Old 09-23-2005, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default Whats in your camera bag?

This is a post for those who are bored as well as for those who are new to this hobby that have some questions about what is needed "in the field". Two ways to respond to this post are: to do what I did (see attachments), take a photo (sorry to those who shoot film and slides) and label each item, or just to list everything that you have in your bag or that you bring with you on your 'trips'.

Example:

::Camera::
::Film:: ::Memory Cards::
::Filters::
etc.

Thanks for everyone who participates in advance.

(Missing from my photo is my memory card holder which includes a SanDisk Extreme 256MB, a SanDisk Ultra II 256MB, and two SanDisk Ultra II 512MB cards.)
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Old 09-23-2005, 06:31 PM   #2
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Great topic!

Here's what is in mine:

Minotla XG1 Film SLR camera (With removable 45mm lens)
Some rolls of Ektachrome 200 ISO slide film and/or Kodak 400 ISO black and white print film.
Spare batteries
Camera Manual
135mm telephoto lens
2x lens multiplier thingy (Don't know the scientific name for it, but it changes my 135mm to 270mm)
Cloth for wiping lens.
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Old 09-23-2005, 07:21 PM   #3
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Not a bad subject. I travel light. Camera, rechargeable batteries and lens cleaner.
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Old 09-23-2005, 07:22 PM   #4
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Gee, let's see...from memory:

- Canon 350D
- Canon 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
- Canon 18-55mm II kit lens
- Lens Hood
- Sandisk Compact flash 128mb (x's 2) and 512mb (x's 2) memory cards
- Lens cloth for cleaning (never used)
- Bushnell lens brush and smudge remove (don't know the exact name)
- 350D instruction manual
- Radio Shack Pro-94 scanner

That's about it. There's probably some spare change thrown in their too from snacking...
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Old 09-23-2005, 07:39 PM   #5
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since I usually only go on short trips i only have my camera (nikon coolpix 3200)
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Until Recently, my film bag included the following:
-Minolta Maxxum 3
-Minolta 28-80mm kit lens
-Quantarray 70-300mm lens
-Cokin 4-point star filter
-Cokin Polarizing Filter
-Adapter rings for Cokin filters
-Coking Filter Holder
-Lens cleaning kit
-Film
-Camera Manual

My digital bag includes:
-Fuji Finepix S5100
-Cokin Filters
-Cokin Filter Holder
-Adapter Rings
-Lens Cleaning kit
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:23 PM   #7
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Quote:
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since I usually only go on short trips i only have my camera (nikon coolpix 3200)
Same here. Same camera too! Lets see...for video however, I have a SHARP Camcorder, extra tape, and the rechargable battery thing so when I'm in Tehachapi, I can recharge the camera in the hotel
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Old 09-24-2005, 12:26 AM   #8
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I carry the following:
Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera
Lexar Media 128MB CompactFlash Card (Backup card)
SanDisk 256MB CompactFlash Card (Main Card)
8 Rechargable AA Batteries

All of this fits neatly into a little Canon camera case (from one of my Dad's old film cameras) that I carry around practically everywhere I go.

I also have a Telephoto Add-on lense, but I rarely use it.

I like this topic!

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Old 09-24-2005, 12:50 AM   #9
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-Nikon Coolpix 3200
-Two 128MB memory cards
-Batteries (eČ Lithium to be exact.)
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Old 09-24-2005, 01:24 AM   #10
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When I go on trips, I pack:
-My camera Kodak DX6490
-Batteries
-Memory card
-Tripod
-Tripod piece
-Scanner
-Lens cleaner
-Binoculars
-Snacks

I like the idea of this topic.
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Old 09-24-2005, 02:58 AM   #11
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I don't exactly carry a camera bag (yet), but here's what will usually be found on the front seat of the car during a trip...

- Kodak DX4330 camera
- Sony CD Mavica
- GE PCS handheld radio
- Notebook
- CD Collection (gotta have some inspring tunes from artists such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, the James Gang, etc..)
- every now and then, a bag from a local fast food establishment

Under hard braking, one or more of those items may find themselves in the passenger side floorboard.
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-Canon Digital Rebel XT with Sigma 28-300
-Sony DSCP100
-Lens cloth
-dust blower
-extra memory card holder
-cell phone
-wallet
-USB/VCR hookup cables
-Extra Battery
-Vertex VX-150 Radio
-Latest issue of Railfan and Railroad, Railpace or Trains.
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Old 09-24-2005, 03:10 PM   #13
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Camera Backpack, now.

Canon EOS 10D
Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM
Canon 70-200mm f/4L USM
Canon 300mm f/4L IS USM
Bogen/Manfrotto 3011BD Tripod w/ 3030 Three-Way Pan-Tilt QR Head
Giottos Monopod w/ Bogen/Manfrotto Tilt QR Head

Lens Paper, Lens Cleaning Fluid, Lens Cloth
Blower Brush
3 Extra Batteries
Battery Charger
1 1GB Lexar Pro 80x CF Card (main card)
2 Extra 512mb CF Cards
2 UV Filters (67 and 77mm)
Notepad (for locations, symbols, and newspaper work)

Handheld Radio: VX150 w/ Diamond RH-205 5/8 Wave
Mobile Radio: ICOM IC-V8000 w/ Comet SBB-25 5/8 Wave on Diamond K600S

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Old 09-24-2005, 06:02 PM   #14
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1GB? I didn't know they made ones that store that much memory.
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Old 09-24-2005, 11:57 PM   #15
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The highest I have seen is 6GB; really, a small "hard drive."

I have:
Canon EOS 10D;
Tamron AF XR Di 28-300mm lens;
(I have been meaning to trade in my - Tamron 100-300mm lens and Canon 35-80mm lenses)
Two BR-512 batteries for the camera;
1 UV Filter/lens protector;
1 1GB CF card and 1 512MB CF card;
Radio Shack Pro95 scanner;
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Old 09-24-2005, 11:58 PM   #16
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Well I guess I consider my car as my camera bag... I keep my camera (HP R707) and my tripod in my car at all times (unless of course, I need to charge or download). That's it.
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I need a bigger bag because most of my stuff doesn't fit in it.

-Canon digital rebel
-Canon 18-55
-Canon 70-200 2.8L
-Tamron 28-75 Di
-Tamron 200-500 Di
-Sandisk 1.0G UltraII card
-(2) Lexar 256M cards
-Steiner Predator binocs
-Manfrotto monopod w/QR head
-Bogen 3021 tripod w/grip ball head
-Spare BP511 battery
-Canon cable shutter release
-Various filters that I never use
-Radio Shack Pro 2008 scanner

As I add up what the above is worth, I realize it exceeds the value of the vehicle I drive when chasing
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Quote:
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The highest I have seen is 6GB; really, a small "hard drive."
Whoa, I just searched for them, and they cost up to $300.
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You can get a 8 gig Sandisk for the low price of $725.00

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Whoa, I just searched for them, and they cost up to $300.
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Whoa, I just searched for them, and they cost up to $300.
When I bought my 1G, it was a choice between speed (of writing data to the card) and size. As you can guess, size costs less. I am happy with my choice. Even with shooting in RAW, I get 120 shots on that card and 57 on the 512M. There are days where I fill both cards.
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