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 Post subject: what's your go-to kit?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:48 pm 
list what you've got in your kit...

...i just want some input as to what exactly is your bags...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:52 pm 
When i go out to shoot i for some reason started putting my camera bag into a backpack!! So i can stash more tings, but the camera lays steady

I take:

1xD40x with the 18-55 mounted
1xSB 600
1xMiniature tripod about 10cm tall 5inches something like that
1x Spare battery
2x2GB Memory Cards
1xIpod (i love music i listen to it all the time)
1xWallet
1xCellphone

Thats all the photo equipment i got as well :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:05 am 
Without going into specifics, my kit will depend on the photography or the job I have to do. I'll list what I have in two of my commonest set ups.

Event photography:

Reporter style bag, or large rucksack
2 DSLRs with grips
Fast mid-range zoom
50 prime
Fast short telephoto
Fast Ultra-wide
Fast Ultra-ultra wide
Flashguns
Light meter
Multiple batteries for camera and AAs for the flashguns
Battery charger to roll on and off used batteries.
At least 16-20 GB of memory cards in a card holder
Small Giottos's Rocket Blower
Cleaning fluid and cloth
Business cards
Bottle of water
Small sugary snack
Small towel
Pen, paper
Tissues
Multiple release forms

+/- monopod/tripod depending on job

General field kit

Reporter style bag
DSLR +/- grip
Spare battery
Normal zoom or 50 prime
Basic telephoto
Ultra-wide
Flashgun
Small Giotto Rocket Blower
8GB of cards in a card holder
Business cards
Bottle of water
Small sugary snack
Small towel
Pen, paper
Tissues
ND/ND grad/CPL/soft diffusion filter + Cokin holders and rings
Torch
One or two release forms

+/- monopod/tripod and remote release if night photography or landscape.

All in all, my kits are around 5-6kg except for my travel kit:

Rucksack/Sling
DSLR
Spare battery
Normal zoom
16GB total in memory cards in a card holder
Small Giotto Rocket Blower
Business cards
Tissues
Pen & paper
Charger
Filters
Map

This is about 3kg.

EDIT - failed to mention that one 22" white/silver reflector goes with me everywhere, and then if needed, a secondary 5-in-1 22" reflector and a 12" white reflector.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:18 am 
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No Kitchen sink, ed? I think if I had a dslr I'd carry a bit more, but just for an hour or two shooting on the city i carry:

The Camera
DSLR style holster
CP filter
Lens cleaning cloth
Pen
"The Photographers Right"
Business cards
Spare memory card

and ed, I'm a bit opposite. When I travel, like hike and do outings into more unforgiving, but more majestic terrain i tend to bring a LOT more. Like 3 bags of stuff. Thats a dslr case, general accessories bag and a back pack.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:26 am 
The kitchen sink would be good. I go by the Scout motto - Be prepared.

Ah, well my travel kit is when I go abroad; I don't like to carry much on vacation. My general kit is more the sort of thing I'd carry when I go hiking, which I haven't done for far too long. I'd have two bags at the most (tripod bag and kit bag), because the more I carry, the more it hinders my photography by the end of the trek. I have other set ups, and mixes and matches with the 11 lenses and 3 bodies I have. It all depends on the photography I plan to do. But you all seem to have sensible gear, especially the photographer's rights in this day and age.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:49 am 
In my Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW at all times....

1) Canon EOS 40D
2) Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM (attached to camera)
3) Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
4) Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
5) Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
6) Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM
7) Canon 430 EX Flashgun
8.) Canon BG-E2N Battery Grip (attached to camera with batteries x2)
9) Sandisk Extreme III 4 Gb Compact Flash Card x2
10) Blower Brush, Cloth, Cleaning Fluid
11) Notepad, Manuals etc.
12) Mobile Phones x2. a) Blackberry 8300 Curve for transmitting/receiving to and from Gen Groups (Railway Info). b) Nokia N73 for just staying in touch and emergency's

In my Lowepro Nova 1 AW....
1) Canon HG10 AVCHD High Definition Camcorder with internal 40 Gb Hard Disk Drive
2) 1 Battery as supplied + 2 Spare Higher Output.

Manfrotto Tripod stays in the boot of Land Rover "Disco" all of the time.

And that is what goes with me all of the time....


