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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5583 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

When you hit the airport for a "normal" day of spotting, what lenses do you bring?

For me I bring

  • Wide Angle, usually a Sigma 15-30
  • Mid Range, my fave. lens, a Nikon 24-85 G
  • Something with reach, my Sigma 70-200 APO
  • 1.4x and 2.0 teleconverters.


    I usually dont bring my 80-400 VR unless I am going on a trip somewhere, as most of the spots I shot from dont require such length.

    What's in your bag?

  • 65 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
     
    User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
    Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5538 times:

    My usual equipment:

  • My camera... Canon 300D

  • Canon 18-55mm

  • Tamron 70-300mm

  • Binoculars

  • 1 GB Microdrive

  • 2 spare batteries


  • Usually, I do not take out more. Tripod for night shots only.

    cheers,
    Florian



    Jet Visuals
    User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 25
    Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5532 times:

    If I listed all the stuff in my bag, you would immediately wonder why I don't have a BUNCH of photos uploaded onto a.net. Since I don't have a good answer, I'll save myself the embarrassment.  Smile


    No info
    User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5533 times:

    I have the following lens in my bag, plus all the other misc. items (CF case, blower, etc)

  • Canon 50mm 1.8

  • Canon 18-55mm, used only on the wide end

  • Canon 100-400L IS


  • I will soon add something to cover the under 100 range, currently considering (and taking advice on):

  • Canon 24-85

  • Canon 28-105

  • Tamron 28-75


  • I have seen Royal's bag, he also likes to keep a few beany babies in there for good luck.  Smile



    Jet City Aviation Photography
    User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 48
    Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5520 times:

    I can be very short about my lens of choice:
    Almost all my shots are taken with the 100-400... I have a cheap 28-80 aswell, but it's in desperate need of replacement. I hope to get a good deal on a 17-40L in 2 months time, and the 40-100 gap will just have to wait to get filled.
    Cheers,
    Ed


    User currently offlineAF777ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5504 times:

    Canon 300D

    Canon 18-55mm

    Canon 75-300mm USM III

    512 MB card

    256 MB card

    300D manual


    User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
    Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5505 times:
    AIRLINERS.NET CREW
    PHOTO SCREENER

    Dave, dont you have a 80-200?

    User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2739 posts, RR: 40
    Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5486 times:

    Canon 300D
    Canon 80-200mm
    Canon 35-80mm
    Tamron 70-300mm

    1gb Microdrive
    2 Batteries

    Suncream (If its hot!)
    Food
    Drink
    Money  Big grin

    Simon



    Simon - London-Aviation.com
    User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5484 times:

    I had a 70-200, but sold it a few days ago. Too much overlap to justify keeping it.


    Jet City Aviation Photography
    User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
    Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5470 times:
    AIRLINERS.NET CREW
    PHOTO SCREENER

    dude, the 70-200 f/2.8 is the one lens everyone needs!

    User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5469 times:

    I bring the EF-S 18-55 and EF 75-300 because that's all I have. I really hate the 18-55 though.

    User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
    Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5473 times:

    I bring the following lenses:

    28-70 2.8L <-favourite lens
    100-400 L IS <- to be replaced with a sofar unknown product  Big grin

    Wietse



    Wietse de Graaf
    User currently offlineVir380 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 627 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5471 times:
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    Canon EOS D60

    Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX
    Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 EX
    Sigma 1.4X EX Conv
    Hoya UV filter still in pack
    4x Rechargable batts for D60
    X-Drive 30GB portable storage
    1 x 512mb CF
    1 x 256mb CF
    1 x 128mb CF ( all 3 in Hakuba CF case )
    D60 instruction book
    1x spare lens cap
    Spare Front and Rear lens covers
    Spec Grabber
    Lens duster and brusher
    250 Business cards
    Polo Mints (sugar free )  Smile
    Bottle of pain killers

    All in a Lowepro Magnum AW

    think thats it

    Tony



    [Edited 2004-08-04 20:45:15]

    User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 25
    Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5453 times:

    Vir380,

    I would like to know more about portable storage. Can you tell me about the one you are using?

