Photo Gear

I store almost all my gear in a Pelican 1510 case that can be carried on to most airlines. Depending on the particular day’s needs I will attach varies components of ThinkTank Photo’s Skin System to a belt or load up the Urban Disguise 40 or Street Walker Hard Drive with the lens and body combinations from the Pelican case.

Photo Kit for Travel

Photo Kit for Travel



  1. Pelican 1510 Carry-On Case
  2. ThinkTank Cable Management 20 is my grab and go bag, containing spare battery, cleaning cloth, Remote Controller (TC-80N3).  I put it in which ever bag I am using at the time, the Skin Chimp Cage, Urban Disguise 40, or Street Walker Hard Drive.
  3. ThinkTank Skin 75 Pop Down holding either the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM or EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens. The outer pocket contains a circular polarizer.
  4. ThinkTank Pixel Pocket Rocket with 16 GB San Disk CF and SD cards.
  5. ThinkTank Camera Strap with Nite Ize S-biner for quick change strap.
  6. ThinkTank Skin Chimp Cage holding Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with Really Right Stuff L-bracket. The outer pocket has a 2-stop graduated ND filter.
  7. Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
  8. Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  9. Canon EOS 5D Mark II with battery grip and Really Right Stuff L-bracket.
  10. Pouch with ThinkTank Pixel Racing Harness and Keep It Up Shoulder Strap which are used under different conditions with the Speed Belt.
  11. ThinkTank Lens DropIn holding Canon Extender EF 1.4x III.
  12. ThinkTank Skin 50.
  13. ThinkTank Pro Speed Belt.
  14. ThinkTank R U Thirsty.
  15. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM.
  16. ThinkTank Modular Pouch with Garmin Colorado 400t GPS and spare batteries.
  17. ThinkTank Hydrophobia 70-200.
  18. BlackRapid RS-7 strap.

I mostly use my Really Right Stuff carbon fiber tripod (TVC-33) with their BH-55 ball head, though recently added a 3 Legged Thing Eric and the BH-40 as my travel tripod and ball head.

Recently I re-organized my Pelican case, incorporating dividers from TrekPak. This gave may a little more room to add things in the case, though not enough to get both the 100-400 and 70-200 lenses.

Pelican 1510 with TrekPak dividers