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Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by darinwc, Sep 6, 2009.
Do you have a camera bag ready to go at all times?
Here's your chance to list what your setup is.
Purple insulated soft lunch cooler.
Canon A-1, 50mm f1.4 FDn. Hoya warming filter.
Canon 24mm f2 FDn with hood. Hoya warming filter.
Canon 100mm f2.8 FDn. Hoya UV filter
Hoya 52mm polarizing filter.
Rodenstock lens cloth (new.. I throw them away after a couple uses)
2 rolls generic 200 speed color film.
Olympus Stylus (original version) with 35mm f3.5 lens.
1 extra battery
1 bottle of water.
Olympus OM-1, 50 f1.8 with B+W CPL filter, and an almost finished roll.
2 rolls of Fujichrome RA (sensia, I like to call it RA) + the one in the camera.
1 roll of generic ASA200 print film (Fuji Superia)
Zuiko 135 f3.5 + UV filter
Zuiko 28 f3.5 + UV filter
28mm's hood and Skylight filter around.
3x4 crown graphic stripped of viewfinder and rangefinder
6-1/2" Dagor in Volute shutter
air bulb release
4 3x4 film holders loaded with Efke 100
Pentax Spotmeter V
Olympus OM-4Ti, Zuiko 50mm f3.5 Auto-macro, Zuiko 28mm f3.5, F280 Flash and Auto cord F0.6m, 49mm C/Pol., Skylight 1A and 81C filters. Fuji Provia F 100 Slide film. That's bag 1, for countryside walkabouts.
Bag 2, Olympus OM-2, Auto. Ext. Tube 65-116 and Zuiko 135mm f4 Bellows Macro, T32 Flash and Auto cord T0.6m, Fuji Provia F 100/ Fujia Velvia100.
Bag 3, Olympus OM-2N, Auto Winder 1, Auto. Ext. Tube 65-116 and Zuiko 80mm f4 Bellows Macro, T28 Twin Macro Flash and T1 Control unit, Fuji Velvia 50.
Close is good, closer is even better!tt
Which camera bag? I have several. For each system (EOS, FD, Nikon, Minolta MD, M645) I include a body and a couple of lenses. After that it's pretty variable, depending on what I use the system for: extension tubes, cable release, specialty filters, assorted film, spare batteries and so on.
The main bag for each system is set up for a particular body with a couple of extra lenses and some small paraphernalia; the body is easily exchanged for another of the same system. I almost never take more than one body, unless I'm driving somewhere.
My Mamiya M645 kit resides in two bags, depending on whether I want to go 'small', or if I'm going on a driving excursion. A Billingham 225 holds the camera, three lenses, spare insert, batteries, film, etc. If I'm going out for a drive in what country we have around here I also grab a Billingham Hadley Pro, which contains a few spare backs, more inserts, extra film, and extension tubes.
After 20+ years of lugging gear around I've come to appreciate traveling light and grabbing only what's needed. I no longer take everything with me, nor do I load up on extraneous stuff like multi-tools, gaffer tape, string, wire, etc.
I have two camera bags. One of them is my digital bag, and I usually take a few things out of that before I take it anywhere. The other bag at the moment contains:
Rolleinars 1 and 2
Yellow filter, Orange filter, Red filter and Hood [all Bay II]
2 x rolls of Neopan 400, 1 x roll of Pan-F, 1 x roll of Kodak 160NC
1 x cable release.
1 x Gossen Sixon 2
The meter isn't usually in the bag [the camera meter is normally accurate but needs adjusting at the moment].
A lot of the time I don't carry a camera bag, but just chuck a 35mm camera in whatever bag I have with me [with books, or notepads, or whatever I'm carrying that day].
35mm: 2 bodies, 4 zooms, 3 fixed focal length lenses, flash, lightmeter, colortemp meter, spare batteries, 3 tablepods, cleaning kit, painkillers and other medication, holds my laptop too.
The same bag I use for my Mamiya RB 67 outfit with 3 lenses and meters, flash or my Shen Hao 4x5 with 2-3 lenses, film, meters.
And than there is a smaller bag that just holds 2 bodies with each a zoom and spare batteries for when I am traveling light.
The big Sinar P2 8x10/4x5 inches goes into several seperate cases.....
Oh, well, I wanted it......
