View Poll Results: How do you carry your MF kit? (Note: multiple choices are allowed)
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MF Fujis on neckstraps, Crown Graphics, Hassy in backpack
I carry my MF Fujis (645, 6x7 and 6x9) on neckstraps. Crown Graphics, Galvin, Hassy, etc. in Gregory Backpack.
Originally Posted by Nick Zentena
Everything is analog - even digital :D
Do lunch kits count?
I have all sorts and sizes of soft bags, plus one small hard case and one aluminum hard case. I tend to move things around, depending on what my plans are. A small bag with one body and two lenses plus some smaller accessories is always nice, because it is comfortable and unobtrusive, but if need be I've got much larger bags too.
A combination of a large bag in the trunk of the car or at "base camp" plus a small bag over the shoulder often works well.
Either a neckstrap, a backpack or a barbag depending on how far I'm going and whether on foot or by bike. Usually it's in a Lowepro padded bag in a pack (Berghaus 64zero).
"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 '.
Tote Camera and Tripod as One
I've found that a Bronica on tripod with center column
adjusted just right makes an easy totaly balanced tote.
Up the trail or through the rough of off trail if distances
are not great, a comfortable carry.
About to take an RB into the woods in the same manor.
Tripod, Manfrotto 3001 - Head, Manfrotto 410 Gear Head
A lens, 65mm this trip - one 120 back
A small hip pack carries a small air can, cable release,
hood, filters, note pad, etc. A daypack carries a thermos,
eats, warm shirt, socks, and just-in-case-of a-broken-leg
gear. If over-nighting all but the camera/tripod combo fits
into a backpack. Dan
I normally carry my Mamiya 7 II with up to 4 lenses in a Lowe Pro Mini Trekker or a Lowe Pro Orion Fanny belt pack which I would carry in my custom made Backpack or in Lowe Pro Orion AW belt pack. My Rollei 3.5F I would probably carry pretty much the same way. I may carry the Mamiya 7 II with one lens in a special Galen Rowell pouch on a neck strap with the rest of the gear in one of the mentioned systems.
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I just purchased a Kelty Redwing pack and 3 cases for my rig. It carries a whole lot easier than the old Tamrac backpack. I can't recommend the Photobackpacker setup enough. (An APUG sponsor)
I carry 1 Hassie body, 3 lenses, 2 backs, filter holder/hood, filters, some extension tubes, and 2 meters. And a partridge in a pear tree.
This is pretty much what I do as well. A few years ago I picked up an older Tamrac 777 at a flea market. This beast is heavy even when it's empty, but it holds a lot of gear - two bodies, (four if you count a Holga and a dxxxxxl camera ) several lenses, film, filters, flash, batteries, charger(s)... and a dollar-store single-strap backpack.
Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera
This little pack is ideal because it can hold a camera or two and I can easily swing it around to the front to access my gear. (or to protect it on the subway) It doesn't offer a whole lot of protection, but it is by far the most convenient method for me at this time.
Sometimes, though the tripod over the shoulder like dancqu does is good for a short hike.
The other day, I was out walking without my pack, and my daughter said I looked naked.
Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada
Ansel Adams had the Zone System... I'm working on the points
system. First I points it here, and then I points it there...
I have one 500 C/M, one A12, with attached 80mm. A 50mm, a 250mm, a 2x Kenko, Luna Pro SBC, filters, and an old HBlad pro shade. They all fit into an old Domke F2. When I go on the river, it all goes in a Pelican case.
I only use a back pack because my shoulder bag was getting too small. It doesn't matter much though when out I put it on a tripod and I don't need to constantly pull it out and put it away.
Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand
I use a Lowe Pro Rover combi backback for my Pentax 6X7 + three lenses, tubes and lightmeters etc. When carrying the camera and one lens I use the strap.