Quote Originally Posted by ntenny View Post
I don't think carrying LF equipment is that big a deal, though obviously 20x24 is above and beyond! But the bulk is mainly in the lenses and holders; if you're only taking a couple of shots with one lens, I think almost any 8x10 field setup could be carried in a backpack, with the tripod strapped on or carried in one hand.

Remember too that the guys in the video are carrying an 11x14 as well! It seems like if it were just the monster camera, a team of two could make much lighter work of it.

My backpacking buddy Tom keeps reminding me... Bill, I'm carrying half that camera.

This is where I expected to see them pull out one big camera, not two. For a trip up the hill, I guess it's perfectly do-able. But for backpacking, it would take special planning and I would tip my hat to anyone with the courage to do a hike, like maybe the Pacific Crest or Appalachian trail with ULF.

For me, it's section hiking with 4x5 - because Tom doesn't really want me to have more than 15 pounds of camera gear.