Whats in your bag?

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  1. Tyson

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    When you set out for a day of photography what do you take with you?

    What is on your camera the most (lens?)?

    I have a Olympus E-500 with one lens 14x45 I want to get another and I am looking for Ideas.

    I also carry a Pentax Optio s40 in my camera bag.

    Caps and cloth.
     
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    My bag contains:
    1. D70 body
    2. F-801 Body
    3. 18-70mm
    4. 50mm
    5. 70-210mm
    6. 24mm
    7. flash
    8. extra card, cloth, battery, etc..

    The 18-70mm and the 50mm are mounted roughly 50/50. Often times, one is on each body. Despite the flexibility of the 18-70, I find 50mm to be such a functional focal length that it sees a great deal of action.
     
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    I carry what I think I’ll need for whatever I'm doing. I never walk out of my apartment onto the street with a full bag on my back. If I’m going to be taking images of buildings, chances are I’m not going to need my 80-200, so i leave it behind. If I don't have any film, my FE stays behind. I've taken my tripod into downtown once, because it was night. If I’m going to shoot a sporting event, my 18-35 stays behind.

    You see what I mean? If I’m not going to use it, I don’t' bring it. It weighs me down and if I get my gear jacked, I won't loose everything.
     
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    Last week it was a Pentax MV with a 50mm f/2 lens. This coming week it will be a Pentax ZX-M with that same lens and perhaps a (linear) polarising filter. If I can stump up the cash, I'll add a yellow filter. It's going to take me a while to save up for a tripod.
     
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    Well, it depends. If I bring the full bag, I'll have my D50, 18-70 AF-S, and 70-210 f/4 in it, as well as cleaning supplies, spare battery, and spare memory card. If I'm going to be working indoors I'll throw the 50 f/1.8D in there as well.

    But most days I don't bring the full bag and just carry the D50 with one of the zooms (the 18-70 if I expect to need wide-angle, the 70-210 otherwise since I find myself enjoying it more and more) on it and the spare battery in a pocket.
     
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    I move things around as well, but have a couple of bags. In spring time or summer I keep a Canon F-1 w/ 70-210 and 50mm in a small backpack in the car all the time. The two larger bags are usually loaded like: Tamrac pro 12- Nikon F4s with 70-210 AF attached and a Nikon F3hp w/35-135 attached. 35-70AF, 50mm 1.8, 300mm 4.5 ed-if, SB-25 Lumiquest 80-20 and ultrasoft diffusers, Sekonic L-398, Second bag Tamrac pro 8 - Nikon F2s w/ 50mm 1.4 attached, Nikon F3 w/ 35-135mm attached. 55mm macro, 50mm 1.8, 200mm f4. A couple of filters, some batteries and Fuji Velvia 100 and Kodak UC 400 in all.
     
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    50mm seems popular what do you use it for
     
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    TBaraki - I have a Nikon D50 - would you mind telling me what 18-70mm lens you have and what you think of it? Pros, cons?

    Thinking of getting one.

    Cheers :)
     
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    My camera hasn't arrived yet, but I can tell what's will be in it:

    - Nikon D50 with a 28-70mm Standard Lens
    - 2x 1gb SD-RAM
    - Extra battery
    - ...and sometimes my cheap ass tripod

    And probably some day (maybe when I travel to NYC in march) I will get myself a fisheye lens)
     
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    Wow, I really have a full bag. But I guess when you get used to carrying a 4x5 it's not so bad.

    Hasselblad 500 CM body
    80mm lens
    135mm lens
    3-A12 backs
    90 degree finder
    waist level finder
    light meter
    Sunpak 622
    stroboframe
    filters include : polarizer, cross-star, diffuser, orange, 85, 80A, infared, red, and vignette
    step down rings
    film (usually 5-10 rolls unless it is a wedding and then it is 2 bricks)
    strap
    sync cords
    cable release
    little P&S digital
    lens cleaning solution and paste
    micro fiber cleaning cloths (2-1 for camera, 1 for lenses)
    canned air
    set of jewelers screwdrivers
    small needle nose pliers
    extra lens caps and dark slides
    extra batteries
    notepad and pen
    business cards
     
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    Main main gear is just:

    10D w/ vertical grip
    85mm/f1.8
    50mm/f1.4

    Misc:
    Memory cards, battery charger, lens cloth, rubber lens shade, etc.

    The shoulder bag has enough room for my 22mm-55mm and Lensbaby, so I have them in there, but I almost never use them. I sold the other zooms I had. I also have a couple of tripods (one light, one hefty), but I rarely use those too. I also have a smattering of film cameras that I miss using, but scanning is such a pain, I don't really touch them now except on special occasions.
     
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    We should make this a sticky.
     

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