What's In Your Camera Bag?

2022 Gear In Review

I’m not really into, “talking shop”, when it comes to gear. However, the most common questions I field are always, “What camera do you use”, and, “What lens is that?” So I figured I would break this down into a Year in Review style format and even share some interesting stats. 

What’s in your camera bag in 2022?

  • Canon EOS R5
  • Canon EOS R
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EF 15mm Fisheye f/2.8
  • Canon RF 16mm f/2.8
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 I
  • Canon RF 24-105mm f/4.0
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.8
  • Canon RF 85mm f/1.2
  • Canon EF 100mm Macro f/2.8
  • Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Lumix G7
  • Lumix 14-42 f/3.5-5.6
  • Lumix 45-150 f/4.0-5.6
  • 2x AD300 by Flashpoint/Godox
  • Various Canon Speed Lights
  • Various Alienbees Strobes
  • Many Light Modifiers of all shapes and sizes
  • Light Stands galore
  • Thule Backpack
  • Eirmai Backpack
  • Caden Sling
  • Hex Sling/Fanny Pack 
  • Peak Design Belt/Backpack Camera Attachment

That may seem like a lot of stuff, but other than the light modifiers, all of this barely takes up 3 shelves, and when I am traveling, it all goes into 2 carrying cases/bags. 

What Focal Length Do You Shoot At The Most?

This is something I think is kind of interesting. Lightroom lets you see what focal lengths are represented in your photo library. To see this, simply go to the Library module and then hit the backslash key. You’ll be presented with a whole trove of metadata information, including Focal Lengths! I’ve created a pie chart for you to see here based on that data – let’s take a look!

This year I spent a lot of time at 50 and 100mm. I guess this makes sense. I love my 50mm f/1.8 for day-to-day shooting and the 100mm f/2.8 is my go-to lens for product photography. What is surprising to me is the fact that 40mm is right up there. That’s interesting because I don’t have a 40mm prime. I have a 24-105mm and a 24-70mm, which means I must gravitate towards that 35-40mm range even when using a zoom lens. Kinda cool, huh?