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« on: February 03, 2013, 01:34:14 AM »
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Hi,

My bag is a Gura Gear Kiboko (the original model). It's a big bag about 2kg that just fits in the overhead bins of a Canadair Regional Jet 200.

In the bag I have:
Sony Alpha 99, a 24 MP full frame DSLR, this one is my main camera
Sony Alpha 77, a 24 MP APS-C camera that I use as a walkaround camera with a 16-80/3.5-4.5 zoom. This is also my "telephoto camera".
Sony Alpha 900, 24 MP full frame is sometimes carried as second full frame body. Convenient when using two lenses.
SAL 24-70/2.8ZA, this is my main lens.
SAL 70-400/4-5.6G, this is my other main lens.
Sigma 12-24/4.5-5.6 is an ultra wide angle not really good, but ultra wide.
Samyang 14/2.8 is a simple but well designed ultra wide angle lens. Much better than the Sigma.
Minolta 100/2.8 Macro I carry sometimes but seldom use.
Minolta 1.4XAPO tele extender.
Minolta 2XAPO tele extender (only used for motion)
Arca Swiss 4D gear head. Best stuff I ever had. Travels inside the bag. Mounted on tripod with RRS DVTL plate.
RRS Versas 3S tripod strapped to back.
Color Checker Passport

The above is the basic kit. I remove stuff to save weight or add other stuff on occasion.

Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 50/4 with ARAX shift adapter
Hasselblad Sonnar 150/4 with ARAX shift adapter
Flash, I almost never use flash except for shooting at home, but I have a flash I sometimes carry

So this is my pack. what is yours?
Best regards
Erik




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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 03:20:19 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 04:50:38 AM »
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Erik,
Isn't there usually a 7kg limit on cabin baggage? I try to get over this by carrying my heaviest camera with heaviest lens around my neck. I have experienced in the past my overweight carry-on bag being weighed and being asked to reduce the weight by transferring stuff into my main suitcase.
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 05:22:31 AM »
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Hi,

It differs. Here in low cost airlines here in Europe seem to have settled on 10kg, but that includes camera, too. My last flight to US the limit was 14kg (I think).

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Erik

Erik,
Isn't there usually a 7kg limit on cabin baggage? I try to get over this by carrying my heaviest camera with heaviest lens around my neck. I have experienced in the past my overweight carry-on bag being weighed and being asked to reduce the weight by transferring stuff into my main suitcase.
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2013, 07:51:00 AM »
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I have a small bag I bought at Aldi, I found it in the "Managers Bargain" bin. In it I put my G1+Rokkor 28mm f2.8 or 55mm f1.7 or possibly Voigtlander 25mm f0.95, whichever I have will be fitted with a metal lens hood. In the side pocket go a couple of ND's and cleaning cloths. If I don't take that little lot I take a small Lowpro bag and inside it goes a 5D+50mm f1.4 and in the front pouch go a spare battery, a memory card and a lenspen. If I take my LX5 it goes in my coat pocket.

I like to travel light Cheesy

PS. The Sigma 12-24mm may not be optically the best lens in the world but it does have two things going for it. Firstly it's wide, and secondly it lacks any real visible distortion even at 12mm. It's an amazing lens if you can stop yourself from pixel peeping in the corners Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2013, 08:17:56 AM »
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Thank you very much for making our job easier.

You must know that security (pardon use of that word!) developments of late have been making us and our National Collectors Business Association partners realise that hard times are indeed upon us. It's with deep affection that we acknowledge your goodwill gesture here; please expect a personal visit and demonstration of our heart-felt appreciation within a very short space of time.

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2013, 08:22:37 AM »
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Maybe this forum should encourage the amateur favourite of having your equipment list at the bottom of every post (with the 'L' of canon lenses picked out in red) after all thats what this photography lark is all about isn't it? What gear you have?
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 09:29:01 AM »
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Good point, Rob.

On a related note, there was a recent case here, in the States, where thieves had insider information from a local newspaper about those who temporarily paused their subscription. You know, the old do-not-attract-thieves'-attention advice to pause your newspaper front-door (or driveway) delivery, as piling up would otherwise indicate you are not at home. In this age of online-everything, it is also quite easy, just a few clicks before you go on holiday. Except, of course, when thieves have access to the newspaper's database.
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Dear Sirs,

Thank you very much for making our job easier.

