I replied to that question saying that these days I usually shoot bag free and keep my lenses that are in lens holding cases, attached to my belt as per the picture below. In case people are interested, here is a list of the items that I carry with me most of the time without a bag. Gitzo carbon fibre tripod (2540LLVL) also referred to as ‘my baby’. That’s on a Gitzo tripod shoulder strap slung diagonally around my shoulder. It’s an ‘OK’ strap, no better. I’m still hunting for the perfect tripod shoulder strap. Usually I carry 3 lenses; Nikon 14–24, Nikon 28–300, Nikon 50mm and 1 flash, the SB-800.
More details on the exact lenses and lens holders are listed in the affiliate links below from B&H.
I also carry in my pockets a cable release, spare batteries, lens cloth and a hex key for my camera bracket plate. Not shown is the flashlight that I’ll often have with me for night shoots. Not shown are the cokin filters that I sometimes keep in a pouch around my neck.
Obviously this setup will not work for many people carrying very large lenses and heavier gear — but this will work for most people that shoot with lenses that are about as large as an average 70-200mm F-2.8. This setup is also meant to give people new ideas on carrying gear.
I’m also seriously into knowing if other people have alternative gear carrying methods so please feel free to share by commenting.
Links /resources mentioned in this podcast:
Lowepro S&F Lens Exchange Case 200AW at B&H - My favourite lens holding case. It’s FAB!
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens at B&H - This lens and I are having a wonderful relationship, I love her.
Gitzo GT2540LLVL Leveling Carbon Fiber Tripod at B&H - This tripod works well for me. Fairly big but not too big.
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