    CL



    No info
    User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
    Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5454 times:
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    I bring:

    EOS33 or EOS1V HS
    EOS 10D
    28-70 2.8L
    70-200 2.8L
    100-400 L IS

    + all the accessories

    Tim

    Will soon add a 17-40L + 550EX



    Alderman Exit
    User currently offlineVir380 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 627 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5448 times:
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    Sure CL no probs ... see below link for more details ..... its a very handy peice of kit to have when your out and about !

    the whole thing youll get for around $200 or less of Ebay

    http://www.xs-drive.com/

    hope this helps ... if you want any more info contact me ... i had the XS-Drive but now have the XS-Drive II


    Tony


    [Edited 2004-08-04 20:44:22]

    User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
    Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5444 times:

    my stealthbag is pretty heavy and allways filled up, you never know whats going to happen ....

    -Nikon F5
    -Nikon D100

    -Nikon AFS VR 24-120 3.5
    -Nikon AFS 28-70 2.8
    -Nikon AFS 80-200 2.8
    -Nikon AFS TC 1.4 + 2.0
    -Sigma HSM 120-300 2.8 (favourite lens)

    -some rolls of K64, Velvia or Sensia
    -sandisk ultra 2x256 1x512

    Robin



    ABC
    User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
    Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5444 times:

    I have in my bag:

    - Camera (Canon 10D)
    - Canon L series 100-400mm (kept in its own case as well)
    - Sigma 24-70mm (also in its own case)
    - Extra 1 gig microdrive
    - Empty microdrive case for the one that's in the camera
    - A steno pad in case I need to write anything down.

    -Phil



    Phil Derner Jr.
    User currently offlineTin67 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 268 posts, RR: 3
    Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5438 times:

    I usually drag around:

    EOS10D with BG-ED3 battery grip with 2x batteries
    EF28-135 IS
    EF70-200 f2.8 L IS
    EF 1.4x and 2x Extender IIs
    Sigma 300 f2.8 HSX
    All packed up in a Lowepro Photo Trekker Classic with a Manfrotto monopod attached.

    Keeps you fit walking around with that on your back.

    Regards
    Martin


    User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 738 posts, RR: 15
    Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5430 times:

    Canon EOS 10D

    Canon EF 24-85 F3.5-4.5 USM
    Canon EF 70-200 F4 L USM
    Canon 1.4x EF Extender
    2 spare batteries
    2 GB Microdrive + 1 GB Microdrive

    Thats it ...

    EDDL


    User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1757 posts, RR: 28
    Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5408 times:

    Canon EOS 10D
    Canon Elan IIe (and some K64, provia, or velvia with it)
    75-300 IS USM
    24-85 EF USM
    quantaray 500mm (manual focus)...haven't used it in a while as the conditions have to be damn near perfect to use it, but it's a change of pace as well as a challenge....
    512, 256, and the 32mb CF cards
    mini-tripod in the bag, i've got a monopod and real tripod in the car too
    for trips i'll bring my laptop along
    umbrella
    scanner (and i had an old A/FD for frequencies, etc)
    some magazines for reading material in those occasional boring moments at TRI  Wink/being sarcastic







    "my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
    User currently offlineInterpaul From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 409 posts, RR: 3
    Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5403 times:

    Canon EOS 300D
    Canon EF 28-80 II
    Canon 100-400 L IS to compensate the lack of talent with expensive equipment  Big grin
    256 MB CF Card
    512 MB Microdrive
    2x BP511 battery back


    User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5397 times:

    1 x Nikon D100

    1 x Nikkor 24 F2.8D (favourite)
    1 x Nikkor 35-70 F2.8D
    1 x Nikkor 80-400 F4.5-5.6 VR (used 90% of the time)

    2 x Compactflash 512 Mb (40x)
    1 x 20Gb Datatank

    1 x EN-EL3 spare battery

    10 x lens wipers (wet)
    1 x can of compressed air

    1 x binoculars
    1 x Scanner (very old and with a huge antenna)
    1 x frequency book
    1 x notepad + pens (spread over backpack)

    Couple of energy candy bars
    light rain coat

    Everything in a cheap black backpack.

    Roel.



    Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
    User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
    Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5371 times:

    All I need is my trusty 400mm f2.8 plus the 2 x convertor.
    I would say about 80-90% of the my photos are taken with that lens.

    Occasinally I use the 80-200 f2.8, but very rarely.

    If I know that I will be shooting on the ramp or inside a plane I"ll bring the 17-35mm and the 10.5mm f2.8.


    Vasco G.




    User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
    Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5293 times:

    Bag 1:

    Canon 10d/grip
    Canon 100-400L IS
    Canon 28-105
    420EX speedlite w/extra batteries
    Light meter
    4 511 batteries
    Large microfiber lens cloth
    Lens cleaning fluid and paper
    Blower
    Polarizers for both lenses
    Cash
    Large plastic bags for emergency rain hood use.


