Nevada Wier  
 

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PRIMARY CAMERA BAGS

I use the ThinkTank SpeedRacer V2.0. for my Canon gear, which has a built-in hip belt. I carry my Canon Infrared Camera separately in a ThinkTank Digital Holster 20 v2.0. I carry the Olympus micro-four thirds system inside a ThinkTank Retrospective 7 or ThinkTank Retrospective 5.

I carry my computer in a Pacsafe Citysafe 200GII Handbag (fits my Macbook Air 11inch, hard drives or small camera perfectly; plus it has great anti-theft features) or a soft briefcase if I need my larger Macbook Pro Retina 15inch.

CAMERAS

    Digital SLR

  • Primary Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Converted InfraRed Camera: Canon 5D Mark III with Standard Filter conversion using a 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens (Converted by Life Pixel www.lifepixel.com
  • Micro Four-Thirds

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
  • Converted Infrared Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Standard Filter conversion www.lifepixel.com
  • Other

  • iPhone 5S (I only use a few apps: Hipstamatic and occasionally Camera Bag)

LENSES

    Canon Lenses

  • Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 fisheye
  • Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Canon EF 24-70mm II f/2.8L IS
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
  • Canon EF 100-400mm II f/4.5-5.6L IS
  • Canon EF 24-105mm II f/4L IS (for my Infrared Camera, no hot spot)
  • Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for Canon cameras www.lensbabies.com

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Lenses

  • Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8
  • Olympus M. Zukio ED 12-40mm f/2.8
  • Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 Lumix G Vario Zoom Lens (default lens on Infrared camera)
  • Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 7-14mm f/4 or Olympus M.Zuiko ED 9-18 f/4.0-5.6
  • Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens
  • Olympus M.Zukio 12mm f/2.0 Lens
  • Olympus M.Zukio 45mm f/1.8 Lens

FILTERS

  • Singh-Ray Hi-Lux filters on all lenses for protection.
  • Singh-Ray LB warming polarizer
  • Singh-Ray Vari-ND (Variable Neutral Density Filter)
  • Singh-Ray Graduated Neutral Density Filter (a set of four: 2 & 3 stop each of hard line and soft line filters) Note: I sometimes (but less and less) use these for landscapes.

LIGHTING GEAR

Flash Accessories for Canon

  • Canon 600EX-RT Flash (with a 1/8 CTO taped to the output screen)
  • Canon Speedlight Transmitter ST-E3-RT
  • Sto-Fen Dome Bounce Diffuser (kept on flash)
  • Gary Fong Lightsphere Cloud C4
  • LumiQuest FX. I use it without the gels and put in CTO and CTS gel filters.
  • LumiQuest Pocket Bounce with Gold Reflector
  • Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth
  • Rogue Flashbender Small Positionable Reflector
  • Honl Photo 5" Speed Snoot
  • Visual Echoes Flash X-tender (I rarely use this, for ultra long lens use for wildlife)
  • Rosco filters cut to fit inside my Omni-Bounce Dome diffuser. ). I primarily use 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and full CTO (Color Temperature Orange). It is cheapest to buy sheets and cut them to size yourself

Flash Accessories for Olympus OM-D EM-1

  • Metz 52 AF-1 TTL Flash for Olympus
  • Sto-Fen #OM-4X Omni-Bounce
  • Rogue Flashbender Small Positionable Reflector
  • Rosco filters cut to fit inside my Omni-Bounce Dome diffuser. ). I primarily use 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and full CTO (Color Temperature Orange). It is cheapest to buy sheets and cut them to size yourself

REFLECTORS

  • Photoflex soft-gold reflectors (12" in camera bag)
  • Photo flex Multidisc 5-in-1 (24" carried separately)

BACK UP GEAR -- SOMETIMES BROUGHT ON TRAVELS & ASSIGNMENTS OR AS BACKUP EQUIPMENT

  • Canon 1.4x II tele-extender
  • Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS
  • Canon EF 50mm Compact Macro f/2.5
  • Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
  • Wireless Controller LC-4
  • Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3

CAMERA STRAPS

Accessories in camera bag: Microfiber cleaning cloths, rechargeable batteries, 12inch Photoflex soft gold/white reflector, compass, pen, small mag-lite flashlight, neon green Gepe Card Safe Extreme Watertight Case with 16GB cards, model release forms, Swiss army knife (have to remember to remove it for plane rides though), ASMP press card, business cards, and travel Wet Ones.

IN EXTRA ACCESSORIES (THAT TRAVEL IN PELICAN 1500 HARD CASE)

Separate accessory bag: Camera and flash manuals, black duct table, extension for cable release, Canon off-camera shoe cord 2, Lensbaby accessories, black duct tape, small towel, lens cleaning fluid, super glue, screw drivers, Leatherman tool, Q-tips, cleaning cloths, extra lens caps, pens, Sharpies, tabletop tripod, and extra quick release tripod plates for my tripod.

