My Camera Gear


My Think Tank Airport International roller camera bag holds the majority of my camera gear when I’m travelling.

Think Tank Airport International camera bag

It contains:

CAMERA BODIES

LENS

  • AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm ƒ/2.8
  • AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm ƒ/2.8
  • AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm ƒ/2.8
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm ƒ/3.5-5.6
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm ƒ/3.5-5.6
  • AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.6
  • 1 Nikkor VR 6.7-13mm ƒ3.5-5.6
  • 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm ƒ/3.5-5.6
  • 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm ƒ/3.8-5.6

EXTRAS

  • AF-S Teleconvertor TC-17EII
  • Nikon Speedlight SB-800
  • Nikon Speedlight SB-N5
  • Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter
  • Polarizing, ND & Graduation Filters
  • Nikon 8X25 Waterproof Binoculars
  • Compact Flash & SDHC Cards
  • 11″ Mac Air Laptop
  • Notebooks, pens etc.
  • Nikon Charger MH-18a
  • Nikon Charger MH-28
  • 500 G Byte Hard Disk
My Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod & 496RC2 Ball Head together with other chargers go in my check in bag.  The D700 & D90 use the same chargers and batteries.

10 thoughts on “My Camera Gear”

  1. Zuraidah Omar said:

    What should an amateur bring along with his DSLR, Peter? What are the absolute two must-have lens to get?

  2. Depends what you want to photograph. If you have a DX DSLR my ‘walk about lens’ for street & people is a 16-85mm (24-120mm on 35mm camera). If you have the opportunity to shoot some nature or safari shots then a 70-300mm (105-450mm on 35mm full frame) lens is good. I also take a 12-24mm lens for my DX body for wide angle landscape shots. There are 10-24mm lenses available now.
    For my D700 full frame camera I take the 14-24mm, 24-70mm & 70-200mm f2.8mm lenses, but they are going to set you back RM20,000+ plus you have carry 4.5kg in your bag.
    So if I had to only two lenses with a DX camera I would take the 16-85mm & 70-300mm.
    Hopefully that answers your question.
    Happy Snappy!

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  8. Crikey! It all looks complicated. I think I will stick to my G12.

  9. Hey Peter!
    How ya doin? Mark at Rock & Roll in Melaka. I now have a new Lumix LX7 (24-102mm f1.4 Leica Lens) and a Lumix FZ200 (24-600mm f2.8 apeture thoughout Leica Lens) both high quality Point & shoots. Love em. Need to look through a lense for extra sharp focus though.
    Getting ready to buy a DSLR but there are some issues with the new Nikons I read. D7000 DX and D600 FX both seem to be having Dust/Oil on sensor problems, it’s all over the internet and Pakard here has had many returns with dirty new sensors. Made in Thailand does not impress me as well. Prefer to go straight to full frame (as I will regret and want full frame later). As I am not tied to any lenses yet the the Canon 5D MKII or the new 6D (Both made in Japan) are another option.
    If I went for DX the D90 seems to look like the best “Workhorse” from my reading. It’s cost is good now too. Might do the D800 and forget buyin a 2nd hand 4X4 !
    If Nikon I would get the 28-300mm zoom and the f1.4 50mm Lenses to start. What ya think????
    Nice site ya got and keep on clickin!!!! Merry X-Mas & Happy N.Y too!!

    • Hi Mark,
      Happy New Year
      Good to hear from you. Someone told me that you had shifted back to the US.
      I bought a D90 to back up my D700. I’ve been very happy with both. I think the a good second hand D700 would be good as it’s low light capabilities are fantastic – great for concerts etc.
      Check out my “Great Ocean Road” blog. All these photos were taken with the new Nikon 1 V2, and 10-30mm (27-81mm) and 30-110mm (81-297mm) lenses. Total weight 575gms $ RM3,100. They are bringing a 16-35mm equivalent this month as well as an 85mm f1.4 equivalent which will be great for portraits. The Nikon 1 V2 has viewfinder, built-in flash & flash shoe.
      Cheers & keep in touch
      Peter

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