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15May10What’s in my bag

I have always liked to see what gear other photographers use, what they take with them, how they pack it, etc. So since I just acquired a new bag and I wanted to post pics of it anyway I figured this would be a good time to do it.

The new bag is a ThinkTank Airport International V2. Everything I heard about the bag was awesome so I finally bit the bullet and shelled out the cash for it. I have a couple big trips planned and thought it would be nice to have a good bag to make the them with me. It took me a long time to get it setup to hold everything that I wanted in there but in the end I am pretty happy. My requiredments were simple… A) Hold all gear while protecting it (nothing loose and flopping around) and B) Look nice and organized when you open the bag. I know the second is a little compulsive but what can I say?

So here is the list of what gear I have a nice happy place for inside the bag:

In photo below
2 – Canon 1D MKIII (with spider holster plates attached)
1 – Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS
1 – Canon 24-70 F2.8L
1 – Canon 17-40 F4L
1 – Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro
1 – Canon 50mm F1.4
1 – Canon 15mm F2.8 fisheye
2 – Canon 580 EX II flash units
1 – Canon 550 EX flash unit
1 – Vivitar 285 HV flash unit
2 – Canon CP-E4 battery packs
3 – Pocket Wizard Plus II transceivers
2 – Pocket Wizard Mini TT1 transmitters
2 – Mini tripods (for remote flash lighting)
3 – Hotshoe to miniplug cables
1 – Pocket Wizard pre-trigger cable (remote camera shutter release)
1 – Canon RS-80N3 (remote switch)
1 – Canon TC-80N3 (remote switch with timer functions)
7 – (4) Packs of Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries
Gel filters for portable flashes
Extra memory cards
Various Pocket Wizard cables and accessories

Not in Photo
Business Cards
Canon 580 EX II flash manual
Expodisc (white balance tool)
ThinkTank weather cover for bag.

What didnt make it in
Canon 40D (and its batteries)
Canon 24-105mm F4L IS
1 – Pocket Wizard Plus transceiver II

14Apr10Wordless Wednesday

23Feb10I made it on my iPhone

I launched a new site as an outlet some of the iPhone pics I take from time to time. I will also post other stuff from my phone there too like audio files and screencaps etc. Anyway… it will feed to twitter as well so if you are following there you wont miss anything. Here are a couple links if you want to check them out. Twitter and

1Feb10Is this my son or what?

My dad sent me this picture of myself as a kid. I added a recent photo of Willem to the right. What do you think, is that my son or what?

Me / Willem - Side by Side

27Dec09Stockyards Championship Rodeo!

Yeeehaaawwww! What a great time. Went to the rodeo in Fort Worth TX tonight. It was only my 2nd or 3rd and Willem’s first. He was so happy there looking at all the animals. I think he like the horses best :)

Here are a few pics. I took a little video with our new Flip vid cam too but I have to still figure all that out and I may have to post a vid from there if I get it all figured out.