Of course I didn't have the lens I wanted with me.

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  1. mostly sunny

    mostly sunny TPF Noob!

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    I was taking the kids to The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena. While packing my camera bag I took out what I thought I wouldn't need. I needed the bigger lens that I don't like cause I think it's heavy and hurts my hand after holding it for a while. :blushing:

    So until I learn what to take and not to take.. I have to take it all.:confused:

    BTW- I bet that place is BEAUTIFUL when most of the flowers aren't dead. I will go in the Spring time.

    So, there is no point to this post.. Just mad at myself for not taking the lens I would have liked to of use.
     
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    Same thing happened to me when I went to Italy. I left my tripod at home because I didn't want to bother with the hassle of dragging it everywhere...but I seriously regretted that decision every night.
     
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    I do this every time I go on a walk lol. I just ordered a gorilla pod to bring along for those situations :D

    How many lenses do you have mostly sunny and do you have a nice bag?
     
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    I had something similar to this happen to me. Went tog shoot some sunset photos, took the tripod but didn't realize I didn't have the quick connect plate for the tripod with me.
     
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    When i started out i learned that lesson. You never know what you'll find when your out and about. I still carry 4 lenses in my small bag whenever my camera is with me.
     
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    I know the feeling well - lug the tripod and macro lenses around and I never use them; but if I dare leave them behind you can bet that I will want them at every turn!

    The key is to have a really good bag to hold it all in - at least then its not too bad to take the gear out (though then you meet the other curse - that of not having the right lens on the camera at the exact moment that a wondershot passes by) ;)
     
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    The lens that I keep complaining about making the camera too heavy for my wrist is: 28-135MM zoom lens

    I have (these aren't really mine. But my Dad lets me use them, and they have sports in my camera bag :D)

    50 MM
    28MM
    I have one I call a big mac.. I don't have it with me today so I don't know which one it is..

    The one I like to use cause it's not so heavy is a 18-55 MM- That is what I had with me.. I wished I had the 28-135-
     
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    Yeah...that's another problem. I'm keeping my eye out for a 10-500mm/1.2 lens so that won't happen to me again. If you see one let me know.
     
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    Heres My small bag Micro Trekker 200 Lowepro - Micro Trekker 200

    And Suite Case Photo Trekker II Lowepro - Photo Trekker AW II

    Danielle you need a smaller bag. My Big bag is a little larger than yours, its a beast to lugg around. I like being able to carry everything i own in one bag most of the time its to much. I only carry it when i know there isnt going to be much walking...lol. With the smaller bag i carry one long lens. Its mounted to my body and the others along with my flash fit.
     
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    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use the Lowe Trekker classic. All of my lenses fit in that bag so I'm never without it! :)
     
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    I feel your pain, I had the lens but no memory card in the camera. :x
     

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