Separate battery bag: Extra Powerex Maha 2700 NiMh rechargeable batteries (AA, AAA and other pertinent sizes), lithium AA batteries, AA and AAA alkaline batteries.

Separate cord bag: Extra USB, Firewire cords, and any cord I can think of that might fail.

And the rest: Extra model releases, CF card recovery disk, backup Mac OS disks, Monster-Power Outlets To Go Power Strip, extra flash, lens hood for 100-400mm lens, Lexar CF card reader. Sometimes a Polaroid Pogo printer.

For Sensor Cleaning: Visible Dust Sensor cleaning brushes and swabs. www.visibledust.com

FLASH CARDS

  • SanDisk Extreme Pro 16-32 GB (CF & SD) in Gepe Card Safe Extreme Watertight Case (Neon Green).

CARD READER

  • Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader

PORTABLE STORAGE

NOTE: I usually bring an Apple MacBook Air 11" on my travels for simple editing. I download the CF card to two Lacie Mini 1TB portable hard drives (using a StarTech SuperSpeed Compact 2 Port USB 3.0 Hub). When I have limited electricity or do not want to bring a computer, then I use one or two Hyperdrive Colorspace UDMA 2 digital wallets. I edit off of one hard drive and do not touch the RAW files on the 2nd hard drive or digital wallet until I have a backup at my main office.

TRIPOD and BALLHEADS

  • Gitzo Traveler Tripod 6x Carbon G1550T with GH2781TQR quick release Ballhead (I do not use a tripod often, and have found this to be the perfect compact tripod for when I must use one. Probably this model is discontinued but you get the idea!) www.bogenimaging.com
  • Gitzo GT2541 Series 2 Carbon tripod with Acratech GP Ballhead #1157
  • Cable Release (Remote Switch RS-80N3)

EQUIPMENT FOR OTHER TRAVEL SITUATIONS

    Travel:
    For the main international flight: I put my camera bag(s) inside a regulation size 22" Eagle Creek roller carry-on that also holds my hard drives, extra camera body, camera charger, and such. I take all my little accessories out of my camera bag and put them in a separate pouch so everything is simple to hand check if they ask to look inside. I carry a briefcase (see above) as my "purse" with my Apple Macbook Air 11" computer and things I need on the flight.

    For my extra flash, filters, and other accessories I pack them inside a medium sized 1520 Pelican case (with all the inserts removed) and put it inside a checked suitcase or duffel bag padded by all my clothes and such. This bag will be checked in. There is no way I can hand-carry all my gear these days, and this is a workable solution for me. I use TSA locks on my checked luggage.

    Once I get to my destination I reorganize everything so that I leave a bag at the hotel (usually I return to the same city for my return flight). I also leave the roller bag that I used for carry-on. On my main trip I usually only bring a soft suitcase for clothes and my Pelican case for gear, along with my camera bag and small bag with my computer (although sometimes I also leave this behind and put the computer in the Pelican case).

    I carry my valuables in an Eagle Creek Departure Pouch (sadly it is discontinued) attached to my belt; I've never been robbed with one of these. And, I lock everything with TSA security locks. I use a lot of Eagle Creek's other products but I know this is beginning to sound like a commercial; however truthfully, www.eaglecreek.com

  • Pelican 1500 Case (Interior: 17.88"L x 12.88"W x 1.75" Lid over 4.88" Base)

  • Eagle Creek Tarmac 22" For international flights.

  • Eagle Creek Tarmac 25" I put my pelican case inside this for international flights.

  • Eagle Creek No Matter What Rolling Duffel Large or ORV Trunk 25 for my clothes

  • No Matter What Duffel (Medium or Large) or Hybrid Hauler Medium if I want to use a bag without wheels

COLOR MANAGEMENT

WORKFLOW AND FILE MANAGEMENT

  • For Digital editing: Adobe Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC) www.adobe.com
  • For Digital cataloging: Adobe Lightroom 5

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC PLUG-INS

DIGITAL PRINTING

Paper and Printing Supplies:

I use an HPZ3200 44" printer. Currently my favorite paper is Canson Baryta Photographique and Canson Rag Photographique (for Infrared Prints)

Printer Profiles:

DIGITAL WEBSITES

BOOKS

  • The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book by Martin Evening
  • Photoshop Restoration and Retouching by Katrin Eismann
  • Adobe Photoshop for Photographers by Martin Evening
  • The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby
  • The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes by Joe McNally
  • The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby
  • The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book by Martin Evening