Do you always have your camera & gear with you?

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  1. Breanna

    Breanna TPF Noob!

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    I have mine with me about 50% of the time. However, since I have my rented 24-70mm f/2.8 with me, I've left it at home more. I was too cheap to pay the $14 insurance, so it makes me nervous :lol:

    I'm PISSED because today was an amazing photo day- huge puffy clouds and a vivid blue sky. I also witnessed a lady back into a fire hydrant and there was water shooting 50 feet into the air! Would have made for some cool shots. Doh!
     
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    yeah......right now i'm at the office...and the camera backpack is beside me :D
     
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    Always no, frequently yes.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    In my early photography days I used to sleep with my camera ... in case I needed to take a picture while dreaming.

    Now ... I take photo's when I want to ... not when a random picture appears.
     
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    I think my husband and kids are getting sick of me saying "ohhhh I wish I had my camera". I never have it when inspiration hits. Then again when I'm prepared inspiration never hits. Everything looks dull and boring when I venture out armed.
     
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    I wish my camera was built more sturdy, like metal plated :D, because then I would bring it everywhere and leave the camera bag home.

    I take it with me as much as possible, but there are too many factors here that make me nervous... extreme weather (today was the first time over 30 in a loooong time), it getting knocked around, someone breaking my window and stealing it out of my car when I'm gone for only 5 minutes, etc.

    But I miss it a lot when were sperated.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nope - mine tend to come out at specific times:

    1) when I am going out on a trip specifically to use the camera
    2) out and about on holidays - but of course it depends on the destination as some places there is no point taking it.

    Rest of the time it tends to sit unused - it a pain when I miss shots because of this, but its also a pain to have to carry around (and we all know that even if I did have it it would be in the bag/have the wrong lens on it for the grabshots - still miss it). Been thinking on (one day) getting a good superzoom bridge camera for those times when I just want a decent performing camera and not 1001 acessories
     
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    Mine is with me always these days. Right in my Domke f2. I love that bag almost as much as my camera. hahaha.
     
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    When I 1st started out back in Aug., it was with me more than my wife was. Then it started to get too cold and I didn't want to keep bringing it in and out of the warmth/cold. Now that it's starting to get nice out again, I will probably start carrying it more. What really ticked me off was 2 days ago, a hot air balloon was out and it was over a farm. A really cool shot, but no camera with me. I took the camera with me yesterday and didn't see squat.
     
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    always. i can carry pretty much most of my equipment (lenses, camera, and flash) in my tamarac messenger style bag, so it's not really an inconvenience. I dont want to be without it if i come across a once in a lifetime shot.
     
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    mines almost always with me. id say about 75 percent of the time.
     
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    A camera is with me at almost all times. The SLR is usually in the vehicle when I am out of the house, or there is a P&S in my coat pocket or wife's purse.
     

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