I have far too many cameras and like to take as many as possible with me at once. I can select from:
Nikon 20-35 f/2.8, 80-200 f/2.8, 50 1.8, 300 f4
Olympus Trip 35
Olympus Stylus Epic, Zoom 140, Wide Zoom 80 (28-80)
I don't generally use a meter with the Rollei, I do have a Sekonic L-208 but I can't be bothered taking it most of the time, relying instead on Sunny 16. I don't have any filters for the rollei but have a set of grads and red + orange for the 35mm kit.
Film: Slowly getting rid of a selection of 20 different types of film I had. Can't get good at it doing that. Hope soon to just have FP4, HP5, Delta 3200 and maybe a little Pan F, plus Portra and Superia 400 for colour. Still have left about 50 rolls of various stuff that's starting to annoy me :-)
I have my Holga, Trip 35, a Canon flash, off-shoe cable, a light meter, some lenses and a camera and some accessories I will not mention here...
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My kit varies with my cameras and destination: informal candids, street shooting, etc. I'll take my M3 with 50 2.8 Elmar along with my Pentax K20D (the M3 gets the most use). For landscapes & "serious" work I'll have one of my Mamiya kits: either an RB with 90mm 3.8 or my Mamiya 645 or C33 with 105mm. I'll meter with a Seconic L-28 or Metrastar. Films are usually Fuji or Arista products.
I have 2 bags, actually a Domke and a leather hard case I got from ebay, same size as the Domke.
1) Leica M4 with Carl Zeiss Jena 50/1.5 Sonnar lens, Canon 100/3.5 lens with M adapter, Hexar AF, 2 extra rolls of film.
2) Leica M2 with Canon 28/3.5 lens, Canon 35/2.0 lens with M adapter, Canon P with Jupiter 9 85/2.0 lens, extra film
Sometimes I swap out cameras according to my mood. Sometimes I take along an old SLR with a lens I had been neglecting...
Bessa R, Canon P, Fed 2, Kiev 4AM, Leica M2 & M4, Hexar AF, Canonet QL17 GIII, Yashica GT
Bag 1: Mamiya RZ67 bodywith WLF, 120 back, 220 back, flash, wide angle lens, zoom lens.
Bag 2: Minolta Maxxum 7, Maxxum 5, two flashes, 50 mm, 28-70mm, 75-300 lenses, battery packs, flash modifier.
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I have two rucksacks at the moment
Bronica SQB 50,65,105,150,250 and teleconverter plus some backs and filters
Shen HAO 90,120,150,180,270 plus darkslildes and 2 grafmatic film holders.
Also - Spagthorpe's heavy duty ever ready truss for when I have to lift the damn things.
Hoist and mule would seem a better option?
Originally Posted by Adrian Twiss
My minium is 2x LTM bodies and 2x lenses, sometimes go to three, sometimes Canon P or Leica M.
Last Sun I carried a Canon AE-1P with 80mm/ F1.8 as I was shooting Magic Slim during a show in Gravenhurst, ON. I'm yet to develop the film, I hope I didn't blew the exposure. Today I have the OM-1 with the 50mm and 28mm Zuiko lenses.
"There's more to the picture
Than meets the eye." - Neil Young
& My APUG
I carry a lowepro Orion AW hip/convertible to backpack case in the trunk/boot of my car at all times. It has a Hasselblad 201f, 50mm, 80mm, 90mm Great Wall lens, 150mm. and the dedicated hood for each Zeiss lens. Either a zero 6x9 pinhole camera, OR my vivitar slr with helios lens, a Gossen Lunasix 3S, Cokin filter holders (wideangle, and standard -pro kits) and associated bay 60 or 70 mounts. 10 rolls of film in the lower half and 10 stored in the removable top portion along with my filters. It's a lot in a small compact package, and ready to go at a moments notice. The top and bottom seperate and allows you to scale down even more if you need to. I find this works well for carry on in airplanes. Tripod and cameras overhead while film and lighter pieces in the removable top under the seat in front.
My small SUV (Rav4 Sport) has a small compartment in the rear that allows the camera bag, tripod, and monopod to be stored out of view. Very handy, and in summer it does not get warm like the rest of the interior does!!
In the glove compartment of my car is a Minox 35GT loaded with 100 speed Legacy-Pro film, an Olmpus XA loaded with Kodak 400 CN, and a Yashica T4 with color print film. Overkill??? Maybe.
However, there is never any excuse to not have a camera with me. When I park the car for work, I'll either take the XA, or Minox with me in my laptop bag while I walk from the parking lot to my office. If I didn't have a camera with me, that would be when I needed it! I've had the opportunity to use all of the compacts in my travels.
Then I have the blad and the more serious tools at my beck and call when I want them. I've been known to see something that grabs my eye, go back to the car to get my blad and take the shots I want then go about my business.
I'm a photo addict and am not ashamed :-)
I have two "Ready Bags".....and a whole host of other bags that are not always at the ready.
Small format bag:
Lowepro MicroTrekker 100 (classic)
35mm SLR body of the week - this could be anything that stokes my fancy but is usually a Pentax K-1000 or Nikon FE
50mm and 28mm lenses
Vivitar 283 flash
Large Format Bag:
Nondescript padded messenger bag / soft sided briefcase thingy.
It contains a 4x5 Crown Graphic, several loaded film holders, a light meter and a small notebook.