What’s In My Camera Bag?

This is Christine! I get asked a lot which lenses I use, so I decided to make a post on what’s in my camera bag!

All of them are linked if you’d like to get one yourself! Note: I am totally on #TeamCanon. Mainly because I can use and abuse my camera and lenses (I’ve dropped them all SEVERAL times) — and they still hold up!

The Bag Itself:

This is the bag I tote around! I like the backpack style a lot. I’ve thought about getting something more personal (or Sailor Moon related … tee-hee), but for now, this is it!

Canon Deluxe Photo Backpack

canoncanon2It’s handy and it does its job! I like the side pockets for sticking business cards into, and the front pocket for sticking little extras into like this adorable thing to get kids to smile!

The Tripod

I prefer to free-hand my shots, but for the occasional time when I need a tripod (*cough* eclipse *cough*) — this is what I use. It’s my favorite color (orange), and fairly inexpensive. You can definitely upgrade to a better tripod, but since I hardly ever use it — this was the most bang for my buck (and did I mention my favorite color?!?!).

Sobrovo Portable Travel Aluminum Lightweight Tripod 

I also found a cheaper one, same model, here. 


The Camera:

Right now I am sporing the Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera. It’s not the latest model, but still does an amazing job.


The Lenses:

Here are the lenses I carry with me: 

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

This lens is my pride and joy (aside from my two children, of course). I saved for years to get this lens! I use it at almost every photoshoot (except newborn because I tend to not have as much space to work with during those shoots). I love how it gives the background a flawless bokeh effect.

70200.jpgHere is a shot I took with this beauty:


I also have a Canon 75-300mm that I won’t be highlighting in this post — and I prefer this one above over it anyway!

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

This is the lens I use for headshots and newborn photos. When you really want to get up in people’s business (no zoom, so you have to physically step closer or farther for the shot you want).


Here is a shot I took with this one:

Elena (13)

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens

If you could only pick one lens from this list to purchase — this is it. It’s great for beginners, and is usually the lens you get when you purchase your first Canon.

It’s nice for shots where you’re really trying to get the scenery in along with the subject.


Here’s a shot I took with it:

Sayo _ Oye (8)

If you’re a budding photographer, don’t freak out by what’s posted here.

I didn’t start out with all of these lenses. I started with a basic Canon DSLR and the 18-55mm lens that came with it. That’s it!

It took me a year to buy the backpack. And to put things in perspective, it took me 11 years before I bought the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens!

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