A *REAL* Pro's Camera Bag(s)

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by digitalandfilm, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Ron will be at Uniques booth at Javits.

    Ron Wyatt

    2 Nikon D3 Camera
    1 Nikon D300 Camera
    1 Nikon F6 SLR Camera
    1 70-200 F 2.8
    1 24-70 F 2.8
    1 14-24 F 2.8
    1 400 F 2.8
    1 300 F 2.8
    1 200-400 F 4
    Lensbaby Composer
    2 SB-800 Speed-light
    SanDisk Extreme Pro, Extreme & Ducati Cards
    2 MacBook Pro 15" laptops
    1 Apple Aperture
    1 Interarchy File Transfer Interface
    Apple MobileMe Gallery for Blog
    1 Western Digital My Book 2 TB
    2 Western Digital 320 Passport Portable
    WD TV Media Player
    2 MultiMaxes Remotes
    1 Manfrotto 682B Monopod
    1 Bogen Friction Arm & Super Clamps
    1 Hoodman Right Angle Viewfinder
    1 Hoodman LCD Screen Loupe
    1 Sekonic L-758 DR Light Meter
    1 PhotoVision 24" Digital Calibration Target
    1 BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Phone
    Pacsafes chains and locks for security
    1 Katadyn Personal Water Purification System
    Nik Software Silver Efex Pro
    Nik Software Color Efex Pro
    Nik Software Sharpener Pro
    Nik Software Viveza 2
    Topaz Photoshop Bundle
    iM2500 Pelican Storm Case
    Savage InfinityProScrim
    Various HonlPhoto Lighting Products
    Lowepro Pro Roller x200
    Lastolite Ezybox Hotshoe & Tri Flips
    Pelican 1490 CC1Laptop Case
    Interfit (Strobies) Portrait Kit
    Matthews Studio C Stand
    Tether Table Aero
    Canvas On Demand
    Photomatrix Pro
    Delkin Fat Gecko
    ColorRight Pro & PostRight
    Photoflex Litedome,Halfdome,OctoDome
    Smith-Victor Backgroung Paper Rack
    Portrait Professional
  2. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
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    That reads more like a sponsor's wet-dream, hahaha. Who carries around software in their camera bag?
  3. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    sb-800?! clearly not a pro, or hed have the sb-900s!
    lol ;)
    holy camera gear batman!
    does he have 3 servants carting it around for him too????
  4. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Real Name:
    Richard Elliott
    Not impressed. No m43 gear. :tongue:
  5. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    Looks like he's a gadget collector.:biggrin:
  6. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    all cameras have under 300 shutter actuations
    lol.. jk :) that would be more MY style!

    *hangs head in shame*
  7. Markb

    Markb Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 9, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Real Name:
    Two 15" MBPs and external disks and a media viewer!?!? I assume he has a team of bearers :rolleyes:
  8. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    Way too much stuff...
  9. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    No mention of the bag?
  10. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
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    I think I saw the word Jeep somewhere in there.
  11. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Real Name:
    Jerry Jackson Jr
    Yes and no.

    Yes, a working photographer will NEVER use ALL that stuff during a single assignment.

    However, one of the biggest differences between a professional and an amateur is that a professional is prepared for just about anything because the pro is being paid to get the shot(s) no matter what.

    In that case, no, it isn't too much stuff. ;)

    When I cover a wedding I bring a MASSIVE amount of gear but most of the time I only use a small fraction of it because it's all I need and sometimes it's all I have time to use during the fast pace of the wedding day.

    Still, I bring more stuff than I need because I never know when something might go wrong with my main gear or I might have extra time to do something creative with lenses or lights that I don't normally use.
  12. Aniseedvan

    Aniseedvan Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 25, 2011
    Interesting no "portrait prime" in there such as the 50mm on the d300 or the 85mm..

    The 24-70 is soo sharp mind you, my little 50mm gets unjustifiably overlooked...

    Would you like to remind him, that his flashes are out of date and I'd give them a good home, my sb800 is lonely :smile:
  13. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    That's the equipment list of a Pro that isn't messing around out there.

    but wait......no E-5's and zuiko "pro" glass? :rofl:
  14. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
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    It must be one big-ass bag!
  15. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    According to that list he has

    So, not really a "what's in my camera bag" list. He carries a c-stand on location fer chrissakes.
  16. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    You didn't notice this item? Lensbaby Composer :rolleyes:

    The guy has more laptops and software than lenses. Is that what photography has come to these days?

    Me, I value my glass, optical accessories, lights, and lighting accessories. I only need one laptop and Photoshop, not a dozen different software packages.

    Nor do I need 4 bodies to use just 6 lenses, but at least I can understand the purpose behind that one. ;)
  17. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    Apparently for a guy at that level, it has.

    Not sure where that list came from but it reads like a list of tools he uses but may not bring them all to every job.
  18. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Real Name:
    Here's where the list came from. It's titled Ron's Gear Box.
    Ron Wyatt

    I can see needing two computers on the road. One for production. One for personal and other business stuff.

    A main camera and identical backup. A beater or sketchy situation camera. If you ever want to shoot film ya gotta have a film body.

    It may only be six lenses (seven if you count the lensbaby), but those are six serious lenses. The rest of the stuff is just to get the job done quickly and efficiently and I wouldn't turn any of it down.

    I re-read the list and realized how serious this guy is. He's packing bokeh.
  19. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Yes, particularly considering that 4/6 are zoom lenses. That accounts for a lot more than a prime user who requires a much larger selection.

    I read that too. He has it ready made to apply when needed? :rofl:
  20. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Here's a picture of what that gear looks like for anyone who's interested:


    Honestly, it doesn't look like much more than I take on assignment either. If I were to break down every little thing in my setup, I'm sure my list would be just as long. I would have more camera, lighting, and backdrop gear though, with less computer and processing software gear. Ron travels more than I do though, so he probably needs to hold out for longer.

    I'm just glad that I've started carrying Micro Four-Thirds bodies to help reduce the size and weight. Being the poor man I am, I rarely have any assistants to help me carry all the bags of gear, which is only a little less than what Ron has. I often have to make two trips to set up... and trust me, I can carry A LOT like a pack mule, a lot more than the "average man". I carry out the less expensive stuff first so somebody can watch it while I go back and get the more expensive bodies, lenses, lights, stands, etc. which I don't like to leave my side. I'll hand it to Ron though, it looks like he carts everything all at once (I should get something like that!)... perhaps he's less reliant on assistants than we might think? Or is that cart owned by the airport, lol?

    Clients never even consider all the expense and trouble I go through to set up a shoot though, as there are so many amateurs out there who claim they can do the same thing and show up with just their Canon Rebel and Sigma lenses. The mass public no longer has the distinction between pro-gear and "a DSLR", thanks to the marketing efforts made by so many to make consumers think they've "gone pro".