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Xfactor 2013: Packing my bag..

, by Laura

1: Vanguard The Heralder 38 camerabag
2: Vanguard Elite 284 Carbon Fiber 4 Monopod
3: My Esprit wallet
4: Apple macbook pro 15 inch with black Incase Hardshell and on top there is my Sandisk card reader
5: Canon 400 mm f2.8 lens
6: Canon 1DX body
7: Canon 5DIII body
8: Canon speedlite 580 ex II
9: Canon 70-200 mm f2.8 IS USM
10: Canon 16-35 mm f2.8L II USM
11: Canon fisheye 15 mm f2.8
12: Extra Duracell battery
13: All my Sandisk memory card
14: Extra batteries for my canon bodies.
15: Sun bounce camera strap (for the canon 5D)

During the Xfactor liveshow I use the Canon 1DX on the monopod with the 400 mm lens. The Canon 5D is my backup and I also use it with the 70-200 mm for overview shots.

Right after the show I use the 1DX with the 70-200 mm to take some portraits of the winner and the 5D with the 16-35 mm and speedlite for groupshots.

I LOVE the Vanguard Heralder 38 bag because it has an one shoulder strap, everything fits and it doesn’t look like a camerabag. As a female photographer I don’t like to have a backpack. It doesn’t look too big and it sat right under my chair the whole night. I could grab everything I needed through the extra zipper on top of the bag.