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    Good point Ara. Although I work hard in the a/c field, I still have a bad back that I have to watch. This is just the result of age which is now 52. So, I'll definetly have to work out again and get in better shape.

    I have a LowePro Classic backpack, but it's just a little too big for what I want to take. I'll probably wind up with either a regular backpack and some inserts or a smaller Trekker.

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    check out the Tamrac day pack, 752. It is what I use, and it has plenty of room, plus straps for a tripod.
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    Wayne, Good choice on bringing the 'blad. I have a century graphic for my MF 'travel' camera, because the lenses are cheap and interchangeable with my 4x5. I carry 2 backs, one for color and one for B&W. (I just got an Rb and I like how the backs fit my century)

    Anyway, 'blads dont focus close like our RB's do, so make sure to bring either an extention tube or a +1 filter. I would also reccomend a monopod.

    Oh, I dont know where you stand on film, but I've been into fast color film lately. Take a roll of fuji 800 NPZ and try it for street shots.

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    This is simple (in my eyes).

    Mamiya 7, 50mm lens and 80mm lens. 43 is too wide. With this lens and camera, you can do it all.

    I especially like setting the 50mm lens to hyperfocal distance. With that angle of view, pretty much everything from about 8 feet out (I can't remember exactly the measurement) to infinity is in focus.

    Great for street photgraphy. Also great for hiking. Hiked all over Israel twice with this camera and got back great negs that can be blown up really big.
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    I used to do a lot of international travel in conjunction with the job I had then, and carried a Hassy kit similar to Jorge's - 50, 80, 110 (for macro) and 180, two A12s (color in one, B&W in the other), and assorted filters. It made for a heavy, but very versatile kit.

    A reasonable tripod, or at minimum a monopod is good, but I've also found a chainopod to be handy in places that dislike tripods. You just drop the chain, step on it, and pull up gently for stability. Not as good as a monopod, but it hides in a pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darinwc
    Wayne, Good choice on bringing the 'blad. I have a century graphic for my MF 'travel' camera, because the lenses are cheap and interchangeable with my 4x5. I carry 2 backs, one for color and one for B&W. (I just got an Rb and I like how the backs fit my century)

    Anyway, 'blads dont focus close like our RB's do, so make sure to bring either an extention tube or a +1 filter. I would also reccomend a monopod.

    Oh, I dont know where you stand on film, but I've been into fast color film lately. Take a roll of fuji 800 NPZ and try it for street shots.
    I also have a Century but it doesn't have a rangefinder. It also has bad catches for the GG back, but the rollfilm fits.

    Having shot NPZ, it's just too low contrast with diluted colors for me. I've got some in the freezer I won't shoot unless necessary. Might be good for flowers tho, Hmmmm?

    Got the monopod, but a Slik 713 CF is quite nice for $250.

    Aggie, thanks for the rec on the Tamrac. I'm looking into it.

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    I second 127's suggestion of the Fuji GA645Zi. I've banged around Europe with it and would stack up the quality of the images with anything I've shot with other MF cameras. If you really prefer a larger neg, check out it's big brother the Fuji 6X7 or the Mamiya 6X7 which has interchangeable lenses.

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