Whats in your bag

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by soeren, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 12, 2014
    Næstved, Denmark
    I must admit im a sucker for gearporn threads and frequently read the whats in your bag posts on JCH.
    Does such a thread exist here? If not please show your bags and content. Whats "to die for", whats good and whats so so and may be replaced
    Best regards
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Which bag? I have four. :p
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    That entirely depends on what I'm planning to shoot. I usually try to pack as light as possible, so I bring only one or two lenses, a body, a few SD cards and batteries, either a tripod or a strap and, sometimes, a flash or two with me. Wouldn't be a particularly interesting WIYB (whats-in-your-bag) image.
  4. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    A flash and a lens.
  5. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Legend

    Oct 8, 2013
    Spare battery & air blower, then the purpose dictates my gear.
    If taking a walk through an Arboretum or woods, looking for small close subjects like flowers, mushrooms, insects, etc...I take 50mm & 200mm Macro lenses.
    General outdoors hikes, the 28-85mm and 80-200mm.
    If going to shoot a sunrise / sunset it's the 24-35mm, sometimes the 28-85mm lens.
    If going out to shoot moon shots it's the 400mm lens.
    You get the idea...
  6. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    A7II, 55/1.8 attached.

    A micro fiber cloth.

    Spare battery.

    Joby sling.
  7. Snowy

    Snowy TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 18, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Right now I have an A7, FE 28-70, FE 70-200, Contax 90mm G and Techart adaptor, spare battery, spare card and basic cleaning kit and cable. The lens selection varies depending on what I expect to be doing.

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  8. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    My current carrying kit is a CV 35mm f/1.2 and a Contax G 90mm f/2.8 w/Techart adapter. It's a perfect pair--the lenses are basically the same size.
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  9. tomme

    tomme TalkEmount Regular

    Apr 9, 2014
    Tom Erik Sivertsen
    Threads like this are way better with text and pictures!
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  10. tomme

    tomme TalkEmount Regular

    Apr 9, 2014
    Tom Erik Sivertsen
    Pretty bad picture, taken with my iphone. Will take a better one in about a week as Im going home for winter vacation from school. Will also take a picture of my landscape kit as I dont have it here.

    My kit when out doing street photography / everyday stuff.

    - a7r
    - Canon 28 F2.8
    - Konica 50 F1.7
    - Minolta 135 F2.8, usually stays home.
    - Extra battery
    - Joby gorillapod micro 800
    - Matin BALADE 200, shoulder bag ( Really good quality for the money ! )
    - Microfiber cloth

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  11. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 12, 2014
    Næstved, Denmark
    Ill try to take some pictures of my bags as well.
    In the meantime just the list
    Mostly it travels in a noname shoulderbag if Im not in the analog mood an take the Nikon fm instead
    Besides the a6000+16-50 kitlens and lensbaby tilttransformer (or fm+35mm) Ill take the 25mm f/2,8 zeiss zf, 55mm f/3,5 mikro nikor and the 105mm f/2,5 ai'd nikor.
    Sometimes I feel like taking my mamiya 645Pro and the a6000 and the kits share my f-stop Guru.
    Accesories like lenscloth, spare battery etc are offcource not left at home.
    Id like a wide like the samyang/rokinon 12mm f/2, a metabones adapter and a proper long tele.
  12. Badboy

    Badboy TalkEmount Rookie

    Dec 24, 2014
    Currently in my bag

    Sony A6000
    Sony A5100

    -18 -105 f4
    -18 – 55 kit lens
    -16 f2.8
    -50 f1.8
    all Sony e mount lens

    Two mini tripods/hand grips
    Small lens bag full of batteries
    Wallet with selection of memory cards
    All in a large Amazon basics bag, with room to spare
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  13. mattia

    mattia TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 13, 2013
    My full-on travel kit, in a F-stop Small ICU, which gets mounted either in the Loka (my preference) or the Satori (bigger and this often heavier and less compact/close to the body):


    Top row: A7r, mounted 55/1.8, 35/2.8 in a pouch. The Oly E-M1 (body only), 43 50-200 SWD.

    Bottom row: Oly 12-40/2.8, Panasonic 7-14, MMF-3 adapter and EC-14 teleconverter, and some batteries. The shiny red thing is an aluminum Acquapazza scuba housing with an RX100 inside it.

    It's not easy access practical in this transport configuration, though the A7r is almost ready to shoot. Usually keep one body with lens mounted outside the ICU when shooting, either hanging around my neck, wrist, or on a Peak Capture plate. Sort of depends on circumstances. This was my kit for travel to Tanzania, where wildlife demanded reach, the landscapes occasionally begged for wide and ultrawide vistas, and the amazing corals made the underwater cam a no brainer. Weight came in around 5-5.5kg for a kit covering 14mm to 566mm (FF equiv), with a fully featured underwater housing to boot. Some trips will omit a few of the lenses, and I think the Zeiss 16-35 May replace the panasonic ultrawide (and possibly the 12-40, adding the tiny Oly 45/1.8 for short telephoto to bridge the gap) for lighter travel.

