A big bar of chocolate
"He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.
Lord, the junk I have in my bag. Just off the top of my head...
Flashlight with a little clip on red filament for low light where I don't want to spend ten minutes getting used to the low light again.
First aid kit, a couple tissue packs and flint and steel. Well, you never know.
Battery operated pocket claculator.
Pocket knife, more for sharpening pencils than anything else.
Roll of duct tape, black.
Two or three handwarming pouches (Hot Hands), mittens, winter cap, sunglasses.
I take some trail mix in pouches to munch on if I am out all day.
Mini tool kit that includes bits and a screwdriver handle and wire cutters.
All of this goes in the framed army backpack. I don't have any musette pouches as there are external pockets all over the thing. Hard case for lenses and filters and the camera will go in the main body. Film holders and film and changing bag into a garbage bag. And tripod ties to the bottom easy enough.
I've found those chilled zip-up lunchboxes really handy, as they're padded and modular when you pack them into a bag together. I decided against a super expensive lowepro (was looking at $400!!) and just went with a $60 backpack from some backalley bag shop.
(no idea why tinypic kept flipping these pics around )
In small blue lunchbox: perfect size to hold 7 film holders
In red lunchbox:
Blue, orange, red, green, IR, dark red & Joel Tjintjelaar 3,6&10 stop IRND filter set.
LEE GND filter kit
LEE filter holder
Skink pinhole kit (still to figure out how to use the bloody thing)
Large blue PROVET chilled lunchbox:
Schneider 90mm 5.6
Schneider 135mm 5.6
Rodenstock 150mm 5.6 Sironar-N
Nikkor 210mm 5.6
Nikkor-M 300mm 9
FIlter rings for each lens
Also the backpack holds my dark cloth, notebook, the Sekonic lightmeter in it's pouch attached to the side, a LEE Lens shade, Toyo 45AII, and Manfrotto carbon fibre tripod & tripod head.
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My 4x5 field kit:
Schneider 90mm SA, 150mm Symmar-S, 210mm Symmar-S, 305mm G-Claron.
Zone VI Vermont 4x5 and bag bellows.
6-8 film holders
tiny 3' tape measure
notebook with reciprocity tables and other information for various films
pencils wound with gaffer tape
Toyo 4x loupe
lens cleaning kit
microfiber cloth or old cotton dish cloth
white kitchen garbage bag
Pentax V spot meter
UV, 8Y, 12Y, 21O, 25R, Polarizing and 81C Tiffen 77mm filters and various adapter rings
Lee lens shade
BTZS dark cloth (compact and very light)
All this fits in a Zone VI white "cooler" shoulder bag.
I carry a couple of compact "ice cream coolers" or insulated fabric lunch boxes in the car for additional film holders.
For longer road trips I have a huge Tenba 4x5 bag that holds all this plus a 360mm Tele-Xenar and a 120mm Super Angulon, and a few more holders. This starts to get really heavy. The bag itself weighs a lot, and even with the built-in collapsible backpack straps, it's a bit much. I'm contemplating switching to a PhotoBackpacker setup.
Here the Technorama 617S.
One has to feed a lot of film to a panoramic camera, and time is crucial too...
"...If you can not stand the rustle of the leafs, then do not go in to the woods..."
(freely translated quote by Guido Gezelle)
PS: English is only my third language, please do forgive me my sloppy grammar...
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I have a Norma chucked in a 17 inch notebook backpack so I travel light. Apart from the actual camera and lens I bring a cable release, light meter, folding magnifier, spirit level, notebook and pen and a small tool pouch. A black t-shirt as hood, a few film holders and a bunch of square P size filters rounds it off. That's it.
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Modified Anniversary Speed Graphic (Moded: No Rangefinder/viewing tube, no focal plane shutter)
Kodak Ektar f:7.7 203mm
Schneider-Kreuznack Angulon 1:6,8/90
Fuji Funjinon-W 1:5.6/125
Filters (Yellow, Orange, Red, ND 4x, CPOL, Green, 89b) - Considering adding in a 81b
Pentax Spotmeter V, Gossen Pilot, Sektonic L-358
I try to keep things basic, but it's still a pretty heavy, full bag.
Arca Swiss F Metric 4x5
Schneider 110mm Super Symmar XL
Rodenstock 240mm Sironar S
10 film holders
Full and empty film boxes for reloading.
My most recent outing had the Canham 5x7, Sekonic 408, Hermagis Eidoscope #5 (14"-ish f5) and seven film holders. Loaded in them is Arista.EDU Ultra 200.
my most recent 4x5 outings didn't include a bag
but a camera armloads of film ( in pockets ) and that's it
i've given up on high tech and camera bags.