An Oyster Reporter’s Mobile Workspace

by Paul B. on October 8, 2009

Reporter Kit

Paul B.'s mobile workspace

Recently the productivity superheroes at Lifehacker polled readers on mobile workspaces, the set of gear that web wonks and digital nomads pack when working from the road. The kits, featuring laptops, cameras, gizmos, and cables rang more than a couple bells among the Oyster reporting staff, who pack all that and more when hitting the road.

We’ve already talked up our Nikon camera gear, but what else travels to Aruba, Hawaii, and all the other places Oyster visits? After the jump, a detailed look at all the gear reporter Paul B. recently took to his last destination.

  1. Tamrac 5549 backpack.
  2. Primary and backup Western Digital 320 GB My Passport Essential drives.
  3. Backup Nikon D5000 camera body, with AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens.
  4. Lexar dual-slot flash card reader.
  5. Backup Nikon Coolpix P6000.
  6. BlackBerry 8320.
  7. Primary Nikon D700, with AF-S zoom Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED lens and di-GPS Pro L dongle.
  8. Flash card case with two 8 GB and one 4 GB Sandisk Extreme CF cards and one 4 GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC card and two USB cables for moving images from camera to computer.
  9. Belkin mini surge protector with USB charger, assorted Nikon battery chargers and cables.
  10. Nikon SB-600 AF Speedlight and SB-400 Speedlight flashes.
  11. Extra D700 battery and extra AA batteries for flashes.
  12. Extra di-GPS mini II dongle.
  13. Nikon lenses: AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D, AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D, AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D.
  14. Lenovo X200 laptop.
  15. Good, old-fashioned pen and paper.
  16. Emergency Advil.
  17. Zeiss wet lens wipes and cleaning cloths.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicholas October 18, 2009 at 11:27 am

Pro gear. I like it.

Hans November 20, 2009 at 3:23 am

oh come on. To review hotels you need all this? A third would easily do.

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