While packing up my bag after a great wildlife photography workshop in Madikwe I took this iPhone image of my camera bag.
In the bag you can see the following:
- Nikon D3s
- Nikon D800
- Nikon 200-400mm VRII
- Nikon 70-200mm VRII
- Nikon 24-70mm
- Nikon 14-24mm
- Nikon SB-600 Speedlight
- Clik Elite Pro Elite Camera Bag
Now, at the risk of going down the very tired brand debate which is completely pointless and adds absolutely nothing to either your own photography or the creative process, I would like to ask you a few questions.
It goes like this.
You have a camera bag which can hold only two lenses and one body.
You are not sure of the wildlife photography destination yet and can only take what you have in the bag.
- If you could choose two lenses and one body from the image above what would you take?
- If you could choose any two lenses and one body – any brand – what would you take?
Then of course the last question is why. Why would you choose those particular lenses and body?
Every piece of gear we choose and use is purely a tool that allows us to create certain types of images so let’s not go down the road of “I would choose Nikon because it’s black” or “I would choose Canon because it’s awesome” and let’s rather focus on the real reason we choose certain pieces of equipment. To create wildlife photographs!
And no, in this case budget is not an issue.
Comments are open so let me know what your choice would be and why!
Until next time.
Gerry van der Walt
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