    Bag 2: stays in the car most of the time.

    Nikon D100
    Sigma 70-200 EX HSM
    Nikon 28-80
    Sigma 1.4EX TC
    Nikon Speedlite w/extra batteries
    Filters
    Lens cloth, cleaning fluid and papers.
    Large plastic bags for emergency rain hood use.
    Cash
    Olympus C-700 2.11mp

    In car:
    Generic tripod
    Monopod
    scanner

    about it.


    25 Post contains images JFKTOWERFAN : 28-90.....soon to be replace with the 17-40L 100-400L Anyone have any suggestions for a good lens to cover the 40-100 range? And because I can't resis
    26 Post contains images Clickhappy : thats your sack, dude Try to keep focused!
    27 Post contains images LHRSIMON : 1 Fuji Finepix S7000 (with luck soon to be changed to a 10D+L series lens) 1 Fuji 1.5 Teleconverter 2 x 256 mb compact flash cards 1 x 128 mb compact
    28 Saxdiva : Good time to check the bag(s) before my next road trip. This includes only the portable stuff; I won't even get into the large-format kit here: Camera
    29 Bronko : Royal, mine was not the 2.8, but rather the F/4. No way in hell would I have sold it if it was the 2.8.
    30 Post contains images Cancidas : my nikon D70 body my nikkor AF-S 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX lens my nikkor AF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6G lens two 1,0gb CF cards this kit soon to include the AF
    31 Post contains images Mdwalkman : Nikon D70 AF 80-200 ED F2.8 D 2X Tamron Tele Converter Spare EN-EL3 X drive II 2*256 CF cards dust blower food/drink mobile phone(to ask friend to che
    32 Post contains images Manzoori : Canon EOS D30 (Not shown) Canon 28-80 f3.5-5.6 II (Not Shown) Canon 75-300 USM III f4-5.6 Sigma 170-500 f5-6.3 Binoculars 3x BP-511 battery packs (1
    33 Benyhone : I usually don't need much for an airport visit... * Nikon N80 body * Nikkor 28-105D lens (I'm surprised to not see this lens on other people's lists,
    34 MELflyer : Canon EOS D30 Canon EOS 33 Canon 28-80 f3.5-5.6 II Canon 75-300 USM III f4-5.6 Canon 100-400 L IS Canon 2x extender 2 spare Batteries 3 x 256mb CF Car
    35 Rotor1 : -Ham and Cheese on White -Mayo x2 -Mustard x4 -Orange, segment cut -Apple, Green -Banana in Hard Case (cuz nothing sucks more than a squished banana)
    36 Post contains images LHSebi : -EOS300D -Canon 18-55 -Sigma 55-200 F4-5.6 -Canon 75-300 IS USM -a spare battery -wire trigger -Lexar 1GB CF card -256MB extra card -lots of luck Seba
    37 707CMF : - EOS300D - Canon EFS 18-55 - Canon EF 55-200 USM - 512 Mb card - a spare battery - a 64 Mb emergency compact flash - My old faithful Olympus C700UZ -
    38 Chris78cpr : I take with me the following, Canon 10D with BG-ED3, Canon Eos3 (Sometimes, although i never really use it!!!) Canon 17-40F4L Canon 28-135IS Canon 70-
    39 Post contains images Futterman : So, 707, an Olympus point 'n shoot takes precedence over poor old Pluchette? Low blow. Really.
    40 Post contains images N178UA : Nikon F5 Nikon D100 28-80 f2.8 Tokina 80-200 f2.8 Nikon 80-400 VR f4.5-5.6 Nikon 18-35 f3.5-4.5 Nikon Scannner Binocular Dust Blower Few of my 4x6 pho
    41 Post contains images Pilothighflyer : Nikon D100 Mb-D100 with 2 batteries Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 Vr Nikon 24mm f/2.8 D Waiting for my Nikon 17-55 f/2.8 to come Nikon TC-20EII (2x telelconver
    42 Dehowie : Canon EOS-10D Canon 17-40L F4.0 Canon 24-70L F2.8 Canon 70-200L F2.8 IS Canon 100-400L IS Sigma 2X TC Canon 550EX Flash 1Gb Sandisk Ultra 2 2 256MB S
    43 Post contains images Jkw777 : Canon D30 Canon 100-400L IS (Arrived today ) Canon 24-85mm f 3.5-4.5 IBM 1 gb Micro Drive ScanDisk 256mb CF Card Canon BP-511 x 2 Canon BG-ED3 Bag is
