A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

A place for my photos and random thoughts

My Equipment

with 4 comments

My equipment has changed over the years but not as fast as it has the last 5-6 years. Just as the computer industry has upgraded their computers and software so has the camera industry upgraded their cameras and software. I purchased my first DSLR, a Nikon D100, back in 2003 and upgraded to the Nikon D300 in 2008. With all the travel I do I have sold the larger lenses and gone to a more compact and versatile lenses. As for camera bags, I’m one of those people who seems to never find a bag to settle on and that’s because there is no perfect bag. So I have several of them for different circumstances. I have settled on primarily using two at the present time. Of course I have a dream list of more equipment to buy but those will come in due time. Here is what I now use:


  • Nikon D300
  • Sandisk Extreme IV 4G cards (2)
  • EN-El3e Battery (2)
  • Nikon D100 (2)
  • Lexar 1G CF cards (4)
  • EN-El3 Battery (4)




  • Monfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Monfrotto 486 Ball Head
  • Really Right Stuff L-brackets


  • Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home: For everyday walk around town shooting I carry my D300 with the 18-200mm, an extra lens, flash, blower and my journal.
  • Lowepro Primus: This is a new bag and so far has been good for short trips and day hikes.


  • Wimberly Plamp (which I hardly use)
  • Small Lastolite disc
  • Small LiteDisc
  • Giotto blower
  • Nikon LensPen

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Written by Monte Stevens

October 8, 2008 at 3:28 pm

4 Responses

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  1. I tho’t the pictures were soooo great. I loved them. I really liked the colors. It is wonderful that you can travel and take such beautiful picture in lots of different states!!

    JoAn Stevens

    October 18, 2008 at 4:55 pm

  2. It is great to know about the changes you have made to your equipments.I will consider some of your equipments.

    Used Macbooks

    October 16, 2009 at 4:42 pm

  3. great photos!! have a great time in your travels-don’t miss a thing… enjoy every moment and you will also have a lasting record for the rest of us to enjoy!
    hope your parents are doing well and enjoying themselves. alan

    alan findley

    April 20, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    • Good to see you stop by and leave a message. My parents are doing well and seem to enjoy the retirement years. I hope all is going well with you and your family.

      Monte Stevens

      April 21, 2010 at 6:52 am

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