How A Complete Photography Bag Looks When X-Rayed

I’ve been working with Guy Viner and until now I am not really sure if he is more talented or more crazy. We discussed the idea of submitting his kit to In My Bag and he came up with a brilliant concept of submitting his bag X-Rayed (that must have come from the crazy half). This is not the first time Guy X Rays photography items. Our last rundevues was with a set of X-rayed Nikon Lenses. Below, you can find the complete kit plus some interesting observations Guy had after finishing fiddling with the X ray camera and his kit.

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The kit is organized by numbers so it could be fun to treat this as a quiz and see if you can identify each of the parts before hitting the jump and seeing what each piece is.

Here is the complete list of the kit.  how many did you get right?

  1. Manfrotto Tripod
  2. Nikon SB900
  3. 2 * YN 560 II
  4. Nikon D7000
  5. Nikon D5000
  6. Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  7. Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR G
  8. Sigma AF 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC
  9. Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
  10. Light blaster kit
  11. Notebook with pens
  12. Nikkor 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 (to use with the light blaster)
  13. Ipad 1
  14. A lot of boxes with rechargeable batteries
  15. My phone ( galaxy S4)
  16. Eye-fi 4GB wireless SD card
  17. 32 GB SD card
  18. 2 GB SD card
  19. 16 GB SD card
  20. Remote control
  21. My wallet
  22. Ipod classic
  23. My keys
  24. Folding knife
  25. Extra battery for the D7000
  26. Head flashlight
  27. Compass
  28. Yongnuo RF-603N transmitters
  29. Cleaning pen
  30. Flashlight (this is where the X-ray stops, but Guy carries a bit more stuff)
  31. 10 meters rope
  32. 30 meters rope
  33. 2 * light stands
  34. 2 * white umbrella
  35. 2 * silver umbrella
  36. Large softbox
  37. Medium softbox
  38. Flash gels
  39. LEDs kit for light painting
  40. 10 meter TTL extension cable
  41. Blackrapid strap
  42. ND filters
  43. Joby Gorillapod

I am also including some observations Guy and I discussed. Let us know what else is interesting in the comments.

  •  #13 the iPad – looks like there is very little iPad in an iPad – it is mostly a big battery.
  • #14 batteries – it really does look like some are more full than others.
  • #18 a 2 GB SD card – it is the only one that really looks empty. Apparently the number of photos on a memory card does not impact how full it looks on X-ray.
  • #1 the Manfrotto 293 tripod – it took 3 frames to get it complete – two shots for the legs and an extra stronger exposure for the head so you can identify the screws.

Huge thanks for Guy Viner and In My Bag for their fab job!

  • simon anderson

    that’s really cool

  • dwest

    watch out, #TSA will take number 24 away from you for your “#safety”.

  • Vincent Tang

    Alright. This is cool – it would go pretty well as a print in somebody’s living room.