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Disaster Zone Equipment List | by Don Sausa
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Disaster Zone Equipment List

Our goals at the time:

* Help the hardest hit villages, friends, family affected by the disaster with some food / medical supplies (my wife grew up in Iligan City)

* Document the damage

* Photograph and do video interviews w/ survivors


You can see the stories / web galleries here:


1. Aid groups and military mobilize in relief efforts - Cagayan de Oro

2. Typhoon victims mourn and attempt to Rebuild


What we brought from top left to bottom right:


Camera and lens:

* Canon EOS 1D Mk II

* Canon EOS 7D camera

* Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS lens - For close-ups or hard to reach subjects

* Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L Lens

* Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L Lens

* Vivitar 7mm fisheye lens for Canon EF



Camera storage, misc gear, tripod:

* LowePro camera bag

* Tamrac TR406 ZipShot Compact Ultra-Light Instant Tripod - For quick stability/P&S opportunities

* Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod Legs

* Camera vest

* WD 1 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive - Backup all my images in the hotel. I don't remove them off the CF cards until I get home.

* Various 32GB CF cards + external CF card reader

* Extra batteries for cameras

* Lens cleaning kit


Videography tools:

* Stanley 3-in-1 Tripod LED Flashlight - Helpful for emergency lighting needs.

* Azden WMS-PRO Wireless Microphone

* Rode SVM Stereo Condenser Microphone

* Canon Speedlite 320EX Flash for Canon SLR Cameras - Canon flash unit with video light.

* ePhoto Shoulder Rig + Follow Focus


Special / Medical

* Press badge

* Notebook/pen

* Antibiotics

* Tylenol/fever reducer

* Class II ballistic armor for bag



* Samsung Galaxy Tab (unlocked) - I convert to a wireless Internet router using 3G networks.

* Blackberry 8900 - Work emails. Always on the go.

* Dell Studio laptop for image editing.


Amazon associates links posted for reference. For

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Taken on December 28, 2011