What's In My Bag? - Connie Anderson | Architectural Photography

What's In My Bag?

Canon 5D Mark II - 2 Bodies

I love this camera!  I usually upgrade my cameras about every other body that comes out.  Its an amazing full frame camera and I know it like the back of my hand.  Combined with an L lens and it produces beautiful images!

One is a backup but I do often set both up for different shots at twilight.  Front of the house and also maybe the pool.  

Canon 24mm Tilt Shift 

If you are an architectural photographer this lens is hard to manage without.  When I was first starting out it was out of my price range but I had it in my sights and made sure it made it into my inventory.  

This lens produces tack sharp images and when needing perspective control this is where the magic comes in.  

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

Another AMAZING lens.  Its a high performance, water-resistant, ultra wide-angle L-series zoom lens. Its the lens that I use on every shoot I do.  Its tack sharp and produces some amazing clarity and beautiful Bokeh!  

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens

Retaining the excellent performance at maximum aperture of the much larger f/2.8L but in a smaller size, the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens from Canon is a professional zoom telephoto suitable for a broad range of applications from sports to portraiture. It is fully compatible with the Extender EF 1.4x II and 2x II teleconverters (requires f/8 AF sensitivity with EF 2x II) and features optical image stabilization (IS) to reduce the blur caused by camera shake. The image stabilization provides the equivalent effect of a shutter speed 4 stops faster and offers an IS mode optimized for following shots of moving subjects.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens

The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens from Canon is a fast prime lens featuring a particularly large maximum aperture for effective low-light and shallow depth of field capability. As a standard focal length lens, it is suitable for most any shooting situation and its lens coating and optical construction are optimized to minimize chromatic aberrations, ghosting and flare. A truly circular diaphragm results in pleasing out-of-focus areas.


Wow!  What can I say about this device?  It has changed the way I shoot.  Connect it to the camera and an iPad Mini or iPhone and you have yourself a way of completely running the camera from the device on the iPad remotely.  Its hands down one of the best pieces of equipment I've added to my gear bag!

Manfrotto MT190XPRO4 Aluminum Tripod

This  is the new redesigned 190 and I love it!  It sets up very quickly and completely extended the tripod will get to almost 7ft in height.  Its lightweight and folds down to 19" and weighs only 4.6 lbs.

Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head

I love this head, its small and compact with nobs which will give you precise movement in three directions.  The head has a large camera platform with a leveling bubble.  

Yongnuo YN560-III

I have at least 6 or 8 of these.  They work great as an off camera flash and I can use all of them in slave mode.  They are so inexpensive that I have killed one or two before when they've fallen off of a light stand and relatively easy to replace because of the cost.

Airport Navigator Rolling Camera Bag

I was on the lookout for a smaller type bag with wheels that was a little more manageable for me.  Once the other camera bags were filled it was just too hard to carry up and down stairs. This bag is top loading and easily fits my 15inch MacBook Pro.  Its also a plus for traveling since it will fit underneath a seat!  I've really enjoyed the use of it.

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