You must know that security (pardon use of that word!) developments of late have been making us and our National Collectors Business Association partners realise that hard times are indeed upon us. It's with deep affection that we acknowledge your goodwill gesture here; please expect a personal visit and demonstration of our heart-felt appreciation within a very short space of time.

Yours faithfully,

Public Relations Office,
Thieve's Association.

Dear Thieve's Association,

Thank you for your interest in my photo gear.  You may also be interested in collecting several .40 caliber projectiles from my Glock collection.  With its high muzzle velocity, it won't add much time to your visit.   Grin

Rand

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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2013, 09:51:46 AM »
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Hi,

Yes a lot, and quite heavy. But I'm not really trekking.

Nice to hear from a view camera shooter. Are you scanning your film images or work with a wet lab?

I always wanted to have a view camera, but never got to it. What I wanted was an MF camera with movement and a really wide option.Later I gave up on view camera dreams and went for a Pentax 67.

Best regards
Erik

wow Erik, that's a lot mate!

Here's my normal kit, I shoot primarily LF film for my own work:

8x10
(everything but camera+tripod goes into a Kelty backpack)
  • Arca F-line
  • Technika lensboard adapter
  • 155mm Grandagon-N (selling currently, to go to the more compact SSXL 150mm)
  • Fujinon-A 240mm
  • Fujinon-A 300mm
  • Fujinon-C 450mm
  • (5) 8x10 holders
  • Sekonic meter
  • Card level(never trust the built-in levels) Wink
  • (3) cable releases, all in different pockets on the backpack
  • mini rocket blower, the red one(easier to be seen in foliage/grass if dropped

4x5
(everything together fits into the Calumet case the camera came with, or if going farther than 100yds, it goes into the 8x10 Kelty pack, a 1min change-out operation)
  • Calumet monorail(one of those "old school" ones, CC-*** whatever model...)
  • lensboard adapter to accept technika boards
  • Nikkor 90mm 4.5
  • Fuji-W 150mm
  • Fujinon-A 240mm (shared from 8x10 kit)
  • Fujinon-A 300mm (shared from 8x10 kit)
  • Fujinon-C 450mm (shared from 8x10 kit)
  • (10) 4x5 holders
  • Polaroid 405 proofing back(usually not used, but sometimes its nice to make mini-postcards of a particular scene if its really good)
  • Card level(never trust the built-in levels)
  • (3) cable releases(always losing them in tall grass/weeds, etc..), all in different pockets on the backpack, or a few in the case
  • mini rocket blower, the red one(easier to be seen in foliage/grass if dropped

Filters:
  • LEE filter holder w/ bellows hood, assorted adapter & step-up rings, etc...(same filters go between 4x5 and 8x10 systems)
  • LEE 1,2,3 stop 4x6 hard grad nd's, 2,3 stop 4x6 soft nd grads. LEE 81A/C(yes, no B, found it redundant) 4x4" warming filters

Support(for everything):
Gitzo CF w/ gitzo pan/tilt head or Acratech ballhead(35mm Nikon only)

Film(4x5 and 8x10):
E100G(working from my remaining stash now Sad)
Provia
160VC(working from a dwindling stash, boo...)
320TXP(B/W)

I've trimmed down my equipment so its as modular as possible. Working from the car is the norm, but I like to go "light" on the equipment, I find its easy to "clutter" my brain with the technical stuff if I have too many choices Wink

-Dan
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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2013, 10:19:41 AM »
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Dear Thieve's Association,

Thank you for your interest in my photo gear.  You may also be interested in collecting several .40 caliber projectiles from my Glock collection.  With its high muzzle velocity, it won't add much time to your visit.   Grin

Rand





Dear Mr Rand,

Thank you so much for your generous offer - much appreciated!

However, if it's not pushing your patience too far, would you mind actually leaving the Glocks and assorted projectiles in an unlocked area of your camera room? As we'll be carrying several sawn-off versions of twelve-gauge antiques - we really are fashion-conscious sweathearts, you know! - it would indeed help save us time as well as your own, personal, clickings of the clock!

Again, we'd like to thank you cordially for your kindness!

Dedicatedly yours,

Public Relations Office,
Thieves' Association.



