Show us your kits

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  1. kthnx

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    Hey guys,
    I'm interested to see what cameras / lenses / random equipment you guys carry around with you for general nothing-specific-in-mind photography. I know the majority of you probably have more equipment than I have socks but you don't carry it all everywhere? Right? The basic idea of the thread is to post what stuff you always take with you when you go somewhere to take some shots.

    Anyway, I'll kick things off with my dinosaur SLR, the Nikon F-401s. It's older than me (no, seriously) but it still takes some brilliant photos. Not even halfway to being a professional camera but the colour you get on some shots is great. I love it.

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    I also have three lenses / an anti lense flare thing (hood?) that live in my photography bag no matter where I'm going;

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    (Sigma zoom lens 1:4 ~ 5.6 f = 70 ~210 mm // Wide angle 24mm 1:2.8 // 35-70mm 1:3.3-4.5)

    And a folding tripod, because I like tripods so much.

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    There's also a few filters, tripod screw and an external flash (none of which are interesting enough to warrant a photo) and a little digital p&s I use to get a rough idea how a shot will look (the perils of film cameras :().
    So! What do you carry around with you? I'm lucky enough to own so little stuff that I can just take most of it everywhere, but I'm interested to see what those of you with a real selection consider important enough to take everywhere.

    PS: Total photography newb so apologies if I referred to something by the wrong name :)

    -kthnx
     
  2. Kyl3

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    We have this thread already
     
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    Drat! I couldn't find it but I had a sneaking suspicion. Any chance you could help me out with a link?
     
  4. xhanatos

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    I take my 16-45mm f4 and the 50-135mm f2.8 lenses. I hardly take my tripod with me unless I'd be doing lowlight/night shots.
     
  5. Chavez

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    did you search or look at the stickie at the top ... ya lazy bastard! haha
     
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    Did both :confused:
     
  7. Amalgam

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    I don't think we have a thread with photographs of camera gear, or do you mean the OCAU Camera Club thread?

    Collections of photographic gear can be an interesting photographic subject :p
     
  8. 0oBelialo0

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    The existing thread is just the 'list all your gear' stuff, this question is more specific.

    Barebones kit for me is body + 50mm/1.4. I add in the 14mm/2.8 and/or the 135mm/2.5 depending on what I'm doing. Sometimes take a flash instead of a second lens.

    For lightweight + flexible it's body + 17-70. But I don't find myself using it that much these days.

    Ben
     
  9. Katunka89

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    Most of the time I carry round with me my himatic 7s, sekonic L308 lightmeter, that street photographer's rights pamphlet, and 5 rolls of tri-x. All of it in a crappy freebie bag that is going to fall apart very soon, so will probably buy a domke bag to carry it in.
     
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    lightweight/everyday kit

    if i feel like going into the city for a few snaps after work i take my fuji s5800 or pentax ME and 50mm 1.7

    weekend kit.

    fujica 35FS; for wider than 50mm/landscape shots
    pentax MZ-6 + Tamron adaptall 80-210 f4 with 2x teleconverter (160-420mm f8)
    pentax SMC M 50mm 1.7
    sunpak 383 super flash + sync cable
    tripod
    pack of 5 rolls 24exp kodak gold 200, 1 roll ilford HP5 B&W, 1 roll kodak elite chrome 100 36 exp slide film
     
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    Nikon film slr with 50 or 105mm lens mostly now. Sometimes I take my older pentax asashi w/ 55mm f/2 Takumar :)

    Still using shitty Kmart no-brand film, does the job for the moment.


    If im poor that week then its the D40 and 10-20 or 50mm
     
  12. nakey

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    it depends on what bag i'm using or what the shoot's going to be like

    today, since i'm meeting up with azz and Uchuujin-san, i got my K200D, 18-200, 70-300, K1000, M 50mm f2

    i'll do another post on friday, when i've sorted out my Manifest shooting kit
     
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    I bring my 350D + grip, 17-55 IS, 430EX, plus either my 50mm f/1.4 or 10-22 depending on where I'm going. It all fits snugly into a Slingshot AW100.
     
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    My every day kit is 2x Nikon F100's with 24, 58 and 85mm lenses plus the Hassy with 80mm, spare back and light meter.
     
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    My every day kit

    This is pretty much what i head out with 90% of the time.

    left to right top to bottom

    DA 21 f3.2 LTD, DA* 50-135 f2.8
    K10D, Cokin wide adaptor(77mm ring), Cokin 2 Stop ND Grad Hard, Cokin 2 Stop ND Grad Soft, 49mm Pol, 67mm Pol, 77mm Pol, 77mm ND400x, DA* 16-50 f2.8, K20D with Battery Grip (not pictured)
    FA 43 f1.9 LTD, AF540 FGZ, Sigma 10-20

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    Not pictured: Emergency Poncho, Maglight, 3 Spare Batteries, 2x8Gb Extreme III SDHC, 6x2Gb Extreme III SD, spare set Eneloop AAs, bottle of water, remote release, cable release.
     
  16. xhanatos

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    damn.. that's not light at all.

    I think i can help you lighten your load, gimme the 16-50 ;)

    fark.. just saw your sig. nice lenses!
     
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    Well, not too keen to let go of my 16-50 :p, it is exceptional and replaced my 16-45 that managed to get a centring defect after a nasty fall.

    Need to update the sig, it is missing a couple.
     
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    My basic kit is 20D + 35 F1.4L.

    I'll then add 1 more lense pending on what range I need - 24-105 F4L IS for general stuff, 17-40 F4L for wide angles, 70-200 F2.8L for mid-zoom, 400 F5.6L if there's any birds, 100 F2.8 for macro.

    Other stuff - usual filters (77mm - C-Pol), ST-E2 to help auto focus in low light, maybe a flashgun (but sorta redundant with the 35 F1.4L), spare batteries, CF cards. If I'm going to hammer the CF cards I'll throw in my PD70X too. I also carry a swiss army "card" (it's a mini tool kit just a bit bigger than a credit card) just in case, plus an LED torch.

    I take my Crumpler 5MDH for the 24-105 or 17-40 kits, a Lowepro TLZ with lens case strapped to the side if the 70-200 comes along ... but not yet got a system for when I take the 400 (too big for a lens case on the TLZ) ... so it gets wrapped in a towel and put in a backpack.
     
  20. plasticbastard

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    Did anyone else see this thread title as 'Show us your tits'?




    :wired:

    Anyway, my Crumpler Dr Strong Tron usually has:
    Canon EOS 20D+Grip with 70-200mm f2.8 attached
    100mm macro
    17-85mm kit lens
    50mm 4.18
    Lensbaby 3g and macro/wide adapter + aperture kit
    580EX
    580EX II + Stofen omni + Gary Fong breast pump
    Wet weather cover for the camera (70-200mm sized)
    Spare batteries (usually a pack of 16 AA's)
    3x PocketWizard Plus II's and sync cables
    Canon remote release
    Tripod level
    8 CF II cards
    3 Cokin filters
    2 Circular Polarisers
    2 Cokin ring adapters and holder
    Quick release tripod plate on the battery grip or loose
    Manfrotto tripod
    Batteries for torch and a torch.

    If I pack it all away neatly and correctly I can also just squeeze in a second body, usually a 30D.

    My other bag for the film camera (Lowepro Slingshot 200 iirc):
    Pentax 645 with a 35mm and 75mm lens
    Cokin ring adapters
    Circular polariser for the 35mm
    Tripod head
    2 shutter release cables
    Quick release tripod plate
    Usually two or three rolls of film from the fridge

    Both bags fully packed weigh a lot.
     
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