Wow! what a topic, just modifying my travel bag for my upcomming trip to the phillipines this month. But my basic loads for my two bags always ready to go are;
My get up and go bag: has a Nikon F100, 35 - 70 2.8 D, 80 - 200 2.8 D, SB - 80, 5 rolls FP4, 5 rolls Delta 400 in zip lock baggies, Black electrical Tape, batteries, note pad, Business cards, model and property releases.
Travel bag: RZ67PROII, AE Prisim finder, 110mm, 140 macro, 250mm, #1 & #2 extension tubes, (4) 120 mags, ND/green/red/yellow etc; filters, Film Delta 400, FP4, PanF 50, cable release, light meter, Black electrical Tape, batteries, note pad, Business cards, model and property releases.
Bag #1 - Nikon F100/MB15, 50/1.4 AF-D Nikkor, lens hood, yellow filter, Ilford Delta 400 (currently),...is with me all the time.
#2 - Nikon FA/MD15 black (2) or an F3HP or an F4E, 28/2.8 AIS Nikkor, 35/2 AIS Nikkor, 55/2.8 AIS Micro-Nikkor w/PK-13, 105/2.8 1:1 Kiron or 105/2.5 AI Nikkor, 135/2.8 AI Nikkor, 180/2.8 AI Nikkor or 200/4 AIS IF Micro-Nikkor, 300/4.5 AIS ED-IF Nikkor, Nikon TC-14B teleconverter, various filters, release cable, film retrieval tool, mini-maglite, compass, lens cleaning accessories, small Westcott reflector, Black Cat Exposure Guide, plastic bag for rain, small towel for rain and some of my published work like a calendar or something thin and related to what I'm shooting. This has come in handy when approached by police or other curious authorities, property owners, customs officials, etc. (Lowepro Trekker AW)
#3 - Bag full of Minolta SRT-102 era cameras & lenses. For when I feel nostalgic. (Lowepro Nova 5)
#4 - Bag full of Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super BC (black) era equipment. 35/3.2, 50/2.8, 85/3.2 & 115/4 plus accessories. For when I feel even more nostalgic. (Tamrac)
#5, 6 & 7 are bags with older medium format equipment (Bronica EC-TL, old folders, TLRs, etc.).
300 camera straps from many different manufacturers, i dont use a camera bag i just own a camera that i carry in my hand ,if i cant carry it i wont take it with me
ive seen guys with camera bags and inside there camera bags are other bags with lenses in and it takes them ten minutes to get there camera ready to use . lol so funny
Everyone has their own way of doing things.
Originally Posted by paulie
yup no wonder they all turn digital, they spend 90% of the time unzipping their precious cameras and 10% of the time using them.
so the time saved using a computer is quite useful for them
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Actually just ran home to grab a bag to bring it to work-
What I have with me:
220 and 120 backs
NPH 400x2 Foma 100 and 400
Fuji 100b maybe 7 sheets left
ZS wheel for when my brain hurts and cant do math in my head
ZS tonal scale
$10+ in Quarters for some reason, my guess is at one point in time I thought that I would be paying for a lot of parking meters.
Dead AA bateries
One Petzl-Attache 23 kila-newton caribiner that I dropped on the concrete, so I can no longer use it for rigging anything, but rather it holds my Nalgene on my bag.
One stray Rosco gell
One .6 grad ND
One circular polarizer
Damn....I didnt realize that I had this much stuff in here. I must have left some stuff from when I packed it for 35mm. My bags for wedding stuff are too full of stuff for me to remember. I learned to pack not only for me, my gear and my evenual mess-ups, but also if something goes wrong with the wedding party. Just incase buttons pop off, the groom is covered in dog hair and lint or a list of other things that have gone wrong in the past I now try and be prepared for it all, or atleast as best I can.
also have a camera bag full of tape, clear, litho,masking electircal
and another full of instruction books for cameras
i have a aluminium camera case converted into a 10x8 pinhole
and two others i use to seal up my stand develop trays
I like to travel light and not get bogged down with too much stuff. I mainly am a 35mm shooter so my bag normally consists of my OM-2n, 50mm f/1.4, 28mm f/2.8 and 8-10 rolls of film. I can carry that on my back all day and hardly notice it's there.