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    I like to keep it minimal -

    Lowepro Super Trekker
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    Mamiya RB 67
    Mamiya RB Macro extension tubes
    Rodenstock Geronar 150mm
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    Gossen Digi Pro F meter

    This is a heavy set up that I haven't carried yet, it kindly sits on a shelf :P

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    Whoa. I have a 4x5 kit and an RB67 kit. Wouldn't dream of carrying them together! I hope it's a solid shelf :P

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    Shawn,

    As you know I have been shooting 7x17 in the Flats of Cleveland, Ohio, a run down industrialized area on either side of the Cuyahoga River. I prefer to go early on Saturday or Sunday when there are few working people there. The druggies and the bad guys are mostly asleep. I had been shooting with Peter and his 8x10. We agreed not to both be under dark cloths at the same time. After a year or more Peter has found other subjects to shoot. Alone feels very insecure. Mentioning this to my professor, she replied, “Yes, when I was in graduate school in Boston, one classmate was under the dark cloth focusing his 4x5 when he was hit on the head with a thrown brick. After several days in hospital he came home and eventually back to class. He was never quite the same after that.”

    Gabby, my four year old, yellow, lady Labrador has become my new partner. She replaced eight year old Cindy who thought the set up time was a great opportunity for a nap. Gabby is tied to the back of the SUV on a ¾” nine foot horse lead. I set up the camera 12 feet from the car so she does not tip the gear over or get under my feet. On our first outing, the only person we saw was a man who crossed the street to avoid us, walked half a block by us, then crossed back. I first knew he was there when Gabby started growling. She followed him with her eyes and muzzle, continuing to growl, while sitting next to me, as he walked the half block by us. Since my Toyota Highlander is my camera bag, Gabby is my new tool in the bag.

    If I go some distance from the car, the 7x17 and gear travel in a baby jogger. Gabby walks beside me. The pair of Labs on a split lead have pulled me up many a hill. Braking can be an issue.

    John Powers
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    Labs don't have brakes. Good Gabby.

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    Excellent anecdote, John. =) I've always enjoyed your yellow escalator.

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    This is what I have in my 4x5 bag, I usually just take out what I need and travel light.

    Speed Graphic with 127mm Ektar
    Kodak Aero-Ektar
    Graflex 15" Optar
    Heiland flash with 7" Reflector
    10 #11 bulbs
    10 #40 bulbs
    2 #3 bulbs
    5 Grafmatics
    2 loaded with Foma 200
    2 loaded with Provia
    1 loaded with Portra 400
    10 4x5 sheet holders loaded with whatever I feel like that day

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp80874 View Post
    Shawn,

    As you know I have been shooting 7x17 in the Flats of Cleveland, Ohio, a run down industrialized area on either side of the Cuyahoga River. I prefer to go early on Saturday or Sunday when there are few working people there. The druggies and the bad guys are mostly asleep. I had been shooting with Peter and his 8x10. We agreed not to both be under dark cloths at the same time. After a year or more Peter has found other subjects to shoot. Alone feels very insecure. Mentioning this to my professor, she replied, “Yes, when I was in graduate school in Boston, one classmate was under the dark cloth focusing his 4x5 when he was hit on the head with a thrown brick. After several days in hospital he came home and eventually back to class. He was never quite the same after that.”

    Gabby, my four year old, yellow, lady Labrador has become my new partner. She replaced eight year old Cindy who thought the set up time was a great opportunity for a nap. Gabby is tied to the back of the SUV on a ¾” nine foot horse lead. I set up the camera 12 feet from the car so she does not tip the gear over or get under my feet. On our first outing, the only person we saw was a man who crossed the street to avoid us, walked half a block by us, then crossed back. I first knew he was there when Gabby started growling. She followed him with her eyes and muzzle, continuing to growl, while sitting next to me, as he walked the half block by us. Since my Toyota Highlander is my camera bag, Gabby is my new tool in the bag.

    If I go some distance from the car, the 7x17 and gear travel in a baby jogger. Gabby walks beside me. The pair of Labs on a split lead have pulled me up many a hill. Braking can be an issue.

    John Powers
    One of reasons why I ALWAYS carry a .45 1911 with me, even where it's illegal. I'd rather be arrested then dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootar401 View Post
    One of reasons why I ALWAYS carry a .45 1911 with me, even where it's illegal. I'd rather be arrested then dead.
    Ohio has a conceal carry law/permit that I am thinking about. My first job out of college was as a pro for Remington Arms. I am really more comfortable with a 12ga. At age 73, that was a long time ago. It is a big step, beyond what I consider the joy of photography. On the other hand, I do carry Bear Mace with me now.

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    No one mentioned tea bags. Two. Usually Twinings Earl Grey, often pilfered from a hotel or a (British) airline lounge. And an Allen key for tightening the head to the tripod.

    Right now considering a backpack upgrade.
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    Thanks Shawn. This is becoming an excellent list. I will only add a few things I don’t think have been mentioned.

    People seeing that large 7x17 have actually asked where they might see or buy my work? Who am I to question their wisdom? I carry a small pack of business cards.

    A professional carpenter friend told me that the smaller the bubble level the less accurate. The extreme being the tiny little things on our cameras or tripods. I carry a nine inch level with horizontal, vertical and 45 degree angle bubbles. This fits nicely front to back or side to side on either 8x10 or 7x17. It says Johnson Level & Tool on it, but there are many brands. They are available anywhere tools are sold.

    I still carry a 2” face analog Heuer stop watch for those long exposures at f 45 and f 64. Yes I carry a smart phone that has a better one, but I am shooting analog and I like old watches.

    There is a quart zip lock with: small pocket knife, 3’ Stanley metal tape, tweezers, slot and Phillips screw drivers, needle nose pliers, Linos or Rodenstock flat stainless Copal shutter wrench.

    Long ago I read that a flat, 1/8” thick perforated 5.5” rubber pad, normally used in the kitchen to open jar lids, will keep a large camera from twisting on the tripod head. They wear out easily so there are two in my bag. I have found these in hardware or kitchen supply stores.

    In the car I carry a two part five minute epoxy plunge dispenser and sand paper.

    A thermos of hot coffee. Boy is that nice a couple of hours into a shoot, especially on a cold day.

    The area where I am shooting is bordered by Lake Erie. A very commercial Cuyahoga River winds through the Flats. 600 foot freighters move up and down the river, by themselves, or with one or more tug boats or barges. The curves in the river are so sharp that the ships have to almost stop in the middle of the turn. Even high f stops and long exposures work there. Problem: When is the ship going to come up the river? When are the bridges going to swing or go up? Will there be a tug or two? Does a ship have to wait for a train to cross the lift bridge?

    All commercial vessels have transponders just like airplanes. Marinetraffic.com has a cell phone app that will tell you what ships are in Cleveland, what ships are approaching or expected in Cleveland, at what time. At one minute intervals a ship will show as a moving dot on a map that also shows intersecting streets. This app reports on any marine traffic, anywhere in the world.

    I’ll consult with the yellow Labrador ladies and see what else comes to mind.

    John Powers
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