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    Camera Kit for Urban Exploration?

    I was wondering what to bring when I go urbexing.

    Here are my/your choices

    Full 35mm Kit.
    Pentax
    Pentax Spotmeter V
    35mm
    55mm
    105mm
    External flash
    Filters.
    Tripod

    P&S
    Olympus Stylus Epic
    Tripod

    Toy
    Holga
    External flash
    Tripod.

    And films for all.

    What do you think? I'm leaning toward the full kit, but it may restrict climbing a bit. I also would carry the olympus in a pocket.

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    SLR with one lens, or a rangefinder.

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    Rangefinder is perfect for street photography. I personaly love the Mamiya 6. But for your choices, I'd take the Pentax with 35 and 55. Shoot some 400 speed film, I love Fuji Neopan 400 in Xtol 1:1. But the best advice I have to offer is... Take the Holga!!!

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    I'll go with the smallest and most-discreet SLR or rangefinder you have. You need a way to stay incognito while doing street photography.

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    For urbex, I'd take fast film, a tripod, and a wide zoom if you have one. The canon 17-40 f/4 (or 16 - 35 f/2.8 if you are rich) are ideal.

    I'm not sure where youre exploring, but if you aren't meant to be there, using flash will ensure everyone knows you are there. I wouldnt bother carrying all the gear you are talking about. It just gets in the way

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    What exactly do you intend to "explore"? A tripod can be useful, but if you intend to walk around a lot and/or get into small/awkward places I think it's going to hinder more than help.

    My suggestion would be to take the Stylus Epic (no tripod) the first time you try this - it has something of an integrated flash, and is very small and light. If you find you're actually in places where you can use a tripod and/or a bigger camera, do that next time (and if you find yourself walking around for hours, weight will be an issue as well).

    Actually, if you end up doing this a lot, another option might work better for you - an Argus C3, aka "The Brick" - mass-produced American rangefinders, not pretty, but solid, cheap, and plentiful. The lenses on these things are really sharp, and in a pinch you can use one as a weapon And, if you lose it, damage it, or have it stolen, no big deal, get another one. I got mine from a guy on another forum for a premium - $35 - as he had actually used it and could confirm it worked as intended. They usually go for cheaper than that on eBay (although you might need a handheld light meter with The Brick if you're not going to be able to use "Sunny 16" reliably).
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    Go with what you've got. The Pentax with the 35mm zonefocussed and taped at say 3-5m and f/8-11.
    Put in some fast film e.g. Neopan 1600 and you should get reasonably eksposures in even dull light.
    The Holga with 400-3200 ISO film will do too. You could even do som color shots with it that would be cool.
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    Kodak reflex brownie and efke r100 film. No flash (just hold the shutter open longer) No tripod. Cool!

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    Make sure you have the correct explorer's outfit too.
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    one camera one lens ... the olympus is OK,
    you just have ot remember where it is focusing
    (since it zone focuses and is always wide open ).
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