A recent trend has been Whats in the Bag Posts, Where Various bloggers post what they carry in their Laptop Bags. Since I occasionally like to pull back the covers and reveal the inner workings of Halifax Shipping News, I Thought it was time for a “Whats in the Bag Post”
The Bag itself is a Lowepro LP36416 Event Messenger 250. This bag is awesome. its not particularly large or cumbersome, but it holds everything I need it too, and it has a laptop slot. Like all Lowpro Products, it has excellent build quality. I have had this one for over a year, and it still looks new after daily use.
Items In the Bag:
Standard Horizon HX851 – VHF Radio. Allows me to keep tabs on marine traffic. via Halifax Traffic ch 12,14, 16.
Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2MP Digital SLR Camera – My Primary Camera, This one is a beast, and the body is very worn. I Have long since retired the Kit 18-55 lens that came with it. I also added the Vertical grip.
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 Lens – the Sigma 18-200 is a great range for shipspotting, as you can accommodate vessels far away and upclose. I used to carry the kit 18-55 lens and a 55-200 lens, but this one covers the full range, so iI dont need to worry about switching glass.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens – this prime lens mostly gets used in low light situations. For fast glass, its very afforadable, and Canon Fans Love it. The shot below was taken with this lens
The Small Bag Holds Cactus Wireless flash triggers, Assorted cables and Chargers and CF Card reader. Since I Carry this Bag on A Daily Basis, Some items are not directly related to the blog. The Laptop of Choice is either a Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop (Personal) or a Toshiba Portege Z930 (Work)
I also carry a SOG EOD Powerlock Multi tool, MAGLITE AA Mini Flashlight ,and Spyderco Rescue 79mm Knife
Not Pictured are the iPad, and iPhone, which are my primary tweeting platforms.