Packing Your Camera Bag for an Extended Wildlife Trip

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What would it be like to pack your camera gear for an extended, photography excursion away from home? In this free video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, will take you through his own preparations as he plans for a month in Africa.

Ian’s assignments include wildlife and landscape work. He packs light but smart. In his camera bag, he carries two telephoto lenses, an ultra wide-angle zoom lens, a mid-range zoom lens, a handheld flash with extender, and two DSLR camera bodies including the full frame. Ian also includes his lightweight tripod with ball head.

Join world traveler, Ian Plant, as he gives you tips on how to pack your photo gear for a long trip.

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11 Responses to “Packing Your Camera Bag for an Extended Wildlife Trip”
  1. Patricia

    I have been looking for the perfect bag and the Gura Gear bag Ian is showing looks like it just might be the right one for me. What model is the bag?

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  2. Juanjo

    Hello Ian, that such mark II goes the canon 7d, with the topic of area and brightness. And another question you have proved the Tamron 15-30 mm f2.8 I gave VC USD? A greeting and to say to you that I am charmed with as photographies.

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      Hi, Robin. I’ve got two answers, if you are a digital person and Photoshop or Lightroom savvy I’d say pass on the filters and reserve anything
      you’d like to do in the filtration modification area for your post production work. You’ll be able to accomplish any work along those lines
      quicker and better digitally. And better yet you will not “bake” the effect into the file. The most common filter options past polarizers are graduated filters for darkening skies, the glass filters are expensive and great for serious shooters if you are just getting going, go for the plastic ones. Cokin and other plastic filter makers have kits of various sizes and options. If you are interested in going deeper into this go to the Tiffen site: http://tiffen.com/color-fx/ < http://tiffen.com/color-fx/> and browse around, you may find some options you’d like to explore further. Lee is also a good resource: http://www.leefilters.com/index.php/camera Lots of folks like UV filters to protect the front element, but don’t cheap out on this one, it is counter productive to spend good money on a camera and a lens and top it all off with a filter that fuzzes up the whole package.

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  3. Robert Dockrell

    How do you get around the cabin luggage bag size and more so the weight restrictions?
    Some airlines only allow 7kg’s

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  4. Bill

    What tripod did you show in this video? It seemed relatively small. I’m 6’2″ and would like something tall enough without having to raise the center column, yet compact enough for travel and hiking. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  5. MARK CALLAGHAN

    Hi
    I too attempt to pack a lot of gear into my carry-on luggage but recently I’ve been stopped at the gate because its overweight. The result is that they put my gear in the hold as checked baggage
    How do you get past the 7kg (15lb) limit with all of that gear?

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