Well, my new set up that I share with my youngest is: Nikon FM2 with 3 lenses, 50mm 1:1.8, 75-200mm 1:4.5, and 28mm 1:2.8 that is set up with color film. Usually Fuji 400; Next is the Sears TLS with 135mm 1:2.8, 50mm1:1.7and 28mm 1:2.8 set up for black and white. Usually Arista Edu 100.
I really prefer the Sears camera but I believe that it is because the lenses on the Sears are in much better shape than my Nikon lenses. I like having options for both color and b&w because some subjects just seem to need that color! Anymore I tend to see most subjects as B&W though.
Still looking for a good bag to carry it all in. I'm looking at the sling bag that holds 2 slrs with lens on the ready. I am having trouble justifying the cost to my DH though! I've tried a back pack and find it awkward (especially in tight quarters or crowded spaces). I'm back to the Sonora bag which is too small for much extra film or a 120 camera which I also like to through into the mix. It's packed tight and gives me a neck ache!
Anyway that is what I carry (for now).
One of my bags holds the following:
Olympus OM body (currently OM2sp) with 24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2.0 and 85mm f/2.0 Zuiko lenses, plus an Olympus T20 flash, cable release, lens cleaning kit, spare batteries and an assortment of Kodak film.
It's a nice, small Lowepro bag.
The other bags? That's a secret .
No, but I do always carry a good pocket camera.
Mamiya 7 with one lens attached (usually the 80); 50 and 150 lenses; assorted ND and B&W filters; cable release (not sure why since this camera is always hand held); assorted rolls of film (400TMY2 or a Portra); lens cleaning cloth.
All this goes into a Domke F6 or a Bare Bones 2
shoulder bag with room to spare.
I have a small Lowepro bag with my Hasselblad 503cw and 80mm CFE lens, Pentax digital spotmeter or Sekonic L-358, an orange filter, and 5 rolls of Kodak tmax 400.
i have a few...
speed graphic fiber box
loaded film holders + pacemaker speed
black felt ( darkcloth )
Too many bags, and not enough time to use them all. Of these, Bags #2 & #3 get the most use.
Bag #1: Mamiya 645 Pro TL; 80/2.8, 45/2.8, and 150/3.5 lenses. 2x converter. Sekonic 308 meter.
Bag #2: Nikon F3HP, 28/2.8 AIS, 50/1.4 AIS, and 105/2.5 AIS Lenses. A couple of filters.
Bag #3: Leica M7 with 50/2 Summicron; Vivitar 2800 Flash; Canon G10 P&S.
Bag #4: Nikon F100; 50/1.8 AF-D, 24/2.8 AF-D, 85/1.8 AF-D Lenses; SB-80 Flash.
Bag #5: Nikon D70 DSLR with stock zoom lens.
Like many others, I too have several camera bags. As of now, I have an old LowePro bag that holds all my Nikon gear and a small bag for my Minota gear.
The Nikon bag contains my FM body, a 135/2.6, a 80-200/3.8, a stock 50/1.4, and a 28/2.8. I also like to have a couple filters and a vivitar flash included. As for Misc. stuff in there, generic rolls of 200 and 400, and a couple of reference cards.
The Minolta bag has my XG-A, 135/2.8, and a 50/1.7 with a J.C. Penney strobe. I also have a roll of 200 and a roll of 400 included.
In both of my bags I have a notepad w/pencil, an empty film canister, and a small Nylon bristle paintbrush for taking care of dust on the lenses.
I'm always looking for ideas and suggestions! (and cameras hehehe )
Same as a few of the above folks, I have my equipment sorted into different bags: Canon FD, Canon EOS, and Nikon. And even then, I can't fit all of each outfit into one bag, so I have to make some decisions as to what I want to carry before I set out, or pack extra bags of gear. And none of these include a couple of long telephotos or my Metz 60CT1, which gets its own bag.
With the Canon FD, usually I'll have two bodies, a few primes and a couple of zooms. EOS, I'll carry a 35mm body and a DSLR. I have several EF zooms. No primes yet. Nikon, I have a good assortment of both primes and zooms to bring. Depending on the situation, I might also bring one or both long telephotos I own -- a 500/5.6 or 650/6.8. They're T-mount, so I can use them with any of my systems.
bag 1: OM1N, 35mm f2,8, 50mm f1.4, 100mm f2.8, TriX and Neopan 1600, red, orange, yellow and green 49mm filters with filter stacker caps.....plus a cable release and lens cloth all encased in a small Domke bag
bag 2: Hassy with 3 backs, 80, 50, and 150mm lenses, yellow, orange and green filters, spotmeter, lots o' Acros plus 2 cable releases....all in a small Domke bag (next bigger than the Oly bag).....plus the postman pad on the strap.
bag3: Tachihara wrapped in darkcloth, 3 lenses in a fly reel case(cable release on each), spotmeter, about 8 filmholders....all in an REI front loading backpack
I hate schlepping around a lot of gear, so I usually go out with only one camera. I also don't usually like to change lenses or carry around a tripod.
