What’s In My Bag Travel Edition: The Breakdown With Miguel Quiles

What’s In My Bag Travel Edition: The Breakdown With Miguel Quiles


In this video I’m going to give you guys a look at what I have inside my camera bag. Welcome back to The Breakdown, and my name is Miguel Quiles, and without wasting any time I want to go through all of the gear that I have inside of my camera bag, and kind of talk to you guys about why I have it, and what I use it for. So let’s go ahead, and first talk about the camera bag. The actual camera bag that I’m using is the Think Tank Airport Advantage Roller. What I really love about this camera bag is that it is extremely durable, it will take abuse getting wheeled back and forth to different countries, all throughout the year, and the really awesome thing about it as well, is that there are times when you’re going to get on regional flights where overhead space is going to be very limited, and what I love about this is on those smaller regional flights, this bag does fit in the overhead compartment, so you won’t run into situations where they end up checking your bag, and you get your lenses back, and your cameras and everything is broken. For the actual equipment that I carry with me inside of my camera bag, I usually have three camera bodies. I have the Sony a9, I have the Sony a7R III, and today I also have the Sony a7 III, which I’m taking for a little bit of a test, shoot, throughout this week, but typically I would have three camera bodies with me at all times, mainly because one will be a camera that I’m actually taking photos with, and I usually have additional cameras set up, to record b-roll, record behind the scenes footage, so that’s typically something that I would shoot with something like an a7 III or even the a7R III. Now since I am typically shooting portraits, I have a collection of portrait lenses, so the two main culprits which you would see in most portrait shooters bags. I have the Sony 24 – 70mm 2.8 G Master lens. the 24 – 70mm focal range is just an all-around workhorse of a lens, if I want to shoot full body, if I want to shoot close-ups, it gives me the ability to be able to do that, with beautiful background blur, that I’ve just gotten very used to using, and then on the longer side, I have the 70 – 200mm 2.8 G master lens, which also is really great for shooting full-body. If I can back up, it really compresses the background, or it brings the background a little bit closer to the subject, or I could shoot very close-up portraits, where I just fill up the frame with a person’s face. Which if you see my work on Instagram, you’ll kind of get an idea a lot of the portraits that you see there are shot at the longer end, of some of these lenses, like the 70 to 200mm. Beauty portraiture has been my thing as of late and so my secret weapon for doing that, I have 2, which is the 90 mm 2.8 G Series lens, it’s a macro lens from Sony, and I also have the 100 mm 2.8 STF, which stands for Smooth Transition Focus. Both of these lenses allow me to get really, really close. Bring in that background, get a really nice compression, if I’m shooting outdoors, if I’m shooting in the studio, I used a 90 macro to be able to capture immense detail, so you get all of the skin texture, you could really fill the frame. You can get super close to the person to capture details in the makeup, and things of that nature. So I tend to switch between the 90 and the hundred mm just depending on whether I’m shooting outdoors, or I’m shooting in the studio. The last lens that I carry with me is an 85 mm lens. Now I personally owned the 85 mm 1.8, and the 85 mm1.4 from Sony. One is a standard Sony lens, and the other is their G Master Lens, and so they both fit inside of this bag, but typically I tend to bring the 85mm 1.8, especially when I’m traveling, because the quality is fantastic. You don’t really lose very much in terms of image quality, but it’s a little bit lighter, and it just works for my workflow. So I have an 85mm, a 90mm, a 100mm, a 24 – 70, a 70 – 200, and that kind of rounds out the lenses that I bring with me with the three camera bodies. Now one of the other things that I also bring with me, is the Sony RX0 and I have two of them in this bag, and the reason that I bring those, is that anytime that I want to shoot behind-the-scenes footage, or if I’m driving somewhere, if I want to vlog I’m able to take these small cameras with me, they record in high-definition video, and they’re just rugged, they’re, they’re shockproof, they’re waterproof. I can throw these things around and don’t really have to worry about them getting damaged. I could capture some really interesting footage along the way, I also carry my battery grip. I carry a 15 foot tethering cable at all times even if I’m shooting outdoors. If I have the opportunity I love to shoot tethered, because it gives me the opportunity to automatically bring all of my photos to my laptop. Saves me a step in the post-processing when I get home. I get to show my clients right there on location what the photos look like, and it just makes everything much easier for me. I’m able to arrive at my favorite photos much, much, quicker, so I bring this 15 foot cable with me everywhere. I have my Profoto air remote that I also carry inside of my bag, and then on the outside of the bag, on the outside flap, I carry my laptop with me, have a couple of different laptops that I have been using over the past few months, and both of them fit anywhere from 13 to 15 inches, fits on the inside of this bag, with no problems whatsoever. So that’s what I have in my camera bag. What’s inside of your camera bag? What gear are you using? what lenses and camera bodies are you guys in love with? Let me know in the comment section
below. if you guys have any questions for me as well about the gear that I’m currently using, you could leave that in the comments as well while you’re here. Make sure you subscribe to AdoramaTV, they have new content coming out all the time, make sure you check out the Adorama Learning Center as well. Because there’s tons of great articles there, with more information to help you get better at photography, videography, all of that good stuff. With that being said, thank you so much for watching The Breakdown, and I will see you in the next video. Bye everybody!

