Ok, normally I don't think about it much, I just pack what I will be needing for the weekend, and zip it up... But I took a picture tonight of my kit for this weekend, and I thought it might be fun for everybody to share what they actually put in their bags for a "normal" shoot... and describe the contents. So here is mine, for a weekend trip to a couple of zoos down south, and then Christmas with the family. Ok, starting with the big camera/lens combo and working my way down, clockwise, we have a D300 with 70-200 VR, a Nikon 55-200 VR, a Nikon TC-17E teleconverter for the 70-200, a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 prime, a Nikon 18-200 VR, a Nikon SB-600, a D80, a D40, a Nikon 105 VR, a Nikon 18-55 (kit lens) and a Sigma f/2.8 24-60. The one thing this bag doesn't have is a fast wide angle to replace both the Sigma and kit lens (I use the Sigma for shooting basketball, but it is not wide enough for my needs). I am going to have to invest in a good f/2.8 wide angle zoom... but that will be a project for next year... considering everything in this bag... AND the bag... were purchased in the last 9 months (plus a bunch of stuff I am not taking), and the camera that took this picture, I think I have spent enough money on camera equipment for one year. Yes, I know this is a totally dorky post that has no redeeming values whatever... I just thought it would be fun to see how people load up for a trip out shooting... whether you take a bunch (like I do) or go minimalist.