I love shooting sunsets and sunrises. Because these times of day are lacking in light it is imperative that I have a tripod
This is what I use along with the ball head:
Manfrotto 3001-PRO TRIPOD and a Manfrotto 322RC2 GRIP ACTION BALL HEAD
I carried this tripod with me all the time and man it’s heavy and awkward. Not a fun thing to do and I had this tripod for almost ten years. I finally broke down last year and found a padded case to put the tripod in. The Giottos AA1252 Padded Tripod Case. The padded case makes using the tripod a pleasure now. I don’t know why I waited so long to purchase one. The case even has a shoulder strap so I can carry the tripod over my shoulder. Anyone who has a tripod (and EVERYONE SHOULD own one.) should also have a carrying case.
Speaking of cases I have a LowPro Slngshot 302.
You can click the link above to see the bag’s description. I now have two lenses:
--A Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Autofocus Lens
--A Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
Again, you can click the link above.
The 10-18mm is the lens I use 90% of the time. I LOVE this lens. I am mostly a landscape photographer and because of this I don’t really have a need for a telephoto lens. I’ve considered selling the 24-70mm lens however when I do portrait work, it winds up being the lens I use.
How about other photographers? What’s in your bag?
In the meantime:
Focus on what’s ahead of you.