Camera bags: Here is what we carry

The contents of your camera bag should help you get the best shots while you’re in the field. Carry too large of a bag and it may hinder your shooting. If your bag is too small, you are limited to certain shots and perspectives. In this video we wanted to share what we bring with us every time we’re out the field. This is our bare-bones bag. Clearly we’ll bring more with us in extreme backwoods shoots or specialty shoots, but we never leave without these things.

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Get Items for Your Bag

We created a short list of important items for your bags that you can get on Amazon. We are not supported by any of these companies but we did put in referral links to Amazon. That means you can actually help us create more content simply by purchasing your camera items through these links.


Canon 5D MIII:
Canon 5D MII:
Sony A7s:


Canon 24-105 L lens:
Canon 15mm fisheye:
Canon 100mm Macro:
Canon 70-200:
Canon 16-35 L lens:

Camera Bag:

Rob’s Bag:
Jonas’ Bag:

Audio Gear:

Shure Lenshopper:
Sony Lav Set:
Sennheiser Lavs:


SD cards:
Waterproof case:
mini SD cards:
compact flash cards:


Robs USB 3.0 transfer card:
Cheap extra camera batteries:
Metabones adaptor:
white/grey card:
Diarrhea pills (for 10 bucks, just add these to your cart):

What’s in your Bag Part 2: Adventure Gear

Here is an updated version of the above video.

Written by Rob Nelson

Rob is an ecologist from the University of Hawaii. He is the co-creator and director of Untamed Science. His goal is to create videos and content that are entertaining, accurate, and educational. When he's not making science content, he races whitewater kayaks and works on Stone Age Man.

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