 
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2013, 10:37:43 AM »
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A camera.
Couple of lenses.
A circular piece of equipment. Donít ask, I donít know.
Map. Never the one I need.
Notebook. Unused as I never remember the pencil.
Lubricant. No! Itís for the tripod.
Mobile. Turned off.
Cheese. At least I think it is.
Insect bite stick. Empty.
Identity label. Just in case I forget.
Plastic bags. A man can never have too many.
Typed instruction sheet on how to turn on and use mobile.
Lots of tissues. Used and unused.
Öand ants. Always friggin ants.
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 10:57:04 AM »
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In my bag today:
Bag: Thinktank Photo CityWalker 20
Camera: Nikon D800
Lenses: Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AI-S Nikkor; AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Nikkor
Accessories: Arca-Swiss L-Bracket Classic; Sandisk 128GB CompactFlash media; Sandisk 32Gb SDHC media

Tripod (not in bag): Gitzo 323 leg set with Arca-Swiss B1 Monoball.

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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 11:26:54 AM »
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Hi,

What do you use the ants for?

Best regards
Erik


A camera.
Couple of lenses.
A circular piece of equipment. Donít ask, I donít know.
Map. Never the one I need.
Notebook. Unused as I never remember the pencil.
Lubricant. No! Itís for the tripod.
Mobile. Turned off.
Cheese. At least I think it is.
Insect bite stick. Empty.
Identity label. Just in case I forget.
Plastic bags. A man can never have too many.
Typed instruction sheet on how to turn on and use mobile.
Lots of tissues. Used and unused.
Öand ants. Always friggin ants.

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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 11:33:52 AM »
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What do you use the ants for?

Company.

Hey, it gets kinda of lonley out there at times.
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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2013, 11:54:11 AM »
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Company.

Hey, it gets kinda of lonley out there at times.

Ants are great.  I had a meal at Noma and had ants on cabbage leaves as a starter.  Works as well as a chocolate bar.
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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2013, 12:15:17 PM »
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Hi,

Yes a lot, and quite heavy. But I'm not really trekking.

Nice to hear from a view camera shooter. Are you scanning your film images or work with a wet lab?

I always wanted to have a view camera, but never got to it. What I wanted was an MF camera with movement and a really wide option.Later I gave up on view camera dreams and went for a Pentax 67.

Best regards
Erik


I do both. "Wet lab" primarily with rollfilm formats though, I use a local photo center's facilities... I also drum scan selected frames on my Aztek, I have to be selective as its both time and labor intensive. Usually 10% or less get drum scanned at hi-res. I use 35mm, 6x6, 4x5 and 8x10 formats. Primarily with transparency film, but use color neg when I know I have to "get it" and don't have time to pack multiple kinds of film. I prefer scans from transparencies honestly, they seem more "pure" and having a positive original to work from as a reference(I'm not the kind to "reproduce everything 100% accurately color-wise"... I portray it as I saw it w/ my eyes, and how my brain perceived the photograph. Generally the film gives me almost what I'm looking for, but sometimes it needs that extra "oomph" to make it really right.

not many view camera folks left actively shooting with it as their primary format, it seems. I'm 24, and have been using view cameras now for almost 3yrs. I love it...

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Company.

Hey, it gets kinda of lonley out there at times.



Keith, you forgot the tweezers!

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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2013, 04:47:26 PM »
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Dear Mr Rand,

Thank you so much for your generous offer - much appreciated!

However, if it's not pushing your patience too far, would you mind actually leaving the Glocks and assorted projectiles in an unlocked area of your camera room? As we'll be carrying several sawn-off versions of twelve-gauge antiques - we really are fashion-conscious sweathearts, you know! - it would indeed help save us time as well as your own, personal, clickings of the clock!

Again, we'd like to thank you cordially for your kindness!

Dedicatedly yours,

Public Relations Office,
Thieves' Association.



 

Dear Thieves'

Excellent suggestion!  After you've tripped my ADT alarm,  I'll have Spike and Rover (Staffordshire Terriers - hungry ones) show you to the room where my vault safe is located, bolted to the floor, and weighing about 2400 lbs, wherein all my collections are properly stored when I'm not in residence.  I'm sure Spike and Rover will keep you properly entertained while you wait for law enforcment to arrive. 

The net savings in dog food for the week will be appreciated.   Grin

Rand
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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2013, 11:22:14 AM »
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Whatever I can fit into my Tamrac that fits the overhead or under the seat. I'm fairly large, so packing it, though it's well over 15KG, it still looks small, especially since I usually wear two vests, in case I need to pocket the stuff to make the weight of some inspector with a bad-hair day!

If I can't pack the weight, I shouldn't be traveling!
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