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:55 am 
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my manual.
my notes from camera labs.
(on the top is the advice from Roy, about shooting fast trains, and the recent thread on stopping motion, and panning, better known as " What Bob Said" and "What Mark Said" "What Alex said" "What Calmac Said"
a framed picture of a duck.
two hershey bars with almonds
water
a micro cleaner softy cloth,
a polarized lens, they Hoya kind, two of em. ( this IS California, ya know.)
my only two lenses. (see below)
my only camera (see below)
a camera bag a lowepro square bag, but I want a sling..those 200slings..
some horse treats
lipstick
two 4 gig cards
an extra battery
my cell phone, which only is a phone, not a camera
and because photoj says, I printed up some generic model releases.
notebook
pen
pencil
honeysuckle hand lotion
my knife, spyderco
that's it.

patti

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:08 am 
....... Patti...... is the micro cleaner to get the chocolate off your fingers or the finger prints off the duck pick after you have waved said pix it at your next subject :wink: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:11 am 
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oh, BP. You know me too well.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:35 am 
LOL! wow..

So we got palakaboy, JakeoConnell and alex168, who are equipped like a good assault troopers. Well-equipped, but nimble.

For backup we got the Heavy Gunners photoj and Defiance, who are only missing a few flashbangs and a mortar between them, but can lay down suppressive fire for hours on end.

The we got patti who is carrying the equivalent of a field hospital ready for anything, including provisions.

It seems somehow suitable for me to be the lightly armed scout, carrying only my lowepro rezo 20 with body, one lens and my super-compact SB400 flash.

Cheers :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:22 am 
Sounds like you've got a squadron of mercenary photographers there!
Any room for one more? I'll receive my EC-20 and EX-25 in a couple of weeks, couple those with my 70-300 zuiko rifle and I can assume the sniper role... :?:
. naneu pro back pack
. E510 slr
. zd 14-42mm lens
. zd 40-150mm lens
. zd 70-300mm lens
. zd EC-20(on order)
. zd EX-25(on order)
. 3x 58mm hoya uv filters
. 1x sigma 58mm wide circular pl filter
. 1x 4g extreme 3 sandisk cf card
. gorillapod slr zoom tripod
. micro fibre cleaning cloth
. Eee pc
. 60g maxtor 2.5inch usb hd
. camouflage gear
. plenty chocolate bars
. large bottle of mylanta
. toilet paper
:D .... have I forgotten anyting :?


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 Post subject: Walkabout kit
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:42 am 
Panasonic TZ5 in Coach bag with lanyard, for hands-free carry. Palm Centro for Web and cellphone. Toshiba Libretto laptop in Billingham vertical shoulder bag. 160gb iPod on shoulder bag strap. Extra camera batteries, iPod cables, lens cleaner tissues, compass, pen, papers, knife, SD adapter, and two 8gb thumb drives in shoulder bag. The shoulder bag, totally packed, weighs less than 3 lbs and measures 9 in. by 7 in. by 2 in. deep, carried hands-free.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:49 am 
Whoa..you all make me feel naked...ermm....figuratively speaking.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:45 am 
lets see. . . what do I have. . .

1.) Canon XTI/400D
2.) Canon 18-55mm kit lens
3.) Canon 50mm f1.8
4.) Tamron 70-300mm w/macro
5.) Large tripod (Sunpac)
6.) Small steel tripod (about 25 years old)
7.) 13''-- 60'' mono pod
8.) 3 filters
9.) Cleaning kit
10.) Hard travel case
11.) Hunting back pack (lots of room)
When out hiking for more then 4 hours
12.) 2 day's worth of food and water
13.) First aid kit (for large and small boo boo's)
14.) Fire starter
15.) Extra TP :wink: :lol:
16.) Kitchen sink

I think that is everything. . . . :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nicholas


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:07 am 
This is fun!
I carry my Lowepro Microtrekker everywhere I go and in it have a...

Canon 30D body
EF 17-40 f/4L
EF 50mm f/1.8 (buy the 1.4, the 1.8 is too cheap)
EF 70-200 f/4L
Canon PowerShot 450
Extra filters, lens paper, Q-tips and a blower
Battery chargers
Extra CF/SD cards and readers, and USB cables
Small binoculars, a knife, tape, manuals, and of course a rag.

Good times 8)

PS: I love your #12 Nick


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