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Did we really carry that much?


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Marcus Rowland

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Towards the end of my film days my normal carry load was a Canon F1 with the rotating sports finder (a couple of hundred grams on its own), a 50/1.4, sometimes also an AE-1 with 50/1.4 (depending if I was using mono and colour at the same time, really not sure why I owned two 50/1.4 when I don't think I ever used more than one at a time), extension tubes, a no-name 70-210 zoom, an electronic flash, sometimes a 500mm f8 mirror lens, sometimes a tripod. Not sure I could even stagger more than a few yards with that lot these days.

 

These days my normal carry load if I'm not doing something to warrant a DSLR is a Fuji S5700 bridge camera, about a quarter the weight of the F1. And my SLR load is usually a D7000 and Tamron 28-300, which covers most situations, or a more specialised lens if needed e.g. my Vivitar Series 1 100-500 manual focus zoom for animals etc.



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My camera bag usually weighs between 15- 20 lbs. Nearly all of my AIS Nikkors are primes so I wind up carrying a lot of them along with the D850 and D500. 



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well i  have Lowepro ProTactic BP 450 AW II Camera and Laptop Backpack (Black) i bring my D7200 with Z6 nikon gen 1 70-200mm tamron gen 1 150-600mm sigma 105mm macro 24-70mm s 50mm 85mm and goodie bag to hold memory card's and battery's and lens filter. also flash too. when traveling my duel battery charger and cords for laptop and battery charger. i leave my 12-24mm at home hardly use now do to other lenses work better. 



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For years I lugged 35 and 6.45, 6x6 and the Pentax 6x7. Lenses in various lengths, Gitzo series three tripod with various Gitzo heads. When I stopped shooting professionally my shoulders were a disaster. Now I go out with one or two lenses and a small bag. If I plan on macro work I pack my Gitzo 1228 mk ll, carbon fiber, one macro lens and ring light flash.



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My bag (or backpack) routinely weighs more than that.  My 600mm f4/ ED IF AIS Nikkor and 400mm f/2.8 ED IF AIS Nikkor alone weigh almost 24 pounds. When I photograph wading birds, add a carbon fiber tripod and gimbal head, the above lenses plus my 200mm f/2 ED IF AIS Nikkor, the D850 and D500 both with battery grips and a lightweight camp stool and I am WAY over that though I will admit though, at almost 63 it does feel like it gets a little heavier each year........ :)