Like most people that have been in/out of photography for a few years, I have more than one bag. I like to use a shoulder type bag and try to keep things light. My Billingham Hadley Pro has a Pentax K10D DSLR with 18-250mm zoom and a Pentax ZX-M with a Zenitar 16mm f2.8, loaded with Tmax 400 in it, at this moment.
Second bag is an Ape Case with a Mamiya 645, one or two lenses, extra insert and a few other small bits. I usually carry this to and from; rarely walk around with it it.
The rest of my 35mm bodies, DSLR, lenses, etc, are stored in drawers and other bags, and hard cases. I limit myself to walking around with no more than the Hadley can hold. Working from the car, I'll also use a backpack type bag to hold additional lenses and other things.
I am another with more than one bag. I have two main bags. One for my manual focus gear & the other for my autofocus gear.
In the M/F bag there are 8 nikkors, two flashes, filters, flash leads & other assorted bits bobs. I don't keep a body in there, only a space for one and put in whatever body that I want to take out on the day. I put it on the scales once & it weighed 25Ibs, so doesn't go out all that often.
In the AF bag there is an F5, an F80, 3 zooms and a flashgun.
When travelling light I decant into a much smaller bag. It has just enough space to store 3 bodies, which is its normal use when it is in the house.
There is also an aluminium case that the F3 & all its associated bits live in.
Since my F4S is currently on hiatus (I'm not doing anything serious enough, or harsh enough with photo at the moment to warrant using such a bulky camera since I have to focus on other art classes for a while...), my bag is currently occupied by my F3 system.
Nikon F3, I leave the MD-4 in my dorm usually.
Nikkor 18-35mm/3.5-4.5D AF
and a Nikon M2 extension ring, in case I need to get closer with the 85.
extra plus-x or efke kb25 at the moment.
chocolate chip chewie bars (x2), because thats how uni students roll.
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2- Minolta XG-1s
1- Rokkor 45mm pancake
1- Vivitar 28mm MD
1- Makinon 135mm MD
1- Rokkor 80-200mm MD zoom
1- MD 2x teleconverter
9- 52mm threaded filters (B,M,R,O,Y,CP,NDx2,x4,x8)
Cokin A holder with (G,B,O,R,Y,CP,.5GradND,2.5GND,NDx2,x4,x8)
Small 3x spot scope
Pens and pencils
Napkins (never know)
Lens cleaning tissue and spray
Kodak spiral booklet from 60's with lighting info and wheels and stuff
Minolta 280PX strobe
X sync cable
That's about it.
In my camera bag currently i have:
Nikon F90 with a Angenieux 28-70 f/2.6-2.8 on it
A Lubitel 2 TLR.
And for the heretic side, a Nikon D60 with a Sigma 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 (said sigma is surely going for sale)
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As this is the 35mm equipment section I didn't mention my MF Hasselblad and LF MPP cases, so I won't now.
I'm into painting with light - NOT painting by numbers!
Well, Allan I will.
Originally Posted by Allan Swindles
Which camera bag?
1) Nikon N75 and Nikon F100 for color and black & white, respectively.
Tamron AF 28mm to 300mm zoom
Nikon AF 28mm to 200mm zoom
Nikon AF 20mm to 35mm zoom
Nikon SB800 strobe
filters including polarizers for both zoom ranges
2) A camera pack that top loads rather than a camera bag
Hasselblad 503 CX
WLF [just carried around for the honor]
PME meter prism
four A12 film backs - two for color, two for black and white
50mm CF lens
80mm CF lens
150mm CF lens
250mm CF lens
four extension tubes
filters including polarizers and color filters for black & white
3) Hasselblad 903 SWC
RMfx viewfinder and attachment for the back of the SWC
Filters and film backs from #2 live here sometimes
Moving around between the three 1935 Certo Super Sport Dolly with an f/2.8 7,5cm Zeiss lens taking the light meter with it.
I carry from one to three camera bags depending on what and where I am shooting.
Last edited by Sirius Glass; 09-08-2009 at 05:23 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!
Nothing beats a great piece of glass!
I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.
Zuiko 90/2 macro
FD 35/2 (old concave lens)
FD 50/3.5 macro w/tube
Tokina polarizers, red filters, Hoya 720 IR filter, 5 rolls of Acros and Neopan 400, notebook, pencil, Frisk breath mints, cleaning kit.
Currently, I'm shooting a Retina IIS (non-interchangeable Schnedier-Kreuznach Xenar) and a bunch of film and my light meter.
Hasselblad C/M, Planar 80 mm T*, SWC (Biogon 38 mm T*), two A12 loaded with Tri-X (@ 400 and 1000 ASA), Pentax Digi Spot meter, two Proxars and a handful of filters.
The rest stays at home. My back is getting worse day by day, I will end with a small 6x6 folding soon or later...
The Tri-X @ 1000 ASA is because I can no more carry a tripod, to heavy.
I stopped shooting 35 mm, I find the format is to small and the difference in weight is not worth it.
Last edited by Philippe-Georges; 09-09-2009 at 12:47 AM. Click to view previous post history.
"...If you can not stand the rustle of the leafs, then do not go in to the woods..."
(freely translated quote by Guido Gezelle)
PS: English is only my third language, please do forgive me my sloppy grammar...