I got back yesterday from a week in Cape May. What's in my bag? Canon F-1 w/standard finder, 24/2.8 FD SSC, 35/2 FD SSC, 50/3.5 New FD w/FD 25, 135/2.8 Vivitar Close Focusing, 200/2.8 New FD (1st version), Kiron 2X, flash coupler. In a separate napsack I had a Canon Powershot G3 and an Olympus XA-2. All the film I shot was b&w - Pan F+, Plus-X, Tri-X.
Camera(s), lenses, filters, lightmeter, greycard, cable release, lenshood, pen, notebook (not a laptop), Allen key, small screwdriver, lensbrush in pen form, microfiber cloth, spare lens caps (front & rear), peppermints and of course film
Bags vary on how much I want to haul.
Cameras differ depending on what I'm out to photograph, ditto lenses, filters, hoods lens caps
I own five bag cameras ready to go:
A) Domke F1X Little Bit Bigger: Leica CL with Heliar 15/4.5 M (and proper C Summicron 40/2), Leica M7 with Summicron 35/2 goggled and IROOA lens hood, Leica MP with DR Summicron 50/2 and 12285 lens hood, Leica M5 with Summicron 90/2 Screwable Head, Leica M3 with Summaron 35/2.8 goggled and Leicameter MR, Leica M2 with Nikkor 85/2 LTM, Nikkor 135/3.5 LTM, Jupiter 9 85/2 LTM, Canon 7 with Voigtländer Ultron 35/1.7 and Apo Lanthar 90/3.5, Gossen Starlite and Sekonic L398M De Luxe, various colour and BW filters, Manfrotto 345, mechanical cable realeses, lens adapter ecc.
B) Tamrac Expedition 8: Nikon F2A, Nikon F2AS, Nikon F3 with normal prism, DW3 hood and AS-17, Nikon FM, Nikon FM2n, Nikon FM3 black, Nikon FM3A chrome, Tokina SL 17/3.5, Nikkor AIS 24/2.8, Nikkor AIS 35/2, Nikkor AIS 82/1.4, Nikkor AIS 105/2.5, Nikkor AIS 180/2.8 IF ED, various colour and BW filters, original lens hoods, mechanical cable releases ecc.
C) Tamrac Velocity 9: Nikon F100 with MB15 grip and MC30 electronic cable release, Nikkor AFD 28-105 3.5/4.5, Nikkor AF 35-70 2.8, Nikkor AF 60/2.8 Micro, Nikkor AF 85/1.8, Nikkor AF IF ED 180/2.8 and original lens hoods (I use this equipment when I shoot at my little nephews and to friends of mine that play in a rock band).
D) Samsonite Trekking backpack: Canon F-1n Old with Canon FD 24/2.8 New, Canon FT-b QL with Canon FD 100/2.8, Canon FP with Canon FL 35/3.5, Canon FL 85/1.8 and Canon FL 135/2.5, various lens hoods, original and no.
E) Old Rowi Cargo: Mamiya MSX 1000 with Mir 20/3.5, Voigtländer Bessaflex TM with CZJ Flektogon MC 35/2.4, Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II with SMC Takumar 50/1.4, Fujica ST801 with Tamron SP 90/2.5 first model, Carl Zeiss Icarex 35 STM with Tamron SP 70-210/3.5, varoius lens hoods, russian Jupiter 9 85/2, russian Helios 58/2 and russian macro 50/2.8.
I'm not a collector, i'm a user. I use these equipments according to practical requirement or my personal desire. However, the rangefinder cameras are my preferred tools.
When i walking in my town, always i carry on Canonet GIII QL 17 or Minox 35 GTE or Rollei 35S or Leica CM, with BW films, colour slide or colour print.
These days I mostly use my ISO bag, with a canon f-1 (second version of the old version!), with a pentacon 50mm f1.8 attached to it via a jessops canon fd to m42 adaptor, and that's about it.
I'm a user too by the way.
Simple convenient and non-noticable ladies bag, with a Yashica 635 (either 35mm or 120 film) a Gossen Luna-Lux SBC and a Dacora Digna tubus-camera. The Yashica competes with a Yashica LM and a Flexaret III for room..... Was out and about saturday burning film.....
Im a user but collects anyway.
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I actually took a camera bag today. In it was a Canon T2i for my sweetie to shoot with, my D700 (or $3000 light meter), Nikon N80 and Nikkormat Ftn. I shot for a while with both the D700 and the Nikkormat testing the meter on the FTn. It seemed to be matching pretty close to the D700 so I put the D700 away and shot the rest of the day with the FTn. The N80 stayed in the bag all day.
That should cover all of the bases for me
In my bag I have a Mamiya C330F, 55mm,80mm and 180mm lens pairs all with hoods a Kenko KFM 2100 meter a five pack of 120 Fuji Velvia100, but unfortunately we have torrential rain today, and I'm not going to be able to use it, I'll be too busy building an arc.
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In my well-worn Domke F2: F5 w/50mm F1.2 Nikkor (resting in one end), and an F3HP/MD4-MK1 (on the other end). In the inside pockets, a selection of Ais glass: a 20mm F3.5, 28mm F2, 85mm F1.4 and a 180mm F2.8 ED. The F5 is loaded with E100G, the F3 with HP5 Plus. A cleaning kit resides in the fold-over flap; the front pockets contain a supply of E100G in one and HP5 in the other. Back pocket holds a couple of pens, a writing pad and a Swiss army knife.
In my Lowepro (model unknown, the bag was included with an F5 purchased on eBay last year for $212 USD): some Hasselblad equipment: 500c/m body with (currently) 50mm, 100mm, 180mm and 250mm lenses, 4-A12 backs (two loaded with E100G and two with FP4 Plus), an assortment of B60 filters and a cleaning kit.
My Billingham-ette ("made" for the Leica M (LOL)) is stuffed with a M6 w/50mm Summilux ASPH, 35mm and 90mm Summicrons and (of course) a cleaning kit.
The Lowepro backpack, currently residing in the far reaches of the storage closet collecting dust, holds the 300, 400 and 600mm Nikkors...
An assortment of F-series Nikons (F to F6, excluding the F4) with quite a few Nikkors, a pair of M6s with some Leitz glass, a pair of 500c/ms with a wide range of Zeiss optics and, just to help keep Duracell solvent, a D800.
Favourite films: (1). KE ("Kodachrome Era"): 35mm: PKM25 and PKR64, HP5/Tri-X; 120: PKR64, PanF, FP4. (2). PKE ("Post-Kodachrome Era"): (a) 35mm: E100G, HP5 Plus/Tri-X and Delta 3200; (b) 120: E100G, PanF Plus, FP4 Plus, TMax 100.
Right now? Let's see... going by memory... 20/3.5 Nikkor-UD; 105/2.5 Nikkor-P; 35/2 Nikkor-O; 55/3.5 Nikkor-P; 28/3.5 Nikkor-H; Nikon F with a 50/2 Nikkor-H, 'K' set of extension rings, Lunasix meter; lenscleaning stuff; shades; notebook; cable releases; two focussing screens; the bag is an old LowePro compact 35 made in Ireland, 1980s at a guess.
The other bag has a Linhov STIV with a 150 Symmar, a 270 Tele Arton, a 90 Angulon, a 6" Dagor in Compound from ca. 1910; six 4x5 holders, a Super Rollex 56x72 back, multifocus finder, cable releases, shades, a Weston Master III, notebook, and some other stuff I'm forgetting.