I haven't begun to think about backpacking this camera. A wheeled case works in the city. I suppose away from the city, I'd probably leave the case in the car and carry the camera by the handle with my filmholders in a tote bag and the tripod on a shoulder strap the way I do now. The camera itself is only 15 lbs, and if I want to go really light, I can carry my Busch Vademecum set, instead of my larger lenses.