What's in my cam bag?

Many people ask me what I use for food or travel photography since I do both things a lot. So here's the breakdown:

Food photography: 
Night outs in nice restaurants
- Body: Nikon D40
- Lens: Nikon 35 mm f/1.8
The combination of these body and lens brings out the best in lowly lit restaurants. There is no need for a flash. I've also used a 50mm before but the main problem of the 50mm is that besides from being too close to the point of creating food porn (bad!), it needs a very very steady hand or I have to put it on top of a big rimmed glass.

Professional gigs/food photo workshops
- Body: Nikon D90 (main), D40 (back-up)
- Lens: Nikon 35mm, 50mm f/1.8
- Tripod
- Bag: Built NY large shoulder cam bag (purple)

For traveling
- Body: D40
- Lens: Nikon 24-70mm
The Nikon 24-70mm lens is one of the higher end mid-range lens that Nikon offers. It is an expensive piece of machinery costing more than a grand USD. I consider this an investment. It is also a heavy 2 pounder!!! Thus, I prefer to use a lighter body because I know I will be walking a lot whenever traveling. This lens has actually taken my travel shots to another level.

Nikon 24-70mm: an investment for any photographer

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