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  14. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 12, 2014
    Næstved, Denmark
    Is it a Pro small ICU? I've got the medium slope in my Guru and Im debating whether to get another slope or a small Pro for the A6000 mf kit: it should include a 180mm+TC201 or something else in the 300mm-400mm area. The medium slope is plenty big enough but one never know what else might find its way there.
    The Small ICU on the other hand will turn the Guru into a biiig backpack :)
  15. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 12, 2014
    Næstved, Denmark
    The "Share" Backpack, F-stop Guru(sorry for the crappy phone shot)
    Medium Slope ICU
    Top row.
    The 16-50 kitlens on top of the extension tube set for the mamiya
    120 film, Portra 160, 400 and som B&W
    Midle row
    Out of sight above the 2 filmbacks the spare battery for the sony.
    Mamiya 645 Pro, 80mm f/2,8 TTl Prism, motordrive and back
    Bottom row
    out of sight cables and charger
    Sony A6000 with tilttransformer and 25mm f/2,8 zeiss zf.
    105mm f/2,5 ai'ed nikor on top of 55mm f/3,5 mikro nikor
    Nyt billede af guru indhold.
    A mamut headlamp on top of a caplerelease for the mamiya
    Manfrotto tabletripod
    earphones and charger for phone in zipped pocket.
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  16. mattia

    mattia TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 13, 2013
    Soeren: yeah, small Pro. The full depth means I have a lot of extra space of I'm willing to stack a few things (like batteries, Chargers). I also have a small shallow for smaller amounts of gear which still fits two bodies and 3-4 smaller lenses with ease. In a packed Loka:


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  17. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 12, 2014
    Næstved, Denmark
    Badboy those camlink minitripods looks interesting. How stable, flexible and versatie are they?
    Best regards
  18. Lisandra

    Lisandra TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 28, 2015
    I love this. gearhead posts are damn near erotic. Being a gearhead myself you would think this would net a constant flow of marriage proposals wouldnt you? not one.

    First off its my going out for fun shooting combo: A7/r/s or whatever body im using at the moment with the mitakon batlens f.95 and the super cheapo tamron 28-300mm xr di, a useless lens under f8, but fun. Missing from that portrait is the samyang 14mm UWA, a super fun lens i admit always tags along. Also missing but for a reason is the mighty canon fd 85mm f1.2 L...if i bring it, the 50 batlens stays.
    Olympus em5/m5II/m1 or whatever oly I have (I oddly have waaaay more pana bodies) with the amazing 12-35 f2.8 (really, its amazing) and the funnest lens of them all...
    the pana 100-300. Standing at barely 8 inches hood and all (as big as the samyang 14 without it) and weighting in at next to nothing at all, its a dream come true of a lens. A 600mm lens I can handhold? with one hand? overhead?? with AF??? talk dirty some more!!


    My work combo is a bit more robust but way simpler than it used to be: whatever E FF body with the all metal and fantastic minolta 80-200 f2.8 hs (via LAEA4), the amazing (AMAZIIIIIING!!! AAAAAHHHH!!!!!!) zeiss 135mm f1.8, mtakon batlens f.95 and the samyang 14. Missing from that portrait (theyre on loan today) is the above mentioned 85mm f1.2 and the zeiss 24-70.
    Whatever oly/pana body (usually a GH4, the battery lasts waaaay longer than a wedding day) with the uber sharp 35-100 f2.8 and the above mentioned 12-35 wonder. Missing there is the 75mm f1.8 (THE sharpest lens Ive ever used, ever, also on loan) and the leica 25mm 1.4 which i admit is staying home quite a bit despite being an optical wonderland.
    Youre also looking at a metz flash for 43s, a sigma flash for A mount, a yonguo flash (I have 3) with phottix transceiver and receiver (3 also), and battery grips for the E and oly cameras. Oooh, and the 600 watt super cheap mettle strobe. Go buy it right now, its 250-300 bucks and despite HEAVY use (believe me) I still havent changed the bulb once.


    As you can imagine theres a plethora of stuff missing like softboxes, gels, backdrops, tripods, the odd aps c body or slr, and accessories that are not there for obvious reasons; and also lenses that sometimes come on a trip that arent there (like the pana 14-140, or the 8mm fisheye). Also as you can see, Im desperately missing a 35mm, in both formats.
    Let me know what you think!

    PS yes i mix the formats professionally, apparently there are some forums where thats blasphemous!
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  19. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    I travel as light as possible. At my feet right now is a messenger bag with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 + 14-42 kit lens, an M4/3 - Pen F adapter, a Vivitar 85/1.8 T-mount/Pen F lens, a Minolta 135/3.5 + MD - M4/3 adapter, a spare battery, and a lens cloth. Yesterday it was a NEX-6 + Pen F 38/1.8, a spare battery, and a lens cloth. Both kits are extremely lightweight. As much as I'd like to be able to do wildlife and bird shots, I keep coming back to a light, minimalist kit.

  20. nikono

    nikono TalkEmount Rookie

    Dec 28, 2014
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