A camera, a 50mm lens on it and a few rolls of film.
Hmm, no camera bag right now, but picking up a Pelican case strictly for transporting while cycling.
Kodak Tri-x, Leica IIIa, 15mm super-wide Heliar f4.5[with VF mounted on Leica], Jupiter-8 50/2, Gossen Digisix.
1: Zeiss Ikonta 531/16
Sekonic 308 flashmate
1Tri-X, 2HP5+, several Rollei retro 400
2: Nikon F3
Zeiss 25mm distagon, Micro Nikor 55mm f/3,5 or 50mm f/1,8, 85mm f/1,4 AFD
Neopan 400, APX 100, Neopan 1600
Lens cleaning tissues
3: Pentax 67
45mm f/4,0, 90mm f/2,8, Extensiontubes
4: Voigtländer Bergheil 9X12
4 filmholders with exposed Foma 100
All my Sinar stuff is in a plastic box on a shelf
and the rest of my gear is scattered around the house :rolleyes:
Bag 1- Billingham 550 , Mamiya C330F, L grip, 55mm ,80mm, 135mm, 180mm, prism finder, Metz 45 CL4 flash Sekonic L358 meter with 1 degree spot attachment, 5 rolls of 120 film, Kodak greycard
Bag 2- Billingham 335 , Canon F1N AE body, Canon EF body ,and FD lenses 24mm 2.8, 35mm f2, 85mm 1.8,100mm f2, 200mm f4
Bag 3- Lowepro Stelth 100, Canon T90, FD lenses 20 mm 2.8, 35-70 3.5-4.5 zoom 70-150 zoom, Gossen Digipro lightmeter, and about five films
Bag 3 is my walkabout bag for 35mm,and if I want to just carry the Mamiya with just the 80mm standard lens or the 55mm wide angle as I often do, I have the ERC for it, or a small Hama Caddy bag that will hold my Mamiya and the 55mm 80mm and 180 mm lenses, plus a meter and film.
I have sevral bags, all more or less ready to go :
35mm : Lowepro Nature Trekker with
- EOS3 body with BPE2
- EF85/1.8 on the body
- EF50/1.8 II
- Extension rings
- Remote cable
- "Standard" grip + 2 batteries (got caught in the field several times with the LR6 dead in the BPE2)
- Lens cleaning kit
- 550EX flash (I tend to get it out of the bag before leaving, maybe I should consider getting rid of it)
- Sigma 300/4 EX/HSM (Again,it stays home most of the time, I should consider getting rid of it)
4x5 : Lowepro Nova5 with
- 75/8 Super Angulon
- 150/5.6 Apo Symmar
- Release cables
- Capital Spotmeter + spare battery
- 5 loaded holders
- Lens cleaning kit
- Various tables + metric tape
Filters fow B&W are in a separate pouch, with the holder and rings attached :
- Yellow filter
- Green filter
- Orange filter
- Red filter
- Pola filter
- Rings for all my lenses
MF : Nova micro with
- One camera (onlyt in the bag when I'm gonna use it, either Rolleiflex or Yashica
- Lens hood
- Gossen Lunasix 2 (generally outsied the bag, I'm considering buying a smaller one
Nikon Shoulder bag with:
- F100 (or D700 - whichever I feel like on the day)
- Few rolls of Fuji BW400CN (or CF Cards)
- 24 to 120mm (non-VR) or.....
- 24mm/f2.8, 40mm/f1.4 AF-D and 85mm/f1.8
- Cleaning cloth
- UV Filters / Polariser
I keep separate bags, but the spare batteries, or exposure meters or ... always seem to be in one of the other bags, e.g.
2xContaxII 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm, 2x viewfinders, yellow, orange, pola filters, concentric cassettes.
3xLeica M2 similar
Sometimes carry spare film is knapsack with wet weather gear and monopod...
P.S. Way too much weight for comfort but it is more interesting than going to gym.