In your bag 801, Chris Lopez
It looks like I have some pretty epic bags to beat recently. But Chris’ bag seems to be up to the job. It is not often we have a seasoned pro sharing their gear, but today we do. Check out this massive bag.

Having been recently directed to your fantastic web site, please find attached image and below list of items.

Photographer – Chris Lopez

Professional photographer for the past 20years.  I shoot musicians and bands and held the position of staff photographer with Sony Music in London from 1998-2005.

I’m currently head of photography for a large commercial photographic and video production studio in London and also host the music photography seminars for Calumet Photographic in the UK.


The below list is what I would usually take with me on music related assignments.

1. Nikon D800 camera body – I use the D800 for video and as a second body in emergencies.

2. Nikon D3 camera body – The most reliable and durable camera I’ve ever owned.

3. Nikon D3 spare battery – Don’t get caught out without one.

4. Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens – The best lens available for shooting live music.

5. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 lens – The next best lens available for shooting live music.

6. Nikon 100mm f macro – Perfect for those close ups.

7. Visible Dust – Cleaning brush

8. Nikon SB700 Speedlight

9. Nikon SB900 Speedlight

10.Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens

11.Nikon 35mm f1.2 lens

12. Nikon 85mm f1.8 lens

13. Nikon AF-S TC-20E – 2 x converter

14. Multiple CF & SD cards

15. Speedlight stand – Always useful when shooting with multiple speedlights.

16. Speedlight colour gels

17. Nikkor 105mm f2.5 lens – Old skool lens, amazing on the D800 when shooting video.

18. Nikkor 43-86mm f3.5 lens

19. Nikkor 50mm f1.4 lens – Another old lens which I have brought out of retirement to shoot video.

20 Nikkor 28mm f2.8 lens

21. Cable release

22. Extendable cable for the speedlights.

24. Manfotto monopod – Useful when shooting on a long lens.

25. Nikon D3 charger

26. Nikon D800 charger

27. HonlPhoto Mini Softbox

28. Calumet LED panel – Video light

29. Calumet remote trigger

30. Calumet remote trigger

31. Mains cable

32. UV Filter

33. Gaffa Tape – Don’t leave home without it.

34. Zoom H1 Digital Microphone

35. Mini Micro SD Adapter – for H1 microphone

36. Polarizing Filter

37. Mini Light hotshoe adapter

38. Spare bush for a Manfotto tripod – I often carry a large manfrotto tripod with me so I always carry a spare bush in my bag just in case.

39. Lexar card reader.

40. LowPro 450W Camera Bag – Having used a Billingham bag for 15years before buying the LowPro, I’ve never looked back since – excellent bag!

41. 15″ Macbook Pro

42. Various cables – You never know when you may need to plug into another device so I always take a multitude of odd cables just in case.

43. Mac Headphones

44. Mac power cable for laptop, iphone & ipad

45. iphone cable

46. External Hard drive cable

47. External Seagate 500GB hard drive – backup!

You can check out my work at the below address.

Many thanks and I hope to see my listing on your site soon.
Kind regards,

Thanks for sharing this Chris. That is indeed a huge amount of gear. I would love to see the bag you started out with 20 years ago.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

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