I'm headed off to China on Thursday. My camera-related gear is as follows:
  • 5DII, 16-35mm f/2.8L, 24-105mm f/4L IS, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, 35mm f/1.4L, 1.4x II Extender, and Speedlite 430EX II w/ Omnibounce
  • B+W 77mm 10-stop ND filter, B+W 77mm and 82mm SlimKäsemannCPLs, 77mm 500D Close-Up Lens
  • Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 CF tripod, 488RC2 ballhead, BlackRapid RS-4 strap, RC-1 remote
  • PowerShot S95
  • Giottos rocket blower, LensPen,Visible Dust Arctic Butterfly 724 Super Bright
  • Charger and 2 spare LP-E6 batteries (also 2 in the grip), charger and spare battery for S95
  • 56 GB CF cards (2 x 16GB, 3 x 8GB), 28 GB SDHC cards (3 x 8GB, 4 GB)
  • Lowepro Flipside 400AW, Lowepro Toploader Pro 65AW, Storm im2500 hard case and SearchAlert locks
  • 17" Macbook Pro, ExpressCard CD and SD card readers, 192 GB of thumb drives for backup (3 x 64GB), 128 GB of ExpressCard SSDs for more backup

Here's what it looks like:


Notwithstanding the kitchen sink, am I forgetting anything?

After tomorrow, I'll be incommunicado for 3-4 weeks. Happy shooting, everyone!

Oh...I know that I mentioned my desire to make a meaningful photographic record of our trip, although photography isn't the main purpose for our travel. But, I omitted what that main purpose is:


Meet Jie Chun, our daughter who we are traveling to China to adopt. []