30 thoughts on “What’s In My Bag Travel Edition: The Breakdown With Miguel Quiles”

  • Craig Houdeshell says:

    Is the Sony RX-0 capable of shooting single shot stills on a timer – say a five second delay? Also is there an intervalometer function for time lapse? I can't find this info anywhere including the Sony website. Thanks for responding.

  • Farhansyah Ikram says:

    For now, its just Nikon D5300 and Nikkor 50mm F1.4 AI. Woww thats a handful of gear 😁😁😁

  • What about the weight? No issues with the airline?? Still not getting the difference between 90 macro and 100 macro.. thanks for sharing

  • Hi buddy, is it worth to sell Sony fe 85mm f1.8 for Gmaster fe 85mm f1.4? The price is three times more 85mm f1.8 lens and is 3 times better images quality and build optical quality??

  • What's in my bag – a7ii (my only body), A-mount 135/1.8 Zeiss with LAEA-3 (love shooting this manual), 85/1.4 GM (my fav), 55/1.8 Zeiss and 35/2.8 Zeiss – two Sony flashes (43 and 60) and Phottix Odin transmitter and two receivers

  • Miguel, I switched to the Airport Advantage worried it wouldn't be large enough. I 100% love it. It can totally go under the seat for those times your flight gets cancelled and the flight they quickly stick you on means you're the last on and the bin is full. It's GREAT. I much prefer the piece of mind with the Advantage bag.

  • I currently have a Sony A6000 and want to upgrade. I do mostly landscapes and night photography, so I've been bouncing back and forth between the 7Riii and the 7iii. Which would you recommend?

  • Alexandre Anonimous says:

    That's great to travel around the world but only if you carry with yourself otherwise it can be damaged inside the airplane luggage container… It's a true fact

  • Are you planning to make a video about your gear bag? Curious how you plan for a location headshot or beauty shoot. I'm going to my trials at what to bring and what not to bring.
    Other than that, thanks for your videos. They are a tremendous help.

  • Finding your passion with Hegearl says:

    Hi Miguel, I am just starting out in photography and I purchased the Canon Rebel T6 . Of course it came with the two kit lens 18-55mm;75-300mm. I have also purchased the Canon 50mm f/1.8; Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 and the Sigma 70-300 f/4-5.6
    I would like to purchase a full-frame body what would you recommend? Something budget friendly please πŸ‘Œ

  • Nikon D850 and D810 bodies
    Nikon 14-24mm 2.8G
    24-70mm 2.8G
    70-200mm 2.8G
    24mm 2.8D
    35mm 2D
    50mm 1.4D
    50mm 1.4G
    60mm 2.8G macro
    85mm 1.4G

  • Apogee Model Management says:

    I run a 24-70 gm the 85 1.4 the 100mm stf and the 55 1.8. I’ll sometimes throw the 35mm 2:8 for street work when I don’t want to look like I’m shooting with the hulk that is the 24-70 all on an a7iii and an a7 with commander and the new 60 flash

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