It's only fair that I show you guys what I carry around in my camera bag when going on a shoot. Of course, not every shoot makes use of every lens, so sometimes one or more get left behind (it's usually the heavy 70-200L). The sad part about trying to show you what's in my camera bag is I can't use my camera to take a picture of it, so sorry in advance for the iPhone picture:
Starting in the back, you can see the Slik Pro 330DX tripod. In front of that, I carry a Manfrotto monopod for shooting sports. For sports, I usually just take the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens on the right and the monopod. In front of the monopod, you can see my camera grip that allows for easy portrait shooting, in addition to carrying two batteries instead of one.
In front of the grip, you can see some basic lens cleaning supplies, which are important to have with you at all times. To the right, you can see my Canon T4i. Finally, the lenses. From left to right: EF 50mm f/1.8; EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6IS STM; EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS; EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM.
I have to admit that the beautiful 70-200 f/2.8L lens isn't mine. But I do know the owner and I get to borrow it whenever its not in use. The owner happens to be one of my fellow soccer coaches and photography buddies. I'm pretty sure I get more use out of it than she does, usually shooting our soccer team.
So that's what I have in my camera bag. Over the next few weeks (months), I hope to find out what my fellow Editors carry in their camera bag when heading out to trade shows or otherwise, so expect to see some posts detailing their equipment.