    44 LH526 : Nikon D2H Nikon 17-35 2.8 Nikon 28-70 2.8 Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR (white one) Nikon 50 1.8 Nikon TC 2.0 Extra battery Storagecards small wiper towels pen
    45 KC7MMI : I have: Nikon N8008 Nikkor 50mm Nikkor 75-300mm Circ. Polarizers for both Nikon SB-24 Speedlight Usually shoot Fuji Reala or Agfa Ultra Possibly will
    46 Spencer : Camera, lenses, bins, scanner, log book and reference books, tripod and/or monopod, cleaning accessories, spare batts, charts, compass, passport, mone
    47 FlightCheck : I lug around in my Lowepro Trim Trekker: Canon EOS 10D Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8 L Canon EF 100-400mm L (my fave) 2 x BP-511 batteries 2GB Lexar 40x compa
    48 Qantas077 : Canon-300D and v-grip Canon-18-55mm Canon-100-300mm USM Sigma-50-500mm HSM Uniden UBC3000XLT Scanner 2 batteries Panasonic video camera Olympus point
    49 ExitRow : One blue crushed-velvet suit. One frilly lace cravat. One gold medallion with peace symbol. One pair of Italian shoes. One pair of tie-dyed socks, pur
    50 Rotor1 : Thats not my bag, baby!
    51 Post contains images Kereru : Nikon D70 Nikon 18-70mm 3.5-4.5G AF-S ED lens Nikon 70-300mm 4-5.6 D AF ED lens Nikon SB28 flash 2x 256mb cards 1x 512mb card 1x 1Gb card Cleaning kit
    52 Bigden : D-100 F-100 lenses condoms 6 pack Heineken sunscreen scuba goggles for fence grabbing ( I go to SXM 6 times a year)
    53 Christian : In my LowePro Minitrekker I have: Canon 10D 100-400L IS USM, that is connected to the camera all the time Sigma 16-50 mm AF 3 BP-511 battery 2 SanDisk
    54 Post contains images TS : when on travel I usualy tape over the Nikon brand That's interesting. Is the Canon mob really that aggressive? Thomas
    55 Post contains images MartinairYYZ : Normal day of spotting? I don't have one :- But this is what I bring: The ones with the * are optional items that I doon't bring always. Olympus C-720
    56 AndersNilsson : One Canon EOS 33, one Canon EF 50mm 1:1.4 USM, one Canon EF 70-200 1:4.0 L USM, some rolls of Fujichrome 100F, a notebook and a pen. Anders
    57 Post contains images KC7MMI : Update: Nikon N8008 Nikkor 50mm Nikkor 75-300mm Circ. Polarizers for both Nikon SB-24 Speedlight Usually shoot Fuji Reala or Agfa Ultra Thinking about
    58 Karine : Just beginning plane spotting since 3 month I have Nikon D70 Nikkor AF VR 80-400mm 1:4.5-5.6D Nikkor AF S 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED CF card 256Mb CF card
    59 Lanpie : I have in my bag, 1 Nikon F80 camera 1 NiKon Zoom lense 28-105mm (macro) 1 Nikon Zoom lense ED 70-300mm Up to 10 rolls of film. Fuji Sensia II and Pro
    60 SkyvanMan : I dont use a photo bag, I just carry my camera on my neck or in my pocket.
    61 Post contains links and images Alberto Riva : I like travelling light: Nikon N65 Sigma 28-80AF Nikkor 75-300AF-G Five or six rolls of Kodak EB100 Notepad and pen Press card All in a Tamrac Adventu
    62 Post contains images JAGflyer : I have a Bessler bag I bought in NYC with all my gear. Sony F707 Minolta Riva 70 (for group shots of people and planes that are close to me) Bushnell
    63 Cv747 : I have a lovepro bag Canon 10D with batterie pack 2 spare battteries, stuff to clean the lenses and camera. Canon EF 100-400L (This is my absolute fav
    64 Post contains images Twr75 : Canon 10D Sigma 28-200 (+lens hood) Sigma 170-500 (+lens hood) Remote switch Tripod adapter 3x 256Mb CF cards (1 always in camera) Scanner (plus spare
    65 WrenchBender : Canon 300D Camera w/Battery Grip Canon Lenses- EF 70-200 f2.8 L IS USM EF 300 f4.0 L IS USM EF 18-55 (stock lens) Extenders- EF 2 x II & EF 1.4 x II C
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