Okay, so the title is a misnomer – it’s more of a kitbox. Still, it’s my new toy and I’ll love it and hug it and never let it go.
The kitbag – designed as a one-grab container for everything I’m likely to need if I have to cover a story, excluding pen and paper which I always have on or about my person anyway – contains:
- A: Pentax K100D Digital SLR with 18-55mm kit lens. It’s crap – and just 6MP – but it does the job. Just about.
- B: Wind filter for F
- C: 75-200mm telephoto lens for A. It’s slow, but when you just can’t get close enough for the 55mm lens it suffices.
- D: Desk stand for E/F.
- E: Medion 720p h.264 solid-state camcorder in 5m-waterproof case. Fixed focus, but works in the rain.
- F: Zoom H2 audio recorder. Uses four mics to record four-channel surround sound in 96KHz WAV format to SD.
- G: Hand grip for E/F.
- H: Batteries galore.
All the above is wrapped up nice and securely in an aluminium flight case with foam lining from Maplin.
The bag isn’t finished quite yet – I’ve got a replacement flash unit for the K100D arriving next week, after I carelessly broke mine, but once complete it’ll do quite nicely for covering events.