These days, it's a pair of Rolleiflex 2.8E bodies, a Sekonic 408 light meter, Rolleinar 1 and 2 close-up attachments, and a dozen rolls of whatever film I feel like shooting that day (usually Ektar 100 for color or Tri-X for b/w, but sometimes FP4+ or even Pan-F, depending). It all fits in a Lowepro 250 messenger bag that looks very little like a camera bag and more like something a student would carry.
Right now, it's empty. I'm at home, and, these days (in the fall and winter), when I go out, I usually have my d____l kit and one film body with lens with me. So, I leave the Domke at home, unless I'm going to be hiking during rain showers, in which case, the bag will come along and be loaded up.
APUG: F3P, F2AS, Nikomat FT2
Nikkors: 18-70/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX (f/D2x), 20/3.5 UD, 24/2 AI, 35/2 O, 50/2 H, 50/1.4 S, 85/1.8 K, 105/4 Micro AIS, 180/2.8 PC
'tax gear: Spot II, 55/1.8 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar
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In my Bellingham black bag is a Linhof 617s Technorama,an Olympus Trip 35,2 propacks of Fuji Velvia 50 120,4 rolls of Acros 100 120,2 propacks of Fuji Astia120,1 little Sekonic light meter,3 cable releases,a small flashlight,a comb,some gum,neosporin,lenswipe,headphones,small scissors,2 pens,small journal,short story anthology,smartphone,small bible.
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Bag #1 has an EOS 1V and an EOS 3 with lenses mounted, film, spare batteries and a microfiber cloth.
Bag #2 has an RB67 with lens mounted and a spare back, light meter, a few rolls of film and a microfiber cloth.
Bag #3 has a Contax RX and AX with lenses mounted, film, spare batteries and a microfiber cloth.
Bag #4 has a Canon New F1 with three lenses, film and a microfiber cloth.
Bags #5 and 6 contain my 645 Pro TL kit, film, extra backs and inserts, spare batteries, and a microfiber cloth.
There are a few other bags, though I don't remember what's in them. I suppose I should go look...
Right now in Spain they're holding the Running of the Bulls,
followed by the Soiling of the Pants, and the Burying of the Idiots.
Voigtlander Vitomatic II loaded with Lucky film
Ihagee Exakta TL500 loaded with Agfaphoto Vista +
Helios-44M lens (58mm)
Optimax lens (28mm)
Vivitar 2x converter
spare roll of Agfaphoto Vista +
Bottle of water (for me!)
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A Mamiya C330 and a small Gossen meter with few rolls of film is all that my small Kata bag takes. My other bag is a Domke F2 which looks too professional so I don't use it that often anymore.
Cool thread.. Today I have my Rolleiflex "T" Rolleinar, along Sekonic 308 a roll of Delta 100asa. Other days I have FE with 1.4f Nikkor S Lens.
Opps... didn't realize this was the 35mm forum at first.
will add that later.
Enjoyed reading what some of you fellows carry! =)
So far as 35mm goes, I have a small Tamrac bag containing a Minolta Maxxum 800si camera, Minolta 28-135 f/4-4.5 zoom, a Tamron 70-210mm f/4-4.5 zoom, a Minolta 50mm f/1.4, spare batteries, a couple of cleaning cloths, a bulb blower, a dep red filter, a light yellow filter, a deep yellow filter, a circular polarizing filter (all fitting the 50mm lens,) a Minolta penlight flashlight I was once given by the owner of a local camera store, a Bogen hexagonal tripod quick release plate, a pencil, a small notepad, a cheap plastic poncho, nine or ten rolls of Kodak Tri-X film in either Kodak or Arista.EDU packaging, a couple of rolls of Kodak Ektar 100 film and a granola bar.
If you're ever out photographing with me and I offer you a granola bar, it would be wise to think twice before accepting. I have no idea how old that thing is.
The minimalist kit consists of a Yashica Electro or a Petri E.Bn rangefinder and a couple of rolls of Tri-X in my pocket.
The really minimalist kit would be an Olympus Stylus or Konica Big Mini and whatever's in the camera already.
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming– “Wow! What a Ride!”
— Hunter S. Thompson
Oops- same here - I didn't see this was 35mm. When I shoot 35mm, it's either a Contax RTS III with 50mm f1.4, TLA 30 flash and off-camera sync cord, and if I'm shooting Infrared film, a Hoya RM72 filter, or the other 35mm kit is a Contax G1, a G2, 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 45mm, and 90mm lenses, a TLA20 flash and off-camera sync cord. Plus at least 5 rolls of whatever film I'm shooting that day. Usually Ektar 100 for color.