sight when I got my hands on this thing, but ever since the new Iphone was released I just haven't found myself taking it out. Hopefully this trip changes that.

My main body is the Canon 5dmkii. It's old, heavy and incredibly slow but it does the job. 

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My sigma 35mm 1.4 art was my favourite lens for a long time. I'm still madly in love with this glass, although the next lens has stolen the title of my favourite. Read my indepth thoughts on this lens here:

I have wanted an 85mm lens for about 2 years. A few weeks ago I sold off some old gear and finally bought one. Yes, the 85mm 1.8 is my favourite.

My uncle Adam was kind enough to lend me his 16-35 2.8 mkii for this trip. I am quite excited to get to run around with this for a few weeks. Read more about making friends with good lenses in this post:

So as you can see, not a lot right? Once you take away the 16-35, I only shoot with 2 lenses. This I guess proves that, yeah sure gear is nice and can make the job easier but anything is achievable with a couple of fast primes.


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