What's in Your Bag, Michael Corsentino?

by By Michael Corsentino

© Michael Corsentino

April 06, 2016

Choosing the gear I can’t imagine living without is easy. The top of that list includes the following must-have tools that are always with me: my Phase One medium-format camera system, the Mola Softlights Demi Beauty Dish and the Elinchrom 27.5-inch Rotalux Deep Octa (not pictured). This gear, plus a lot more, is what I use on a daily basis. It’s built to last, delivers professional results and makes me better at what I do! I call that a win-win. 


• Canon 5D Mark III 
• Phase One IQ250 Medium Format Digital Camera System

• Canon 85mm f/1.2, 1D X 70-200mm f/2.8, 16-35mm f/2.8, 100mm f/2.8
• Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens
• Schneider Kreuznach 150mm LS f/3.5 AF, 110mm LS f/2.8 AF, 80mm LS f/2.8 AF

• Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite
• Sekonic L-478DR Flash Meter

Light Modifiers
• Sunbounce Micro Mini Reflector Flash Bracket
• Mola Demi Beauty Dish & Lumi Bracket
• Westcott Collapsible Convertible Umbrella
• Rogue Grid & Grid Gels
• Rogue Flash Gels
• Rogue FlashBender XL
• Lastolite TriFlip 30-inch 8-in-1 Grip Reflector Kit 
• Lastolite Joe McNally TriGrip Kit
• Lastolite Ezybox

Transmitters and Controllers
• Canon STE3-RT Speedlite Transmitter
• PocketWizard Plus III
• PocketWizard Flex TT5, Mini and AC3 ZoneController

• Kupo Handy Stand
• Lastolite Non-Rotating Extending Handle (29-91”)
• Manfrotto Magic Arm
• Manfrotto MH057MO-Q5 Magnesium Ball Head
• Manfrotto Snake Arm
• Gitzo GT5562GTS Tripod & Center Column
• Vulture Equipment Works A4 & A2 Camera Straps
• Lovegrove Gemini Twin Speedlight Bracket
• Lovegrove Flash Bracket MkVII
• Tether Tools Wallee Connect iPad Mount

Battery Packs
• Lumedyne X Flash Recycle Accelerator

Tethered Shooting
• CamRanger
• iPad

Bags and Cases
• Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager Bag
• Think Tank Photo DSLR Battery Holder 4
• Think Tank Photo Pixel Pocket Rocket Memory Card Carrier

Not pictured: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 50mm f/1.2, 
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, Mola Kase-D for Mola Demi 22”, Elinchrom Quadra Ranger

Michael Corsentino is an Orlando, Florida-based editorial fashion and portrait photographer. In addition to his busy shooting schedule, he’s also a passionate educator teaching workshops domestically and internationally. A successful author with two books to his credit, he is an instructor for KelbyOne and a regular contributor to Photo District News, Photoshop User Magazine and jointhebreed.com.

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