WHAT’S IN YOUR CAMERA BAG, ROBYN GIANNI?

NIKONNIKON, and more NIKON, which isn't to say I carry a lot of stuff, I just carry what is necessary. 

NIKON D800 CAMERA BODY

I carry a Nikon D800 mounted with a 50mm f/1.4 Nikkor lens.  I don't go anywhere without my Nikon camera body, and the 50mm lens attached. This is one set up I just can't do without. It is the first thing into my bag along with the extra batteries, charger, portable external hard drive, and the international plug adapter.

NIKON WIDE ANGLE FISH EYE LENS

My Nikon wide angle 16mm f/2.8 Nikkor is something I always carry, I love this fisheye lens and it is perfect for a different perspective on any situation.  I prefer this lens over any other for landscape shots and "capturing the moment."

SUPER TELEPHOTO LENS

I use my 50mm when lighting is very poor, usually in the evenings, but the majority of my photos come from a super telephoto Nikon Nikkor 300mm 2.8 VR II. The 300mm gives me a crystal clear shot when I need more reach, and is the perfect companion in low light. 

 

MACBOOK AIR AND iPHONE 6

My Macbook Air is my mobile office.  It has seen four continents and has been put through the paces enduring the harshest of conditions. With a weight of 1.08 kg (2.3 lbs) it is my laptop of choice and my biggest asset on the road.

But never underestimate the power of Apple's iPhone. Along with being a communication device, it is my GPS, my point-and-shoot camera, emergency flashlight, official time waster, and a whole lot more. I can view maps, data, and documents with a touch of a button. I am never without it.

HOW DO I CARRY IT ALL?

One company has unequivocally had my back (literally), making a journalist's life on the road a pleasure.  For transporting heavy gear and getting through any airport quickly, I use the THINK TANK Airstream Rolling Camera Bag. This bag has endured the harshest  conditions imaginable and still is THINK TANK tough.

Robyn Gianni