What’s in my camera bag

The McKinnon Camera Pack 35L

Ah yes, the question that everyone doesn’t ask me. For years I have loved watching “What’s in my camera bag” style videos on Youtube. I love getting to see what the best in the game are using, and learning about new pieces of gear because, in the creative industry, new gear comes up every couple of months so you have to stay up to date.

To start off, let’s go over the bag. I am currently using the Peter McKinnon Camera Pack 35L as my main camera bag. I love this bag because of how much storage it has. There are numerous pockets in this besat, as well as having an extra zip pouch to expand the front pocket, allowing you to pack even more into it. I also really like the organization bags you get in this, it’s nice to have specific and trustworthy spots to keep my sd cards and polarizers.

Next up, the body. I am rocking a Canon 80D right now, which is surprisingly an amazing camera for the price. With close to a 25 mp sensor, you get really nice and clear photos that allow you to crop. I also like how the 80D is good for video as well. I have used this for every one of my professional photo and video shoots and have never been let down, a great starter camera to come into the professional world.

Now let’s go over my lens. This is my favorite part about a camera and gear. lenses allow you to achieve a specific look and capture certain things, that camera bodies cant do. I am using a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM. This thing is amazing for sports photography since it allows me to get that bokeh in the background and still have a good range. I loved using this for the Drake women’s soccer season and the women’s basketball season last year!

I am also using the Sigma 35 mm Art f/1.4. This is my favorite thing I have ever owned. For only $800, you get such crisp photos and the 1.4 aperture allows me to shoot in low light which is nice since the 80D isn’t the greatest with a high ISO. Looking back on it, I would probably get the 35 mm twin brother, the 18-35mm, I have always wanted to get that wider look and I have had a lot of times that I wish I could get a little wider. But overall, this lens has treated me great and has been the single piece of gear that has increased my photography skills.

Canon 80D
Taken on the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8
taken on the Sigma 35 mm Art f/1.4

1 thought on “What’s in my camera bag

  1. Ann Ploch says:

    Love your website, Michael! I also love reading about your love for photography, as it’s one of my hidden passions, as well! I just didn’t know it until I was in my 40’s!! 🤦🏻‍♀️
    I wish you continued success and look forward to hearing how you are making your dreams come true in the future!!
    I’ll certainly be checking in on your website in the future!! 🥰


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